Travel Blogs from Fish River Canyon
... we also passed the Tropic of Capricorn somewhere along the way!
Unfortunately on Tuesday night, I had a reaction to the antibiotics for my infected tooth and was not at all well. I finally got to sleep at 4.15am, and we were up at 5am for our biggest challenge yet. Before sunrise, we drove to the base of Dune 45, the most famous dune, (no idea why) with the hope of making it to the top before sunrise. I felt terrible, but was ...
... dog and he
was not interested. Eventually a chap arrived who told us he had come
to see his friend and so he went and woke him up and he was the man
in charge of the camp. Any how we are staying for a couple of days.
the day cleaning, fixing and washing.
day cleaning, fixing and ...
... 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 ...
... Canyon but I’ve never seen it so I can’t reliably compare. The river that gouged its way through the rock was very low and a low way down, and it is apparently possible to go on walking treks along the course of the river, but there would be almost no hope of rescue if anything happened because of the nature of the terrain.
The camp site contained a really quaint mid-West ranch style bar and a really cold swimming ...
... farm when it came to Quiver trees. This is the most Quiver trees, and in the best setting, that we had seen to date. Giel explained how the Quiver tree got its name. The indigenous people (Nama’s) would take a branch of the tree and remove the sponge like insides, leaving a hollow chamber in which they would keep their arrows. The Quiver tree grows in areas with minimal rainfall. Less than 150mm per annum. The tree (Aloe) ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet