|Still dirty in spite of a quick wash down.|
|Hitting the open roads|
|Hills start popping up|
|And the last mountain - at the border|
|Checking our documents at the border|
|Going into Namibia from South Africa|
|Crossing the Orange rivier|
Once through the border at Noord Oewer we went and bought new Namibian sim cards for our phones so that we could have contact with folk back home and if some emergency occurred, we would be able to get help.
|First fuel from Namibia - much cheaper than in South Africa|
And a data card for me to keep my blog updated (yeah right!). Yet to get the stuff to work was an absolute pain. Dramas of epic proportions!
We ended up paying way more than we intended and thanks to the wonderful help of the staff at the Wimpy, they got us connected. Unfortunately we had spent about 3.5 hours there.
|Glad to know some rest is close!|
|A view from my tent|
|First Namibian sunset|
|Nic and Toni discussing the route|
|Our first washing of the trip|
|Start settling down for the day|
|The sun catching the distant mountains|
|Some interesting art|
Although we had to do tar all day, we were pretty tired and settled for bed quite early. I started noticing the subtle change in surroundings from South Africa to Namibia. Although different, I liked it. A kind of rugged beauty that demanded a second look.
|In Afrikaans: "Laugh with me; just because - for we need it".|
A relief to have a good night sleep after a long and exhausting day. Our first day on Namibian soil – yeahh!!!
The White House was the highlight of the day with meticulous care taken of the ablution blocks, the tents and helpfulness. Not to mention the very reasonable price! Definitely a place I would recommend and visit again.
|Our camp, tents, washing and dining room|