14. Fish River Canyon

The Fish River Canyon is located in the south of Namibia and is the second largest canyon in the world. It is also the second most visited tourist attraction in Namibia and this gigantic ravine is about 160 kilometres long, up to 27 km wide, and is in places about 550 metres deep.

The views over this magnificent landscape are truly breathtaking, and the towering rock faces and deep ravines were formed 500 million years ago. Self-drive tourists, hikers, photographers and nature lovers world-wide are attracted to this long, thin, meandering river. Depending on the time of year, you could be looking out to a dry river bed or a rainy-season raging torrent.