Most operators do this trip clockwise but I prefer to save the best for last – the place where I first fell in love with the country – admiring its fierce beauty from a private plunge pool.
This is a holiday that requires a fair amount of driving but, with arrow-straight gravel roads through vast and empty scenery, this is not driving as you know it.
German traders and adventurers bought up more and more land from groups such as the Herero and Nama.
This began the process of impoverishing the local Namibian peoples.
It had become an important source of cheap labour, mining potential and land for farming.
After World War II, South Africa annexed the territory.amibia is twice the size of Germany, the colonial power that annexed it for only 31 years (1884-1915) yet left an indelible imprint on its architecture, cuisine and language.To create a suitably diverse two-week itinerary, I have concentrated on the best sights accessible on a road trip north from Windhoek.The presence of German Rhenish missionaries at Windhoek made it an important trading centre.Around this time, conflict arose between peoples in Namibia as new groups came into the region, many forced from their land in other parts of Africa by European settlers.