The breathtaking NamibRand Nature Reserve is one of the largest private nature reserves in southern Africa, nearly 700 sq. miles that shares a 60-mile border with the adjacent Namib Naukluft National Park. The particular attraction of the NamibRand is its diversity of different desert landscapes, representing virtually all facets of the Namib Desert: expansive sand and gravel plains mixed with endless stretches of grass savannah alternating with majestic mountain ranges and vegetated dune belts of deep red sand. The variety of flora and fauna is as fascinating as the color nuances of the landscape, which change continuously as the day progress. Before NamibRand became a private nature reserve in 1984 it was composed of sheep farms allocated in the early fifties to ex-soldiers of World War II.