Journey Through Africa... This is our story...
Day 73 - Highlanders Campsite via Stellenbosch to Cape Town - THE END.....
It was a bitter sweet morning, for us it was the last day on the truck. We were sad that our African adventure was coming to an end but very excited to spend some time with out family in Cape Town. The departure time was set for 5h45am to make the 4 hour drive to Stellenbosch
Day 72 - Orange River Camp, Namibia to Highlander Camp, Trawal, South Africa - 420 km
It was our last night in Namibia and time to cross another boarder, this time into South Africa. We were up at 6h00 and after our goodbyes to Walter we were on the road and driving the short 10 km to the Namibian - South Africa Border crossing which surprisingly we passed through without incidents or holdups.
Day 71 - Naute Dam Bush Camp to Orange River Camp via Fish River Canyon 320 km
It was a could morning, but thankfully the wind died down and a hot breakfast was the best start to the day!
We left the campsite and stated the 3 hours drive to the Fish River Canyon which is the second largest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon in the U.S.A.
Day 70 - Sesriem Camp to Nauta Dam Bush Camp via Sossusvlei 510 km
It was an even earlier start than usual, as we had to pack up our campsite and make it the the dunes before sunrise! Heading into the Namib-Naukluft National Park it was a 60 km drive to the famous Sossusvlei Dunes. We arrived just before sunrise which is the best time to view them as the sun rises the light falls on half of the dune leaving the other half in the dark, a photographers paradise! It also helps that it is cooler in the morning as it usually get bloody hot during the day.
Day 69 - Swakopmund to Damaraland Camp, Sesriem 360 km
The time came to say goodbye to Swakopmund, we headed down the coast towards Walvis Bay and turned inland once more. We drove through the desert landscape for a few hours, and stopped at the Tropic of Capricorn and Solitaire before arriving at the Sesriem Camp late afternoon. It was the fastest we ever set up our tents to make it in time for the Rugby!
Day 68 - Sandwich Harbour
It was an exciting early start, after breakfast we grabbed our camera gear and met up with Paul, Celeste, Kieran & Liz. We were greeted by Castro (our transfer driver) who drove us the 30 minutes down the coast to Walvis Bay where we met our guide "Tollo" who was a character to say the least!
Day 67 - Swakopmund, Namibia
After sleeping in, we got our lives in order slowly made our way into town checking out the Main Street shops. We ended up at "Food Lovers Supermarket" where we bought Biltong & Droewors before grabbing burgers from "Steers".