Le Mirage Desert Lodge & Spa
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Up at 04:30 to drive 60kms into the desert to the dunes and watch the sun rise.
I cannot imagine there are many places on earth like this. My God it's remote.
From the capital to the proper Namibia Desert they call the Sand Sea.
Stunning drive starting out on tarmac through harsh rocky mountains changing to 200 Kms of gravel trail with the scenery gradually changing to softer lower mountains as we got ...
... ago the river diverted its course, leaving Deadvlei literally high and dry. Deadvlei has been claimed to be surrounded by the highest sand dunes in the world, the highest reaching 300-400 meters which rest on a sandstone terrace. Supposedly the highest dune in the world is called "Big Daddy".
While the Malaysian guy headed to the Big Daddy we took it easy and decided to climb one of the smaller dunes from where we could have a nice view of the sun rising above the Big ...
4TH DECEMBER 2013 – Western Cape, South Africa
On the 30th, we drove from the Skeleton Coast to the Namib desert. We camped for one night on a private farm where we did a desert walk with a local bushman who explained how he had survived for 7 days hiking in the desert, sucking water from the ground with roots of an acacia tree, and how his father taught him to store water in an ostrich egg sealed with wax which they ...
... and ostriches. The dunes are a very popular attraction so there are many buses at the site of Dune 45. Obviously tourists cannot climb just any dune! Our hope is to climb to the top of the dune! Ha! It is so windy that we manage to climb only 1/3 of the dune, if that. Chris is hanging on to the camera as I hang on to my Tilley hat and a water bottle, as we experience a ...