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 Sixty nine – Hentiesbaai

Terrace Bay is desert, black stone beaches and a grey sick looking ocean that yielded an endless abundance of fish. This is serious stuff! A couple of guys caught 82 fish each one weighting around seven or eight kilos off the beach! I don't know that much about fishing but I do know that there are... Continue Reading →

African shoestrings – South Africa Day Thirty-seven – Rhodes Memorial Cape Town

Just up the road from Observatory, we found the Rhodes Memorial. A little gem of a place! Cecil John Rhodes, founder of the famous De Beers Diamond Company and British Empire builder had a big influence on the way Southern Africa was carved up politically in the nineteenth century. He was Prime Minister of the Cape... Continue Reading →

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