Waterberg Day Trip

One of the advantages of living on the “platteland” (countryside) is that one doesn’t have to drive particularly far to get into the bush. I might not be the biggest fan of my hometown, but Otjiwarongo has this one big advantage. Waterberg National Park is no more than 90 minutes away while Etosha National Park is about 3 hours away. We are surrounded with private guest farms and lodges and with a little bit of effort, one can make a quick break from the madness of daily routines.

On the 30th December 2013, this is exactly what Henrico and I decided to do. We’ve been to Waterberg countless time, but for a quick breakaway, there were few places as good as this.

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A Dry Riverbed on our way to Waterberg
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After the first rains, everything is green!
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One of the most beautiful trees in the area! (And there are many!)
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Do we really have to climb it? Again?!
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At the top of the paved road is a swimming pool… Henrico had all his days to convince me to walk on!
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Dapper Stapper… the man even carried my camera bag!
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Waterberg has plants that I have never seen before…
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The most patient man in the world….
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No easy road up this mountain.
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It’s time to rest!
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The reason why I climb this mountain! Every time!
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We heard them before we saw them…
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Almost back at camp…. almost….

Published by Mariette du Toit

Namibian born and raised, I am the owner Mariette du Toit Photography - where I share photos of the beautiful people I capture in my unique Namibian documentary style and Travelling Namibia where I share travelling tips with travellers across the globe through reviews on the lodges and campsites that I visit.

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