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 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 – Namibia Day Sixty nine – Hentiesbaai

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

African shoestrings – South Africa Day Thirty-six – Cape of Good Hope

We got an even closer look at the Cape the next day after picking up a cheap hire car from the unknown (to us anyway) Atlantic Car Hire. The plan was to explore the peninsula for the day and drop off the car in Stellenbosch, centre of the South Africa's wine industry and some 40 … Continue reading African shoestrings – South Africa Day Thirty-six – Cape of Good Hope