Adventure stories

June 4, 2012

Travel Namibia: Top Five Adventures

By Marita van Rooyen South Africa has Table Mountain, Botswana has vast numbers of wildlife, Zimbabwe has Vic Falls, Angola has diamonds and Zambia has the […]
June 12, 2012

Adventure Travel Namibia: a never-ending story

BY JANA-MARI SMITH Whether or not Namibia hosts the Adventure Travel summit next year, our country has already left its stamp on this growing industry. According […]
July 18, 2012

Exploring the Naukluft on foot – Maps and Facts

By Sven-Eric Kanzler A steep rock face broken by the odd ledge towers above our heads. Despite the iron chain it is not easy to make […]
July 26, 2012

Cycling across the desert – an adventure in Damaraland

May the road rise to greet you and may the wind be always at your back. by Allie Warf As we pedalled across the sandy plains […]
July 27, 2012

Quad biking at the Namibian coast

Dune riding is both fun and environmentally friendly! The Namibian Coast Conservation and Management (NACOMA) project, in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET), […]
July 27, 2012

Tok Tokkie Trails – Soul-awakening desert hiking

Text Marita van Rooyen “There is nothing like walking to get the feel of a country.  A fine landscape is like a piece of music; it […]
August 1, 2012

The epitome of adventure – Africa on a bike

Text Ethne Mudge There are many ways to explore the wonders of Namibia – on foot through the Fish River Canyon, by scenic flight over the […]
August 2, 2012

Adventure takes flight

By Nicolette Jacobi The Dorob National Park (DNP), while established as a conservation area, is also a park for the people. Visitors to Dorob have a […]
August 11, 2012

A life-changing cycling challenge

Text and photographs Nicolette Jacobie “We cycled in the Namib Desert, saw its beauty and experienced Namibia intensely. And I want more.” Seven times champion of […]
August 12, 2012

Push your 4×4 to the limits

by Nicolette Jacobi You simply cannot get enough of it – kilometre upon kilometre of sand dunes, one more magnificent than the next. Throw an adrenalin […]
August 28, 2012

Ride your bike in the Namib

Great African Outdoors by Marita van Rooyen “Let’s paddle!” shouts Jochen Beckert (tour guide and director of Great African Outdoors) over the noise of the 10 […]
August 28, 2012

African Adventure Balloons – Far from traffic

by Ron Swilling The early-morning mist in Swakopmund hovers over the town, desert and sea in a thick white embrace. The massive coloured balloon fires up […]
August 31, 2012

Namib-Naukluft Hiking Trail – tackling one of Africa’s toughest hiking trails

by Karen Watkins The eight-day, 120-kilometre (74.5-mile) Naukluft hiking trail is regarded as one of Africa’s toughest. I went along to find out why. Our first […]
September 3, 2012

Felix Unite Lodge and River Adventures

Cabanas, camping and canoeing on the Orange River by Ron Swilling Falling asleep to the soft sounds of the Orange River journeying along its westward course […]
September 3, 2012

The Ugab hiking trail

By Luise Hoffmann Spectacular geological formations and uniquely adapted plants While not as demanding as the Fish River Canyon Trail, the Ugab hiking trail nevertheless offers […]
September 26, 2012

Namibia to host the 2013 Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS)

Where Wildlife and Humans Are Free to Roam! An adventure that began in Chiapas, Mexico, when a delegation from Namibia attended the 2011 Adventure Travel World […]
November 1, 2012

Future of tourism is adventure – ATTA

A personal message from Shannon Stowell, President of the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) As many of you know, we just completed our 9th Adventure Travel […]
November 20, 2012

A hike through the mighty Fish River Canyon

A group of 7 girl-friends have built a tradition of hiking in Namibia or South Africa once a year.  Here is an account of their last […]
November 28, 2012

Celebrating Spitzkoppe

By Ron Swilling While driving from Windhoek to Swakopmund, the chances are that just after Usakos you’ll notice a strange-looking group of granite mountains towering over […]
December 20, 2012

An extraordinary Dash through the Desert

By Marita van Rooyen “Nothing I have experienced, and no place I have been, compares to the Namib Desert and its Desert Dash. It was the biggest […]

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