Get Inspired / South Africa Namibia: Sightseeing Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / South Africa Namibia: Sightseeing story by: House of Travel WINDHOEK Namibia’s capital has a small population of 160,000 people. The city centre is characterised by a mix of German colonial structures and modern buildings. Dominating the skyline is Christuskirche, the neo-gothic and Art Nouveau-designed German Lutheran church. Other striking buildings include the parliament building, the whitewashed Alte feste and the Cape Dutch-style railway station. For a panoramic view of the city, take the hour-long Hofmeyer walk through the nearby bushland of the Klein Windhoek Valley. SOSSUSVLEI Found in the central Namib Desert, Sossusvlei is famous for its stunning red and orange sand dunes, and is said to have the highest sand dune in the world. The changing colours of the dunes at dawn and dusk offer a spectacular sight, and also a great challenge to climb to the top. Sossusvlei is sought after by many photographers, and those keen to walk to the top of dune 45. ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK Etosha National Park consists of salt pan, woodland and savannah habitats. The Etosha Pan is an immense, flat, saline desert that only occasionally holds water. Between May and September, you’ll have the best chance of seeing animals such as elephants, giraffes, lions, zebras and a few cheetahs and leopards. SKELETON COAST The Skeleton Coast stretches approximately 500km, but the name is often used for the entire desert coastline. The park takes in nearly two million hectares of sand dunes and gravel plains. The attraction of this remote area lies in the colour, changing moods and untouched profile of its landscape. Its aura of mystery is largely due to the dense coastal fog caused by the cold current from the Arctic, and the remains of shipwrecks scattered along the coast. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street CBD: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist What you need to know about the Africa Big Five Read more Add or remove from Wishlist National Geographic Journeys with G adventures Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.