Taking off at dawn and watching the morning light play across the golden dune fields and gravel plains of the Dorob National Park is one of life’s greatest privilege's. This is a place where the Namib Desert languidly touches a wild and enchanting coastline. It is a place where fantasy meets reality and it is a photographer’s Valhalla.
With the creation of this park in 2010 the coastline from the Kunene River on the Angolan border to the Orange River on the South African border became almost a solid barrier of parks; a 10.754 million hectare mega-park larger than Portugal and is the largest terrestrial park in Africa.
The Dorob is a park of contrasts which makes not only for spectacular scenic flying but also for a wide variety of staggering aerial photographic opportunities. Playing with shadow and light over the dune fields is one that will keep any sightseer or photographer mesmerized, as will exploring the dune kissed shores, jewel like brine pans and forgotten wrecks of this spectacular region.
This is one of the wildest and untouched wildernesses left on earth and one that will without fail leave you breathless with its vastness and its ephemeral beauty.
A wetland of international importance on one of the four most important in Africa, the Walvis Bay lagoon and surrounds hosts some 75 species of birds and nearly 1.6 million birds that flock to this coastline each year
Where the dunes meet the icy Atlantic; the flight to Sandwich Harbour is one of the most spectacular you will ever experience
Experience the coastal dune fields of the Dorob National Park by helicopter or from a fixed wing aircraft.
Few attractions are as evocative and atmospheric as the haunting Namibian Coastline.
The rusted remains of wrecked ships are often surrounded by swirling mists and make for moody and dramatic visuals.
Too surreal to believe....when the east wind blows and temperatures rise, the normally tumultuous Atlantic Ocean lies placid and smooth, lapping gently on the burning shores of Sandwich Harbour.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Flying thousands of hours in their specially modified aircraft, aerial photographers Jay and Jan Roode have spent more than a decade photographing some of the most remote and spectacular wilderness areas of Southern Africa from above.
The continent of Africa has always held an irresistible allure and fascination for them and they seem content only when free to roam the
skies, capturing awe inspiring images of the
natural wonders of the region from above.
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