3 to 5 MILLION YEARS AGO, sand which formed in the Kalahari washed down the Orange River, out to sea. The Benguela Current deposited it back on land, at what is now the famed Namib Desert.
32,000 km sq of sand covers the region, which attracts film-makers, film stars, and ordinary folks like you and me.
Climbing dunes over 150m in height will involve a lot s slipping and sliding. Fortunately, the drive in from the camp won’t, as 65km of the 69km road is 2WD. That last bit is 4D only though!