07 April 2013 We were up early on Sunday morning, hurriedly finished some last-minute packing and then drove out to Hosea Kutako International Airport, some 30-40 minutes drive away from Windhoek’s city centre. I could clearly remember how exciting it had been to land here, 10 days previously after my very first proper plane ride! … More Welcome back to Cape Town, hidden below a layer of heavy clouds
06 April 2013 On our final evening in Windhoek, Aunty Lissi, Reggie and Richard were sitting in the kitchen, having a relaxing cup of tea, after washing the dishes from the braai we had just finished. Reggie was scrutinising me with a critical eye. Finally, she said, “Flat Kathy, you need a makeover. You’re a … More Aunty Lissi gives me a complete makeover!
06 April 2013 During our visit to Namibia, we collected as many postcards as we could. It wasn’t easy, because it was sometimes quite difficult to find postcards – not many shops sold them, and the ones that did, were very expensive. I would have liked to have made my own postcards, as we did … More We send a big batch of postcards from Namibia
06 April 2013 We hadn’t eaten since our breakfast at the Farmers’ Market, and the excitement of lying in the thorny yellow flowers and finding the termite mound and the social weaver birds’ nest had made us all rather peckish and thirsty. Reggie and I were particularly thirsty, as we had been sitting in the … More I get a closer look at a camel thorn tree
06 April 2013 “Those funny round nests on the trees belong to social weaver birds,” explained Reggie. We were seeing a lot of these along the roadside between Karibib and Windhoek, where the bush is very dense and green – in contrast to the stretch between Swakopmund and Usakos, where there is almost no vegetation. … More And looking for a perfect photogenic social weaver birds’ nest
06 April 2013 We were making good progress on our drive from Swakopmund to Windhoek, and I was still thinking about my encounter with the pretty yellow flowers, when something else captured my attention. “What are those strange brown pillars next to the road?” I asked. “They are termite mounds,” explained Richard. “Sometimes they have … More Looking for a perfect photogenic termite mound
06 April 2013 After our delicious breakfast at the Shalom Farmers’ Market, we waved goodbye to Aunty Christa, and then returned onto the B2 highway to Windhoek. Along the way, I couldn’t help but notice the carpets of pretty yellow flowers all along the roadside. “They are so beautiful!” I cried. “I wish I could … More Beware the pretty yellow flowers on the roadside!
06 April 2013 We got up early on Saturday morning, tidied up the apartment, packed the car, and made our way out of a very damp and cold Swakopmund. It was time to head back to Windhoek, and our brief visit to the Atlantic coast had ended. As soon as we reached the desert, the … More We enjoy breakfast at the Shalom Farmers’ Market in the Swakop Valley
05 April 2013 After our long drive to Walvis Bay, our walk along the lagoon with the flamingoes, our visit to the Waterfront, and our encounters with pelicans and hungry sea gulls, followed by our visit to Dune 7 and lunch at the Rössmund Golf Course, we all – understandably – needed a bit of … More The Swakopmund jetty in the evening mist
05 April 2013 Our almost-ascent of Dune 7 had left us rather hungry and thirsty. Fortunately, Aunty Christa knew just the place for some delightful refreshments “Turn left at that sign,” she instructed Richard, as we were driving along the now familiar B2 towards Swakopmund (it was the road we had driven down from Windhoek … More We have lunch with springbok at the Rossmund Golf Club