Day 402 - 405 Namibia : Windhoek

Day 402 Namibia

Trip Distance 203km (126m) Total Distance 8935km(5553m)
Road Condition 100% tar    
Time to travel 2.5hrs    
Cost of diesel N$7.69 (£0.69)    
Jackie & Bossie's home    

We woke up to blue skies, the kind of blue we've only ever seen in Africa, and with a chilly wind blowing. 

a_P1000829 But after a couple of cups of coffee and some rusks, we packed up and hit the road for the short drive to Windhoek.

We met up with Jackie & Bossie at Chameleon Backpackers, the business that they own and run in Windhoek - a lovely backpackers with rooms from dormitories to luxury en-suites at a very reasonable price.  We weren't going to be staying there though as we would be with Jackie & Bossie at their house.

Bossie cooked supper and we all chatted well into the night about our respective adventures. 

Friday dawned and off we went to town but on our way decided that we would indeed visit the geological survey that the farmer at the dinosaur footprints had made us promise we'd visit.  After a bit of to-ing and fro-ing around the airport and a quick visit to the new control tower, we finally arrived at the building (S22 36.004 E17 04.954) that houses the survey.  In short, it is a museum of natural history that covers the history of dinosaurs and mining in Namibia.  It was really interesting and well worth the hassle to find it.

Then we wandered around Windhoek, window shopping and foraging for lunch.  If you're in Windhoek, don't miss a visit to the Blue Olive Deli & Restaurant (S22 34.315 E17 06.222), buying some local fabulous meat from the butcher next door (S22 34.314 E17 06.249 Trans Kalahari Butcher) or some biltong and dry wors from Biltong & Bites (S22 34.344 E17 06.158) just across the road.

Saturday morning was spent shopping again and Saturday afternoon braaing and in front of the TV watching the semi-finals of the Super 14 rugby.  Yes!

Sunday lunch was at Joe's Beerhouse and what a meal we had.  If you are into all-you-can-eat buffets and you love venison, then this is the place for you.  Joe's motto is "Our house wine is Jaegermeister" and you just know that you're going to have a good time.  We whiled away 4 hours eating, drinking and chatting to the people around our shared table and finally wobbled off back to Jackie & Bossie's place.  That night we made plans with Bossie to join him on his farm just outside Okahandja to help him with some cattle branding, pregnancy tests (the cattle, not me and the vet would do the test and we'd seperate the cows!) and maybe do a little hunting as his staff needed some meat.  With those plans hatched we went to bed, excited at what the new week was to bring.