South Africa and Namibia: Cape Town, Safaris, Sossusvlei, and the Skeleton Coast

Why South Africa and Namibia? Because South Africa is home of the Big Five and Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. And because Namibia has incredible landscapes that resemble those of Mars or the Moon and it is the perfect driving adventure.

South Africa is the most modern country in Africa and it is the Rainbow Nation. In fact, it has a great blend of a number of people of Asian, African, and even European cultures. It has also an excellent transport network, good tourist facilities, safe drinking water almost everywhere, good accommodation for all budgets, and superb food. South Africa has stunning coastlines, incredible mountainscapes, lakes, waterfalls, canyons, forests, and plains.

South Africa is home of the Big Five
South Africa is home of the Big Five

What to see?

This is the country of the Big Five (lion, buffalo, leopard, rhino, and elephant). Even more, it is also home to giraffes, zebras, cheetahs, and eland. For a family safari, the best choices are the Pilanesberg, Madikwe or one of the Eastern Cape reserves – all malaria-free.

Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is the cosmopolitan city of South Africa with great beaches and a year-round sunshine. People love this city, known as the sister city of San Francisco. Just east of Cape Town lies the beautiful winemaking area of Stellenbosch.

Panorama of Cape Town
Panorama of Cape Town

Namibia gained its independence from South Africa in 1990. It is one of the least densely populated places in the world. With landscapes like Mars or the moon, It is a driving adventure. It has an excellent infrastructure and it offers accommodation for all kind of budgets.

What to See?

The biggest dunes in the world with a height of 325m. The desert dunes at Sossusvlei are perhaps the most photographed landscapes on the continent. A must-see is the eerily beautiful Deadvlei, an ancient tree graveyard.

The Skeleton Coast, an endless landscape of dunes with a mix of desert and ocean. The deserts are home to some amazingly resilient animals, from elephants to rhinos, and even lions that feed on seals.

Etosha, in the north, is a haven for wildlife and represents the most popular reserve in Namibia.

Namib Desert
Namib Desert

Why South Africa and Namibia?

Because South Africa is home of the Big Five (lion, buffalo, leopard, rhino, and elephant). Besides, Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and it has a perfect climate. Even more, Namibia has incredible landscapes that resemble those of Mars or the Moon and it is the perfect driving adventure. Its desert dunes at Sossusvlei are among the most photographed African landscapes.

Road in the Namib Desert
A road in the Namib Desert

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