- In the Giant’s Playground
- The Ghost Town of Kolmanskuppe
- On the road again – Luderitz to the NamibRand
- A few days in the NamibRand
- The incredible dunes of Sossusvlei
- Deadvlei – a place like no other
- Scenes from the road – Sossusvlei to Walvis Bay
- Walvis Bay – Flamingos and Dunes
- The Skeleton Coast & Spitzkoppe
- Etosha National Park
The NamibRand was once a working farm, now it is a private nature reserve. It is more than 215,000 hectares (approx 830 square miles) of spectacular landscapes and scenery.
We were fortunate to have this long grass (tall bushman grass I think?) everywhere we went. Normally at this time of year it is dormant from the lack of rain. The way that it lights up at twilight really is beautiful!
It’s hard to explain the difference the light makes in this place, so let me try to show you. Two photos of the same road, the first before the light and the second after…
After twilight we drove around the reserve, looking for wildlife and enjoying the drive…
As we were heading back to the lodge for lunch we got stuck in traffic…
Then we came across this adult Little Sparrowhawk, a small bird of prey endemic to Southern Africa.
And perhaps the most entertaining of all – some yellow mongoose just looking silly
After lunch we had some time to just wander around the lodge and get some photos of the stunning location.
The reserve is also home to a number of Oryx, one of the largest antelope species.
On this particular evening we climbed to a top of a small hill for our twilight photography and for sundowners. It was the perfect spot and a great end to another day.
I love the soft light and the lines in this one…
And a twilight photo to end the day and our time in the NamibRand
The two nights we were at Greenfire, the wonderful staff sang us a few songs after dinner. I hope you can feel the joy and pride they had in sharing a little bit of their culture with us. While this wasn’t my favourite location in terms of the photography, but it was my favourite place that we stayed. The staff really made us feel welcome – it was really special!