The"Brandberg" Mountain is Afrikaans and German for Fire Mountain, which comes from its rich glowing colour which is sometimes seen in the rising or setting sun.The Damara name for the mountain is Dâures, which means 'burning mountain', while the Herero name, Omukuruvaro means 'Mountain Of The Gods'.
The Brandberg itself is not a volcano but is a granite plug which was pressed out of the volcano's pipe and stopped at about 10 000 meters under the surface. It is a very spiritual site of great significance to the San Bushmen. The main attraction here is The White Lady rock painting, located on a rock face with other art work, under a small rock overhang,
Namibian Odyssey June 18th 2008 There is a beautiful place on this planet, with the power to take your breath away, hidden away from mainstream tourism's eyes.I'd heard such amazing stories from the very few people that I had met that had visited some of the remote areas of Namibia, that it fired my imagination and I made a mental note to put it into my own personal "bucket list", (things to do before I kick it) as one of the to ... read more
Africa » Namibia » Etosha National Park South Africa occupied the German colony of South-West Africa during World War I and administered it as a mandate until after World War II, when it annexed the territory. In 1966 the Marxist South-West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) guerrilla gr... ... read more
Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you did not do, than by the things you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover!- Mark Twain
I live on the north sea coast of Scotland in the oil city of Aberdeen working hard at the airport, saving for my next big "expedition", to some place just that little bit different.
With every new place I visit, the world seems to get a little bit smaller,but my world keeps on getting bigger! I am just one person amongst the m... full info