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Our campsite in Ghwansi was in the greater Kalahari Desert - and it felt like it. There was no sound at all from crickets or wildlife, so was very strange to fall asleep in the quiet after a delicious chippati dinner. Up at 5 and over to the border of Botswana and Namibia. This is by far the most built up border crossing we have been to - it had buildings with glass in the windows and a queuing system that made sense. Some drama in the group as a member of the ...
Spitzkoppe (150km approx 125km on Tarmac and 25 km unsealed road. Approx 2hour drive)
Leaving Swakopmund after lunch we set up camp among the boulders of the Spitzkoppe Mountains. The afternoon is free to explore the stunning surrounding area on foot. The spectacular setting of our remote bush camp is sure to leave a lasting impression.
Our sleep in our nice bed was really quite average. The bed was hard, and the walls as thin as ...
Our tour today was an Sossuvlei Excursion. We have been seeing these red sand dunes since noon yesterday. Our tour guide had booked our full day excursion with our accommodation at Hoodia Desert Lodge. The gate opens at sunrise, scheduled for 7 am. You want to get in at first light both for colour and shadows, as well as to do you're major hikes before it gets too hot. There were 6 of us on this tour, the others being two brothers from Germany and their wives. Very ...
This morning I took the Bushman Walk Tour whereby 4 men of the Bushman Tribe walk us through the desert and explain how they use and do things in a traditional manner. We saw how they use the Black Thorn Tree and the grasses, how they catch porcupine and ostrich, and how they use them, as well as a hilarious enactment of what happens if you eat too many of a very delicious berry and their effect on the body, ...
... that Kevin and Ruth, who also write blogs about their travels, recommended. They were going to meet us at the airport with the car.
And we were able to book a guesthouse for the night, just outside of Capetown.
A flurry of activity on our last day but it all worked out great. We repacked lighter and left some things at Rivendell, to be picked up when we return.
So our next blogs will be from Cape Town, South Africa.