The Crack of Tundavala is a vertical cut about 1,000 meters along the western wall of the plateau.
Last GPS altitude checking... 2.249 m.
So if you are not used to altitud, avoid running.
Great granit blocks road up to the hill, departing from the city. On the way up you will pass for a small water reservoir and notice unusual and beatiful rock forms and formations.
Some locals said that here many lives were lost during the war..."free"fall.
There aren't so many places so beautiful as this on ... it is awesome!!!
Down below, stretching up to the horizon, we can observe the Mucubais land, native people of this region who lives in the Namibe Desert and Serra da Chela( great water).
A tribe little known outside Angola that measures his wealth by oxen, and that in any way mingle with other tribes, with very little social behaviour.
But its not only beautiful things that about Tundavala must be writen.
Too much blood and death also.
Persons were sent to the abiss as punishment, alive.
Others were shot over the edge.
I think that nobody knows how many and for how long this terrible events took place.
The Serra da Leba is very near from Lubango and is characterized by a meandering paved road from Namibe to Lubango.
A real piece of engineering in contrast to the natural beauty.
Very cozy restaurant, with a small lodge/bungalows by the side, all part of the same structure.
You may try several kind of meat and fish.
It has a small zoo, with some jiboias, crocodiles, several birds, etc.
Favorite Dish: Gunga.
The best way to get to Lubango is taking a domestic flight from Luanda by using TAAG, the Angolan national airline carrier.
I'm not sure on how many daily flights are to Lubango but I took one that departed at 7:00am from Luanda. The flight made a stop in Benguela but it's direct on the way back. A direct flight is about one hour long between Luanda and Lubango and costs USD$112 dollars each way. The planes are new and usually not crowded with passengers.
Pictured on this tip is the arrival of a plane from Luanda.
In Lubango downtown one can see old war tanks stationed nearby the army quarters. Locals hang around and children even use those tanks to play around it.
These old tanks are broken and totally harmless. :)
The Portuguese School in Lubango was inaugurated on 19th January 1998.
It seems it's a quite popular school in Lubango.
The school follows the portuguese educational system and provides all high class years before enrolling into the university.
If you travel by road, from Benguela to Lubango, the road is very nice, 70% new, with some dark points ( holes, mud, etc.). The danger is that you have long tracks with good asphalt and you may become sleepy, an animal my jump to the road and there might be a bridge that is shorter than the road...
At night always think that what looks like a motorbike could be a car or a truck, with a single light.
And after Quilengues, coming from Benguela, you may find unexpected fog for more than 50 km....