Climbers who make it can look out over Deadvlei - an eerie salt pan dotted with blackened skeletons of camel thorn trees.
To board this South African experience is to step back into an age of opulence ... and of going slowly.
A night out under the stars in a Namibian desert can elicit two very different reactions.
The Drakensberg mountain range is as famous for its legends as its dramatic landscape.
Africa's largest game park is also one of its least visited, meaning the chance of genuine wildlife experiences is high.