It was time to put South Africa behind us, and entering a new country; Namibia. First we had to check out from South Africa, and then go to the police so they could check if we had any unpaid tickets.
I hate when it happen and I don’t know why, but for some reason many passport inspectors questions my passport photo, and this time was no exception. “Hi… Monica? Is this you? Are you sure?” Yep, I’m pretty sure it’s me. No problem this time, but I get nervous anyway.
We passed on to next border post, this time to check into Namibia, and this time everything went just fine.
When everyone was ready we jumped back into the truck and headed for this nights camp: Felix Unite.
And what a beautiful place! We stayed in Cabana’s – two persons in each, and at the camp they got a pool overlooking the Orange River. We changed to swimwear and jumped in right away. This trip was such a good idea.
We also got some time for internet to update our Facebook followers and the people at home before we went to prepare the dinner. Jon and I were responsible for the Filled Gem Squash. Jon cut them in half, I dug out the seeds and then they were boiled for a few minutes. When they were nice and hot we filled them up with cheese and creamed corn. Never tasted anything like that, but it was really good, so good that we have to try to find them at home. We also had some braai(bbq) meat, pap, sweet tomato/chili sauce and salad.
After dinner everyone was tired, so when the dishes ware taken everyone went back to their huts to get some sleep.
The next day we had the opportunity to take a canoe down the river, but since nobody wanted to do that we left the camp early (but first we had a nice and relaxing breakfast with bacon, beans and eggs).
The most of the day went by with driving to Fish River Cañon Mountain Camp where we had a quick lunch (hot dogs) and relaxed a bit or went for a hike (we could do what we wanted to do) before we drove to Fish River Canyon for a sundowner.
With a depth of up to 550 meters, the Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon in the world. The enormous gorge meanders along a distance of approx. 160 kilometers. The view of the canyon is really something, and to watch the sun go down was a great way to end the day (okay, we didn’t end it, because we had a late dinner the same evening). And the best part; our group were the only ones at the look out point.
Photo creds: Dee
Photo creds: Marica van der Meer
Time for a sundowner
The first impression of Namibia was very good, and this was just the beginning!