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... away. Spend your second night on the edge of the Namib Desert.
Journey to Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa. Take in the beauty as a spectacular sunset slips beneath the canyon rim.
Travel through the more arid regions of Namibia camping on the Gariep River. Take a walk in th nearby village, have a swim, relax or ride down the river in a ...
... way they dress is a bit ridiculous as they are more concerned that they don't lose their Stetson's than staying on the bull. I also noticed that they wear a thing that looks like a bullet proof vest.... and then there is/are the colorful shirts.
They take part in a sport where they are guaranteed to lose... the question is just will it be 1,2,3....11,12 seconds. Bulls (brown ones not blue ones) 10, man ...
I went into the only pub in town at 4pm to find out if they served dinner, because the hotel said they don't serve dinner.... weird!
I did this before the Spar closed as I was not interested in going to bed hungry. Burgers was the only item on the pub menu and it was not bad at all.
Halfway through dinner a farmer in his mid 30's walked in... complete with SA ...
... tenants to move in, then down to the ferry wharf for the 6.45am ferry, the first of the day. The wharf has an experimental information system, which is a bit obscure, but our ferry turns up ok. Five minutes later we’re at Circular Quay, then straight on to an airport train - the system works well as usual.
We have trouble at check in trying to use our Star Alliance frequent flyer numbers on what is basically a Qantas flight, and have to settle ...
... to just wound an animal. We saw all but one of the different species of antelope - steenbok, oryx, kudu, springbok, eland, blue wildebeest, impala and gemsbok. We also saw zebra!! The animals were so beautiful and it was fantastic. The park has 6 giraffes and I refused to leave until we found them! Just as we were about to head back to the house we went over a hill and saw them just ahead of us. The giraffes are not hunted so they weren't as ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service