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58 0 August 9, 2017

Navigating Life with CYMOT – One Adventure at a Time

Need a little adventure to spice up your life – then Namibia is the place for you. You can stop searching for adventures outside our borders we have enough on our doorstep to keep you going for the next few months.

Our friends at CYMOT gave us a couple of tips on where to go & what to take with you.

So where to start….(in no particular order)

Climb the Spitzkoppe

The Gross Spitzkoppe is known as the Matterhorn of Namibia and is a group of bald granite peaks or inselbergs located between Usakos and Swakopmund in the Namibia desert of Namibia

The Western face was first climbed in 1946 and has since had rave reviews from climbers across the world. Bouldering opportunities are also abundant in the area.

Take your adventure to the next level & camp for the weekend in one of their spectacular remote campsites.

Tips:

  • Find a qualified guide
  • Identify the type of climbing you want to try
  • Gear up
  • Find your route

What to pick up at CYMOT:

  • Your guide should have most of the climbing equipment
  • Tent
  • Mattresses
  • Gazebo
  • Camping chairs
  • Cooler box (it can be quite hot out there)
  • Camping table
  • Braai accessories

Who to contact: 

Urban Friction: https://www.facebook.com/UrbanFriction/

Mountain Club of Namibia: http://www.mcnam.org/Home

Spitzkoppe Campsites: http://www.spitzkoppe.com/index.php/site/page?view=climbing

 

Skydive over Swakopmund

When it comes to adrenaline pumping activities then skydiving is the way to go.

Nothing can beat a birds’ eye view of the Namibian coast & desert.

What to pick up at CYMOT:

  • Cooler box
  • Comfortable takkies

Who to contact: 

Ground Rush Adventures:  http://skydiveswakop.com/

Swakopmund Skydiving Club: http://www.skydiveswakopmund.com/

Hike the Naukluft

Without a doubt some of the most exciting  & challenging hiking in Namibia is found in the Naukluft Mountains. The Naukluft section of the park was created to serve as a sanctuary for Hartmann’s mountain zebra, which are endemic to Namibia. You will also have a good chance of spotting kudu, gemsbok, klipspringer, duiker, steenbok, leopard, baboon, black-backed jackal, bat-eared fox, African wild cat, caracal and aardwolf.

There are number of hikes from beginner to experienced level & the most challenging being the 8 day, 120km hike which will take your breath away. The long hike is challenging & you will definitely need a decent pair of boots & some good hiking kit.

What to pick up at CYMOT:

  • Smart Wash Bag
  • Cheetah 70-95L Hiking Rucksack
  • Water purification tablets
  • Snake bite kit
  • Tabard Spray
  • Glycerine soap
  • Emergency blanket
  • Cookset Hiker and Delux Chow Kit
  • Hiking mattress
  • Hiker gas stove and extra gas cartridges

   Who to contact: 

Namibia Wildlife Resorts:  https://www.nwr.com.na/resorts/naukluft-camp

Kitesurfing in Walvis Bay

If kitesurfing is on your bucket list a& you find yourself in Walvis Bay on a blustery day –  then head down to the lagoon & you are guaranteed to spot a few kite and windsurfers. The water is flat and the wind blows onshore, so it is just perfect for beginners and advanced riders as well.

Pack in a thermal flask & make yourself some hot tea or coffee for afterwards – that wind can be chilly.

What to pick up at Cymot:

  • Wet suit, gloves & hoodies
  • Watershoes
  • Thermal flask
  • Insulated coffee/ tea mugs
  • Waterproof dry bags (for your wet things)

Who to contact: 

Walvis Bay Kite Center: http://www.namibiakite.com/index.php?id=23

Tiger fishing amongst hippos & elephants in the Zambezi

The urban legend of ferocious fish battling fishermen is true. The legendary Tiger Fish is  the most exciting freshwater game fish that you can catch with a rod & reel. Tiger fishing challenges human limits of skill and endurance and is guaranteed to get your heart racing. Don’t forget to take in the scenery you are very likely to spot a hippo or elephant.

What to pick up at CYMOT: 

  • Fishing rod  & reel
  • Fishing line
  • Lures
  • Tabard Spray
  • Tackle box
  • Cooler bags (for some much needed snacks & refreshments)

Who to contact: 

Island View Lodge http://www.islandview-lodge.com/#s4

Gondwana Namushasha River Lodge: http://www.gondwana-collection.com/the-zambezi-experience/accommodation/namushasha-river-lodge/

Caprivi Collection: http://www.caprivicollection.com/

 

Come on make a few mid – year promises  & treat yourself to a bit of adrenalin.

You deserve it.

For more on the amazing gear that CYMOT has to offer visit www.cymot.com

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