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Travel Blogs from Fish River Canyon
... 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 ...
... travel. This happened numerous times over a very frustrating three-hour period. Fortunately, the drive was scenic, filled with stark expanses of desert. The border crossing between South Africa and Namibia was a highlight. Both sides of the border were fairly lax, and we were the only travelers passing through at the time, so we breezed through the fastest border crossing ever. When we asked the South African immigration officer about customs, he waved ...
February 20 to 24th, 2014 We leave the rolling fogs of the Atlantic coast, cross the Tropic of Capricorn and follow the dusty road signs to the lonely outpost of Solitaire. It is a storybook pathway; the parched gravel road twists and turns and drops through a constantly reimagined desert of grey and black coastal lichen fields, chiselled stone gorges and open planes dotted with thirsty tufts of grass. The dust billows behind our little car as we tear ...
February 14 to 20th, 2014 We arrived in Windhoek by air and in time to pick up a new set of wheels for the road ahead. We spent one evening ( Valentine's dinner with chocolate cupcakes and red hearts) in Windhoek before seeking the place where the "desert sands meet the crashing rollers of the wild Atlantic coast." We drove through beautiful red dunes to the little town of Swakopmund. The German legacy was evident in architecture and cuisine. In 1887, Namibia was ...
... was an amazing view, very similar to the Grand Canyon with the layers of sedimentary rock creating different colours on the sides of the canyon. You could make out where the Fish River had made its way through the countryside eroding the sides even more to create the depth. We enjoyed a glass of wine whilst watching the sun disappear over the magnificent view.
The following day we left Namibia and crossed the border ...
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