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TripAdvisor Reviews Vogelstrausskluft Lodge Fish River Canyon
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... the narrow tracks.
It was a bit like a grand prix as the park opened with 4x4s, buses, Combis, minibuses and me all roaring off along the narrow road towards Deadvlei. The 60 km limit was completely ignored as our group sped through the desert. Its amazing no one has been killed, as the overtaking on show was completely hair-raising. I was lucky to be in the first group that arrived at the end of the road and by a stroke of luck picked up ...
... gold and gore of the desert sunset". This was also the perfect description of the sunrise, slowly lighting the red sand, creating a fiery landscape. No doubt, this was the highlight of my whole adventure.
We ate breakfast at the bottom of the dune, and then drove just down the road to Sossesvlei, where further dunes surround a clay pan. By now the sun was high in the sky, and the red dunes were rising high into the deep blue sky. It ...
... and had his mobile phone app ready to show us the activities in the sky. As we were in the desert and the sky was clear - it was a perfect opportunity to watch. Unfortunately it was late and cold by the time the stars were active. Tom came and woke me up to watch. We found Sol and Kerwin huddled up under the blankets (in their matching pyjama bottoms!) watching. After 15 minutes and 5 shooting stars later - we went back to bed.
The dirty travellers packed up after breakfast and continued our journey south having a short break the first time we crossed the Fish River and then followed the river south to the famous Fish River Canyon lookout. The countryside continues to be desert and although there is some vegetation it is very sparse with a large amount of exposed ...
... we turned off the excellent Namibian highway and onto a dirt road through Gondwana Cañon Park. (We are not sure why they spell "canyon" in Spanish, but they do.) Our hotel, the charmingly quirky Cañon Roadhouse (modeled after a mid-20th-century American West roadhouse, it seemed) was located within the park, and we got to drive past springboks and Hartmann's mountain zebra on our way there. Hartmann's mountain zebra are very rare (I'd never heard ...