Distance: 271km (Cumulative: 4 606km)
Moving time: 4:20
Average speed: 62km/h
Road surface: 100% gravel
Zebra Community Camp - R75 p.p
Electricity, clean water
We got up at 07:30, the earliest yet. Thanks to the millions of irritating flies we also packed up and was on the road by 08:30.
We turned towards Twyfelfontein and stopped at the living Damara Musuem. Caro and the Brudis paid the R80 entrance fee and was treated to traditional Damara dances, games and bead making. They were even showed how to make fire with two sticks. Sam a.k.a the Braai master bought the sticks from the souvenir shop and says he’s going to start the next fire with only the sticks.
We decided not to visit the Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings, but rather drive to the petrified forest. We ended up also not visiting it, but rather just drive on to Palmwag. The Brudis didn’t have breakfast so we stopped for early lunch next to the road. Someone there was even more flies, so we didn’t spend too much time.
We arrived at Palmwag at about 14:00 and went for a drink at the Palmwag Lodge Pool Bar. We wanted to drive through the concession area, but was told that it would cost R120pp plus R120 for the car and that the Hoanib river could also be flowing, preventing us from crossing over. We would however only reach it tomorrow and would then have to drive the 6+ hours back again. We thus opted for driving on the C43 to Sesfontein.
We found the Zebra Community Camp just outside Sesfontein at 16:00 and decided to call it home for the night. There’s even drinkable water from a fountain, hot water and electricity – for just R75 p.p.
Mario decided he wants to make dinner alone and immediately started to cut vegetables. 3 hours later the food was finally ready – it’s true that good things takes time. Mario made spaghetti with tomato relish and thinly sliced vegetables fried in the pan.
We finally got to play cards again, but then it started to rain. We weren’t about to let the rain stop our fun so we all squished in under the overhang of the roof top tent. It was also still so hot that all the guys sat without their shirts – so the parts that sticked out under the overhang and got wet, wasn’t so bad.
We went to bed around 23:00 with the rain still falling outside.