Five farms were amalgamated to form the private 50,000 hectare Gondwana Sperrgebiet Rand Park, part of the family run Klein Aus Vista project that also incorporates the best accommodation in the area. Just north is the Namib-Naukluft National Park, and there are areas within the reserve where soft, high dunes can be found. Overall though, the landscape is usually more reminiscent of the Nama Karoo to the east, dominated by rugged granite boulders, dry riverbeds and panoramic gravel plains.
After the winter rains which descend on the desert between July and September, a dazzling array of wild flowers can carpet the desert floor to bring an explosion of welcome colour. No matter the time of year, a nature drive within the park will bring superb photo opportunities and serene sundowners, with all the usual desert wildlife to seek out and the odd quivertree set starkly against an arid backdrop of broad plains.