Tagged: Namibia

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Kazungula border crossing: Botswana to Zambia

The Kazungula border from Botswana to Zambia is a bit of a hassle compared to other borders in Southern Africa. Two hours in the baking heat, a few hoops and US$300 later, we finally entered Zambia… Kazungula ferry border crossing Botswana and Zambia share the world’s shortest border crossing (depending on who you ask)...

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Border crossing: Namibia to Botswana

Like many overland border crossings in Southern Africa, crossing the border from Namibia to Botswana was no problem at all. Minimal hassle, and minimal paperwork or corruption. Which border crossing to choose? There are 4 overland border crossings between Namibia and Botswana. The most popular and well-used borders are Buitepos / Momuno Bridge on the trans-Kalahari...

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Camping with Hippos in the Caprivi strip

After leaving Etosha National Park, Maggie and the team were fed up with being dusty and seriously dry. We needed a change of scenery with a lusher outlook and luckily for us, the Caprivi was within a day’s drive! Caprivi strip The Caprivi strip, which is also known as the Caprivi or...

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A self-drive safari in Etosha National Park

After leaving Spitzkoppe, Maggie and the team continued on the journey north. Our next stop was one of Namibia’s most popular tourist attractions: Etosha National Park. The itineraries of nearly everyone we met on the road in Namibia included a visit to Etosha. And for good reason! This was Noel’s second...

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Spitzkoppe: the Matterhorn of Namibia

After exploring the red sand dunes of Sossusvlei, we didn’t think Namibia could get more beautiful. But we hadn’t visited Spitzkoppe yet! About 150km (1.5 hours) northwest of Swakopmund lies Spitzkoppe (meaning ‘pointed dome’ in German, but also generously referred to as the ‘Matterhorn of Namibia’). The bald granite peaks are not nearly...

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The red sand dunes of Sossusvlei, Namibia, in pictures

Continuing our journey north from Luderitz and Kolmanskopp along dusty back roads through the Namib desert, we visited one of Namibia’s most spectacular and sites – Sossusvlei. Noel visited the area on his first overland trip in 2010, and couldn’t wait to visit again! The Red Sand Dunes of Sossusvlei Sossusvlei, located inside the Namib-Naukluft National...

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Exploring the desert ghost town of Kolmanskop, Namibia, in pictures

Heading north from Fish River Canyon is one of southern Namibia’s main tourist attractions: the desert ghost town of Kolmanskop. Kolmanskop: a mining town swallowed by desert A few km inland from the coastal town of Luderitz is the former diamond mining town, abandoned 50 years ago to be swallowed by the Namib desert. In the...

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Border Crossing: South Africa to Namibia

Like many overland border crossings in Southern Africa, crossing the border from South Africa to Namibia was no problem at all. Minimal hassle, and no paperwork or corruption. Which border crossing to choose? There are 9 overland border crossings between South Africa and Namibia.However, practically speaking there are only 6. The Oranjemund / Alexander...