In the last few years I've seen a proliferation of farms which have become Guest- or Game-farms in Namibia.
Tourism must be booming - even in these tough economic times I've seen an increase in the number of tourists self-driving and in Tour Buses, particularly on the more remote gravel roads.
An old mining ore-car marks the entrance to farm 'Kanabeam' near Ai-Ais Hot Springs.
I've always known these ore-cars as 'Cocopans' but I can't find any on-line reference confirming this. The closest I get is that the word is derived from the Afrikaans 'koek pan' - cake pan - and I guess that with a little stretch of imagination, it could resemble one.
Not very imaginative but hard to miss - an old tyre on a fence post.
I found it hard to believe that this family name is genuine - "Die Fokkense" is probably the Afrikaans equivalent of the "Fockers" of the 'Meet The Fockers' movie.
Hehe ... and the "Greatly Blessed, Deeply Loved" above the white heart made of an old tyre ...
A Hornbill adorns the sign at Ohange Lodge.
A Vulture-friendly farm.
Vultures are being endangered by farmers who use poison to kill vermin - the Vultures feed off the carcasses and are also poisoned.
On the edge of the Namib desert, a farm marker with a strange metal trunk attached to it - the box was empty.
'Berg' means 'mountain' in Afrikaans - this sign has been skilfully cut from a thin metal sheet.
Two male Oryx engaged in battle on this farm gate.
Kobo Kobo hills conservancy.
Often farmers in a particular area join together to form a Conservancy - I'm not sure exactly what this means or what the purpose is but, I'm guessing it has something to do with abiding by certain conservation principles.
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Far-out Farm Sign