I took a long weekend in the wild to clear my mind and soul after a couple work-heavy weeks. The bush always regenerates me, I think the drylands and giraffe have some mystical hold over me, like a deep rooted earth magic, old as the eagles who fly above it. We bravely did the 16 hour drive up to Otjiwarongo – an area situated in central-north Namibia. We didn’t spend anytime in the city, but it is one of the more German influenced towns in the country. The vast farm lands are mostly game reserves and hunting lodges, with a huge emphasis on conservation and buck breeding.
Crazy beautiful landscapes this weekend in the Biewdouw Valley. Situated between Clanwilliam and Uitspankraal, this section of terrain is desolate, with patches of greenery near watering holes. The rock formations are something else, a solid source of inspiration in my life right now! Been dreaming of an overland trip through Colorado, but settling for this right now isn’t a bad second option!
We spent a long weekend at our small holding on the Outeniqua Pass a few weeks ago, and while I’d like to say it was mostly magical it was also incredibly sad and emotional for all of us dealing with the loss of my father. This special place was his absolute joy, a place to “tinker” as he would say.