Sossus Dune Lodges
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Last night we had a note slipped under our door, oo the excitement! It ended up only being a plan for this day, stating we did not have a sleep in, needing to be ready at 7am, BUT, we did get a buffet breakfast supplied at the hotel! And this breakfast did not disappoint - bacon, eggs to order, toast, fruit salad, granola, yoghurt, cereal and Nutella! We were all in heaven. Before doing shopping for 4 lunches and dinners (bringing us right up to Cape Town!) we sucked in ...
... as we made it in time to climb the big dune at the Pan, just as the big red orb of the sun pushed its way over the horizon.
Nick & I had the dune to ourselves as we gazed awe struck around us.
Razor sharp ridges & scalloped dunes surrounded us with beautiful plays of light & shadow.
We had parked the car, so spent the next couple of hours exploring & photographing this ancient wind swept place. Gnarly old acacia trees survive ...
... but his grandfather quickly grabbed hold of him and made him stand still and stand up to the lion. With knees quivering they stood there for 30 mins until the lioness moved back behind the bushes. After this again Frans wanted to run to safety but his grandfather grabbed hold of him and said its a trap, she will be back. Sure enough it was and she did come back. After another 30 mins of standing still finally she moved on and lost interest. A petrifying experience and a lesson for a ...
... french toast.
After breakfast, we made our way to the ‘Big Daddy’ dune, which we did not climb. We watched other tourists climbing up and they looked like small ants on the ridge of the dune. Passing Big Daddy, we headed towards Deadvlei. Here was the most amazing sight - dead trees scattered in the desert under the scorching sun. There used to be a river running through (you ...
... then returned to our overnight camping location at Sesriem for a short snack break at the service station before travelling the desert roads south to our next camp spot about 20kms north of Bethanie. We were all sweaty and covered in sand from the morning but despite the nice outward appearance of the site the place was suffering from neglect. The cleaner (the only person around) told us the ...