Weltevrede was the name of our first stop in our 28 day tour of Namibia and Botswana. We drove south from Windhoek past Rehoboth then onto a dirt road for several hours to Weltevrede. The Guest Farm is on the edge of the Namib-Naukluft National Park in the Namib desert and only an hour drive from Dune 45 (known as Big Daddy), Deadvlei and Sossusvlei – all legendary Namibian sights! Namibia is mostly dirt roads….the good news is that the dirt roads are very good and you can go 85-110k on them – especially when we kicked in the 4 wheel drive! The Beast was doing great and we were on our way!
The kids should remember Weltevrede because I repeated the word so many times (in a funny voice). Throughout the trip I take words that i find funny and repeat them. In India I repeated Mumtaz a lot – she was the woman for which the Taj Mahal was built! In South Africa it was Mjejejejane….
Mid-afternoon we arrived at Weltevrede only to find we had the place to ourselves as tourists. The owners family was also there but having their own little get-together. Later in the day a family rocked up camping in typical South African style with the tent on top of the 4×4 jeep. Their daughter was a little shy but in time joined our girls. The dad was a cool architect from Plettenberg Bay and his wife was an actress and ran her husbands office on the side! We all played in the pool and had dinner together and drinks after dinner! Good times!