Cycling Namibia – Part 2 (South) – From Windhoek to the Orange

This is the sequel of Cycling in Namibia part 1 (North), with 1400 new kilometers from Windhoek to the Orange river, bordering South Africa, in July and August 2014.

This Part 2 (South) features the C26 through the Khomas Highland and the Kupferberg pass, the forever blue skies around the HESS telescope, the very steep Spreetshoogte pass near the Tropic of Capricorn, the incredible views from the dunes over Dead Vlei and Sossusvlei, lots of wildlife and boks cutting my road, lots of scenic gravel roads too, as the Namib desert is a cycling paradise. The journey continues with the D707 around the Tiras mountains that broke a bit of my frame, a sandblasting experience on the road through the Sperrgebiet to Lüderitz, Kolmanskop ghost town and the Garub wild horses, and ends with the gorgeous scenery of the C13 along the Orange river and the Aussenkehr grape farms.

More details and stories in the Namibian blog posts and more photos in the Namibian Flickr album. The much nicer HD version only works on the vimeo website.

Places traveled:
Windhoek, HESS telescope, Nauchas, Solitaire, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Sesriem, Sossusvlei, NamibRand nature reserve, Betta, Kanaan, Aus, Lüderitz, Kolmanskop, Rosh Pinah, Aussenkehr, Noordoewer.