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TripAdvisor Reviews Vogelstrausskluft Lodge Fish River Canyon
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... is very sparse so it was great to be in a little oasis in the desert.
The Roadhouse is unique.
We had read that due to its 'elaborate décor' the Canyon Roadhouse has acquired a sort of cult status in Namibia. The good old days of the automobile are celebrated in
the theme restaurant and bar and looked like it could be located on Route 66.
The lodge is interestingly decorated with old cars and car parts and ...
... the nearby Giant's Playground. Here we saw a massive collection of giant Dolerite rocks balancing on other rocks. They are all piled up on top of each other like building blocks. Millions of years of wind erosion caused the rocks to end up looking like a giant's toy playground, hence the name.
We stayed there for 1/2 hour before continuing south on what we thought was going to be a 6 1/2 hour drive to Fish River Canyon.
Day 16 - 14th DecToday was a 7 hr. drive through the dessert. Nothing to be seen but desert - sand interspersed with the odd rocky outcrop.Arrived at Hobas campsite near the Fish River Canyon. When the weather cooled down (17:30) we went for a two mile hike along the rim of the canyon. Said to be No. 2 after the Grand Canyon. ...
... parts of Africa, many problems remain- during the South African occupation of Namibia, white commercial farmers, most of whom came as settlers from South Africa and represented 0.2% of the national population, owned 74% of the arable land. Not wanting to scare off whites who were critical to the economic health of the country, the government of Namibian only began expropriating property in 2007. Since then whites have started leaving, German tourists aren't coming as ...
... to especially when describing her 3 year residence on an Aboriginal settlement in Northern Territories, where her policeman husband had been posted. One image that she described that stuck in my memory was of the Abo women who never washed either themselves or their clothes and when one dress wore out they simply put a new one on on top of it! Geraldine was a keen photographer and I was able to pick up some good tips from her. We ...