Namibia

Dead Vlei

It had been two years (our honeymoon) since Kim and I went on a holiday that didn’t include either work or family visits. While we enjoy traveling for work, and we love visiting our family, we though it was time for some time just to ourselves.

We chose to go to Namibia, the closest neighbouring country. I’d seen several stunning pics of the country and it intrigued me. Even though a lot of people discouraged it, we decided to not got with a 4WD, but just use our own 1998 Toyota Corolla. In total we drove over 3,500km of which over 1,000km on non-tarred roads. Having replaced all four tyres, we didn’t have a single flat and only got stuck in sand once.

We had a beautiful road trip starting with a four day rafting trip on the Orange River, followed by stops at the Quiver Tree Forest, Kolmanskop and Luderitz. After that we went to Sossus Vlei where we stayed a few days to relax and enjoy the stunning views. We ended our trip by visiting both sides of the Fish River Canyon, the second biggest canyon in the world.

Here are some of my pics of this amazing country.