Namibia is the perfect destination to spend some uninterrupted time. It is a place of extremes, from the awesome red dunes of the Sossusvlei, to the verdant Fish River Canyon, to the eerie moonscape-formations of the Skeleton Coast. Travellers are rewarded by rare sneak glimpses of stately Oryx, shy giant desert elephant found in Brandberg and surreal abstract terrain that seems to belong to another world.
Even in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, the dunes seem to surround the city. This small, German-influenced capital serves as the country’s business and commercial borough. Its diverse ethnic population is echoed in its quaint shops, restaurants and museums. At its centre is the Kalahari Sands Hotel which has recently completed a R84-million refurbishment project. The refurbishment concentrated on the guest rooms, the Dunes restaurant, the Moringa Conference Centre and the pool deck.