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After the awesome Spitzkoppe, we traveled back to Swakopmund, where we spent another couple of days at the Desert Sky Backpackers.

We got the aircon fixed, which by the way now seems to broken again, sampled plenty of Camelthorn at the Brauhaus and, well, not much else really.

From Swakop we headed north into the magnificent Skeleton Coast National Park, where we spent the night at a deserted Mile 108. By all accounts, the weather in this part of the world can get quite hostile, but we caught it on a wonderfully calm evening. This was very fortunate, considering you camp right on the beach and there is literally nowhere to hide when the wind picks up.

The next day we back-tracked about 30 kms, before taking a left turn and saying goodbye to the Atlantic. We were headed for the Rhino Ugab River Camp, which is run by the Save the Rhino Trust of Namibia. They do amazing work in the region, and the camp raises valuable funds for the project. It’s also in a very remote, rugged and extremely beautiful spot, about as far from civilisation as we’d been on this trip. These are all good things. But it was unbearably hot when we got there, and Kerryn got bitten by a spider. So our judgment of the place was probably a little distorted. The next morning we got an early start for the little town of Uis, which lies in the shadow of Namibia’s highest mountain, the mighty Brandberg.

If you’ve missed any of Jeff and Kerryn’s previous posts, read them all here.

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Jeff and Kerryn

Kerryn-lee grew up in the wilds of the Kruger Park, where she developed a love of all things nature. Jeff grew up in the wilds of Jozi’s northern suburbs, where he developed a chronic longing for all things nature. After spending 5 months road-tripping Southern Africa a couple of years back, and then another 5 months backpacking the Indian sub-continent, they've decided it's time to get to know their own country a little better. They're currently traveling the circumference of South Africa for their honeymoon, which presented the perfect excuse to go on another adventure. Read about their travels here, or catch them at passthemap.com or on Instagram (@passthemap, @KERRING_LEE).