The Quivertree belongs to the family of succulent trees.
Bizarre mountain shapes, awesome and lonely landscapes
The expanse, the mountains and the Oranje river make for a fantastic scenery.
Fish River Canyon – the world’s second largest canyon
the world’s oldest desert with the world’s highest sand dunes in Soussusvlei
River successfully crossed!
Spreetshoogte pass with a gradient of up to 23%
Camping site at breezy altitude with a stupendous view.
cheese fondue and South African wine
corrugation – as far as the eye can see
colony of seals near Cape Cross
A seal’s fur is soft and smooth to the touch.
Namib desert: open and still untouched landscape
Welwitschia mirabilis, a primeval plant, up to 1500 years old
Namibia is home to 11 different ethnic groups.
Herero woman wearing a typical Wilhelmian traditional costume: its production requires some 12 meters of fabric.
Many have tried their luck in the Kolmanskip where diamonds could be found, but only very few became rich.
“Warmquelle”, a camping site with hot springs
Himba women spend several hours every day on their beauty care. They use a mixture of rancid butter fat, herbs and ochre as body lotion.
An important part of a woman’s traditional costume is the “ohumba”, a white triton shell.
Road description: in parts very narrow, often with pointed and sharp stones, leading along deep precipices.
light and shade
Roidrom (an empty, red fuel drum) signals an important junction in Kaokoveld
Which is the best place to cross?
just about made it …
Shower with water supplied directly from the Epupua waterfalls – even brown water can be refreshing!
Himba women wear interesting loincloths.
Colourfully printed fabric is very popular in Africa.
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