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In the south of the country, I visited the Namib desert and Fish River Canyon, where these pictures were taken.
The dunes of the Namib are enormous - some of the largest in the world - and are based on a clay plateau, allowing you to drive some 60 kilometres into the desert in an ordinary two-wheel drive vehicle, provided you don't deviate from solid ground. "Dune 45", for instance, is so called because it lies 45 kilometres along the road. You can camp at Sesriem and spend the night deep in the desert.
Fish River Canyon is the second largest in the world - after the Grand Canyon of course - and it is possible to walk the length of it, though you need to be well prepared!
For my part, I descended the Sulphur Pools Trail and then just came back up...
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