Stampriet

 

After a quick stop at the Quiver Tree Forest in Keetmanshoop we pushed on to our next stop, a farm a few kilometres outside Stampriet. Now, if you don’t know where Stampriet is, don’t worry – neither did I. But maybe you’ve heard of Marienthal? Not? Ok, now you’ll just have to ask Google maps.

ANYWAY, so we covered yet another few 100 km. This is pretty standard in Namibia terms. To get anywhere you’ll drive FAR.  Heading east towards the Botswana side of Namibia we noticed the landscape changing into a savannah. Grass grew longer, dunes grew redder and we were in for a surprise when the sun would set later that day. No photo can capture the beauty of the sunsets – we tried without much success.

This is another world. Forget about cell phone reception, wi-fi, television and anything connecting you to the outside world. And the best part is – you honestly don’t even miss it. This was farm life at its best. That is if your farm has springbok, gemsbok, zebras, warthogs, African ground squirrels and a variety of other creatures.

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