Hotel Deutsches Haus
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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Written by guest bloggers - Pat and Gail MacDonald
Swapkopmund, a coastal town whose architecture strongly displays it's German heritage, is sometimes called the adrenalin capital of Namibia because of the many activities available here: dune boarding, sail surfing, etc. These opportunities are wasted on the 4 of us, however because the Smiths had a lot of business to take care of when we got to town, and Pat and I wanted nothing more than a good shower and soft comfy bed.
... before, but wow that was so much fun. The boys race was a lot crazier than ours, they were crashing and spinning out all over the place. Poor Andy was coming 2nd and blew out a tyre so sadly had to come off the track. He was so upset as he could have nailed it and come 2nd. We then went for a really nice Italian dinner where I tried zebra, oryx, springbok and kudu. Springbok was delicious, will definitely have to try that again ...
... cranes and container ships in the harbor, far more numerous than we would have ever expected, here in what seems like the middle of nowhere.
After two hours of flying and seeing amazing scenery, we land in the coastal town of Swakopmund, a beautiful vacation home with some very large homes along the beach. Just north of here is the small town where Brad and Angelina stayed for some months while she was pregnant with one of their kids. It is ...
... a very early start ahead on Thursday to see sunrise over the dunes.
The following day was an excellent one although at 4.30am, when the alarm went, I was in need of some convincing. It was pitch dark of course and very cold. At 5.00 am we set off for the Namib Naukluft National Park to visit Namibia's iconic sand dunes. It was an hour's drive to the park entrance where we received some bad news. The gates wouldn't be opening until 7.30. ...
... some amazing pictures of the sun coming up. Me? Well, I figured someone had to capture the sight from midway up the dune. (In my defense, it was really tough climbing up sand!) Remember I complained about dust and sand before? That was NOTHING compared to what we know! Interesting that the red iron ore of the dunes had been brought up by the winds of the Atlantic from the Orange River canyon and dropped at the delta of this river. The sand formed ...