February 20, 2017

Namibia- safe and beautiful by road

Namibia is a liberating, pristine, rugged, soulful destination. Part of enjoying the best of Namibia while on holiday can mean being smart, alert and aware of road safety.
February 16, 2017

Swakopmund – Bring a sweater!

The coastal town of Swakopmund has an aura entirely of its own. Surrounded by desert and edged by a chilly ocean, the town with its palm trees, wide streets and old German architecture seems to be out of place and out of time. Yet, imbued with mystique and individuality, it provides a holiday hub for overseas visitors as well as for Namibian locals who flock to its cooler climes in the summer heat.
February 15, 2017

Atavistic, altruistic and addicted to ants

We were motoring over the veld to an area where we were to disembark to walk and stalk springbok, when a shout went out, “AAAARDVAAAARK!”
February 14, 2017

Midgard Country Estate undergoing renovations

On its journey of upgrading and enhancing the experience of its guests, Midgard Country Estate – part of the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Leisure portfolio - has started with renovations on 15 January this year.
February 13, 2017

Facts on conservation in Namibia

Facts on conservation in Namibia
February 10, 2017

Those yellow flowers

Travel anywhere in the northern half of Namibia these days and you’ll find the roads lined with dense stands of bright golden-yellow flowers spreading far into the bordering farmlands.
February 9, 2017

The Marine Big Five of Walvis Bay

The harbour town has a well-established and thriving marine tour industry. Crafts from several companies - ski-boats, catamarans and kayaks - take hundreds of tourists on marine cruises every year. As in land-based tourism, the marine component also has its Big Five. These are whales, dolphins, seals, leather-back turtles and sunfish.
February 8, 2017

Opting for wilderness and wonder

There is something about being on gravel - the slower pace required, the remoteness, the sense of being on a journey - that always makes me want to open my window wide... to let the fresh air blow my hair into a wild halo and the dust to anoint everything, and to give me a sense of freedom not experienced on the tar.
February 7, 2017

On horse patrol to Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei, formed by the Tsauchab River, is a world-renowned destination attracting thousands of tourists a year. And the allure of this famous draw card surrounded by wind-sculpted red dunes continues to grow, attracting visitors from all over the world.
February 6, 2017

Our colourful and noisy nest parasites

One flew east, one flew west, one flew over the cuckoo's nest...
February 3, 2017

Skeleton Coast by Amy Schoeman

First published in 1984, Skeleton Coast was reissued seven times by three of South Africa’s top publishers.
February 2, 2017

Walvis Bay Harbour – A multifaceted port of call

Several hundred years of shipping have seen some weird and wonderful visitors docking in the port of Walvis Bay. One of few as well as one of the earliest ports on the west coast of Africa, Walvis Bay attracted the first Portuguese explorers, and today remains a port of call for many outlandish vessels
February 1, 2017

Mysterious Namibia

As I walk among the burnt sienna rock slabs at Twyfelfontein, contemplating the meaning of the hunter-gatherer engravings etched so many thousands of years ago, my guide answers my roving thoughts with a philosophical "Only our ancestors know."
January 31, 2017

Facts on the caves of Namibia

Learn more about the caves of Namibia
January 30, 2017

Is rainy weather a pain? Not in Namibia!

Since you probably came to Namibia to bask in the sun, the sight of a few clouds in the sky may make you nervous, and the prospect of grey days of pouring rain may dampen your spirits

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