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Southern Africa 2018 Trip

Photos are coming… We are struggling to find adequate internet service that is capable of uploading, posts, with pictures in them. So we have decided to still upload posts without the pix, and will go back and add photos when we can

Southern Africa – Day 46 – Fish River Canyon, Namibia

We have an early morning today, so we can reach the canyon before the sun starts to heat up too much. It is about a 10km trip to the main view point of the canyon. Fish River Canyon is the second largest in the world next to the Grand Canyon in the USA. It is…

Southern Africa – Day 45 – Klein-Aus Vista to Fish River Canyon, Namibia

Continuing our way south, today. On the way we kept an eye out for the wild horses, but alas- no luck in spotting them. There wasn’t much on the way, until just out of Seehein, where the terrain changes- it is now lush and green, and grape vines cris-cross the valley. There is a large…

Southern Africa – Day 44 – Klein-Aus Vista, Namibia

Due to the expected wind, today, we abandoned plans to go to the ghost town, Kolmanskop. Couldn’t bear another sand blown day! We thought about going to see if we could find the wild horses of Aus, at sunrise, but decided to have a much needed sleep-in instead. So after a slow start, to the…

Southern Africa – Day 43 – Namibrand Family Hideout to Klein-Aus Vista, Namibia

The wind played havoc all night and was still howling this morning. There is sand everywhere. The oryx (who apparently is the only animal to have 4 colours) said a final goodbye, by crossing in front of the car on the way out – (David is sure all the animals in Africa have secret suicide…

Southern Africa – Day 42 – Ballooning, Namibrand Family Hideout, Namibia

Ballooning this morning, which means an exceptionally early morning start. Up at 3.30am to pack the car- the only problem with having your home on your back! We travel for around 70km, which wouldnt be so bad if it wasnt for, the abysmal headlights on the Ford Ranger, the extremely corrugated roads & the very…

Southern Africa – Day 41 – Sesriem to Namibrand Family Hideout, Namibia

David wants sunrise photos – so we are up at 4.30am – yes I know – an ungodly hour of the morning! We travel out to the largest dune, Dune 45 – it takes a lot longer and was a much further drive than expected, and we only just got their in time to climb…

Southern Africa – Day 40 – Swakomund to Sesriem, Namibia

Merry Christmas… After breakfast we pack up and say good bye to this seaside town, we make our way further south. The temperature is only 15- yuck. It quickly warms up to 40deg as soon as we get away from the sea fog. The terrain changes again and we travel thru more mountain areas that…

Southern Africa – Day 39 – Swakomund, Namibia

It was a peaceful sleep, with the sounds of the oceans waves crashing to shore crooning us. At breakfast David noticed a guy at he next table wearing a xxxx shirt, they were Aussies from Brisbane, they were flying out today. It is damp (and cold – only 20 deg so far) due to the…

Southern Africa – Day 38 – Spitzkoppe Campsite to Swakomund, Namibia

What a hot night- was so stuffy, it started off quite nice, then as we went to bed the clouds came in & trapped the heat! Then, this morning, it has become windy, cold & starts to sprinkle as we pack up – jumpers are bought out again. The landscape changes again, from the rocky…

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