At Namibia’s southernmost limit, the |Ai–|Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park straddles the border with South Africa, covering an area around four times the size of Greater London; it is a starkly beautiful, mountainous region, and forms part of the Succulent Karoo Biome, a biodiversity hotspot that has the greatest variety of succulents on the planet, harbouring a third of the world’s ten thousand species. The park’s main attraction is the truly awe-inspiring Fish River Canyon, about half of which lies within the park boundaries. The canyon ends at |Ai–|Ais – meaning “burning water” in Nama – Namibia’s best known sulphurous hot springs and a popular tourist attraction in themselves. In contrast, the Orange River, which demarcates the border between Namibia and South Africa, has constantly flowing water, making it a birdlovers’ paradise and a popular place to indulge in a day or more of canoeing or kayaking.

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27 awe-inspiring pictures of Namibia

27 awe-inspiring pictures of Namibia

Namibia has some of the world's most astonishing landscapes. It's home to the world's oldest desert, a long and undeveloped coastline and national parks that te…

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Quiz: can you locate these national parks?

Quiz: can you locate these national parks?

National parks are some of the world's most awe-inspiring natural places, taking in mountains, glaciers, waterfalls and forests (sometimes all in the same one…

02 Jul 2015 • Rebecca Hallett help Quiz
In pictures: traditional dress around the world

In pictures: traditional dress around the world

The Sari, India Ostensibly the simplest item of clothing possible – a single length of fabric, up to nine metres long – the sari is also one of the world…

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