Lighthouses and Spectacular Sunsets on the Outskirts of Lüderitz

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In the previous Namibia post we travelled to Kolmanskop – an abandoned mining town that is slowly being reclaimed by nature. This week we travel to Lüderitz, a seaside town, which is kinda the last thing you’d expect to exist just a 10 minute drive from what seems like an endless desert. This tiny town […]

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Exploring Kolmanskop: The Town That Nature is Claiming Back

I don’t know how I learnt about the existence of Kolmanskop. I don’t recall if it was the internet, TV or even just a good old fashioned book that alerted me to the presence of a tiny abandoned town in Namibia. What I do know is that as soon as I decided to travel through […]

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Sundowners and Sunsets: An Incredible Night at Fish River Canyon

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On a whim, as we were sitting in our rental car in Cape Town getting ready to start our road trip in Namibia, I began doing some browsing on my phone and somehow, came across a listing for a truly stunning looking lodge on the edge of Fish River Canyon. When planning our route through […]

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Cape Town to Fish River Canyon: The Start of an Epic Namibian Road Trip

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Have you ever travelled to a country that took every expectation you had about it and then just blew them to smithereens? If not, then you need to add Namibia to your bucket list immediately! I had wanted to visit Namibia for years. I had dreamed about climbing the enormous sand dunes of Sossusvlei, photographing the ghost […]

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What its Really Like to Spend the Night at Giraffe Manor: Part II

After a seriously good nights sleep, we woke up SO excited for what would happen that morning. Yep, it was time for us to eat breakfast with the giraffes! I had dreamt of doing this for so many years and it was finally happening. I couldn’t wait for those enormous faces to pop through the […]

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What its Really Like to Spend the Night at Giraffe Manor: Part I

Most of the time, my bucket list destinations are countries or cities, towns or islands. They are regions, ruins and stunning parts of nature. However, some of my bucket list destinations are much more specific. Sometimes these wish-list travel destinations are literally just certain hotels or resorts! Giraffe Manor was one such bucket list item. […]

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17 Things You Need To Know Before Travelling to Comoros

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When I decided to visit the Comoros, naturally, I started trying to research as much as I could about the country. I shouldn’t really have been surprised, but the amount of information for travellers available is really very minimal. So, as an effort to help any other travellers who are researching a trip to the […]

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Learning to Scuba Dive in the Untouched Paradise of Moheli

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My time in Moheli ended up being completely different to what I had initially planned. I had expected to snorkel and swim, and I had also booked us in for a ‘beginners guided dive’ to give us a taste of the scuba diving experience. I had no idea that I would leave Moheli with my […]

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