Maggie in Africa An overlanding travel blog about a Land Rover Defender named Maggie

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    Namibia – Petrified Forest

    Petrified Forest The Petrified forest located some 40 kilometres west of the Namibian town of Khorixas, on the C39 road, is a deposit of large tree trunks that have “turned to stone” through a process of diagenesis. This site near Khorixas has a few dozen petrified tree trunks that date...

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    Namibia – Skeleton Coast

    Skeleton Coast Around a 100km north of the cape cross the road passes through into the Skeleton Coast park.  It’s a magical stretch of coastal wilderness that I cannot speak more highly about than you simply must see this place if you ever visit Namibia. It’s like driving through part...

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    Namibia – Cape Cross Seal Reserve

    Cape Cross Seal Reserve We visited this breeding reserve which has around several thousand cape fur seals.  You pay a small entrance fee of 60 Namib dollars (£6) to enter and you are then treated (depending on how you see it) to a view that you would normally only be likely...

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    Namibia – Etosha

    Etosha National Park To those people that have been to many Southern Africa national parks they will have either heard of Etosha or will have at some point visited this park.  I had heard many people tell me about Etosha from their travels through to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park...

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    Namibia – Naukluft

    Naukluft Mountains 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....

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    Namibia – Sossesvlei

    Sossesvlei Situated on the eastern side of Namibia near Serisem we heard that the dunes of Sossesvlei was the place to be.  A place of towering dunes that form part of the Namib desert which stretches 2000km along the coast the Oliphants river in South Africa all the way to...

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    Namibia – Hoba Meteorite

    We visited the Hoba Meteorite which is a gravel road not far from Grootfontein/Tsumeb, it was discovered in 1920 and named the ‘fallen star’. I read that every year something in the region of 10,000 meteorites fall due to the earths gravitational pull, not many are investigated and those that...

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    Angola – Border Crossing into Nambia

    Day 5 The road to Ondijva was again a nice drive and we made good progress throughout the day.  One thing I noticed about school kids in the whole of Angola was that unlike all other countries I had travelled so far where each school had their own coloured uniform,...

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    Angola – Lunbango

    Day 4 We drove more inland towards Lubango and once again the landscape changes but the consistent factor is the beauty of the country.  In the morning we spotted a couple of cyclists that looked like long distance travellers, when we met up with them they had also been travelling...

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    Angola – Benguela

    Visa Day 3 (of 5) Sadly on a 5 day transit visa we had to keep moving so there was no chance to check out anymore of Luanda!  On our way out we saw a woman grilling some chicken on the street and so for breakfast we bought some peri...