We went on a “Safari Drive” self-drive, 12 night honeymoon trip in a Landrover Defender. We opted for a £60 2 hour course in 4WD skills in Windhoek, which boosted our driving confidence and ability for nthe trip. The vehicle was loaded with excellent camping provisions, leaving us only the arduous task of stocking the fridge with beer.

We travelled from Windhoek (the Olive Grove guesthouse – cool surroundings and tasty home-cooked food) to Sesriem campsite / the massive Sossusvlei dunes, hiking to the eerie Dead Vlei. We then drove north through the desert to the coastal town of Swakopmund via the beautiful Agama River camp and famous bakery at Solitaire.

After a refreshing night at the quirky “Stiltz” we enjoyed sandboarding (£25 for half day inc. lunch and DVD), before setting off for Damaraland and the “White Lady” of Brandberg (rock art).

Camping 3 nights in this stunning region, we then continued our journey to the delightful Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Omaruru, to spoil ourselves with luxury tented accommodation, great BBQs and fascinating walks (even a much needed dip in the pool).

Our last night was spent at Spitzkoppe community camp, amongst the huge rocks at sunset. Couldn’t imagine a more romantic and memorable adventure. The perfect honeymoon – sand everywhere but no beach boredom.

Thank you very much to everyone from the Safari Drive team.

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