Ethiopia to Cape Town 2013

8 months - with Gitane - Toyota Hiace 4x4 van

Waterberg Plateau

February 22, 2014  —  Namibia

The Waterberg Plateau is a curious rock formation in the middle of a pain. It is a sandstone plateau 50 km long by 16 km large. The plateau is divided in several parts such as a park and a private ranch called 'Waterberg Wilderness'.

Waterberg National Park - Waterburg Plateau - Namibia
A small part of the Waterberg Plateau.

Waterberg Wilderness

Waterberg Wilderness - Waterburg Plateau - Namibia

Several private ranches in Namibia have been converted to lodges and campsites since they are more profitable than cattle farms. In the Waterberg Wilderness, we stayed at a camping where we had a private bathroom and also a swimming pool reserved for campers.

Waterberg Wilderness - Waterburg Plateau - Namibia
Waterberg Wilderness - Waterburg Plateau - Namibia
Waterberg Wilderness - Waterburg Plateau - Namibia
Waterberg Wilderness - Waterburg Plateau - Namibia
There are interesting trails around the campsite.
Waterberg Wilderness - Waterburg Plateau - Namibia
Waterberg Wilderness - Waterburg Plateau - Namibia
The swimming pool reserved for campers.
Waterberg Wilderness - Waterburg Plateau - Namibia
Trek on the plateau with a local guide.

Waterberg National Park

Waterberg National Park - Waterburg Plateau - Namibia
Gitane on the trail.

The park is also very nice, but the camping is less interesting. However, the trails are great.

Waterberg National Park - Waterburg Plateau - Namibia
Rock Hyrax.
Waterberg National Park - Waterburg Plateau - Namibia
Climbing to the plateau.
Waterberg National Park - Waterburg Plateau - Namibia
Waterberg National Park - Waterburg Plateau - Namibia
Two different Dik-Diks 2-3 metres from us.
Waterberg National Park - Waterburg Plateau - Namibia
Waterberg National Park - Waterburg Plateau - Namibia
Quite a nice insect!
Waterberg National Park - Waterburg Plateau - Namibia
View from the top of the trail.