A Forest Frozen in Time

Deadvlei is one of the main natural attractions in the Namibian National Park, Namib-Naukluft. In Afrikaans, Deadvlei means ‘the place where everything ends.’ Generally, it means, ‘dead swamp,’ and is typically referred to as Death Valley. Deadvlei is a claypan. … Read More

A Ghost Town in Southern Namibia

Kolmanskop was a small, but rich, mining village about 10 kilometres inland from the port town of Luderitz. Kolmanskop means ‘Coleman’s hill’ in Afrikaans, and got its name from a transport driver, Johnny Coleman. He abandoned his ox wagon on … Read More