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24 Aug 2004
hermanv
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I would like to visit Namibia next July with my caravan (standard caravan - Not offroad).

Can someone give me some advice on places to visit/camp in Namibia.

Can Etosha be visited with a caravan? How are the roads etc.
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24 Aug 2004
Dick
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We went to Namibia in February with a standard caravan - a Gypsey Raven. Stayed at Mile 72, north of Henties Bay. No problems at all Tar road all the way to Swakopmund and a very good salt road up the coast.

Also went to Etosha from Henties Bay, but without the caravan. Lot of good dirt road but I would not take my caravan. We could have got to Etosha on tar if we went back via Swakopmund but this is a long way round.

In general the roads are very good and we got unleaded petrol all over - including at Etosha.

My advice is - just go and look around. Caravanning is meant to be adventurous.

Good luck.

Dick Harris
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25 Aug 2004
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Been to Namibie in July with our 'house on wheels'(big caravan) and really enjoyed it.† Roads are generally in good condition - even the gravel roads. Please give your e-mail and we will send you info and contact numbers. We traveled from Botswana through the Caprivi, stayed at Kalizo near Katimo, Mahango Safari Lodge, Roy's Camp near Grootfontein, Sachsenheim Game Ranch near Etosha, Langstrand between Walvisbaai and Swakopmund, Arebbush in Windhoek, Betesda Rest Camp on the way to Sossusvlei. Just want to go back!! Namibie is a wonderful place!
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26 Aug 2004
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Hi, seems like we took more or less the same route than Dick, maybe different directions or variations.† We went with tents and trailer and not the caravan.† Did whole of Namibia including Etosha, Skeleton coast, henties but mainly in main tourist areas and roads. I agree that there are some parts of roads that should rather not be taken on with caravan.† Roads are generally good even for caravans but one should keep road conditions in mind and adapt to it and take precautions.† Some areas graver roads are rocky and lots of stones etc.† Stones from wheels act like sandblasting causing to Ďstripí paint from front of trailers.† I suggest a fabric cover or something tied on the front to try to limit damage.† Daily trips are usually long so start early.† Take enough water.† Stay on the road or hard surfaces if you donít have a 4X4 when in the sandy areas (water poured on sand could help to get out if stuck in sand or low tyre pressure (but restore asap).† Take your time and be there as long as possible to make the most of your trip and to limit distance travelled per day to be able to enjoy and appreciate.† Do not forget Ai-Aiís as that was 1 of the highlights of the trip. If you like photography especially video, take enough film as it is reasonably scares and expensive as far as I can remember.† Remember to enquire on wood regulations and read previous articles posted on the forum.
AWOD
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06 Sep 2004
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Hi

Het vir jou n e-pos gestuur.
Ja die Etosha panne kan met n karavaan besoek word.† Ons gaan gereeld met ons Sprite en Cressida panne toe vir n naweek.
Jy het my e-mail adres, laat hoor gerus van jou.
Groete
Luanda
Namibia
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07 Sep 2004
pietercl
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Get hold of this month's and last month's Caravan and Outdoor Life magazine. They are running an article regarding places to visit in Namibia. I would like to go myself next year sometime.
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