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Scenic drives in the remote Namib Desert

You’re surrounded by vast grasslands, the Tiras Mountains and rolling sand dunes – you’ll rarely spot another vehicle…

By Zané and Francois Du Plessis
Managers of Kanaan Desert Retreat

Explore the remote Namib Desert on a scenic drive. You’ll travel with a guide on our converted Toyota land cruisers, which showcase unobstructed landscape views. We head out at sunrise or sunset for three hours and take you to the reserve’s top spots, covering up to 40 kilometres. Along the way, you’ll be surrounded by vast grasslands, the Tiras Mountains and rolling sand dunes – you’ll rarely see another vehicle.

The landscapes are the main draw here but you’ll also spot desert creatures as you drive. You’ll stop at waterholes where oryx, springboks and ostriches gather – sometimes, there’ll be a jackal around. If you head out for sunrise, you’ll enjoy coffee and rusks at a scenic viewpoint or sundowner drinks and snacks in the late afternoon. Watching the sun rise or set over the desert is an incredible experience; the sky turns pink and orange and the landscape glows.

You can also take our scenic dune drives, which take place on the other side of Kanaan Desert Retreat. The landscape here is covered with shifting sand dunes – the Namib Desert has some of the oldest dunes in the world – dotted with petrified trees. Guests love the adventure of bumping over the dunes in a 4×4. If you’re keen to see the desert after dark, we also offer night drives, allowing you to experience the star-studded night skies and spot nocturnal creatures such as foxes, owls, and striped polecats.


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Alfred & Zané and Francois Du Plessis

Zané and Francois Du Plessis are the husband and wife management team behind Kanaan Desert Retreat. Both born-and-bred Namibians, the couple has extensive experience in the hospitality and tourism field. While Francois is a passionate wildlife photographer and former field guide at a private game reserve, Zané’s skills range from lodge manager to trained paramedic. The pair love sharing the beauty of Kanaan Desert Retreat with guests.
Zané & Francois Du Plessis, managers of Kanaan Desert Retreat

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Contact us and one of our UK team will help shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. Someone like Malcolm who's travelled extensively in Namibia. But they won't do it alone. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember - the expert guides who can help you spot rare animals or the fat bike enthusiasts who can take you on a cycling adventure through the Namib Desert. Give us a call, set up and appointment or enquire online to start planning your tailor-made Namibia holiday.

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