Via the Skeleton Coast to Damaraland

Added 01 May 2012
We departed the Hansa Hotel this morning, stopped at the petrol station for some ice to keep our water supplies cool in our coach cold box and then headed north. Travelling along the desolate Skeleton Coast road we stopped to view a ship wreck before arriving in the town of Henties Bay. From here we turned inland passing the Bramsberg Mountains and the Spitskoppe Mountain on route. The scenery began to change as we approached the ex mining town of Uis. There was more vegetation and the flat lands turned into rolling hills. Shortly after Uis we stopped at the River Ugab to enjoy our lunch snacks. The nearby Herrero women did a roaring trade selling colourful little dolls! A little further on and the road changed from gravel to Tarmac and we skirted the town of Khorixas to make our final approach to Vingerklip. The scenery changed dramatically, with huge rock terraces and formations reminiscent of Monument Valley in the USA. Mid afternoon we arrived at Vingerklip Lodge which is set nearby the Vingerklip finger of rock". The lodge consists of comfortable bungalows linked by pathways all surrounded by beautiful landscaping and gardens. A nice cool welcome drink greets us and we're soon settling in and enjoying the magnificent views from our rooms. By dinner time everyone is thoroughly relaxed and simply wondering how Richard and Dawn found this remote little gem of a place!        "