ON THE EDGE of the famed Namib desert dunes, Solitaire is a hiccup of a town, with farm stays amongst the low hills. Nearby, day or multi day hikes around the Naukluft Mountains show a different side to the Namib-Naukluft Park seen by most visitors.
Marinetal, however, is a farming community, set amongst flat fields of grain, near the Haardap Dam, a key water supply for Namibia, as well as weekend retreat.
There’s really no logical link between Mariental and the others, but I have cobbled them all together. Well, they are all nice places.