While exploring the Namaqualand and traversing the Richtersveld I was introduced to the ancestral lineage of the Nama - the only true descendants of the Khoikhoi people of Southern Africa. They migrated across the Orange River in the time between the 1840’s and 1850’s, originally settling at Gibeon (Khaxa-tsûs) as from 1863. Culture clearly transcends colonial borders and I am intrigued to continue unpacking the history of Namibia’s people.
Must See places
A trip to Namibia would not be complete without a visit to Sossusvlei and the surrounding attractions.
The breathtaking landscape of red dunes, contrasting white clay pans, silhouetted acacia trees and mysterious fairy circles make it arguably the most popular year-round tourist attraction in Namibia. It certainly is one of the most photographed destinations in the world. In this “Sea of Sands”, you will find some of the world’s tallest sand dunes as part of the largest conservation area in Africa. The Namib Naukluft National Park lies hidden within the oldest Desert in the world - the Namib Desert.