On the way to Swakopmund from Windhoek along the B3 you will notice a mountain range, called the Pontok Mountains rising up out of the barren landscapes. The Spitzkoppe, known as the Matterhorn of Namibia and towering at 1 784m above sea level, forms part of this range.
Another year has flown swiftly by and it’s time to take a look at what we can get up to in Windhoek this December.
Meandering among the landscapes of the northern Namib-Naukluft National Park, the Welwitschia Drive is easily located from your accommodation in Windhoek or Swakopmund and takes about 4 hours to complete.
One of Namibia’s most famous plants was discovered by an Austrian botanist on Angolan soil in 1860. Freidrich Welwitsch started out his working life as a theatre critic until taking up a post as a plant collector in Angola on behalf of Portugal. Along with the amazing Welwitschia plant, Welwitsch accumulated 5 000 other plants, many of which were completely new to science.
Cape Town is one of the world’s favourite cities and the most visited tourist destination in South Africa, with an extremely welcoming attitude towards visitors and an outstanding tourist infrastructure. The city is easily reached by Namibian travellers via direct flights from Windhoek and even by road. The trip from Windhoek to Cape Town comprises 1 480km of good safe roads and makes a fascinating road trip with many worthwhile and interesting stops along the way.
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