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The Mechanics www.longroadtripsouth.com Ally and Rob Ford found solitude in bush camping. “Busoa Pass, on the C28 from Windhoek to Swakopmund. Feels good to be back on the road again. Last minute stock up on sausage (but alas, no beer. No alcohol is sold here on holidays or Sundays). Took the dirt road towards Swakopmund. Awesome scenery, a lot of nothing. Stopped for the night on the Bosua Pass, west of Brandberg mountain. Continued towards the rocky outcrops of Spitzkoppe, seriously impressive red-orange rock rising up out of nothingness. We decided to push on through to view the Brandberg mountain at sunset (which was lovely) and stopped there for the night. Not one single car has passed us all day! Made a cool fire and decided to make full use of our potjie. (An African black cast iron pot used to make stews on the fire.) Tucked into a yummy wholesome garlic and vegetable potjie.” s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s www.inafrica.co.uk Kate Bowness and Gareth MacRae spent time with a Bushman community. “Having left Grootfontein, we enjoyed a very relaxing stopover at Roy’s Camp 50km northeast of town. The manageress, Inga, recommended we take a trip out to a historical, working San Bushman village about 80km along the gravel road east towards Tsumkwe and a further 6 km along a thick sandy track. And it was there, at the end of this track, that we stopped at the sign that simply read, ‘Please park here and wait for your guide’. So we did. Within a minute, Mr Thomas appeared, introduced himself in fluent English and guided us through a menu of traditional activities listed on a wooden board that we could take part in. Despite all of the wonderful things we have seen of Namibia so far, nothing has come closer in importance and value - let alone in providing enjoyment, fascination and lasting memories - than our visit to a Bushman community.” Rob Ford T aking a break, Rob and Ally Ford 40 Travel NamibiaODYSSEYCAR HIREP O Box 20938, WindhoekTel.: (+264 61) 223269Fax: (+264 61) 228911E-mail: odyssey@iway.nawww.odysseycarhire.comDiscover Namibia’s vast distances with:• A wide variety of vehicles and camping equipment• Unlimited mileage • Insurance rates included (full excess cover available)• No advertising material on our vehiclesNamibia’s