The classic desert scenery around Sossusvlei is the stuff that postcards are made of – enormous apricot dunes with gracefully curving ridges, invariably pictured in the sharp light of dawn with a photogenic gemsbok or feathery acacia adjacent. Sossusvlei lies on the Tsauchab River, which flows westward into the great dune-field of the central Namib, but never reaches the ocean. It ends by forming flat white pans dotted with green trees, surrounded by spectacular dunes – islands of life within a sea of sand
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"Our holiday was wonderful! The whole safari flowed smoothly from one exciting adventure to another. It was brilliant! We would like to thank Cox & Kings for delivering the perfect experience.We really feel we had excellent value for money. I will always recommend Cox & Kings, we are now your biggest fans.
"Thank you for your efforts in organising a superb holiday for us in the Western Cape. The arrangements were excellent, the hotels were of an impressive standard, and the trip overall was hugely successful.
Mr and Mrs Mick"
"My husband and I both thought the tour was excellent - very well thought out and executed - but John made the trip for us. I would rate him as one of the best tour leaders I have ever encountered - and I state that after travelling widely and frequently for over 40 years. John worked continuously in the most conscientious manner. Nothing was ever too much trouble and he took a huge pride in his work. John definitely added a quality and enjoyment factor to our travelling experience. I hope this young man has a great future in tourism - he is certainly a credit to your company. Our driver was very good, too. I was enchanted by the beauty of the landscape and would love to return to Madagascar sometime in the future. Thank you for show-casing this beautiful island in such a great way.
Mrs Jeanette Ruberry"
"[What was inspirational was ] the sheer range of experiences from the vibrant city of Cape Town to the vistas of the wineries around Franschhoek and Stellendosch and the drive through the mountains to Sanbona in the Little Karroo. Seeing white rhino and elephants at sunset and then the amazing fynbos at Grootbos near Walker Bay. Every day brought something new and fresh.
Mrs Lindsey Riley"
"As this was our first tour of this nature, we only had our own expectations and this tour surpassed them all. The tour guide’s knowledge was excellent and helped to add to the enjoyment of our holiday.
Mr Douglas and Barbara"
"Seeing two leopards up the same tree with a kill was a magical moment!
Mrs Deborah Godfrey"
"We feel very privileged to have gone on such a special journey and we cannot thank you enough for the care and attention you took in selecting our itinerary.
"Difficult to choose between the tracking and finding of desert elephants in Damaraland, and the safari drive in Erindi, where we saw a host of different animals and witnessed a kill (two cheetahs on a springbok). Both expeditions were enhanced by the jeep drivers who showed enthusiasm, persistence and knowledge.
Ms Sarah Dearman"
"Every day I thought 'it couldn't get better than this' - but it did.
Mrs Jane Knight"
"The scenery was amazing throughout the tour, but the two main sights for us were St. Georges cruciform rock church and the Blue Nile falls. Both truly amazing.
Mr David Eyres"
"Our whole trip went very smoothly , everything was perfect in Zanzibar. Well done and many thanks!!
"Arriving at the Shamwari Game Reserve was the high point of the holiday. Luxurious accommodation in a superb location. Great service, food and game drives combined to make a truly one-off experience.
Mrs Janice McGlashon"
"We had the most wonderful time there thanks to your organisation.
"A belated thank you so much for the arrangements you made for our recent trip to South Africa. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our holiday.