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Day 40 – The final day and back to Stellenbosch – 18th October

We were up early and as there was nothing in the park to go and see, we thought we might as well just leave early and get back to Stellenbosch by mid afternoon. It was a 6 hour drive on … Continue reading

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Day 39 – Vioolsdrift to Namaqua Park – 17th October

We only had a 200 km drive so took it easy and left about 10.00. Although the route was through mountain areas, they weren’t particularly good scenery so apart from some road works, it was quite an easy, uneventful drive … Continue reading

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Day 38 – Luderitz to Vioolsdrift – 16th October

We had been looking at places to go to on our last section of the trip, from Namibia to Cape Town down the West coast. Nearly all of the coastal towns involved driving quite large sections of gravel road and … Continue reading

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Day 37 – 2nd day in Luderitz, Namibia – 15th October

We got up and had a leisurely breakfast and then went to see Kolmanskoop which is an abandoned mining town and which is now half covered by sand dunes. They discovered diamonds there in the late 1800’s and as it was … Continue reading

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Day 36 – Fish River Canyon to Luderitz, Namibia – 14th October

We only had a drive of about 200 km to Luderitz. We were staying there for 2 days so that we could have a bit more time to relax so took our time leaving the hotel. As we were still … Continue reading

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Day 35 – Grunau to the Fish River Canyon, Namibia – 13th October

It was only about 150 km to our hotel, the Roadhouse, so we drove up there. The scenery got a bit better with more mountains though we had to do the final 80 km or so on dirt and gravel … Continue reading

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Day 34 – Upington to Grunhau, Namibia – 12th October

We were up fairly early and as we were only going to be having a stopover in Grunau on our way to the Fish River Canyon, Adriaan took me on a drive around the farm. I’d never really been round … Continue reading

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Day 33 – Augrabies to Upington (again) – 11th October

I was up at 5.30 so decided to go and get some pictures of the sun rising over the mountains. In contrast to the Kalahari where it was freezing in the morning, here it was quite warm so I sat … Continue reading

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Day 32 – Kalahari to Augrabies – 10th October

We got up at 6.00 and Elsa decided to have one final try at seeing something at a water hole so she went off while I tried to wake up with some coffee. As it was only 1C, she wasn’t … Continue reading

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Days 29, 30 and 31 – Upington to Kalahari National Park – 7th / 8th / 9th October

Day 1 We left the B&B in Upington at 8.00 for the drive to the Park. From Elsa’s research, it was about 250 km to the entrance along exactly the same sort of roads as the previous 2 days so … Continue reading

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