Culture stories

June 5, 2012

Experiencing Damara culture first-hand

The Anmire Cultural Village is a community-based tourism enterprise that is locally owned and managed by the Khowarib community. Profits from the enterprise go to members […]
July 9, 2012

Protecting indigenous knowledge – The key to rescuing an ancient culture?

By Willem Wolfberry Look for Hoodia gordonii on the Internet and you’re likely to find a wealth of information detailing the appetite suppressant qualities of a […]
August 28, 2012

Journey into the Past – Herero

by Sven-Eric Kanzler The news is spreading like wildfire: shots have been fired in Okahandja. The strangers have taken up arms against us. We must stand […]
September 3, 2012

Namibia: Xwama Cultural Village – Setting culture alight

by Marita van Rooyen In the heart of Katutura – Windhoek’s famous township where the people originally didn’t want to live – is a little cultural […]
September 6, 2012

Namibian culture comes alive

By Marita van Rooyen Windhoek’s leading arts and cultural get-together, the annual /Ae//Gams Festival, kicked off yesterday at the Zoo Park in the centre of the […]
November 12, 2012
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Owambo – Namibia’s biggest population group

Visitors to Namibia often bemoan the fact that they don’t meet the ‘real’ people of the country. To gain an insight into how the Owambo, Namibia’s […]
November 28, 2012

A Himba funeral – tradition and development

By Sabrine Kaene  In Namibia’s mix of old and new, tourists are especially entranced by the Himba people, but rarely gain a glimpse into the private […]
March 6, 2013

Conflict and Costume – a documentary of Herero dress

Review by Bill Torbitt Released during February by Merrell Publishers is fashion photographer Jim Naughten’s latest book, Conflict and Costume, where the author compares the ethereal […]
May 31, 2013

Rehoboth Info Office – for your dose of Baster culture

By Marita van Rooyen Israelis do it, Germans do it, Austrians do it, the French do it, and even the Polish do it too! What is […]
June 18, 2013

The Himba of Namibia

The Ovahimba, or Himba, Tjimba and other Herero people who still inhabit Namibia’s remote north-western Kunene Region are loosely referred to as the Kaokovelders. Herero in […]
June 27, 2013

Graceful Himba of Namibia

Text and photos by Ron Swilling When travelling inland through the upper reaches of northern Namibia from the Skeleton Coast or the vast desolate desert bordering […]
September 26, 2013

Windhoek – Culture in the city

The cultural aspect of Namibia’s diverse population groups is an important draw card for tourists. Windhoek, the art capital of Namibia, has an active and lively […]
October 25, 2013

Creating awareness around cultural & indigenous tourism

On the eve of the official start of the Adventure Travel World Summit Saturday, Team Destination in conjunction with the World Indigenous Tourism Alliance (WINTA) is […]
December 17, 2013

Community-based tourism – Go camping for culture!

Compiled Marita van Rooyen “There’s a land of wide-open spaces, so many, many, many faces… Share the culture I say, only then will you know your […]
October 15, 2014

Namibia San | In Celebration of Cultural Diversity |

By Jana-Mari Smith – Main photograph: A group effort: From left Elfriede Gaeses, Moses Khumbu (WIMSA), Ambassador to Finland Anne Saloranta and Elsarien Katiti with the newly […]
November 26, 2014
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Namibia | Living with the ovaHimba by Alegra Ally

Compiled by Jana-Mari Smith The work of Alegra Ally, a talented and passionate story teller, was recently featured in Africa Geographic. Alegra kindly agreed to take […]
February 17, 2015

NEWS | Basters Celebrate Sam !Khubis Centennial

Compiled Sanet van Zijl |  Photo Marita van Rooyen On the 8th of May 1915 a historic battle took place in Namibia that it’s people still […]
March 9, 2015

Events | German Events in March

Play: Die Judenbank 11 & 12 March: 15:00 / 19:30 Venue: NPS Kulturaula Swakopmund Theatre Play ‘Die Judenbank’ by Reinhold Massag (in German) – presented by […]
March 31, 2015

Events | German Events in April 2015

Film Screening: Home For The Weekend 9 April: 19:15 Venue: Goethe-Centre Windhoek Film screening ‘Home for the weekend (Was bleibt)‘, in German with English subtitles – […]
April 7, 2015

The San | Namibia’s Earliest Inhabitants

Compiled Sanet van Zijl The earliest known inhabitants of Namibia are the San (Bushmen), who belong to the Khoesan peoples. Generally short in stature, they have […]

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