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Travel Blogs from Sesriem
4th May What a cracker of a day!!! We woke at 4am to drive to the Dune 45, the most infamous sand dune in the Sousslvei area. Standing 150m high it was quite fun climbing through the sand to watch the sunrise from the top. A plethora of tourists do this each morning and we were soon to find out why, both the dunes and the sunrise are spectacular and one couldn't help but feel you were on top of the world. A number of hot air balloons we were also up and I imagine their vista would of ...
... Just enough time to see the canyon and sunset over the barren landscape. The canyon is tiny compared to the Fish River but nonetheless quite interesting as you walk through the layers of rock, sand and clay on displaying 20 million years of history. Pito and I decided to run the 4k's back to camp after visiting it, was a beautiful run watching the landscape change through its warm shades of red and pink in the sunset, and...we were running in ...
... of Germans, most of them was in the senior age, which encouraged me to reach the summit despite unfavorable weather conditions. The view was rewarding and I stayed up there for a while observing the landscape that was surrounding me. I can't explain why but I somehow like the desert. On one hand its unfriendly climate makes me have a lot of respect, on the other hand it's such an unusual place to be. Further any photos you take in the middle of the desert look always good, no matter ...
... which I spent waiting to see a doctor (don't worry all is well and my finger is not infected) and walking around downtown Cape Town. I was then so exhausted I went for a nap at 330 and slept right through dinner. The next day we headed out of Cape Town to a vineyard where we had a neat experience of wine tasting overlooking the vineyards. Then the next day we crossed the border and headed off to Orange River (the longest river in Southern Africa) and stayed in a beautiful campsite where ...
Then we headed to Sesriem Canyon.
It was really amazing how the canyon was formed millions of years ago.
We camped in the middle of the Sossusvlei Sand Dunes.
The sun set was fantastic as the scenery and colours were constantly changing.
Before dinner, Herman had baked Jess a cake using calor gas !!!
What a skill !!!
We had drinks at the camp site pub this evening to celebrate Jess' ...
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