As we were travelling from the Southern Cape to the Namibian border, we decided to make our first night’s stop in the Northern Cape town of Springbok. I thought that Willie had booked us into a little B&B or guesthouse in the town, but instead he opted for the beautiful Naries Namakwaland Retreat which lies on the edge of the Spektakelberg between Springbok and Kleinzee. The retreat has three accommodation options: rooms in the manor house, family cottages or their Namakwa mountain suites (the option that Willie had booked).
On the Naries Namakwaland website they describe these mountain suites as: state of the art, private, romantic & luxurious. They are all that, but what interested us was how these mountain suites were designed to blend in with their surroundings, so that from a distance it looked like they were just more dark boulders. The suite we were in was wrapped around a big boulder, so some of the interior walls were actual rock. The thought that went into the design of the mountain suites is inspiring. Once we had taken it all in, Willie announced “Well, it’s all downhill from here . . .”. A thought which was reinforced when we had a very nice dinner at the Naries manor house. We had no idea what awaited us in Namibia.
We arrived too late to wander around outside, but the next morning we could see how beautiful the area is. There are various activities one can do in the area, including the Quiver Tree walking trail.
This post is part of my daily posts for October 2016 – otherwise known as The October Dash