Namibia – Naukluft
Again as with most places that have amazed me, I haven’t really searched for them but they have simply been on the way through my travels and the Naukluft Mountains was no exception, this area is a high-plateau area cut around the edges by a complex of gorges.
It’s an area popular with hikers as there are a few walking trails within the Namib-Naukluft park and some trails are for people wanting to do a 4-8 day hike and has simple facilities for people to be able to do this but looks highly worthwhile if that’s your thing.
From the gate to get to the campsite you are privileged to drive through some spectacular scenery and along the way to the camp we were lucky enough to see mountain zebra, kudu, springboks and some klipspringers which was a welcome surprise to an otherwise already beautiful place.
The drive through this area is absolutely magical and the land is full of slate formations that you can get out and investigate closer and is highly recommended for a different type of drive through something that is a little wilder than most places on this earth.
The camping area was basic but perfect for the setting and we even had a resident Genet check out our food at night. Highly recommended for those that want a chilled drive through some rocky scenery without getting in peoples faces.