Destination Info: Swakopmund Namibia
09. Swartkop Odyssey, Desert Oddity
Having leapt from a plane in a spectacular skydive into the desert town of Swakopmund (on the central west coast of Namibia), with its distinctly German character, we discover Terence at the luxurious Hansa Hotel and Paul at his usual backpackers. Armed with a rather dubious set of German phrases given to him by Paul, Terence finds his blonde of choice to be a pastry chef who specialises in strudel. Terence can’t resist and is treated to a step-by-step master class in making this delicate desert. Having perfected his pastry, a proud Terence serves Paul his first attempt at ‘Apfelsrudel’ before hauling him through a tour of the town’s German influenced architecture.
Paul decides it’s time to take Terence on a tour of the Namib Desert; 1000-year-old Welwitchia plants, lichen fields and the biggest sand dunes in the world as experienced in an awesome monster Land Rover! As if Paul’s driving wasn’t enough, Terence is subjected to hunting for sidewinder snakes in the sand! Fortunately there’s the local ‘Brauhaus’ to quench their thirst and steady their nerves. Unfortunately, Terence’s use of the German language seems to be upsetting the locals….
Episode Specific Credits:
Ground Rush Tandem Skydivers
Special thanks to
Hansa Hotel and Staff
Ground Rush Adventures
Tommys Living Desert Tours
Stargazing Adventure Namibia
Cecilia Kock (Namibia Film Commission)
Hohoen Zollern House
Herr. Erhard Roxin
Hansa Hotel Bar Extras