Sunset Beers at Fish River Canyon.

Sunset Beers at Fish River Canyon.

One of the greatest aspects of Africa is just how empty it is. It’s quiet. It’s serene. It’s peaceful. There are barely any crowds wherever you head.

We visited Fish River Canyon just in time for sunset. The other great aspect of Africa is that you can bring your alcohol with you wherever you go. Which is why, we emptied the eskie, or cooler to non-Australians, and brought our beers with us along our walk of the canyon.

The largest canyon in Africa, and second largest in the world, after the Grand Canyon, was the most impressive natural landscape I have ever seen. My only view of the Grand Canyon happened to be from a plane on the way to Los Angeles, so I have nothing else to really compare it to.

Though, what I do know now is that I must see the Grand Canyon.

What I loved most about this area, as with the rest of Africa, was that there were no fences and no real signs of the presence of humans. Aside from a picnic table with stone fence at the start of our walk, and a lookout area at the end of it, the canyon was completely open without another soul around.

It was peaceful and the perfect way to end a long day of traveling. We walked along the canyon, drinking our Windhoek lager, and taking a few pictures along the way.

Then we stopped at the lookout and enjoyed our crackers and cheese puffs and broke out the wine as we watched the sun set over the canyon. While it wasn’t easy to capture the beauty of the sunset on my camera, it was one of the most spectacular sunsets I saw while in Africa.

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Comments (8)

  1. lola

    LOVE the jumping photo & the shadow photo! really all the pics are great. your trip to Africa really looks like it was amazing!!

    1. The World Wanderer

      Thanks, Lola! I can’t get over Africa. 🙁

  2. Craig Zabransky

    big fan of African sunsets… but the best image might be the jump image…
    stay adventurous, Craig

    1. The World Wanderer

      Haha, thanks! we took a bunch during my trip, but I think this one’s my favorite of all of them.

  3. Francesca

    You do need to get to Grand Canyon. Just like I need to get to Fish River Canyon. WOW! It’s stunning. And yay for hiking with beers 🙂

    1. The World Wanderer

      Yes, don’t worry, the Grand Canyon is definitely on my list. I mean I’ve seen the world’s 2nd largest canyon, but I really need to see the 1st! Agree, hiking with beers = amazing!

  4. Southern Africa's Specialties | The World Wanderer

    […] Beer There are a lot of different varieties of beer to choose from, and I’d say I probably had a taste of them all: Zambezi, Carling Black Label, St. Louis, Tafel, Lion, and Castle. However, the one I liked the most was Windhoek lager, which is made in Namibia; something about it had me coming back for more. The best place to drink it? Fish River Canyon at sunset. […]

  5. Clementine Buttercup

    Wow, that really takes me back. I remember doing exactly that, watching a sunset with some cold beers at the Fish River Canyon. We watched a thunder storm in the distance and then camped nearby. We didn’t see a soul!
    http://www.clementinebuttercup.blogspot.co.uk

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