Destinations stories

July 17, 2012

The four Owambo regions

A large percentage of Namibia’s inhabitants live in the Owambo regions of Omusati, Oshana, Ohangwena and Oshikoto. Referred to in former years as Ovamboland – the […]
July 17, 2012

Campsite Journal: Epupa – an exotic oasis in the wilderness

by Christine Hugo Word about excessive amounts of rain in the area around the Epupa Falls had us all excited, and we were expecting a spectacular […]
July 17, 2012

Gocheganas Wellness Village

Body and soul pampered by nature  by Sven-Eric Kanzler The body is enveloped in warm water. Jets take turns to massage the back, legs and feet. […]
July 17, 2012

Rossmund Golf Estate – Lodging, dining and golfing near Swakopmund

by Charlene Cooke You’ll find the Rossmund Golf Estate on the banks of the ephemeral Swakop River in the Namib Desert, a mere six kilometres from […]
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 18, 2012

Naukluft Experience – In the realm of the mountain zebra

by Michaela Kanzler Large basins of clear water sparkle among rocks polished to a velvety smoothness. Bright-red dragonflies sunbathe on the short brush lining the banks. […]
July 18, 2012

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 […]
July 18, 2012

Camping at Spitzkoppe

I’m finding it difficult to write a campsite journal this month. Not because we’ve already explored all of Namibia’s campsites, but because it’s impossible to be […]
July 18, 2012

Roof of Africa – Windhoek

by Ginger Mauney The story of The Roof of Africa Hotel and Travel Centre, echoing the story of Africa, is one of evolution. Fourteen years ago, […]
July 18, 2012

Hidden away from the world: Namtib Biosphere Reserve

Text Jeannette van der Merwe Tucked away safely in the Tiras Mountains is a homely retreat wrapped in the silence of the desert. This is where […]
July 19, 2012

Rustig Toko Lodge – A place to linger longer

Text Jeannette van der Merwe White buildings set in dolerite hills peek out through lush vegetation. A welcoming crowd gathers as we stop in front of […]
July 19, 2012

Treesleeper Camp – bringing legend to life

by Ginger Mauney Africa is a land of myths and legends, some true, some false, and some so deeply embedded that they become defining. This is […]
July 19, 2012

Capricorn Restcamp new in the Naukluft

by Marita van Rooyen Situated in the Naukluft Mountains, 40 km from the entrance to the Namib-Naukluft Park, Capricorn Restcamp is an ideal stopover on the […]
July 19, 2012

Cornerstone Guesthouse – Rolling out the red carpet

by Marita van Rooyen “There’s a lavender perfume in the air,” says one of the guests at Cornerstone Guesthouse in Swakopmund. Lavender happens to be the […]
July 19, 2012

Dünenblick Self-Catering Apartments – Swakopmund

In the peaceful atmosphere of the dunes by Marita van Rooyen Situated at the edge of the Namib Desert, with a view over the dunes, Dünenblick […]
July 19, 2012

Epupa Falls Campsite – on the banks of the Kunene

by Ron Swilling A hundred and eighty kilometres north of Opuwo, the Kunene River plunges 35 metres into the gorge below. A few baobab trees cling […]
July 19, 2012

Gelbingen Lodge & Safaris

Experience an uncomplicated lifestyle by Marita van Rooyen Gelbingen Lodge and Safaris – named after the hometown in Germany of the first owner – provides friendly […]
July 19, 2012

Kaisosi River Lodge

The place you don’t want to leave by Marita van Rooyen Kaisosi is called the place you don’t want to leave with good reason. Sounds of […]
July 19, 2012

Kupferquelle Resort

Tsumeb’s latest holiday resort by Marita van Rooyen The name Kupferquelle (meaning copper fountain) is fitting for the only family resort in one of Namibia’s first […]
July 19, 2012

Marble Campsite

A must-visit community campsite by Ron Swilling The Marble Campsite is a stopover on the wild and wonderful route in the remote north-western Kunene Region. Once […]

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