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Beautiful canyon with shade to cool down while you finish the afternoon at Sesriem

Here you will see amazing different types and patterns of rock and sand formations. Some holes... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cape Town, South Africa
Easy access enables a quick view of the canyon from top and bottom

Whilst it is a long time since we visited this location, our memories still exist. If compared with... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Wetherby, United Kingdom
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4.5km from the entrance gate of the Namib-Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
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Reviewed yesterday

Here you will see amazing different types and patterns of rock and sand formations. Some holes exist between both sides of the canyon which you can see through. Some parts of the canyon is covered with shade, so this allows you to cool off in...More

Thank nicosaayman
Reviewed 3 days ago

Whilst it is a long time since we visited this location, our memories still exist. If compared with the Fish River Canyon, which we also visited, it is extremely "tame" but the bottom of the Sesriem Canyon can be accessed relatively easily by a path...More

Thank Travelexperience12
Reviewed 5 days ago

Don’t spend too much time in the Sesriem Canyon. It’s overrated and you are better off maximising your time amongst the dunes

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Short walk and splendid views. Can just imagine what it must have been like many, many years ago. Should investigate having ablution facilities available as there are one or two areas that reek of human waste...

Thank Marius v
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have never seen a canyon, sesriem could be an introduction. But to anyone whose seen Fish River or the canyons in the USA, don't waste time on this one.

Thank CharlieBru
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not see anything particular about that place; you can do it if you have some extra time and energy.

Thank GaliceG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw the canyon at the end of a day in the desert and very few people seemed to go there. Our guide casually offered us the chance to walk down into the canyon but actually you see almost nothing unless you do that. Really...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As it's close to Sossuvlei and easy to enter, we went to Sesriem Canyon and walked it up and down. It's a nice thing to do when in the area anyway, but no drama if you miss it.

Thank FiSch85
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Geologically this is fascinating and the origin of the name (6 skins) interesting for its history. Access is a bit steep and the canyon is not particularly deep. Go if you have the time.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

After the dunes, I didn’t felt like visiting this place. I was exhausted and it seemed so ordinary. But the canyon is cool! The walk inside is very special. The rock formations are interesting. There’s much to explore. It’s a great little extra after the...More

Thank Nora C
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January 8, 2018|
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Response from Froggy2Denmark | Reviewed this property |
From the campsite you drive 1-2 kilometers to the park entrance, buy the permit to visit, and then it is another 3-4 kilometers inside the park to the Sesriem Canyon.
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November 30, 2015|
Response from Andrei F | Reviewed this property |
No , by no way - stay safe - it`s down - and rather steep in a few places - so it`s not for someone that has second thoughts about his knees ...no jeep sorry !