Picking up ‘Beast’, our Ford Ranger, we hit the road to begin our adventure. The driving itself was very straight-forward, with easy to navigate instructions provided. Our first stop was the ancient Namib Desert, home to the renowned sand dunes, oryx by the plenty and the welcoming Desert Homestead Lodge.
From our cosy bungalow we watched sunset over the desert, before setting off early for an incredible hot air balloon ride over Sossusvlei as the sun started to rise, turning the dunes a dusky orange.
An expedition to Deadvlei allowed us to capture that iconic shot of Namibia, before we drove up to the coastal town of Swakopmund. Swakopmund harks back to the days of German colonialism, with buildings appearing as if they have been lifted from Europe and dropped here. Our tour to Sandwich Harbour whisked us off the roads and onto the dramatic coast where the sand dunes meet the sea, where a little off-roading was due.