Sesriem Canyon - Locations | Namibia Film Commission

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Sesriem Canyon

Summer Daytime: 12 hours
Winter Daytime: 8 hours

Sesriem Canyon, a breathtaking geological wonder, offers a dramatic desert landscape perfect for filming. Sesriem Canyon provides a stunning backdrop with the convenience of nearby logistical support, making it an ideal choice for filmmakers seeking the serene beauty of Namibia's deserts.

Desert Landscape

The Sesriem Canyon, nestled within the Namib Naukluft National Park in the Karas Region, is a remarkable desert landscape sculpted by the Tsachaub River over 2 million years ago. This awe-inspiring canyon, stretching approximately 3 kilometres and reaching depths of up to 30 metres, features pools at its base that are replenished by seasonal rains, holding water almost year-round. These near-permanent water pools provide a unique touch of life amidst the stark, arid surroundings, making Sesriem Canyon a captivating natural wonder.

Sunrise and Sunset

Visitors may not enter the park before sunrise and must leave before sunset. These restrictions ensure the safety of both visitors and the park's wildlife while preserving the serene beauty of the canyon during these magical hours.


Located in the Karas Region, Sesriem Canyon is accessible via Hosea Kutako Airport in Windhoek, with Windhoek or Walvis Bay being the nearest towns, each approximately a 5-hour drive away. Both towns offer essential services such as private hospitals and suppliers. The canyon is part of the Namib Naukluft National Park, managed by the Ministry of Environment, Forestry & Tourism. Filming at this site requires a location permission application from the Ministry, with a permit processing time of at least two weeks.

Convenient Access

Sesriem Canyon is accessible within a reasonable driving distance from major towns and airports, making it a feasible location for filming and tourism. All necessary supplies and medical facilities are available in Windhoek or Walvis Bay, approximately a 5-hour drive away.


Park entry is restricted to the hours between sunrise and sunset, ensuring visitors experience the canyon's beauty during daylight. No animals are allowed within the park, and drone filming is prohibited to protect the wildlife and maintain the natural ambiance of the area.

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