Just getting there......
29.11.2007 - 01.12.2007 36 °C
Being the hard nosed bargain hunter that I am I tracked down a pretty good fare for our trip from Adelaide, South Australia to Windhoek Namibia on Singapore Airlines and one of their partners, British Airways. I figured the LOOONG transit times and extra flying hours to go via Singapore would be justified by the $500 difference in price from Qantas or SAA. I was wrong.
Truth be known I think I am just getting older and less tolerant of discomfort - not that Singapore Airlines were bad in any way, in fact far from it. Their service was excellent but after 30 hours in transit we eventually arrived at Rivendell Guest House feeling like we were having an out of body experience! We have stayed at Rivendell GH previously (last homely house before the wild) and I love its relaxed atmosphere. Rooms are nice and light and airy either in the house or out next to the pool. You are free to self cater using their homely kitchen and an honour system lets you access cold drinks anytime from the kitchen fridge. Coffee and tea are free - self serve. Cooked or continental brekkie is available around the big dining table and it is nice to catch up with other guests from around the world. The inviting pool is great on a stinking hot Windhoek day! You can also book tours both day and longer trips. A great place to stay at the start or end of your Nambia holiday.