The last great African adventure – Namibia

So here is the plan – In short, once again around 3500 km…We will be heading into Namibia and the Namibian desert with sleeping bags (thank you Martin), tent (thank you Stephan), utensiles, gas burners (thank you Mrs. Mars).
We will be gone for 11 days, Olivier and myself. So tomorrow is the big journey. Wish us luck🙂

Friday, 13th of May: Cape Town/Ai-Ais (ca.700 km)

Sleeping: p. 361

 Saturday, 14th of May: FishRiverCanyon

Second night in Ai-Ais

Sunday, 15th of May: drive to Luederitz (ca. 450 km)

Via Seehheim, then on the B4 through theNamib Desert. The wild horses of Aus / Garub. Spend the night in Luederitz (p. 352)

Monday, 16th of May: Luederitz and Kolmanskop

In the morning guided tour of Kolmanskop (diamond ghost town) (p. 355); then sightseeing in Luederitz (Felsenkirche Church, museum, Luederitz waterfront and harbour, Shark Island, Agate Beach, lagoon and Sturmvogel Bay).

Second overnight stay in Luederitz.

Tuesday, 17th of May: trip to Maltahoehe (ca. 350km)

Map p. 341

Via Aus on the C13 to Helmeringhausen (restaurant). Excursion into theTirasMountainspossible. Visit ofDuwisibCastle(admission N$60).

Spend the night in Maltahoehe or on one of the guest farms in the vicinity.

Wednesday, 18th of May: trip to Sossusvlei (ca. 210km)

Via Tsaris Pass to Sesriem and further into the dune Namib to the Sossusvlei.

Spend the night in Sesriem or a lodge in the Solitaire region.

Thursday, 19th of May: trip to Swakopmund (ca. 300km)

From Solitaire or Sesriem on the C14 through theKuisebCanyon.Walvis BayLagoon. Spectacular coastal road to Swakopmund.

Overnight stay in Swakopmund (orWalvis Bay).

Friday, 20th of May: Swakopmund

Sightseeing (historical buildings, museum, aquarium, lighthouse, beach).

Sandboarding, Quadbiking (p. 319)

Swakop valley and Moon Landscape.Welwitschia Drive.

Second overnight stay in Swakopmund.

Saturday, 21st of May: drive toWindhoek (ca. 370km)

Through the Namib heading for Usakos. Excursion to Spitzkoppe mountain.

Sidetrip to Phillip’s Cave on Ameib (prehistoric rock paintings) possible, with overnight stay on Ameib Ranch recommended.

Karibib (precious and semi-precious stones). Okahandja (arts&crafts market, Herero graves). In the evening arrival inWindhoek.

Sunday, 22nd of May: drive to Keepmanshoop (ca. 570km)

Have a rest at Hardap Dam; Sunset atQuivertreeForest(Farm Gariganus) near Keetmanshoop.

Spend the night in town or on the guestfarm.

 

Monday 23rd of May: drive toCape Town (ca. 750 km)

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