Namibia with Heart and Soul: Take our hand and let us introduce you to this awe-inspiring country. Come and stay with us, experience Namibia.

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Where the Namib Desert stretches languidly from the Atlantic Ocean and wild land extends into infinity, dreams become real. At this place where fantasy meets reality, you'll find the Gondwana Collection safely positioned.

Take our outstretched hand and let us introduce you to our extraordinary country, Namibia. From the massive chasms of the Fish River Canyon, the fossilised dunes of the Namib Desert and the red sands of the Kalahari Desert to the waterways of the Kavango and Zambezi, there are countless marvels to behold. Explore this awe-inspiring wilderness from the warmth of our lodges, created with conservation cognizance and ample character. And return to relax after an exciting day of discovery.

This is the Gondwana feeling: Namibia with heart and soul.

Come and stay with us, experience Namibia.

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Namibia 2 Go

Experience Africa like nowhere else. Discover what makes Namibia so special and as it should be, with Namibia2Go. Easy. Up close. Unforgettable. Explore Namibia your way with Gondwana Collection's new unbeatable self-drive safari package for two. Includes accommodation, 4x4 vehicle and a detailed on route map guide.

Go Big

Discover Namibia’s main attractions.

This package offers a four-wheel drive vehicle and a twelve day trip through the beautiful Namibian landscapes. Starting from Windhoek you will head south, into the Kalahari where your first night will be spent enjoying the sunset at the Kalahari Anib Lodge.

 

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Go Active

Enjoy an active Namibian adventure.

Have an active adventure in Namibia with this ten day trip. See a new side of Namibia that includes a wide variety of activities. All from the comfort of a four-wheel drive vehicle that is included in the package. Starting in Windhoek you head west towards the coastal town of Swakopmund.

 

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Go Wild

Track Namibia's awesome wildlife.

This self drive safari includes a four-wheel drive vehicle and stopovers at all major wildlife-viewing sites. Starting from Windhoek you will head towards the famous Etosha National Park, where 3 nights will be enjoyed at the unique Etosha Safari Camp.

 

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Go Epic

Experience Namibia's famed locations.

Take ten days to discover Namibia in an Epic way. This self drive safari - which includes a four-wheel drive vehicle - will take you to the famous Namibian locations that will make you long for the vast open spaces long after you return home. Starting in Windhoek you will head south to the Kalahari Desert.

 

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Windhoek’s dams are almost empty

Avatar of inke inke 08. December 2016 - Weather

A pleasure for the eye: the Von Bach Dam in a better rainy season. (Source: Wikipedia)

Namibia’s cities and towns are supplied with water from dams, boreholes and rivers. 

In total the country’s dams contain about 705,855 million cubic metres of water. In addition to the sewage treatment plant, Windhoek’s water supply includes a large number of boreholes, which tap into groundwater reserves, as well as three dams. Under normal circumstances most of the drinking water is extracted from the three dams, which have a total capacity of 155,548 million cubic metres of water. Following the two year drought, the three dams currently only contain 8,992 million cubic metres of water that cannot be used as the remainder of the water cannot be pumped out. 

NamWater has already installed a raft in the Swakoppforte Dam, with a pump on the water surface, to enable them to pump the last remaining water. They are planning to install the same system in the Von Bach Dam and instillation is due to be finished by mid-December. Additionally, water from boreholes at Kombat and Grootfontein in the north, is sent across kilometres via canals and pipelines into the Von Bach Dam.

Between Grootfontein and Okakarara there is 131.2 kilometres of canal and 65.3 kilometres of pipeline, which leads fresh water from the boreholes to the south. From Okakarara the valuable water flows another 45.1 kilometres in the channel and 21.7 kilometres in pipelines to the Omatako Dam.

Windhoek needs 23.6 million cubic metres per year.

For months, Windhoekers have not managed to save the required amount of water given by NamWater and the city administration. In 2015, consumption was to go down with 15%, later 20% and since the beginning of this year 30% or 35%, ultimately 40%. On 23 August 2016, NamWater stopped pumping water from the 43,499 million cubic metre Omatako Dam into the Von Bach Dam (483,560 million cubic metre) after it was empty. However, water from the Omatako Dam is transferred through a pipeline and pumping station, into the Von Bach Dam near Okahandja. 

They are also no longer pumping water from the Swakoppforte Dam, located 50km west of Okahandja, into the Von Bach Dam, since the remaining water reserves are only used for the Karibib and Navachab mine. The Friedenau Dam west of Windhoek can no longer be used due to pollution. The town of Gobabis in the east of the country is supplied with water from the Otjivero Dam, as well as the Tilda and Daan Viljoen Dams. In recent weeks, water has been pumped from the Otjivero Main Dam near Omitara into the Tilda Viljoen Dam near Gobabis via a pipeline. 

NamWater has also announced that the various dams in Namibia were filled with 23.6 percent of their total capacity, on Monday 5 December 2016. This is a total of 165,254 million cubic metres of water in seventeen different dams. At the same time last year, the level stood at 34.0 percent (237,435 m/m3). The total capacity of the Hardap Dam at Mariental is 294,593 million cubic metres. This means that the total available water reserves of all state dams would not even fill the Hardap dam near Mariental. On Monday of this week, in the largest dam of Namibia, the Hardap Dam, only 69,166 million cubic metres of the precious resource, this is used for agricultural purposes in Mariental. 

The current state of the individual dams and in brackets the levels in the previous year:

Swakoppforte Dam  6.2% (18.3%)
Von Bach Dam 10.4% (24.1%)
Omatako Dam   0.0% (0.0%)
CENTRAL REGION TOTAL   5.8% (15.0%)
Friedenau Dam   24.8% (35.6%)
Goreangab Dam 97.2% (95.3%)
WINDHOEK TOTAL 50.1% (56.5%)
CENTRAL REGION TOTAL 8.5% (17.6%)
Otjivero Main Dam  30.2% (48.7%)
Otjivero (other)   2.0% (7.0%)
Tilda Viljoen Dam   36.5% (62.5%)
Daan Viljoen Dam   32.9% (62.7%)
GOBABIS TOTAL   19.3% (33.0%)
Hardap Dam   23.5% (39.6%)
Naute Dam   71.9% (75.7%)
Oanob Dam   26.6% (39.5%)
Dreihuk Dam   0.0% (0.0%)
Bondels Dam   0.0% (0.0%)
SOUTH TOTAL   32.2% (45.1%)
Olushandja Dam   21.2% (19.6%)
Omdel Dam   0.0% (0.0%)
Omatjenne Dam   0.0% (0.0%)


Dirk Heinrich

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