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TripAdvisor Reviews Vogelstrausskluft Lodge Fish River Canyon
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... farmhouse that had been converted to a camp and hotel, and features a restaurant/bar with lots of vintage vehicles as well as hundreds of old signs and licence plates on the walls. This was our first chance to try a little local food in the form of game. I tried both springbok and oryx steaks which were both delicious and not too tough or gamey. Perhaps ostrich will be ...
... Germans. Surprising also because they weren't even there that long given that Germany took control of the area which it called South West Africa in the late 1800s and were kicked out during WWI. Past transgressions seem to be largely irrelevant and German influence has remained strong- it has been a destination of choice for many German expats and vacation types (and most restaurants offer up a wonderful schnitzel of some sort).
The discovery of diamonds in ...
... Sunday nearly everywhere was shut anyway.
We all dined together in the hotel restaurant, choosing between chicken schnitzel, grilled hake or barbecued pork ribs. None of these was particularly good and the service was rather shaky. I was beginning to wish I'd stocked up with some snacks when at the supermarket earlier in the day. Blessed gave us the daily briefing on the following day's itinerary and we adjourned to the ...
... 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 ...
... could see, but also mountains, canyons and more bushland too. Yet this was all "desert". It is only when you reach Sesriem that the traditional dunes begin to appear. However, the sand in the Namib desert is not yellow, but red. This is apparently due to damp air from the Atlantic Ocean oxidising iron in the sand, causing rust, which gives the sand it's red colour. Being a chemist, I found this fascinating, but no one else seemed to care!