Category: 4×4


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 degRead More …


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 landscapeRead More …


Southern Africa – Day 37 – Mowani to Spitzkoppe, Namibia

Once again, donkey boiler problems! I only had a luke-warm shower… We left the eerily beautiful landscape of the Twyfeltfontein area, of Damaraland, and made our way towards Spitzkoppe – a large mountain approx. 1740m high – and is referred to as the Matterhorn of Namibia, due to its shape.Read More …


Southern Africa – Day 36 – Mowani Mountain Campsite, Namibia

We had a sleep in this morning…yay. David had a few issues with getting the donkey boiler to start – damm wood wouldn’t keep a light! This is strange because we have found the wood from the Mowani tree to be excellent firewood, that seems to burn forever. We travelledRead More …


Southern Africa – Day 35 – Opuwo to Mowani Mountain Campsite, Namibia

Off again, heading to the Mowani Mountains, in Damaraland. First, though, we need fuel, milk & bread. Luckily, today, the servo has their network up & running and can process credit card payments, so we filled up (approx. 100L @ $AUD 1.50/L). In the “OK Supermarket” we got our milkRead More …


Southern Africa – Day 34 – Himba Village, Opuwo, Etosha NP, Namibia

Today saw us travel to a Himba tribal village for a cultural tour. The trip was about 12km on a rocky dirt road – at the bottom of the valley. Looking from our lodge, the valley below seems green and forestry, but once on the valley floor you see thatRead More …


Southern Africa – Day 33 – Olifantsrus Campsite to Opuwo Country Lodge, Etosha NP, Namibia

David & I, were up early to see if we could catch any last animals at the hide before sunrise, we only saw brown hyena, a few giraffe who were very cautious about coming in to the waterhole & a sole elephant who was happy to splash around, as wellRead More …


Southern Africa – Day 32 –Okaukuejo Campsite to Olifantsrus Campsite, Etosha NP, Namibia

What a crappy night- it was sooo hot- the bed, pillows & canvas was all boiling and the temperature didn’t go down, not good conditions for sleeping – we were sweating all night. We were up at 4.15am to do a safari drive. We boarded our safari vehicle and wereRead More …


Southern Africa – Day 31 – Onguma Tamboti Campsite to Okaukuejo Campsite , Etosha NP, Namibia

We left our campsite and signed in, to the Etosha NP, we had to pay for 3 days as you need to be out of the park by 7.30 am and it would take us a few hours! As soon as we have entered we have impala playing games withRead More …


Southern Africa – Day 30 – Tsumske to Onguma Tamboti Campsite, Etosha NP, Namibia

Cows, with bells, kept walking past the campsite, dogs barking and chickens making noises kept us awake during the night. We left the site – the roads are made with Dolomite, a very white gravel, and are in good condition. We have a vet stop outside of Grootfontine- there isRead More …


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