Locals call Victoria Falls also Mosi-oa-Tunya, which means the Smoke that Thunders. Visiting Victoria Falls won’t work without getting soaked. Even if Victoria Falls is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world it is definitely worth visiting. Why? Look at the pictures and be aware of the fact […]
The Spitzkoppe is also called the Matterhorn of Namibia. If you are a climber it’s definitely a place to be. But even if you aren’t one, you should pay this place a visit. The Arch, the Rockpool and the unbelievable clear night sky are reasons for everyone to be there […]
If you think a dune is a small pile of sand you’ve definitely never been to Sossusvlei. The dunes there are hundreds of metres high and going up there is like hiking in snowy mountains. Another amazing thing about Sossusvlei is Deadvlei. It used to be an oasis but as […]
Sometimes the journey becomes the destination. This was the case on our way to Sossusvlei. On D707 and C27 we discovered not only beautiful landscapes, but the biggest bird-nests we’ve ever seen.
Kolmanskop is a ghost town in the Namib desert only 10 kilometres away from the port town of Lüderitz. It is named after a transport driver named Johnny Coleman who abandoned his ox wagon during a sandstorm near the village. Once the richest town in Namibia it is nowadays a […]
The Swartberg Pass runs through the Swartberg Mountain Range and was built between 1881 and 1888 by Thomas Bain with the help of 250 convict labourers. He managed to keep the gradient lower than 1:8 throughout the pass. Due to the fact that it is a national monument it is for […]
Mossel Bay is known as the place at which the first Europeans landed on South Africa soil. One will unterstand the origin of its name (the bay of mussels) by looking through the pictures because some sections of the beach are covered all over with mussles.
Cape Point is a headland at the southeast corner of the Cape Peninsula where the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean pretend to meet. In fact the meeting point of the two oceans fluctuates along the southern and southwestern Cape coast. Cape Point is home to a lighthouse and is […]
Cape Town is a coastal city in South Africa. It is home to 3.740.000 people and the National Parliament. Furthermore it is the legislative capital of the country. Cape Town was founded as a way station for Dutch ships traveling to Indonesia in 1652. Cape Town is known for its […]