April 5, 2017

Life on a table recipe #22 – Spinach salad

What's cooking? Life on a table recipe #22 - Spinach salad
April 12, 2017

Jeremejevite Crystal

This is the third in a series of articles about the gemstones of Namibia. Gems are weighed in carats, a word derived from the Greek word keration (fruit of the carob tree). In ancient times, carob seeds were widely used to counterbalance the weight of gem­stones during transactions, because of their uniform size and weight. Today, one carat equals 0.2 grams.
May 23, 2017


This is the eighth in a series on the gemstones of Namibia. Dispersion is a measure of a gem’s property of separating light into its constituent colours, as a prism does, and is frequently referred to as the ‘fire’ of the gem. Demantoid ranks high among gemstones for dispersion; in fact, even higher than a diamond.
May 26, 2017


This is the ninth in a series about Namibian gemstones. Specific Gravity (SG) is a measure of the relative density of a gem, which varies in its chemical composition and crystal construction. By comparing the weight of the gem in air with its weight suspended in water, an SG value is established. Specific Gravity values are useful in identifying an unknown gem, or in determining the size of a new gem to be fitted into an old setting.
May 29, 2017

Rose quartz

This is the tenth in a series about Namibian gemstones. Brittleness is one factor to be considered when buying and mounting a gem; it is not uncommon for a relatively hard stone to be brittle, particularly along facet cuts. To minimise damage, brittle stones are frequently used for necklace beads, pendants, or small ornamental sculptures. A relatively brittle stone, rose quartz has been cherished as a symbol of romantic love through the ages, and polished stones shaped like a heart are commonly presented as gifts to loved ones
June 6, 2017

Life on a Table recipe #175 – Mazambala Beetroot Soup

June 14, 2017

Let me be your guide – Photography feature

Few people are in as fortunate and opportune a position to constantly capture amazing photos as tour guides. This season we follow three photographers who mainstream as guides travelling across the country or hosting guests at lodges. Every trip may be unique, and each experience special in its own way, but you can be sure that it is your guide that will make your journey to Namibia unforgettable!
June 19, 2017

The making of Stand Together

There is magic in this desert. For four days in April it appeared in the landscape, the message and the messengers, when four fabulous Namibian artists came together to share their plea to save the rhino. Here is a glimpse of how it all came together.
June 20, 2017


This is the 11th in a series about the gemstones of Namibia. For a gem crystal to form, it must have room to grow, and time to develop. Crystals of quartz are among the largest in nature. They are found in pegmatite chambers where they have developed over hundreds of thousands of years.
June 20, 2017

Ondili Activities

June 22, 2017

Two-tone beryl

July 14, 2017

Life on a Table recipe #129 – Bev’s divine spare ribs

What's cooking? Life on a Table recipe #129 - Bev's divine spare ribs
July 20, 2017

Namibia Craft Centre

October 30, 2017
Christus Kirche, Windhoek, view

Top 4 View Points in Windhoek

How about taking a couple of minutes to escape from your screen and busy schedule? Finish the year with the same energy you started. I have compiled a list of tiny escapes right here in Windhoek with beautiful views. Beauty is everywhere, whether you appreciate it today, on Christmas day or only next year January until the “New Year, new me” motion has passed. There is poetry in each sunset, a spiritual element in every scenic view. Few things are as liberating as watching a sunset from your favourite spot with a good friend.
May 14, 2018

New Eurowings long-haul flight connection between Windhoek and Munich

August 6, 2018

Important travel regulations: Travelling to Namibia with children

August 10, 2018

A hitchhiker’s account of Namibia

September 17, 2018

Heritage Week 2018

March 1, 2019

Desert Debate: Are horses more important than hyenas in our national parks?

By Willie Olivier   The fate of the remaining 73 wild horses of the southern Namib is an emotional issue. So it came as no surprise […]

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