African shoestrings – Namibia Day Seventy five – Windhoek

In most African towns and cities there are plenty of curio and souvenir shops, a lot of them tacky and often overpriced and Windhoek was no exception, we did however find tucked away in an old renovated warehouse that once housed a brewery, the Namibia crafts centre. This place sold only artifacts and souvenirs made … Continue reading African shoestrings – Namibia Day Seventy five – Windhoek

African shoestrings – Namibia Day Seventy four – Windhoek

Spitkoppe is an attractively shaped mountain on the main drag between Swako and Windhoek (we were now heading back to Windhoek). Its been called the Matterhorn of Africa due to its similarity in shape. Well, maybe but it’s a bit like comparing Fish river Canyon with the Grand Canyon, once you've seen the real thing … Continue reading African shoestrings – Namibia Day Seventy four – Windhoek

African shoestrings – Namibia Day Seventy Two – Swakopmund

Our final day in Swako was actually spent in Walvis Bay, a small town, 30 kilometres south. We checked out of our comfy accommodation thinking we would find something in Walvis Bay, a decision we were later to regret. This little nondescript town was never actually colonised by the Germans. The British who controlled the … Continue reading African shoestrings – Namibia Day Seventy Two – Swakopmund

African shoestrings – Namibia Day Seventy One – Swakopmund

Everybody (that is mainly the white population) was friendly and seemed to have either German or Afrikaans accents. Wilma our landlady, a white Namibian of German heritage was a third generation Namibian, But she had been brought up to speak German in school and at home and spoke English with a strong German accent. Despite … Continue reading African shoestrings – Namibia Day Seventy One – Swakopmund