Setting out to gather impressions of the country for a future Gondwana guidebook, I left the southern tip of Africa making my way northwards to the country of space and soul. Excitement began to build as I passed my first ‘Cape to Namibia route’ signpost, spotted my first quiver trees and crossed the mighty Orange River into Namibia.

I invite you to follow my footsteps as I make my way from the ancient canyon land and the south up into the heart of Namibia on the first leg of my journey, exploring the Gondwana routes through the country.

Ron Swilling

Ron Swilling

Ron Swilling is a freelance writer, based in Cape Town, writing for Namibian and South African publications. She is a regular contributor to Gondwana’s History and Stamps&Stories columns and documented the intriguing information of the Wild Horses in Namibia for Mannfred Goldbeck and Telané Greyling. She invites you to ‘Follow her footsteps’ on her journey from the Orange River, exploring the Gondwana routes through the intriguing country of Namibia.