Kalahari Anib Lodge: enjoy a sundowner drive in Namibia

This is the thirstland, a place of thorn trees, giant weavers’ nests and creatures adapted to life among the red sand dunes. It’s the Kalahari in south-eastern Namibia and it’ll share its wonders with anyone who looks with an open spirit. When you visit Kalahari Anib...
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10 photos to take in Namibia!

A good photo instantaneously compels one to pause and unknowingly drift into that beautifully portrayed image of being captivated by wonder. If you have never travelled Namibia and have been contemplating that holiday for several months now… it’s not too late. In the...
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Where can I grab a scoop of ice cream in Namibia’s capital city?

I love this time of the year, as it is a time to reflect, to create new goals or to simply welcome change. It is also a time to unwind, spend time with loved ones and fully immerse oneself in nature. And of course it is summer, which obviously serves as the perfect...
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A collection of travelogues from all around Namibia…

Travel Tips

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...

What kind of experience would suit me best in Namibia?

We all have our preferred choices when it comes to going on holiday; some prefer to lounge at the pool with a good read, while others would rather hike through the Fish River Canyon. No matter what your individual holiday style is, the vast and unique landscapes of...

Ecology & Nature
Uses of the !Nara plant in Namibia

Uses of the !Nara plant in Namibia

In the vast Namib Desert of Namibia, you will not miss the prickly !Nara plant or Acanthosicyos horridus. The plant’s name comes from the Nama and Damara languages of Namibia. It is pale green in colour and is mainly a shrub, which has no leaves but boasts blooming...

People & Culture
Reasons why people from Namibia are awesome

Reasons why people from Namibia are awesome

To me, the most amazing thing about Namibia is the people. They are simultaneously warm and friendly, and oftentimes a handful too, just as in any other family or community. Hence, the awe-inspiring landscapes, clear skies and starry nights of Namibia are incomplete...

Stories & History
Namibia’s forgotten artist turns ninety: Ruth Wolter-Stijn

Namibia’s forgotten artist turns ninety: Ruth Wolter-Stijn

Many years ago, while I was rummaging through some old magazines from the 60s, I came across an article about famous woodcarver Ruth Wolter, who lived on a farm in the Omaheke, bordering the Kalahari Desert. Her 26 panels of woodcarvings still grace the top floor of...

Miscellaneous
Does Namibia even have Soccer World Cup Excitement?

Does Namibia even have Soccer World Cup Excitement?

Prior to the first whistle blown, the World Cup Excitement was already ignited, as loyal fans preselected their favourite teams from many years ago. While, others seem to team-hop due to the inconsistency of trusted players like Messi, and some aren’t the slightest...

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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