September 3, 2012

Windhoek area: Midgard Country Estate

Fully revamped empire of the people by Marita van Rooyen Arriving at Midgard Country Estate after a scenic drive past giraffes, black-faced impalas and large numbers […]
November 18, 2013

Breaking ground at Strand Hotel

Last week, Olthaver & List, owners of the Strand Hotel in Swakopmund, held the ground-breaking ceremony for the project which will cost approximately N$340 million by […]
June 11, 2014

Go Green! | O&L embraces Environmental Week

Go Green! Main Photo: O&L Environmental Manager, Stefanus Gariseb standing by the official Environmental Week poster That is the new war cry of everyone from food […]
June 30, 2015

Strand Hotel: The legacy continues

October 9, 2015

Strand Hotel Swakopmund officially opens

Today is the big day! The long-awaited Strand Hotel Swakopmund is officially opening its doors. At 12:00 today the brand new Strand Hotel situated at the Swakopmund Mole will start its new journey.
December 14, 2015

Top 10 new things to try at the coast

The top 10 new activities to try on your next visit to the Namibian coast!
January 13, 2016

Explore Swakopmund on horseback

It is said that the Strand Hotel Swakopmund is the most ambitious hotel project in the history of Namibia. It has 125 rooms and is recognized as a four star hotel and the reason for this huge investment made by O&L Leisure is all the activities in and around Swakopmund. The Strand Hotel Swakopmund recommends exploring Namibia on horseback the next time you pay them a visit.
February 23, 2016

Q & A with Strand Hotel Swakopmund

In 2015 the luxurious Strand Hotel Swakopmund opened. It was by far the most costly hotel project in the history of the country. In anticipation of visitors from all over the world that have not yet been to Swakopmund, or those that would simply like to know more about the quaint town, Strand Hotel decided to answer a few frequently asked questions.
April 14, 2016

The Lagoon Five – Namibia’s coastal Big Five

Most of us have heard of the "Big Five", which include the lion, buffalo, leopard, rhinoceros and elephant, but have you ever heard of the "Lagoon Five"? The Lagoon Five refers to the Big Five of the Namibian coast, which includes some less popular,but by no means less spectacular, animals.
May 12, 2016

Private sector teams up with the government to save rhinos

The private sector has teamed up with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism in a project which is aimed at saving Namibia's rhino population.
May 31, 2016

From Strand Hotel to Sandwich Harbour

Strand Hotel Swakopmund is situated along the Namibian coast, making it the ideal base from which to explore the surroundings. Not too far from Swakopmund you will find Sandwich Harbour, one of Namibia's wetland wonders and top birding destinations.
June 24, 2016

Surfing the dunes next to Strand Hotel Swakopmund

Namibia has an abundance of sand, so what better way to utilize it than creating our own version of snowboarding? A few enterprising winter sport enthusiasts realized that it was possible to sled down the sand dunes on thin wooden boards. Sand boarding quickly became a national pastime, and a few years after this discovery someone got the idea that you could strap a snowboard to your feet and go “dune boarding.”
August 12, 2016

O&L Energy introduces invader bush as the future of energy in Namibia

The Minister of Agriculture, Water & Forestry (MAWF), John Mutorwa visited the Teufelsbach farm on Wednesday, 10 August, on invitation of the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group’s subsidiaries, Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) and Organic Energy Solutions. The Minister was officially introduced to O&L Energy’s latest innovation that converts invader bush to energy.
September 5, 2016

Enchanting Chobe

giants, kings and skies on fire
September 23, 2016

The Dune Five – Five tiny critters to find in the desert

Previously we looked at the Lagoon Five, now we're moving on to the Dune Five. This list includes some tiny critters that are too often overlooked when visiting the dunes of the Namib Desert.
November 24, 2016

HAN Tourism Awards gala honours star performers in tourism

Tourism is everyone’s business, and Namibia’s tourism family once again demonstrated commitment, passion and team-work aimed at advancing Namibia as destination of choice globally. As has become tradition, the Hospitality Association of Namibia hosts an annual tourism awards gala to help honour and celebrate the top performers in the industry.
December 29, 2016

Three days in Swakopmund

The town of Swakopmund is beyond time, as if it has slipped in between the centuries like a joker in a pack of cards. With its old German flavour and extreme desert location, it is a charming anomaly.
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.
April 12, 2017

Midgard Country Estate

April 18, 2017

Mokuti Etosha Lodge

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