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 ...
... with the Orange River 110 k east of the Atlantic. Over Millennia it has carved one of the world's greatest Canyons a 550 metre deep chasm that twist for 160 k trough eroded cliffs of ancient sandstone , shale & Lava deposited almost 2 billion years ago. The wide open Africa road brought us around Ai Ais trough the Fish River Conservation Area north true Seeheim by the Naute Dam to Keetmanshoop. Nambias road-system has only about 15 % tarred the majority ...
... 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 ...
... Honestly, after seeing Giels place, this was not even worth a stop. Especially seeing that one had to make an effort to go to pay entry fees to the playground (dolomite pillars) at the Quiver Tree Forest’s office before being able to enter. The same goes for the Quiver tree forest. Giel’s place spoiled it for us, I guess. We turned around at the gate and headed for Keetmans where we are going to spend the ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet