May 13, 2013

Wolwedans Collection

The idea to create NamibRand Nature Reserve was born from a dream to extend the frontiers of the Namib Desert. A number of adjoining former sheep […]
October 10, 2013

Tripping to Sossusvlei

Text and photos Marita van Rooyen No matter what your level of fitness, Namibia’s Big Daddy dune is no one’s playmate. From its base, it might not […]
June 16, 2016

Naukluft: The most underrated mountains in Namibia

To appreciate the Naukluft Mountains, you need to walk into them and not just look at them from a distance. There are many trails to hike, their duration ranging from three hours to eight days. From the camping site at Naukluft in the park, you can tackle the Waterkloof or Olive Trail, eight and five hours respectively.
August 17, 2016

Namib – Secrets of a desert uncovered

The Namib Desert – an ancient landscape with a long human history and an array of bizarre plant and animal adaptations – is Namibia’s invaluable west-coast asset. Nestled in the middle of this coastal strip is the Namib-Naukluft Park, poised to become, in its second hundred years, the centrepiece of a protected area extending from South Africa to Angola. A more effective configuration for sustainable development of Namibia’s desert lands is hard to imagine.
November 8, 2016

The magnificent intoxication of being free

What a treat to stroll through the veils of twilight, to float across the sky like a slowly forming thought. Flying an airplane, one usually travels the shortest distance between two points. Balloonists can dawdle, lollygag, cast their fate to the wind and become part of the ebb and flow of nature, part of the sky itself, held aloft like any bird, leaf or spore.