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July 18, 2012
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Naukluft Geology – Mountain range on the move

by Sven-Eric Kanzler There is no doubt about it: Naukluft is a fascinating picture book for geologists and laymen with an interest in geology. And those […]
August 6, 2012

Rain or shine, Namibia is magical

Text and photos by ©Sharri Whiting De Masi – All photographs copyright of the author  Re-printed with permission of the author Travellers to Namibia come expecting […]
August 17, 2012

Autumn in Namibia – Different each time round

Text and photos by ©Sharri Whiting De Masi – All photographs copyright of the author  Re-printed with permission of the author There should probably be an […]
August 17, 2012

Weather in autumn – When Namibia reveals her softer side

Compiled by Annabelle Venter The green season is in full swing in Namibia! Rain is the conversation topic on everyone’s lips and it’s a great opener […]
February 8, 2013

What’s News Namibia: Autum 2012

Hilton Sky Bar  Spot the Who’s Who The Hilton Hotel had hardly opened its doors last year before the in-crowd of Windhoek was already up on […]
April 19, 2013

Cold fronts snapping at heels of summer

By Jana-Mari Smith For the past week Namibians have had to accept the fact that the first moderate cold fronts have made their way across the […]
May 4, 2013

Namibia in autumn – Visiting your favourite holiday destinations

Compiled by Annabelle Venter Lead photo: Annabelle Venter Visiting Namibia’s favourite holiday destinations in autumn When setting out from Windhoek, pause for a moment and look up […]
May 16, 2013

Namibia in Winter – photography tips

Text and photographs by Annabelle Venter Namibia is a photographer’s dream, inducing many visitors to come here specifically for this reason. Plus there is an overload […]
May 20, 2013
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Winter – an ideal time to travel in Namibia

By Annabelle Venter It’s that time of year again when Namibians pull out their winter woollies and seek the sun. Fortunately there’s plenty of sun at this […]
September 30, 2013

Namibian Nature in Spring

Text and photographs by Annabelle Venter Spring is my favourite time of year because I truly feel I’m waking up from a cold winter slumber. When […]
October 1, 2013

Namibian Spring check-list

Awakening to a warmer season … Text and photographs by Annabelle Venter Spring is my favourite time of year because I truly feel I’m waking up from […]
December 19, 2014

Summer weather at a glance

May 4, 2015

Autumn weather at a glance

June 24, 2015

Winter weather at a glance

April 3, 2017

Topaz

April 5, 2017

Aquamarine

This is the second in a series about the gemstones of Namibia. While definitions vary, most gemstones are naturally occurring minerals or rocks selected for their beauty, hardness, durability and rarity, for use as human adornment.
April 5, 2017

Gemstones of Namibia series

April 19, 2017

Amethyst

Most of Namibia’s mineral wealth has been discovered in the western portion of the country, where the arid climate has prevailed for millions of years, preventing minerals from eroding away, and precluding the development of topsoil and vegetation, making it easier to locate and extract them
April 27, 2017

Chalcedony

This is the fifth article in a series about gemstones of Namibia. The first European awareness of Namibia's great mineral wealth came from the diaries of the Stellenbosch farmer Captain Hendrik Hop, recorded during his 1761-1762 scientific expedition, sponsored by the Dutch East India Company.
April 28, 2017

Spessartine

This is the sixth in a series of articles about gemstones found in Namibia. Lustre is a measure of the amount of light reflected off a surface. Among gemstones, diamonds possess the highest lustre, and are categorised as adamantine. Other categories include vitreous, resinous, pearly and silky.

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