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TravelPod Member ReviewsSam's Giardino Swakopmund
Cold, smells, not in centre of town and with a owner who sits with you at meals without asking.
Beds are small so plus sides lots of cuddles lol :-)
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So we drove for approx 6 hours, mostly on dirt and gravel roads, to arrive at the town of Swakopmund and I won't lie our first thought was, we have driven 6 hours for this! Lol We eventually found our hotel after asking some locals, as the SatNav does not seem to work here, thank god for Kelly's superior map reading skills. We stayed at Sams …
... have formed over thousands of years. He noted that the sands of the Namib formed through the combination of the darker sands blowing in from the Kahlahari desert in the east and the white sands forming along the eastern shores of Namibia. Frans said the red color of the sand is a result of the oxidation of the iron that permeates the sand. He demonstrated how much iron is in the sand by running a magnet over the sand, and showing us all the iron filings sticking to the ...
... or a Namibian language.
It's become a resort town for Germans visiting Africa. The town is 75 sq km sandwiched between the atlantic and the Namib desert with huge dunes on either side of it, protected national parks that show what all the land once was. There are two shuttle busses from Gaborone to Windhoek, each one leaves once a week on different days so we had to mold our schedule around them. We had Good Friday and Easter Monday off so we ...
... pieces made from seeds. The women cover their skin with a fragment mixture of ochre, butter and bush herbs that acts as a natural sun block and mosquito repellent as well as making them appear a burnt orange colour which I thought looked very attractive. They also put the same mixture on their braided hair which gives it a kind of special dread lock effect which also looks really cool but I can imagine they are quite heavy.
They don't speak English really and have ...
Another 4:30 am start to the day. The hotel provided free transportation to the airport, even at that ungodly hour. We had breakfast at the airport. I was transported home for a few moments as I wandered through our first airport bookstore since Pearson International. It was funny to see an array of magazines in South Africa touting Jennifer Aniston's relationship status. The impact of Hollywood extended farther than I imagined.
We boarded the ...