My week-long visit to Namibia at the end of April was just too short. I enjoyed it so much! And I think the family too, since it was their first visit to Namibia. We took a flight from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo airport (it’s very close to my home), rented a car at Windhoek airport and drove the nearly 400 km to the coast, enjoying the view, especially the Spitzkoppe near Usakos. Unfortunately, our time was limited and we could not take a detour to views along the way.
We stayed at Longbeach, between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund and visited Walvis Bay and Swakopmund, obviously ;-), as well as Hentiesbay and Cape Cross, the large seal colony where the Portuguese discoverers Diego Cao and Bartholomew Dias planted their 1486 and 1488, respectively.
We also made some short excursions into the desert, namely to the Swakop river bed, the age-old Welwitschia plants, Vogelvederberg, Rooibank, the Kuiseb river bed, and, of course, Dune 7.
And it was great to meet up with old school friends again, many of whom I last saw 30 years ago!