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Solitaire - the gateway to the Namib

Solitaire - the gateway to the Namib

We just can't get enough of Namibia at Where It All Began - and who can blame us?

Whilst building a trip for Swiss family this month, we came across the newly-built Solitaire site. This is a tiny settlement on the borders of the Namib-Naukluft which is the largest game reserve in Africa (yes, bigger than the Kruger, bigger than the Serengeti and Masai Mara) and is in total about the size of Switzerland.

Solitaire is one of the few places that allows to visit this vast wilderness with relative ease and comfort (over 70% of the park is inaccessible by vehicle).

Located within striking distance both of Windhoek (the capital and main airport) and also the coast and Sossusvlei, they offer superb and affordable accommodation, really good and varied food, air conditioning, hot air balloon safaris, cycling and hiking as well as 4x4 trails into the reserve.

Franschhoek - beyond the libation and mastication!
Montagu - surprises at every turn.

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We’re an ethical private travel planning company focused on Southern Africa.

We offer ready-made and also customised holidays and journeys across this unique region of the world.

When our clients travel with us, they are assured that their travel spend is directly supporting local African companies that offer sustainable products and services, both in terms of people and planet.


Our logo is an image of a skull found in the Rising Star Cave System in Gauteng, South Africa in 2013. It was named ‘homo naledi’, meaning ‘human of the stars’.

The cave system has so far given rise to the remains of over 15 individuals, making it the largest hominid fossil remains site ever discovered.

Travelling to Southern Africa is truly a return to the source of humankind, to Where It All Began.