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Protected Area NamibRand Nature Reserve

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Located in Namibia :: Namib-Naukluft  :: Namibrand Area
Category: Protected Areas :: Protected Area


Covering an area of 215 000 hectares, NamibRand Nature Reserve is one of the largest private nature reserves in Southern Africa. It was established in 1984 by J A Brückner, a Windhoek businessman, who integrated 15 former sheep farms into one single conservation unit to help conserve the ecology and wildlife of the south-western Namib Desert. To date, seventeen former livestock farms have been rehabilitated into a single continuous natural habitat.

The predominant large mammals in the reserve are oryx and springbok. Other large mammals include kudu, Hartman's and Burchell's zebra, giraffe, klipspringer, steenbok, hartebeest and baboon. Predators include leopard, spotted and brown hyena, black-backed jackal, aardwolf, bat-eared fox, Cape fox, African wildcat, caracal and genet. To date more than 150 bird species have been identified.

Traveller Description

This upmarket nature reserve isn’t cheap but seeing as the number of guest beds here is restricted to one per 1 000
hectares, exclusivity is guaranteed. Presently, there are fi ve concessionaires conducting tourism operations in the reserve.
The reserve can be explored by 4WD or on foot, as well as from the air by hot air balloon or with scenic flights.
Other activities offered in the reserve include dune boarding and horse riding.

Address :  Sesriem, Namib Naukluft, Namibia
Postal :  P.O. Box 40707, Windhoek, Namibia
Contact :  Namibrand Nature Reserve
Tel :  +264(0)61 224 882
Email :  Click Here
Website :  Click Here
Cellphone Reception :  Good Main Cellular Network :  MTC


Off the C27, south of Sesriem, south-western Namibia

Destination Information
Tourist Information Office Laundromat Lodging Camping Airstrip Airfield Towing Service
Facilities :  Tour Services
Tourist Information Telephone :  +264(0)81 125 7681
Towing Service Telephone :  +264(0)81 129 7490 (Polka 24hr services)

Game Drives 4WD Trails Hiking Trails Guided Walks Bird Watching Hot-air Balloon Flights Photography
Notes on Activities :  (Some activities are offered nearby)

Travelling Information

Unfortunately day visitors are not allowed. Access to the NamibRand Nature Reserve is only possible through one of our tourism concessionaires.

TOW-INS: Tow-in is provided Polka 24hr which is based in Okahandja +264(0)81 129 7490. Alternative tow-in numbers include +264(0)62 500 132 / +264(0)62 504 250.

Tourism info at the Sossusvlei Lodge adventure Centre. Internet at reception but only urgent matters, shops include Gift shops, Curio. There is a wine cellar and a bar.

 Travel Tip!

The reserve offers spectacular photographic opportunities for people who want to photograph the red sand dunes of the Namib Desert. As it's one of the least light-polluted areas in the world, it also offers amazing stargazing opportunities. Another special feature of the reserve is the numerous magical fairy circles which dot the grass plains.

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