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!

On our way south!
Enjoying the paved road while we can….
Then this guy crossed our path….
Such a beauty!
Pretty good dirt roads

Namibian skies!
A few trees in the desert

Good dirt roads
Love the sky


Near Weltevrede
Weavers nest near Weltevrede
Weltevrede tucked into the trees
We have arrived´╝ü
Dining area

Dining area
Breakfast time
Yummy breakfasts here
Bar area
Pooltime fun!
A view to the hills
Our two units and The Beast!

The place was lovely
Outside our door!
Outside our door!
Pest control

View behind our little home
Our place from the back!
From inside looking out!
Sun behind the hills
Sun setting
Sun setting on Weltevrede and The Beast

Desert sunset
Wonderful colours
Love sunsets!



Morning walk to water hole
No animals at water hole?
The water hole

Long view of the water hole
Three of four girls.
Lovebirds in a tree!
Our two Lovebirds

Guinea fowls seems to live all over the property

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