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Fish River Canyon Trail Run

Fish River Ultra Marathon 2019

It was mid-year and time once again to marvel at the creation and formation of the earth. Eyes cast downwards, moving cautiously so as to not succumb to the law of gravity, I headed down...
Daan Viljoen Hiking

Hiking in Daan Viljoen

One Saturday morning, three friends and I decided to head to Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve, which is situated in the mountainous Khomas Hochland close to Windhoek. The park offers guests two hiking trails. On...
Kuiseb Hike

The Kuiseb hike experience

Sometimes you have to go off the beaten track to discover something new! The ephemeral Kuiseb River starts just outside of Windhoek in the Khomas Hochland and meanders its way through the landscape to the Atlantic...
Chobe Birds

Birds at the Chobe River: from Tits to Hornbills

Migratory birds spend the Namibian winter months in the northern hemisphere, but nevertheless numerous species of birds can be watched at the Chobe River from May to September as well. On foot, on game...
Moonraker

Moonraker – Wild at Heart

The weekend was upon me once again, as I planned to put in the notorious longer run. A back-to back-session ensued with 45 kilometres due on Saturday and 35 kilometres on Sunday. On Friday evening...
Sean Nightwalk

Night walk in the Namib Desert

The beam of the flashlight penetrates the darkness, illuminating a small section of the gravel plain south of the seasonal Swakop River. North of the river the lights of Swakopmund are blinking. Waves can be...
Camping Oanob Dam

Camping at Oanob Dam

There are not many places in Namibia where you have such a variety of things to do while camping. We swam, fished, hiked, kayaked and enjoyed sleeping outside under the stars at...
Camping2Go

Dirt roads, desert & starlit dinner

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” – John Muir As we drove around the curve towards Spreetshoogte Pass and caught the first...
Van Zyl's Pass

If you master this one you are fit to drive anywhere – Van Zyl’s...

The view from the top of the mountain pass is overwhelming. The magnificent vast desert scenery spreads out far below, and the dry Marienfluss riverbed meanders through it. Now is the time to take...
On the road

On the Road: From the wild horses into the arms of the spectacular Namib...

Follow the Namib Desert Route through some of the most scenic roads on the continent . . . It’s a good feeling to hit the road again after a restful stop at Klein Aus...