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... July 8th to go to the red dunes of Sossusvlei (End of the river). These bright red dunes form massive ribs that flare out from the dry riverbed. As the sky started lightening we headed up the iron ore sand of Dune 45 K (45 kilometers into the dunes). The wind was strong and the red sand curled at the crest of the dune. I am talking Lawrence-of-Arabia typed of sand dune! Bruce, of course got to the top and took some amazing pictures ...
... be bettered. How about a day sand boarding??
We would be walking up and down the dunes all day getting used to the trekking in the heat and sun combined with a whole lot of fun.
Attached is the video - enjoy!! (quality not great as had to re-size due to upload limit but you'll get the idea)
... embarked on a seal and dolphin tour in the Atlantic Ocean. We saw hundreds of seals (the seal colony we visited is home to thousands of seals), four Heaviside's dolphins and one bottlenose dolphin. Disappointingly, the dolphins weren't feeling playful, so they didn't interact with our boat, but dolphins are exciting to see no matter what. Another highlight of the boat cruise were the great white pelicans, which are enormous. One of them even guarded the entrance to ...
... br> Now enjoying a lovely sunset, than diner, sleep, early rise and to Swakopmund via Moonlandscape.
Pffffff, in a week I am going to be back home in The Netherlands. Guys I can tell you, I am not (yet) looking fwd to it. The desert is a part of the world I love a lot. I do not want to be spiritual, but I do feel very connected here.
Something people who have never seen a desert cannot understand, people who have been in the desert know exactly what I mean.
... the slowest member of our group. He tended to tell us off when we tried to do offroad. The ride turned out to be very slow and boring.
In the second part the tour got better. Our guide let us climb a few dunes which was very entertaining. Suddenly we realized that we were missing one member of our group. It was Steve. We started to look for him. When we finally spotted him, he was standing up and his bike was quite far in front of him. He had an accident ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHansa Hotel Swakopmund
After a full day driving, we got two rooms at Hansa. The hotel was almost fully booked and we could only stay for 2 of 4 nights we've been at the town. The staff is very helpful and found the best rooms for us. The restaurant is superb for breakfast and dinner! Even in the two nights we didn't sleep at the hotel, we were back for dinner.
Really a great experience.
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