Yakandonga Weekend | Night Photos

When we started planning our trip to Yakandonga, I decided to try out some night photos. Photographing the stars is something I’ve always wanted to do, but have struggled quite a bit with. I planned on reading and studying the topic before we went, but as luck would have it, we had no internet on the Friday before we left. I was thus left to my own devices.

I don’t think our photos of the fire came out too bad, but any advice on how you focus on stars while it is pitch black – please send them my way.

Yakandonga Weekend | Day photos

A few weekends ago we went out to Yakandonga for a birthday weekend. It was the first time I visited since a teen a high school so had no idea what to expect.

Yakandongo used to be a hunting farm, but has recently been sold to a cattle farmer. Since the guest chalets are still standing and in working order, they do allow visitors but do not advertise them as such. Since we were a rather big group, they also didn’t take any other bookings for the weekend, so we had the space for ourselves.

This isn’t a destination I would recommend to tourists, but for the Namibian family looking to break away from town on an affordable budget – this is a good option.


Travel in Staail

Maak los daardie boortjie en haal af jou das
want dies nie die bloutrein nie ons ry derde klas
gooi weg daardie soetkys en drink liewers Tas
dis nie goeie wyn nie, dis nie goeie wyn nie,
maar dit proe eerste klas

So you can wear, so you can wear my shoes, bra
and walk one more mile and walk one more mile
ons woon hier, ons woon hier, ons woon hier in Afrika
ons travel in staail

– Koos Kombuis

Outjo, you Beaut!

Not too long ago I had to travel to Outjo for a family/maternity shoot. The shoot was to be on a farm about 10km out of Outjo on the Khorixas road. Not knowing the family or the area, I had no idea what to expect. But boy, was a surprised?! The family chose a spot in a valley where there is a natural fountain. Apparently the fountain never dries up, but with the good rains, it has actually become a small river. I could not get enough of the area – it was beyond beautiful. To say that I would love to return for a longer period, would be an understatement. This was truly magnificent.

Epupa Falls | Sunsets

“…she remembered watching a summer sunset from this very spot. Not so long ago; just a lifetime.”
Sharon Kay Penman, When Christ and His Saints Slept


The Epupa Falls View point faces east, so the sun sets behind the photographer. Often, we look into the sun, searching for the gold. But here, here at Epupa, the beauty lies in the east.

“And yet day and night meet fleetingly at twilight and dawn,” he said, lowering his voice again and narrowing his eyes and moving his head a quarter of an inch closer to hers. “And their merging sometimes affords the beholder the most enchanted moments of all the twenty four hours. A sunrise or sunset can be ablaze with brilliance and arouse all the passion, all the yearning, in the soul of the beholder.”
Mary Balogh, A Summer to Remember
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