Fish River, Coastal & the Deep South

T he country’s most spectacular geological phenomenon and the highlight of Namibia’s ‘Deep South’ is the Fish River Canyon. The famous ravine lies in the lower reaches of Namibia’s longest river, the Fish. It took millions of years to evolve to its present shape – a massive 161 km long, up to 27 km wide and up to 550 metres deep. Further north, in the small settlement of Helmeringhausen, an open-air museum dating back to the 1960s has been revamped to entice those interested in former farming methods.


  • The region is home to one of the most majestic canyons in the world
  • It hosts Namibia’s first transfrontier conservation area
  • A diamond-mining industry of note was established here
  • Lüderitz is renowned for its distinctive German colonial architecture
  • Namibia’s most famous ghost town is found in the region


  • Take a step back in time in the deserted mining village of Kolmanskop – be sure to take your camera along!
  • Hike the Fish, or tackle it on the back of a mule
  • Sample some fresh home-grown oysters in Lüderitz
  • Surf the waves of the Atlantic Ocean in the Lüderitz waters
  • Visit the Quiver Tree Forest and Giant’s Playground
  • Go on a guided canoe or kayak adventure down the Orange River


Fish River, Coastal & the Deep South


Fish River, Coastal & the Deep South

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