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“Tok Tokkie Trail was truly memorable--once in a lifetime experience for us”

NamibRand Nature Reserve
Ranked #1 of 45 things to do in Windhoek
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This reserve represents all facets of diverse desert landscapes.
Darnestown
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170 reviews
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“Tok Tokkie Trail was truly memorable--once in a lifetime experience for us”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

At the end of our two week safari we came to the Tok Tokkie Trail, met our guide for these three days and two nights and started off onto the dunes. Our first day was a short one, just the late afternoon ending in our first camp where we got to see what our 'room' looked like for the night. While we couldn't really picture what this would be like, we quickly became campers, finding the privy, learning how to arrange everything in little space and then went to dinner, as the sun began to set. After dinner, it became rather cold and I took off my hiking boots and just got in the cocoon that was my bed. Looking up at the dark sky with no light pollution, no clouds, no haze, just stars including the Milky Way was absolutely magical! In more than seven decades of life, I had not seen the sky as bright as this! But, sleep did come. In the morning we were up and ready to go for the full day. I joined the over the mountain gang while my wife joined the around the mountain gang. Over dunes, across plains and up and over the rocky trails we went. The tea stop was in the midst of the mountains with beautiful scenery in all directions. That night the wind was howling and, while the temperature was not as low as the first night, the effective temperature was much lower. So, even with the heavy ponchos we were given, my teeth were chattering unstoppably. Therefore, shortly after the sun went down, we were both in bed, getting warm and fascinated by the clear sky and the stars above. The next morning, my wife was awakened by our guide bringing hot coffee, to her delight. Shortly after that we were on the march again, but just for an hour or so. Our wondrous trek was over. We had joined the small number of folks who have had the marvelous experience of hiking the Tok Tokkie Trail!

Visited June 2014
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“Wonderful place to hike”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

We did a four day hike there.
Sleeping under the stars. :-)
That was a great experience. Silence, wonderful landscapes, great night skies.

Visited June 2014
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful location.”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

We camped in the family hideout campsite , a special place just us and a lovely ablution block. The campsite is isolated and the clear skies are fantastic no light pollution, just peaceful. We stayed 2 nights and enjoyed their 4 wheel drive track a chance to see the scenery in changing light magnificent at the ends of the day. A few animals and birds but it is a special very peaceful spot and a wonderful donkey boiler to heat the water so get hot showers.
It is a photographers dream and hope our shots of the milky way come out.

Visited June 2014
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“A fantastic Horseback safari through vast surreal Landcapes of the Wolwedans Reserve”
Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Namibian Horse back Safaris are an excellent company that made our week so very special. Run by Meagan and Andrew Gillespie - who went out of their way to give us all a once in a lifetime experience. The horses were fantastic and well paired to each rider. Wolwedans Boulders camp is spectacular and the landscape riding out is vast, expansive and surreal in its beauty. We booked via Ruth of RIDE WORLDWIDE and she took care of every detail. All in all a bucket list experience ..!

Visited May 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Beautiful desert”
Reviewed May 16, 2014

Like nothing I've ever seen, the colors and shapes are breathtaking. It's hot as it is desert. We spotted zebras, springboks, oryx, and birds. Spectacular

Visited May 2014
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