Having left Etosha we decided to head for skeleton coast only the southern bit is accessible ,we arrived after driving though fantastic scenery ( bit like Arizona in USA flat topped mountains the remains of old lava flows this being one of the oldest geological areas in the world I believe) only to find we could not progress that dayas it was after 3 and there are safety concerns, camped overnight there – free site basic but OK very desert like and left early next day.
Park proper 150k is as you have seen on TV – not many wrecks as they break up quickly. You exit the park then enter another where recreation – fishing etc is allowed.
Stopped at cape cross seal reserve – as seen on TV 80, 000 plus seals and cubs but the smell and noise are unbelievable But so cute!! I am told I wanted to seen rare brown hyenas eating the poorly ones ( no joy) but Emma took about 3 million pictures!
Then on to Swakopmund bit odd very new, obviously booming stayed the night in very posh campsite – own shower, WC etc that would put most UK hotels to shame. Next day headed for top end of Namib national park this bits rocky big sand dunes etc are further south. Again fantastic geology -superlatives cannot be overused here.
Looked up a camping place called Rooiklip – well off beaten track (which is in fact not beaten at all) stayed on a plot , one of 3, essentially a semi cave with a view to die for and so quiet I cannot begin to describe it. So we booked another day. People running it were nicely batty, loved landrovers, were rearing a Gemsbok (oryx) serious horns already, kept 30 odd tortoises, a biting zebra , meerkats– just our cup of tea really.
Road to Windhoek again nice ending on plains, instead of rabbits by roadside they have warthogs, found a garage that had some spares so got suspension back – travelling in comfort for first time in ages. Did some shopping – even me first time in nearly 30 years.