Episode 1: Namibia

We’re excited to present a brand new season of Top Travel with fresh hosts: Fez Mkhize and Anesu Mbizvo. They’ll be starting their epic 13 episode journey in Namibia.

Fezile and Anesu introduce themselves for the very first time, as they plan their first epic trip to Namibia. 

The hosts’ first stop is at TikTok famous Namibian and safari operator Ruben Lambrechts, who cares for orphaned wild animals on his farm – Simmenau Farmstay.

After that, they head to Namib-Naukluft National Park and Sossesvlei to explore Deadvlei and the world famous red sand dunes. 

After a night spent getting some well deserved rest at Sossusvlei Lodge, they head out bright and early to explore Namibia from 1.2km in the air, in a hot air balloon. 


Get all the details of the places we stayed at, experiences we had and things you should add to your travel bucket list! 


Sossusvlei Lodge

Explore the vastness of the oldest desert in the world from the luxurious comfort of the beautiful Sossusvlei Lodge. Situated next to the Namib-Naukluft National Park, the Lodge blends in perfectly with its environment, in the shade of camelthorn trees and is testament to eco-friendly design.

Sossusvlei Lodge offers guests a wide variety of activities ranging from guided Sossusvlei trips to hot air ballooning over the dunes. Guests are also invited to make use of the world-class facilities, including the sparkling pool and the Arcaia beer garden, or to relax after an eventful day on the terrace overlooking a floodlit waterhole.

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Namib Sky Balloon Safaris

The best way to experience the heart of the Namib Desert is in a hot air balloon.

Watch the sunrise over this stunning landscape from the silence of a hot air balloon.  This is an experience you are guaranteed never to forget.

Namib Sky Balloon Safaris has flown over 55 000 passengers, over 20 years, with a 100% safety record. Your safety is their priority! Namib Sky’s pilots are all highly qualified holders of commercial pilot licenses.

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Namib Naukluft Park
The Namib Naukluft Park is an ecologically protected area and was proclaimed in August 1979. The Park has an area of 49,800 km² and at the time of proclamation it was the largest protected area in Namibia.

The Park is situated at the Atlantic coast and borders the Dorob Park to the north, the Restricted Diamond Area in to the south and it shares the border with the private NamibRand Nature Reserve to the east. In the north east the Naukluft Mountains form part of the Park as well.

Highlights include: 

The Namib Desert

The Namib is the oldest desert in the world and extends far beyond the borders of the National Park and includes the whole of western Namibia. The part of the Namib within the Park is about 500 km long and between 100 to 180 km wide. Here the highest dunes worldwide are found, which reach a height of up to 300 metres.

The Naukluft Mountains

The Naukluft Mountains, nearly 2000 metres high, form the eastern extension of the Park.

Sandwich Harbour

Sandwich Harbour is situated in the north of the Park, about 45 km south of Walvis Bay. It consists of a 10 km long bay or lagoon, surrounded by dunes and vegetated by reeds. This bay is home to more than 200,000 birds (flamingos, cormorants, pelicans and other sea birds) and can only be reached by 4×4 from Walvis Bay.

Sossusvlei, Dead Vlei and Sesriem

Sossusvlei and Sesriem are the main attractions of the Namib Naukluft Park. At Sesriem the Tsauchab River has dug an approximately 1 km long and 30 metre deep canyon into the ground. Sossusvlei is the name of a salt-clay pan surrounded by dunes and is approximately 60 km away from Sesriem.


Ruben Lambrechts 
If you love animals then visiting the incredible Ruben Lambrechts aka @RubenNamibia is a must!

TikTok famous Namibian and safari operator Ruben Lambrechts, cares for orphaned wild animals on his farm – Simmenau Farmstay.

He describes himself as, “I’m a farmer, tour guide and I rescue orphaned, wild animals, which are NOT pets.”

Book to stay at Simmenau Farmstay: www.airbnb.co.za