As you drive around the curve towards Spreetshoogte Pass and catch the first glimpse of the rugged landscape lain barren in the hot summer sun, you are amazed the whole way to the viewpoint. No matter how many times you have been there before, it is near impossible to drive by without getting snap happy and capturing the steepest pass in the country on camera first.
There are few things as liberating as hitting the road to the south. The mere thought of the transition from tar road to gravel already conveys a relaxing feeling that replenishes the spirit. Open spaces, unpolluted air, a remote ruggedness that eventually turns into soft dunes of all shapes and sizes. Horizons stretching as far as the eye can see, speckled with grazing gemsbok in the distance.
There are a few locations to visit. Why not first set off to Namib Desert Camping2Go’s recently introduced campsite in the south. When you need to be as close to nature as possible, this is the best place to be. To get away from civilisation. To soak up the sounds of nature when sitting around the campfire at night.
But for those needing a little more luxury, The Desert Grace is a wonderfully spacious place clothed in pink. The perfect place to sit on a dune and sip on a pink drink, while watching the sun wrap the dunes in hues of blush.
The South is filled with wonders from safari to splendid splash pools. Why not make this your next journey?
Author: Geena Visagie