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    Default Namibia trip report March 2019

    Okay, we're not exactly breaking new ground with this report, but still here it is. Cape Town - Ais-ais - Sossuvlei - Windhoek - Spitzkoppe

    Second installment will be a little further afield, heading up to the Ugab, Twyfelfontein, Palmwag, and beyond.

    The big question out of installment No. 1...what is the best place to provision in Windhoek?

    We went to two places, the Maerua Mall, which was very difficult to find non-height restricted parking and didn't really have the best provisioning options anyway, and we also went to the Grove Mall, which we barely fit under the parking boom. I can't remember why I've written off the Grove Mall, but I feel like when we were in Windhoek a few years ago we went to someplace that was much easier, just can't remember where it was.

    We had a really fantastic trip!
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    Thank you, looking forward the rest. I like your style of photography. Subdued , but stylish

    Namibia is a special place, I am doing my second Nambia trip this year, leaving Cape Town this Saturday.

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    Thanks for great, to the point report and some really good photos. Looking forward to the next installment.

    Agree that Namibia is a very special place .............. lets hope that as time goes by that this does not change.
    We've travelled through Namibia fairly extensively during the past 25+ years and always off the normal routes using Jan Joubert and Johan Snyman's maps and books for all my planning. The planning for our next trip has just been completed; now the countdown to March 2020 starts!
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    Default Re: Namibia trip report March 2019

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    also, do we know yet on where to get provisions in Windhoek?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Pantoffel View Post
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    also, do we know yet on where to get provisions in Windhoek?
    Nope. But I'm sure someone will chime in...!

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    I have a trip forming in my mind, it changes a bit as I get more info but I think for a variety of reasons my trip will also be in March so it's great to get your perspective on that off season time even if it was perhaps a bit unusually dry. As per others comments your photography has a nice style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Pantoffel View Post
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    also, do we know yet on where to get provisions in Windhoek?
    There's a very well-stocked Spar at Maerua Lifestyle Centre, which is on the right side of Maerua Mall when coming from town. It has open air parking which solves the height restriction issue.

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    I love reading trip reports but they give me terrible Wanderlust! Thank you for going to the effort of putting such a fine one together

    Happy future travels
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamM View Post
    Thanks for great, to the point report and some really good photos. Looking forward to the next installment.

    Agree that Namibia is a very special place .............. lets hope that as time goes by that this does not change.
    We've travelled through Namibia fairly extensively during the past 25+ years and always off the normal routes using Jan Joubert and Johan Snyman's maps and books for all my planning. The planning for our next trip has just been completed; now the countdown to March 2020 starts!
    Hi Sam where can I get these maps and books from
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    Quote Originally Posted by Small4x4 View Post
    Hi Sam where can I get these maps and books from
    Johan Snyman is a forum member (JSnyman?), you can search and PM him to order directly from him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B Murr View Post
    I have a trip forming in my mind, it changes a bit as I get more info but I think for a variety of reasons my trip will also be in March so it's great to get your perspective on that off season time even if it was perhaps a bit unusually dry. As per others comments your photography has a nice style.
    Thanks, glad you like the photos. It's funny, lots of places, but particularly in Sossusvlei I felt like I was right next to a spectacular photo, but I could never quite capture it. I could spent a lot of time wandering around in those dunes.

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    Okay, number 2 is up! I added it to the first post. No. 2 - Spitzkoppe - Ugab - Twyfelfontein - Palmwag.

    I had to downsample the photos to meet the upload size restrictions, so hopefully they still look okay. If not I can mess around with it some more.

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    Default Re: Namibia trip report March 2019

    No need to do anything to your photographs- beautiful as they are! So enjoying your reports- well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalDriver View Post
    Okay, number 2 is up! I added it to the first post. No. 2 - Spitzkoppe - Ugab - Twyfelfontein - Palmwag.

    I had to downsample the photos to meet the upload size restrictions, so hopefully they still look okay. If not I can mess around with it some more.
    Thank you so very much for the excellent report and beautiful pictures.
    So appreciate your time in preparing it for us.
    Hope you find the memorial picture as it would be interesting to know the history.
    Regards Ad Rem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ad Rem View Post
    Thank you so very much for the excellent report and beautiful pictures.
    So appreciate your time in preparing it for us.
    Hope you find the memorial picture as it would be interesting to know the history.
    Regards Ad Rem.
    Found it!

    A mystery of the bush perhaps, but if nothing else, RIP Mr. Pherby (Herby?), you are in a beautiful place.

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    It appears it was Hans and Herbie the two persons were working for the Brandberg Wes mine and died in a truck accident there is an article about it in the WEG magazine of October 2014

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalDriver View Post
    Johan Snyman is a forum member (JSnyman?), you can search and PM him to order directly from him.
    PM me and I will let you have his details
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    Quote Originally Posted by CalDriver View Post
    Found it!

    A mystery of the bush perhaps, but if nothing else, RIP Mr. Pherby (Herby?), you are in a beautiful place.

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    Thanks DaveM. Reply #17.
    CalDriver, hope you are able to translate.
    Found this very interesting. So sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ad Rem View Post
    Thanks DaveM. Reply #17.
    CalDriver, hope you are able to translate.
    Found this very interesting. So sad.
    Does anybody know anything about this grave site.

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