Sesriem Canyon
Sesriem Canyon
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Coen W
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands578 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Nice unexpected canyon, easily accessible. If you are in a good condition: there is a pond at the end with some fish. We didn’t dare to go up !
Written 21 November 2023
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Aruna Gunawardena
Colombo, Sri Lanka5 409 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Must visit place if you are in Sesriem. An half an hour walk all the way down. Unbelievable landscape under. Fantastic experience
Written 18 May 2023
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Travelaround59
London, UK2 027 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
Bit disappointed about the Canyon! Because everything is in such large scale in Namibia I was expecting something like the Grand Canyon!!! Well not really!
To be fair was on the way to other magnificent attractions so didn’t really mind it in the end but…
Written 17 February 2023
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BestOfTheBest
Petersfield, UK34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Whilst staying at the nearby Dead Valley Lodge, just inside the park gate at Sesriem, we visited the Sesriem canyon just before sunset. The scale of the canyon and the history of its creation are incredible - how the Tsauchab River carved a narrow 100 foot deep gorge out of the rock dating back 2,000,000 years. With our guide, we climbed down into the canyon and walked as far as it was possible before encountering fallen rocks, blocking the path inland. It was also interesting to learn about the last time the canyon flooded (2021 from memory) and trying to visualise the volume of water that must have forced its way through the canyon at the time, heading for Sossusvlei and the sea. Just incredible.
Written 9 January 2023
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Deryn H
Waterlooville, UK2 412 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
It was a bit of a hike going down into the canyon but if you are able bodied it shouldn't be a problem. It was shady at the bottom. We were told that this is one of the few places that holds water all year round. It was created by the Tsauchab river over millions of years. Our guide offered to take us for a walk down into the canyon which most did. Our guide found a Adwof pick snake, bitter bush (used as a flu remedy) link ringwood tree and lots of fantastic beetles running around. There was also a barn owl high up at the end of the canyon looking down at the tourists. One of the pools of water had a massive diving beetle which refused to come up for long enough to be photographed but was the size of small chicken egg. We made our way back up through the canyon and onto our wagon and in five minutes we were back at the Sossusvlei lodge.
Written 30 December 2022
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Kyrano-Tracy
Warminster, UK665 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
A great walk through the canyon. While this is not the biggest canyon, it is well worth a visit. The rock formations as well as the creatures living in the canyon make for a good experience.
Written 23 June 2022
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M. Hafner
Regensburg, Germany14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
We went to the Sesriem Canyon as part of a guided tour from our hotel. While it can‘t make it up to the canyons in the US it is still quite nice and provides a stunning view as well as an area to cool off during a tour.
Written 28 October 2021
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Maria V
South Africa271 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Make sure you are prepared. Hiking shoes, hats, sunblock and water. Also, walk slightly to the left of the car park to get to the path that takes you down into the canyon. We didn’t find it at first as we didn’t see any signs and ended up walking along the top first that has no access to the bottom of the canyon.
The walk is worth it so allow yourself a good 2 hours to walk and explore. The road to the canyon was awful, very corrugated, hopefully it has been graded since we were there.
Written 22 October 2021
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emerina_bakkes
Cape Town Central, South Africa202 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Be sure to visit the Sesriem Canyon - especially if you have kids! They loved exploring the caves and running around in the canyon.
Written 13 October 2021
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Bidule05
France1 916 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
We visited the beautiful and spectacular Sesriem Canyon. Sesriem means in Dutch ‘Six belts’. This name refers to the number of leather straps it took to draw water from the canyon to feed the oxen.
We were impressed by this natural canyon, dug 2 million years ago by the Tsauchab river. We crossed this dry canyon, which is 4 km long and 30 meters deep.
A must in the Namib desert!
Written 17 April 2021
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