Monthly Archives: May 2013

A word or two on camping styles

So, we have had a few humorous experiences camping, and we thought a little guide would be useful to help Europeans and Africans understand each other.   Camping – southern African Style This is how a typical southern African selects … Continue reading

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Namib-Naukluft Park

The Namib-Naukluft Park is a park of contrasts; in the Namib part there is sand and koppies (small stone hills); in the Naukluft part there is sand and mountains (large stone hills). The main difference between the two (apart from … Continue reading

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Sossusvlei

After a truly fantastic experience in Namib Desert Park (par of Namib Naukluft National Park) it was time to head towards Sossusvlei – in response to a call for help! Our dear friends Noel and Ping have been travelling the … Continue reading

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Along the Skeleton Coast

We finally reached the sea!  The vast Atlantic Ocean.  We had descended  about 900m over more than 100 km from the plateau to Henties Bay, a charming seaside town.  It seemed to be mainly retired people living there, and holiday … Continue reading

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Spitzkoppe

On the way out of Brandberg, we passed through a little town called Uis.  It really was the typical one-horse town!  It was a tin mining town back in the days of high tin prices, but that is no longer … Continue reading

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Twyfelfontein & Brandberg

With the feel of cheetah fur on my palms, and raspy licks on my legs, we bid farewell to Otjitotongwe – off to Twyfelfontein! On our way, we stopped past Vingerklip.  This is a limestone pillar, about 35m high, that … Continue reading

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The magic of the unplanned

The magic of travelling – for me – lies in the unplanned experiences.  And sometimes, these are the memories that last forever. After Etosha, we headed towards Damaraland – or sort of in that direction.  We were on the way … Continue reading

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Etosha National Park

We are suffering from a bit of sensory overload after three days in Etosha. It is not easy to describe the scenery, the vegetation, the vastness of the Etosha Pan, or the animals we saw. Or the numbers of animals … Continue reading

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Towards Etosha

Next day was a longish one – we needed to make it almost 300km to Roy’s Rest Camp just outside Grootfontein.  We also discovered that the main part of Namibia is on a different time zone!  So, turning the clocks … Continue reading

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First Namibian steps …

So, here we are.  Already been in Namibia a few nights!  Time is just flying. After crossing the border at Ngoma, we headed up to Katima Mulilo.  Here, we had a few errands to take care of: draw Namibian dollars, … Continue reading

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