Protea Hotel Seaview Zum Sperrgebiet
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TripAdvisor Reviews Protea Hotel Seaview Zum Sperrgebiet Luderitz
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... and help me set up a namibian Sim card for my phone - so could talk with Terry
And had a really great meal at a hotel on the waterfront -
drive out to the point - where the portugese furst landed - and established the original town before the germans took over and later the brits and South Efrikaans
Bits of history emerging via the landscape
... assorted marine life.
Kolmannskoppe is really a strange place. A ghost town well preserved by the dry climate and the diamond no go zone. It still radiates some of the spirit of the German entrepeneurs, which came hunting for diamonds nearly 100 years ago.
We continue overland to Sesriem National Park providing us the chance to climb Dune 45, the largest sand dune in the World.
... a couple of uke songs for Christos and his sister, packed up the truck, picked up a few fresh items for our lunch, headed to Agate Beach to see the flamingos, and then were on our way into the Tirasberg Mountains.
Little did we realize that we had forgotten to take our propane tank, right after filling it up, at the hardware store. That meant no early morning quickly made, tasty coffee for a few days. You can't buy a propane tank in the desert...
... In 1908, a railway worker found a shiny object in the sand and that led to the diamond boom in this region and the beginning of the town.
With the large and sudden influx of aspiring diamond finders, it didn't take long before the area was re-designated as a restricted area under a diamond company. This is still the case today and we were amicably warned to not cross over the fenced area and to not pick up any diamonds that we may come ...
... pron. Vind-ook) was about 10.5h long, and we've now arrived in Namibia. Although it's -3 degrees Celsius and much colder here than we had expected, we are very happy to finally have our feet on African ground - yay! The Namibian scenery was quite Martian-like when we flew in; there were waves of red sand dunes amongst big crater-like pockets. I think this is the closest I'll ever get to feeling like an astronaut.
Only one more flight to go and it's only ...