ASIS Travel Adventures 2007-08 travel blog

Road to Namibia

Our wonderful accommodation at Felix Unite along the Orange River. It's even...

Inside our room

Our room overlooked this river where you could swim or canoe. 3-5...

Looking back from the river to our cabana.

An early start had us on the road by 8am. Not a cloud in the sky a we began our long journey to cross the border to Namibia today. We traveled north through Namaqualand. As we neared the border the landscape became dryer with little vegetation. It looked rather inhospitable. There was little evidence of people living n this area until we arrived at a town called Springbok. This small town was our grocery stop.

The border crossing brought us to the Orange River and dreadful heat! People in line at the border told us that this is hot but it can get to 50+ degrees here. They told us it was not yet 40 today. Oh that made me feel much cooler . . . Note to self: I have to start carrying a wet face cloth with me to cool me down. The border crossing went quickly and once we were on our way again it only took twenty minutes for us to reach our destination. Felix Unite was the place we stayed for the night. The area just west of here is a huge diamond mining area, which is restricted.

What a beautiful spot along the Orange River (named after the Dutch Royal family (Oranje). It is now called the Gariep River. The lodgings are called Felix Unite and contain camping areas as well as cabanas. The cabanas were gorgeous! Each couple had their own with ensuite bathroom and air con. Thank god for that. Each unit also had a small concrete deck with lawn chairs, which overlooked the river. Wow this is the good life!

If you want to check the area for yourself try to see the wonderful things this area offers.

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