tschoe-wa.de Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
October 25th, 2019 Augrabies Falls National Park

Better to see the falls after rany season but there are several things to do in the park, like hiking, game viewing or discovering some beautiful lookouts of that impressive gorge.

October 25th, 2019 Augrabies Falls NP

We enjoyed the camping here. Clean, hot shower, washing mashine, kitchen, shady spots available, hiking trails starting at the campground, 265 for 2 people for caming which is in our opinion ok. In other countries in Africa you pay more and have less service.

October 25th, 2019 Ararat Viewpoint

In our opinion the best lookout. come here 1-1,5 hours before sunset as the gorge turns into red & golden colours. Also better to climb up the hill on the right as you can have a better view on the gorge and you are also able to see the sun. Much more beautiful than in day time. Road to the viewpoints are easy driving. Perfect spot for a sundowner :-)

October 23rd, 2019 Sandhill right by Fish River Canyon

when you turn off in that road there is a sighn camping not allowed.

October 23rd, 2019 Fish River Canyon (most southern viewpoint)

You can park your car and follow a walking path, in our opinion sunset is probably the best here because you can still see from that angle the colours changing in the canyon when the sun is low, at main point the canyon is just dark.

October 22nd, 2019 ARTP & RNP exit Gate

you need a permit to exit here but if you are going back to Sendelingsdrift you dont need. We did a Loop Sendlingsdrift-de Hoop- Richtersberg - Kokerboomkloof (stayed the night) - Helkloof Pass (dont miss it!)- Sendlingsdrift in 9 hours driving in total. The gate here is just for exit we heard...

October 22nd, 2019 entry gate to Richtersveld N.P.

We enjoyed that beautiful park, we just saw 2 other cars when we were there and camping was very private, nice off road park!
The border ferry is operated by san parks, so if you need information you can call them. if you just visit the park 110 one way (even when you have a wild card), expensive for that short distance, if you transit it seems to be more expensive, operating hours from 8.00- 16:00 (probably 16:30)

October 22nd, 2019 Sendelingsdrift Border Post

Immigration is straightforward, they don't have a custom there because it is not a comercial border, but the immigration will stamp your carnet if necessary, (we had to stamp our following carnet), the police will check your car and bags more precisely than on other borders, probably looking for diamonds

October 20th, 2019 Kolmanskop Mining Ghost Town

Recommended to join the tour to get some more informations about the lifestyle, the building and the whole history. No bookings in advance necessary. You can purcase your ticket directly at the gate or in town at the tourist office. Better to be there a little bit earlier before the tour starts, because there are no overland busses around and you can enjoy the quit which is much better for a ghost town ;-)
Tour is based on a small tip. Different languages available.

October 20th, 2019 Diaz Coffee Shop

Like everywhere in africa...take your time :)
breakfast took around 45 min waiting time and than we got the wrong order.
Cappucino wasnt delicious. Normal coffee was much better!
Breakfast was delicious but nothing special. In the evening you can come for whine and they do have german dishes, but don't know if it is good.

October 20th, 2019 Element Riders Place

we liked that place, had a room with shared bathroom for 360. 460 for double room en suite. clean kitchen, they do have a couple of waching machines. I guess they have a laundry service.
quit, friendly staff, safe parking!
they offer a couple of water activities like kite surfing.

August 15th, 2019 Lichen Fields

On the road from/to Messum Crater the landscape is full of Lichen fields. Nice red /orange landscape.
The main road itself is very corogated but you will find plenty new made alternative roads. 30 - 40 km/h mostly possible.

August 15th, 2019 Hike to Lookout

This is the starting point were you can hike up the hill for a 360 ° view. The hill is in the middle of the crater. Start the hike left hand side from the parking place.

August 15th, 2019 Welwitschia

you can see some of the Welwitchia's plants in that area

August 15th, 2019 Cape Cross Lodge Campground

We really liked that place...first we wanted to do wild camp but after visiting the seals we really had the feeling to have a shower (it is soooo stinky :-))
The campsite itself was nice, generator sound is a minus but just until 21pm.
You have a nice common area with sofas and a good restaurant. We liked the catch of the day. Cosy to sit inside in the evening and nice view and terrace for day time.

August 15th, 2019 Salt Pan

Nice landscape, little salt pan, nice plants around

August 14th, 2019 entrance gate skeleton coast

transit is for free, you have to fill out a permit paper and show it when leaving on the other side, available in both directions

August 14th, 2019 C39 Wildcamp

We think both path will bring you to the waterhole, just follow your location on i overlander and you will find flat spots with fire places. We heard hyenas, so be aware. And some elephant poo. The waterhole is overgrown but has water inside. Really nice and quiet stay!

August 14th, 2019 Cape Cross Seal Reserve

open from 10am to 5 pm, 80ppn, 10 for the car (international tourists), credit card payment possible

August 13th, 2019 Hoanib conservation fee

still 100 ppn + 100 per car
we were coming from purros (there a 3 options entering the park from direction purros) and exit in seisfontein. No problem to pay by exit.

August 12th, 2019 Waterhole

small artificial waterhole, water inside, some elephant poo around

August 11th, 2019 Near Lookout

There are several more or less flat camping possibilities on the van zyl pass, but it is nice to end up here to enjoy sunset. Really nice view point with 360 view.
we decided not to camp on the lookout because we have a rooftop tent and it was little bit windy and we set up the camp down before the lookout.
In the end 1h after sunset the wind stopped but we enjoyed breakfast on the lookout.
Perfect spot before driving down into the valley! Quiet, in the morning 2 sheppard passed but did not say anything.
Enjoy :-)

August 8th, 2019 Epupa Camp

we stayed 2 nights, for us the best choice because it is more private camping than in epupa falls lodge,
they have on left hand side 5 more basic campsites (flushing toilets and hot open air shower) and right hand site campsites where everybody has private ablution blocs. We preferred the basic campsites because of the more beautiful lakeview and overland groups do not stay there.
Bar is really nice with beautiful view.
180 ppn, free wifi

August 8th, 2019 Shop express

small shop at the petrol station.no vegetables available. only shop in town!!!

August 6th, 2019 Okaukuejo Petrol Station

Petrol station with diesel and benzin for normal price, credit card payment was not possible "today" :-) so bring cash

August 3rd, 2019 Mahango park entry/exit gate

Still 90 two people + car. Nice small park.

August 3rd, 2019 San Living Museum

Yes! It is really nice how the community shows the lifestyle of the ancient San. We did a 3 hours tour (250 ppn.) where they show you how the San light fire, make a bow and arrow, how the women produce jewellery and go on a bush walk to learn about plants for daily use, medicine, and poison. In the end they will show traditional dances they still do these days.You can ask so many question and get an impression how the San used to live and how they do in these days. It was not a human zoo for us, it was more like they say a Living Museum (which makes it not boring to learn about culture and history).
These guys found a way that everybody can enjoy...

August 3rd, 2019 Tsumeb - Kupferquelle Resort

240 for two people plus car camping fee,
the pool is very good for swimming a few lengths after all that driving.
Perfect is also that they offer washing mashines and dryers for self using. 20 per token (1 token per load or drying)...you can use them 24h...So if you arrive late laundry is still possible. They also have a laundry service but not on weekends.

August 2nd, 2019 waterholes

here are two waterholes which seem to be permanently. the road coming from north is nice and easy to drive. A little bit sand in between but not bad. you can go in some parts 40 km/h.

August 1st, 2019 Good Year Tyres

Good workshop, professional working on tyres. We did alignment and balancing.