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Tundavala Gap

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999 Days Around Africa: The Road Chose Me

The Tundavala Gap is the edge of a massive escarpment that lies not far outside Lubango. The top lies at around 7,200ft, while the valley floor is around 3,200 feet, so as you can imagine the drop off is quite impressive.

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Right on the edge

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Camping right near the edge of the gap

The views are spectacular, and I can’t help getting too close to the edge more than once. It’s becoming quite the habit.

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Sunset over the rocks

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Looking back towards camp after a long morning hike

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I walk to the edge of this photo to stretch my legs in the morning

We make camp right near the gap and I hike far into the distance at sunrise and again at sunset, stretching my legs and soaking in the scenery. Nights are cold enough to make me pull out the down jacket I have not used for a long time. It’s covered in a layer of red dust, though still keeps me toasty warm.

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Sunrise

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Sunset is spectacular

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The whole area at sunrise

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The gap itself, which I scrambled all over

There is nothing better than coffee at sunrise.

This place is magic.

-Dan

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1 Response

  1. garnet says:

    we were just there. as magnificent as your pictures are, it’s even more spectacular in real life

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