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After one and a half decades in the tourism industry, the owners of Namibia Country Lodges have decided to put their properties and other tourist interests on the market.

The group members assured lodge staff, debtors and creditors that because the lodges were being sold as going concerns, their operation would remain unaffected within the immediate future.

This week shareholders Willem de Wet and Johan de Beer announced that due to the poor economic conditions in the tourism market globally, NCL lodges would be sold separately and not as one entity.

“Once we made the sale of individual properties possible, we received strong interest and several good offers,” de Wet said.

According to the owners, negotiations are already at an advanced stage with regard to several properties, and ongoing in respect of others.

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The NCL business entities include Twyfelfontein Country Lodge, Solitaire Country Lodge, Opuwo Country Hotel, Namushasha Country Lodge and Tsumkwe Country Hotel.

The group will also divest itself of its general stores, the Solitaire bakery, service stations, hunting concessions and aircraft refuelling points. The group has also been involved in operations in the community-based tourism sector.

De Beer announced that he would continue in this existing, diversified business direction, while de Wet said he would branch out into a different one.

All contact numbers and addresses remain the same. For further details, contact the main office at 061 374 750

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