Kalahari Anib Lodge: 12 things to do in Namibia’s Kalahari

Kalahari. The word conjures scenes of long-horned oryx striding across terracotta-coloured sand dunes, huge sociable weaver nests in camel thorn trees, tiny meerkats digging through flying sand for beetles and scorpions. Experience all this and more at Kalahari Anib...
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4 tips to connect with locals in Namibia

Namibia’s dazzling natural beauty that never fails to ooze heaps of inspiration is something most visitors look forward to. However, it is often the connections that people form, or yearn for, that makes them want to return or simply never leave. A connection is often...
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What makes a Jackalberry tree in Namibia so special?

Charmingly bedecking the savannas of northern Namibia is the Jackalberry tree, Diospyros mespiliformis. Omwandi is its local name in the O-regions of the country, and it is also referred to as African ebony. It is an evergreen to deciduous tree as it sheds its leaves...
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4 tips to connect with locals in Namibia

Namibia’s dazzling natural beauty that never fails to ooze heaps of inspiration is something most visitors look forward to. However, it is often the connections that people form, or yearn for, that makes them want to return or simply never leave. A connection is often...

Things I should experience this summer in Namibia

Summer seems to be a bit of a teaser this time around, here today and gone the next minute, and then back again with some wind. As the Namibian holiday season – November, December and January – draws closer, for most people it is a period to spend time with family and...

A sojourn in Namibia’s capital city

The capital city of Namibia, Windhoek, is usually where adventurous journeys begin or come to an end. However, many miss out on opportunities to explore the lovely corners of this city, perhaps never realising that Windhoek makes for a great sojourn after an intimate...

Ecology & Nature
What makes a Jackalberry tree in Namibia so special?

What makes a Jackalberry tree in Namibia so special?

Charmingly bedecking the savannas of northern Namibia is the Jackalberry tree, Diospyros mespiliformis. Omwandi is its local name in the O-regions of the country, and it is also referred to as African ebony. It is an evergreen to deciduous tree as it sheds its leaves...

People & Culture
Do you know about this gorgeous jewellery from Namibia?

Do you know about this gorgeous jewellery from Namibia?

The onyoka is a unique piece of jewellery made from mussel shells and it is often seen decked stunningly around most aawambo women’s necklines during joyous occasions or even as they run errands in northern Namibia. This necklace is worn to perfectly match their...

Stories & History
Do you remember playing carrom or finger board in Namibia?

Do you remember playing carrom or finger board in Namibia?

Some would refer to it as finger board, but as for my brothers and I, it was simply carrom board. Recently, as my Dad and I were in search for our stored winter items in the garage I stumbled upon a few pieces of this game and instantly reminisced about the many great...

Miscellaneous
How would you create your story in Namibia?

How would you create your story in Namibia?

Imagine lounging at the pool at one of the Gondwana properties. You have found a nice spot, where you get a bit of sunlight, but not so much that you pass-out of heat exhaustion. On the little table next to you is a well-deserved ice-cold beverage, which you deserve...

Gondwana Collection

4 Reasons why travelling to Namibia is good for your soul

Traveling influences our lives in unique and positive ways. Whether it’s an around-the-world adventure or an occasional weekend away to experience the beautiful corners of Namibia, it absolutely is a vital part of reviving our souls. Maybe you are thinking of setting...
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Have you experienced the bliss of rain in Namibia?

Rain in Namibia is something special. When the heavens finally open and rain falls to the earth, Namibian spirits instantly lift. When the first drops finally fall, we shift from a gloomy hot summer day’s mood to absolute ecstasy. I will always remember holidays on...
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Have you been to Chobe River Camp in Namibia?

As I enjoyed my morning coffee on the Chobe River Camp’s deck, distantly I could see the Chobe National Park with its open field and herds of zebras and cows roaming freely in search of their daily nourishment. Mornings here were my favourite, cool, quiet, sounds of...
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