Category: Namibia

Namib Desert & Dead Vlei

Leaving Swakopmund early in the morning we started the long drive south past coastal dunes and across desolate gavel plains dotted with rocky outcrops, before traversing the deep Gaub and Kuiseb passes. You could sense with every mile we were getting further and further away from civilisation, with only […]

Swakopmund – Namibia

Swakopmund (German for “Mouth of the Swakop”) lies on the coast of western Namibia, about 280km west of the capital, Windhoek. The city is surrounded by the Namib Desert on three sides, and from various viewpoints in the city you can see the golden orange sand dunes of […]

Walvis Bay – Namibia

Walvis Bay in Namibia lies 30km south of Swakopmund, via a stunning ocean road surrounded by desert and huge sand dunes. The bay is a safe haven for sea vessels, because of its natural deepwater harbour protected by the appropriately named Pelican Point sand spit. It’s the only […]

Twyfelfontein – Namibia

After the slightly mixed experience of the Kamanjab Himba Village, I was really looking forward to the next destination, Twyfelfontein in a region known as Damaraland in Namibia. Damaraland is a wild and rugged landscape and is one of Namibia’s least populated areas. It’s extremely arid, on average […]

Okonjima – Namibia

Half way between Windhoek and Etosha in Namibia lies the Okonjima Nature Reserve. Completed in 2010, and with a 96 kilometre fence surrounding the 22,000 hectares, Okonjima Nature Reserve is also home to The AfriCat Foundation. Namibia is home to the world’s largest wild/free-ranging cheetah population; the majority […]