It’s not all just touristy glamour in Namibia, as this photo of vineyards in Aussenkehr might suggest.
This is where the workers live that support the local economy, right next to a top-notch Western style supermarket for tourists—shanty town nicely decorated with straw/wood to fit into the landscape and please our eyes?
NB: I haven’t done my research properly, but I think the above picture speaks more than a thousand words.
Stage 80: Canyon Roadhouse – Felix Unite Camp (Namibia), 170km
Road & traffic condition:
Relatively good dirt road in the morning, though a bit of climbing.
Rougher dirt after lunch.
Finally tar after more than 100km, but heavy headwind reduced my speed to less than 15km which made the final push into camp quite a challenge.
Same same. Good wind while on the dirt, limiting the amount of dust blown into our faces by passing 4×4.
À la carte at Felix Unite—grilled BBQ chicken being their specialty.
Seeing the first South Africa street sign . . .
. . . and South Africa in real, just across the Orange River which forms the border.
Enjoying my morning ride, despite the climbing on dirt roads, . . .
. . . as well as the long downhill thereafter, of course.