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1 Look for wild horses at Aus

See the famous wild horses of the Namib at the Garub waterhole, next to the B4 about 20 km west of Aus.

2 Visit the Bogenfels rock arch

You can only get to this spectacula­r rock arch in the Sperrgebie­t on an official tour from Lüderitz. At the moment, due to Covid-19 restrictio­ns, you can only do a guided self-drive tour in your own 4x4. If you’re a group of four, the cost is R1 280 per adult and R950 per child under 12. You have to supply a copy of your ID (if you’re Namibian) or passport (if you’re a visitor) to gain entry to the Sperrgebie­t.

00 264 63 202 002; coastways.com.na

3 Drop your jaw at the Fish River Canyon

There are three viewpoints overlookin­g the canyon – all are about 10 km from Hobas rest camp (#42, p 56). Park fee R100 per person; R50 per vehicle. Hiking the Fish River Canyon wilderness trail (about 85 km) costs R535 per person, plus a once-off R100 park fee. The trail is open from 1 May to 15 September. ct.bookings@nwr.com.na

4 Stand in a quiver tree forest

There are a few quiver tree “forests” in Namibia – you can stay at these three: Quivertree Forest Rest Camp near Keetmansho­op (entrance fee R100 per person; #31, p 55), Garas Park Camp (entrance fee R60 per person; #30, p 55) and Mesosaurus Fossil Camp (entrance fee R130 per person; #32, p 55).

5 Take photos at Kolmanskop

Get a permit to visit this deserted diamond ghost town at the Kolmanskop gate, or in Lüderitz at the Desert Deli & Info Centre ( 00 264 63 204 060). A normal permit costs R100 per adult; R20 per child. Photograph­y permit R300 per person – this allows you to visit at sunrise and sunset, otherwise you have to leave at 1 pm. All permits include a guided tour.

Opening times: Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm. Tour times: Monday to Saturday at 9.30 am and 11 am; Sunday at 10 am.

00 264 63 204 031; kolmans@iafrica.com.na

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