No early morning call today. Have we gone soft?! We are breakfasting at the Damara Mopane Lodge and only have an optional half day excursion which leaves at 10am. A truly leisurely day! Uanee and August have our coach ready and we set off towards the Ugab Terraces. Vingerklip is a 35m high finger of rock standing proudly above a vast valley. August negotiates a narrow and twisty track to get us close to the rock. We disembark and walk the pathway to the base of Vingerklip. Many guests then continue up some steps and a steep path to the lower rim. They are rewarded with wonderful views.
On the way home we stop at a huge termite mound and Uanee explains what is going on below ground! Here's just one snippet: the Termite Queen lays on average 30,000 eggs each day!
Back at our lodge a few folk head off on a mountain ridge walk while others enjoy a free afternoon. The sun is shining, the swimming pool is enticing. The gardens are pleasant, the bar is stocked. What more could you need?