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Jan Olivier • Kroonstad • Member since 26 Apr 2018
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I love to travel and see new places. We live in a beautiful part of the world. There's magnificent things to see all over. The more places I have seen, the more I have realized just how much variation there is.

I have been traveling and camping since I can remember. Worked in 4 areas of South Africa where we drove around a lot. I have seen a variety of places which few people have seen. I worked from Johannesburg city center to Rhodes Eastern Cape.

All I can say is that what I have seen is spectacular. And I have not even nearly been everywhere. We have a fantastic region of the world that we stay in. Don't sit at home and miss what's out there. Look around here and find what you like. Then go explore.


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Jan Olivier Attraction, Epupa falls download image
Jan Olivier Attraction, Epupa falls download image
Jan Olivier Attraction, Epupa falls download image
Epupa falls

(Namibia, Kunene)

Nearest town: Okongwati


The Epupa falls is in the Kunene River which forms the northern border between Namibia and Angola. We also found a massive baobab tree close to the waterfall. Apparently it is the biggest one in Kaokoland. The second photo is downstream of the falls, where the water have cut a deep path through the rocks. See where Jan Olivier took these photos.Epupa fallsX
Jan Olivier Attraction, Krokovango crocodiles download image
Jan Olivier Attraction, Krokovango crocodiles download image
Jan Olivier Attraction, Krokovango crocodiles download image
Krokovango crocodiles

(Botswana, Ngamiland)

Nearest town: Shakawe


We took these photos of the Krokovango crocodiles at the Krokovango & Leseding Info Centre. This is a crocodile farm where they have over 10 000 crocodiles of every age. The third photo is of the first crocodile on the farm that was caught from the delta. It's name is Sam and is now in it's own retirement home. See where Jan Olivier took these photos.Krokovango crocodilesX
Jan Olivier Attraction, The red drum download image
Jan Olivier Attraction, The red drum download image
Jan Olivier Attraction, The red drum download image
The red drum

(Namibia, Kunene)

Nearest town: Orupembe


The red drum, also know as "Die rooi drom" is a land marker placed so that people know where they are. This was done way before the days of GPS. If you reach the red drum, you know at which split in the road you are. If you haven't yet been to the red drum, you haven't been nowhere. The journey to the drum, is much better than the destination. Roads leading here are man made and driven out by 4x4. The Van Zyl's pass is also relatively nearby... See where Jan Olivier took these photos.The red drumX
Jan Olivier Attraction, Fountain on the farm Oase download image
Jan Olivier Attraction, Fountain on the farm Oase download image
Jan Olivier Attraction, Fountain on the farm Oase download image
Fountain on the farm Oase

(Namibia, Khomas)

Nearest town: Solitaire


An oasis in the desert near the C14 road. It is at the bottom of the Gaub-pass. Although it isn't a strong stream of water flowing out of the fountain, it is nice to find such a green spot in this dry part. The farmer have first build a smaller dam, and then later a bigger dam to catch the water of the fountain. See where Jan Olivier took these photos.Fountain on the farm OaseX
Jan Olivier Attraction, Area between Barkley East and Rhodes download image
Jan Olivier Attraction, Area between Barkley East and Rhodes download image
Jan Olivier Attraction, Area between Barkley East and Rhodes download image
Area between Barkley East and Rhodes

(Eastern Cape, Frontier Country)

Nearest town: Barkly East


We took some photos of the area between Barkley East and Rhodes. There are various mountains and streams along the way. This is not a road for those in a hurry. Take your time to enjoy the scenery. A spectacular road to drive. This area and getting closer to Rhodes gets snow often during the winter months. We went to work at the top of Naudesnek pass on 2 January 2006 and the vehicle showed it was 6 degrees celsius. No wonder Tiffindell ski... See where Jan Olivier took these photos.Area between Barkley East and RhodesX
Jan Olivier Attraction, Natural fountain with lukewarm water download image
Jan Olivier Attraction, Natural fountain with lukewarm water download image
Jan Olivier Attraction, Natural fountain with lukewarm water download image
Natural fountain with lukewarm water

(Namibia, Oshikoto)

Nearest town: Omuthiya


On our way out of Etosha we stopped at this natural fountain with lukewarm water. The water is brackish which can be seen from the salts accumulating on the soil around the water. This water is trapped underground under pressure and is pushed out in a fountain. The fountain works non stop day and night, year in and out. No pump needed. We could take a nice lukewarm shower to get the dust of the day off. On our way northwest we saw some... See where Jan Olivier took these photos.Natural fountain with lukewarm waterX
Jan Olivier Attraction, Driving down pass at Otjio download image
Jan Olivier Attraction, Driving down pass at Otjio download image
Driving down pass at Otjio

(Namibia, Kunene)

Nearest town: Opuwo


Driving down the pass we had to plan the route ahead as we had three 4x4's and two 2x4's. This road was rough with big boulders in, as any good 4x4 road should be. At one spot there was a deep hole in the road over which we had to drive. This could easily be used if we needed to work below one of the vehicles. This is the easier alternative to the Van Zyl's pass. It still has a lot of loose rocks. We were driving downhill from east to... See where Jan Olivier took these photos.Driving down pass at OtjioX
Jan Olivier Attraction, Marienfluss valley download image
Jan Olivier Attraction, Marienfluss valley download image
Jan Olivier Attraction, Marienfluss valley download image
Marienfluss valley

(Namibia, Kunene)

Nearest town: Okongwati


The Marienfluss valley is a sea of grass. The whole valley is full of sand blown in from the kalahari many centuries ago. The valley is surrounded by black rock cliffs, with a flat bed of red sand in the middle. The grass fills every part of the Marienfluss, except for the road and some fairy circles. Nobody knows why nothing grows in these fairy circles. Be sure not to stop with a hot exhaust in some grass. On the way a wreck of a car is... See where Jan Olivier took these photos.Marienfluss valleyX
Jan Olivier Attraction, Sundown photos of the area download image
Jan Olivier Attraction, Sundown photos of the area download image
Jan Olivier Attraction, Sundown photos of the area download image
Sundown photos of the area

(Namibia, Hardap)

Nearest town: Helmeringhausen


We took some sundown photos of the area and the mountains as the sun was starting to go down. The colours of the area is more pronounced and brighter while the sun goes down. We camped at Tolou's Lodge for the night and took these and many more photos. This was the first part on our trip from the north, for a few hundred kilometres where there were a bit more grass. See where Jan Olivier took these photos.Sundown photos of the areaX
Jan Olivier Attraction, C27 mountain photos download image
Jan Olivier Attraction, C27 mountain photos download image
Jan Olivier Attraction, C27 mountain photos download image
C27 mountain photos

(Namibia, Hardap)

Nearest town: Sesriem


We took these photos of the mountains and sand from the C27 road. As always there is a wide variety of colours that can be seen in the photo. The lonely springbok was standing on the road and in no hurry to get anywhere. Probably to conserve energy and moisture. We started to begin seeing some more plant growth from here on south. It might not look like it to you, but check the photos to the north from this to see what I mean. It was still... See where Jan Olivier took these photos.C27 mountain photosX
Jan Olivier Attraction, Mountain photos from the C27 road download image
Jan Olivier Attraction, Mountain photos from the C27 road download image
Jan Olivier Attraction, Mountain photos from the C27 road download image
Mountain photos from the C27 road

(Namibia, Hardap)

Nearest town: Sesriem


We took some photos of the mountains next to the road. It is interesting to see all the different colours. There is lots of different colours, the sky, sand and rocks. This is on the C27 road south of Sossusvlei and Sesriem. As far as I remember we did not see any animals for a very long distance around where this photos were taken, due to the long drought. We recommend driving from North to South. That way the sun is mostly from your back... See where Jan Olivier took these photos.Mountain photos from the C27 roadX
Jan Olivier Attraction, Bridge near Rhodes download image
Jan Olivier Attraction, Bridge near Rhodes download image
Jan Olivier Attraction, Bridge near Rhodes download image
Bridge near Rhodes

(Eastern Cape, Frontier Country)

Nearest town: Rhodes


I took some photos from this bridge near Rhodes. I see from the map that it is Mosheshsford bridge. The rock formations and clear water streams is something to see. On the second photo you can see the mountains around and some contour fields plowed recently. See where Jan Olivier took these photos.Bridge near RhodesX
Jan Olivier Attraction, Vineyards at Aussenkehr download image
Jan Olivier Attraction, Vineyards at Aussenkehr download image
Jan Olivier Attraction, Vineyards at Aussenkehr download image
Vineyards at Aussenkehr

(Namibia, Karas)

Nearest town: Aussenkehr


The first photo of the mountain looks like someone threw some white powder onto the mountain. These photos of the vineyards at Aussenkehr is a beautiful sight if you are driving from the dry surroundings. These vineyards are possible due to the water from the Orange river which runs through the area. Here you realize how water brings life. See where Jan Olivier took these photos.Vineyards at AussenkehrX
Jan Olivier Attraction, Photos near moon valley download image
Jan Olivier Attraction, Photos near moon valley download image
Jan Olivier Attraction, Photos near moon valley download image
Photos near moon valley

(Namibia, Erongo)

Nearest town: Swakopmund


This is some photos near moon valley. The farm on which the photos was taken have lots of underground water, from the dry Swakop river. They plant vegetables here which is very interesting to see, as they are very close to the moon valley where virtually nothing is growing. The soil contains a lot of silica, and the water is not really fit for humans. This farm / plot was used as a police station long ago. It was sold to the family and is a... See where Jan Olivier took these photos.Photos near moon valleyX
Jan Olivier Attraction, Seasonal houses of Aussenkehr download image
Jan Olivier Attraction, Seasonal houses of Aussenkehr download image
Jan Olivier Attraction, Seasonal houses of Aussenkehr download image
Seasonal houses of Aussenkehr

(Namibia, Karas)

Nearest town: Aussenkehr


The photos were taken during a long drought in the region. As can be seen there is basically nothing growing on the mountains. In contrast with that there is lush green vineyards. The last photo shows the seasonal houses of Aussenkehr. Thousands of workers comes every year to harvest the grapes. There is more and more permanent workers as the operation is busy expanding. The farm Aussenkehr has expanded a lot and can almost be seen as a town.... See where Jan Olivier took these photos.Seasonal houses of AussenkehrX
Jan Olivier Attraction, Fly over the okavango delta download image
Jan Olivier Attraction, Fly over the okavango delta download image
Jan Olivier Attraction, Fly over the okavango delta download image
Fly over the okavango delta

(Botswana, Ngamiland)

Nearest town: Maun


Photos from air at the Botswana delta. A lot of animals can be seen from the air. The water from the Okavango delta comes in from Angola. The delta has no outlet so the water just drains away into the ground. As far as I understand they don't know to where all the water goes. The lines which can be seen on the photos was caused by hippos which walked in and out of the water for many years. The delta is also filled with many crocodiles which... See where Jan Olivier took these photos.Fly over the okavango deltaX
Jan Olivier Attraction, Views of the moon landscape in Namib download image
Jan Olivier Attraction, Views of the moon landscape in Namib download image
Jan Olivier Attraction, Views of the moon landscape in Namib download image
Views of the moon landscape in Namib

(Namibia, Erongo)

Nearest town: Swakopmund


Some photos of the moon landscape in the Namib desert. As can be seen there is virtually no plant growth due to almost no rainfall. This area normally looks like this, therefore it is called the moon landscape. At the time the photo was taken, there have also been a drought for the past few years. See where Jan Olivier took these photos.Views of the moon landscape in NamibX
Jan Olivier Attraction, Okaukuejo water hole download image
Jan Olivier Attraction, Okaukuejo water hole download image
Jan Olivier Attraction, Okaukuejo water hole download image
Okaukuejo water hole

(Namibia, Oshana)

Nearest town: Outjo


The Okaukuejo water hole is something spectacular to see. These photos were taken on our way through. Previously we stayed there and it is something to see at night. Animals come to the Okaukuejo water hole at night as it is the only water in a big area. So you just sit there and watch all kinds wild animals come to drink some water. And take lots of photos of course. When the predators arrive, the other animals gives them enough space to... See where Jan Olivier took these photos.Okaukuejo water holeX
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