Weather and Landscape
It was quite hot during January and although there were a lot of clouds in the sky, the rain evaded us. The afternoons were really windy and we experienced regular sandstorms.
Willem had guests that were very interested in seeing cheetah and as there had been a few sightings recently he decided to take the guests out to see if they could track them down. They found the cheetah soon after, close to the main road! The cheetah moved away over the mountain; when Willem and his guests got to the top they saw no less than six cheetah about 50 feet (15 metres) away.
There was also a black-backed jackal kill in front of Kulala 6. Some of the managers heard the commotion late one night and were surprised the next morning when evidence of the kill (in the form of a springbok carcass) was found so close to the villa.
Namib Sky, which runs the hot-air ballooning activity, has been closed since 15 January due to the strong winds that are an annual occurrence at this time of year. This time is used for maintenance and a well-deserved break. As from 15 February, guests will again be able to soar above the dunes in these beautiful balloons with a champagne breakfast to look forward to afterwards.
We kicked off the new year with a lamb braai (barbeque). The guests enjoyed their delicious dinner out on the dunes in front of the camp and everyone was very festive. The staff sang and danced and the guests joined in!
Due to the windy weather during January we set up our dinners often in front of the camp where the guests were protected from the gusts by the surrounding entrance walls. This was an amazing experience for everybody and we look forward to doing it again.
“A Wow! Experience. Thanks to everybody”
“Amazing! Gorgeous! Fantastic food, service & guide”
“Absolutely beautiful & stunning. A Must! One of the best lodges we’ve ever stayed at!”
“Awesome staff – Brilliant stay!”
“Perfect location, Perfect accommodation, Perfect staff. Thank you!”