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Namibia Part V – Swakopmund and Walvisbaai

Namibia Part V – Swakopmund, Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay and Swakopmund are home to massive sand dunes, and so this is Namibia’s home to adventure: sandboarding and quadbiking. Both are biggish towns and we could stock up and do repairs (we had been having a hard time with our water taps) here. Swakopmund is one of the most beautiful towns I’ve ever been too. It was the fourth time I was in the town, and Hugo also visited it a few times on audits just after we had been married. Continue reading

Namibia Part III – Kolmanskop

Namibia – Kolmanskop

 

On Day 32 we went in search of the ghosts of Kolmanskop, Namibia’s most famous ghost town. Here is a bit of history which I am way too lazy to try to put in my own words. It may be from Wikipedia, I copied it a while ago without noting the source:

“Kolmanskop (Afrikaans for Coleman’s hill, German: Kolmannskuppe) is a ghost town in the Namib Desert in southern Namibia, a few kilometers inland from the port town of Lüderitz. It was named after a transport driver named Johnny Coleman who, during a sand storm, abandoned his ox wagon on a small incline opposite the settlement. Once a small but very rich mining village, it is now a popular tourist destination run by the joint firm NamDeb (Namibia-De Beers). Continue reading

South Africa Part II – From Lambertsbaai to Enjo Nature Farm

On Day 15, we left Tietiesbaai to go to Lambertsbaai, still on the West Coast. It is another small fishing town with a lot of wind. Really, this place is windy, and it doesn’t smell nice. It smells of fish and guano. Continue reading

South Africa Part I – From Pretoria to Tietiesbaai

 

We have finally left! All of us were wondering whether it was ever going to happen. Our family actually started to bet on when and/or whether we would leave and how far we would go on Day One. My bet was on Sandton, a mere 60 km from Pretoria. Continue reading