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Aus a little town in Namibia

Aus is Nama for ‘snake fountain’ and for indigenous people and the early explorers it was the first and last stop for replenishing water before or after crossing the hostile Namib.

This is the most bio-diverse desert on earth, it is a landscape characterised by granite mountains, dry riverbeds and sweeping plains.

General information and & tips on the area:

  • Either a one or two night stay depending on your interests in the area.
  • The Succulent Karoo, the most diverse desert on earth, transforms into a sea of flowers after the soft winter rains – which is why it is also called ‘Namibia’sNamaqualand’.  A biological hotspot with over 500 plant species.
  • They roam the sparsely vegetated plains of theNamib Desertin small groups:  the Wild Horses who over the decades have conquered their desert habitat.
  • Lodges in the area offer nature walks, hikes and scenic drives to see the desert horses and the dunes.
  • If not wanting to stay in Luderitz, the coast is a mere 1 hours drive away, as is the ghost town of Kolmanskop.
  • Visit the Information Centre which depicts this unique environment, the turbulent history and the local culture.  The centre generates income for the benefit of the community.