We picked up the car it was brand new only been driven from Joburg to Windhoek. A little worried to be driving such a new car. We got lost straight away and ended up driving through some of the not so nice areas of Windhoek. On the correct road we made good time on the tar until the turning for Spitzkoppe. The road to Spitzkoppe was a minor gravel road it was slow going and Keeley was wincing at every sound. We made it unscathed to Spitzkoppe an impressive load of rocks in the middle of the desert. It was good fun just clambering over the rocks. Bushmans Paradise had lots of cave paintings from a good four thousand years ago some of the pictures were very good some could of been done by a two year old. We camped in the bush with no facilities anywhere near us later that day we found sites that had toilets and fire pits but we were happy where we were. Putting up the tent was a bit of a tramua one of the poles did not fit quite right and we thought we were going to have to sleep in the car until we figured it out. Our first night sleeping on the ground with no mattress was actually not too uncomfy.
We set of early in the morning slow going on the gravel everything was going fine until we stopped to phototgraph a snake and noticed a bit of the car hanging off. I crawled under the car it was just a guard for the engine nothing vital it fell off a couple of kilometers later. Our first stop that day was the petrified forest there were massive bits of fossilised wood all over. It was a nice stop but the guide was not too enthuasistic and it was very hot. We picked up two locals on the way out giving them a lift down the road. They were big girls and weighed the car down to one side. When we stopped we had a puncture on the tyre where they had been sat. My first pucture ever, our hitchhikers did wave down a lorry for us and five got out and changed the tyre in a flash. We went to a garage and got a patch on the tyre and were off again. Twyfelfontein was another load of rocks in the desert but this time 4000 year old carvings not paintings. The carvings were much more impressive than the cave paintings. The lion with an antelope in his mouth was among the most impressive. Really enjoyed Twyfelfontein if not a little worried than day two and lost a part of the car and had a puncture.