Approaching the Orange (Gariep) River, one of my favourite scenes in Namibia. I call it 'Flower Mountain' because to me it looks like a rosebud which is about to bloom.
The pontoon comes across the river from South Africa to fetch us at Sendelingsdrift - 'sendeling' means missionary in Afrikaans.
The terrain is very rugged and changeable.
We were a week or two too late to see the plants at their best after the sparse winter rain.
... so named because of the strange impression on the rock.
Most of the roads are pretty rough and are best travelled in a 4-wheel drive but, I've seen people driving here in ordinary sedan vehicles.
I almost missed this fleshy starfish-shaped succulent flower.
A lone Quiver Tree, Kokerboom in Afrikaans.
I photographed this tree on my first visit visit here about three years ago but couldn't resist taking another shot.
I'll probably be off-line for a few days from Thursday exploring new territory but I'll set Part 2 to publish automatically.
Scenes From The Richtersveld
A Few Plants From The Richtersveld