Via this blog you can follow the adventures of Astrid and Ger, travelling to Namibia just before the outbreak of the Corona virus, the 13th of March.

At the moment of departure the virus entered the Netherlands but no one was panicking right then. There wasn’t a travel warning for Namibia yet. At that moment Namibia was even Corona free!!

Our holiday vs Corona - The final chapter

final chapter 4

Life at Daan Viljoen is easy and relaxing. A bit swimming, reading, and looking at all the animals roaming around freely and visiting us at our campsite, without being intrusive. At breakfast a group of ostrich visits us, looking for some leftovers on the ground[…]

Our holiday vs Corona - 6


We had a good night, waking up with the sound of hundreds of birds. Today we drive to Etosha, a long drive ahead of us. After breakfast we make a listing for our flight on the 1st of april and after that we are on our way. Etosha is big, as big as the Netherlands, filled with an enormous amount of wildlife. I am anxious[…]

Our holiday vs Corona - 5

cape cross seals

On our way north we drive alongside the coast for a while. We want to visit Cape Cross, because there is a large seal colony. Innumerable wrecks lie in the sea along side this stretch of land, thrown and perished by the treacherous currents, strong winds and suddenly emerging fog back in the days. If […]

Our holiday vs Corona - 4


After our amazing drive trough the mountain pass we arrived at Spreetshoogte camp site, again a fabulous campsite, on top of a cool plateau. Our campsite is in the middle of nowhere. A 25 minute walk from the reception, with nature all around us. Each campsite has its own outdoor shower and toilet facility. Warm […]

Our holiday vs Corona - 3


As we said in a previous blog it’s a piece of cake now for us to pitch our tent but breaking it down became even easier. We put the bedding in the car, place the sticks in the cover and slowly let the tent down. Cover the total package, zip everything and off we go. […]

Our holiday vs Corona - 2


Our 4×4 “house on wheels” is a comfortable one. The Hilux transports us comfortably over the gravel-roads. Which is a good thing, because most of the roads (about 37.000 kilometers) in Namibia are gravel. To make the drive more comfortable we […]

Our holiday vs Corona

aeroplane flying to namibia

It’s the 12th March 2020 and we are facing a dilemma; are we going or not? Do we board the airplane tomorrow to Windhoek (Namibia) to start our dream holiday or… do we stay at home. THE virus Corona entered our country, the Netherlands, last week but no one is panicking just now. There isn’t […]