The second weekend in July was a midterm break. School was closed Friday to Monday and we left home already Thursday afternoon. From Windhoek via B1 and B2 until we turned towards Omaruru, a Swedish-speaking town 100 years ago. But we just bought fuel there and continued westbound north of Erongo mountains.
The area is beautiful and we passed a few lodges that looked interesting with signs warning us of Rhino’s and Elephant’s. Our goal for the evening was…
We made it just in time for a sun-downer. We found a nice lodge, friendly staff, well tasting dinner and comfortable beds. Thanks Heinke!
We were up early for a fine breakfast and then took off for a walk among the rocks behind the lodge.
A nice view. The restaurant below with “our” house to the left.
A rocky walk…
…and the name of the lodge is not lying. You find rock paintings here, some up to 2000 years old. Above a beautiful giraffe that looks like it is flying.
Hanna and Saga with a big burden. They “carry” a rock with an interesting painting.
It looks like the mountains around Ai Aiba but if you look closer you see that they are clouds – rain clouds with rain!
A group of people. We don’t know much about them but they were probably forefathers of today’s bushmen – the San people.
We did not see bushmen on our walk, only “Rock Hyrax” or “Dassies” as they are called here. Their closest relative among today’s animals is – believe it or not – the elephant!
We did not see elephants either but the bushmen were not that far away…