The Kalahari in Namibia inspires interior design

Kalahari Anib Lodge’s interior design was inspired by the surrounds of the region. As the Kalahari Desert is the largest continuous stretch of sand on the planet, one would think that there is not much to be inspired by. Yet, interior designers from Women Unleashed...

What essential things do I need to know before travelling to Namibia?

If you’re reading this you must be planning your holiday to Namibia and of course you should continue reading… You may have gone through the process of planning a holiday somewhere new and it can often be nerve-wracking. You’re going to this new place, where...

A tale of Ddi-xerreten, a lioness and children in Namibia

The lioness had grown old and frail and could no longer do any of the hard work she needed to do each day. She went out and gathered all the children from the community in order for them to work and take care of her. Ddi-xerreten visited the lioness’ home and he...

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Six amazing experiences in Namibia you shouldn’t miss

Six amazing experiences in Namibia you shouldn’t miss

Namibia, a country in Southern Africa with a population of 2.5 million people, is bordered by South Africa to the south, Botswana to the east, and Angola to the north. The best months to visit this magical country depend on what you want to do, but most tourists...

Best places to enjoy coffee in Namibia’s capital city?

Best places to enjoy coffee in Namibia’s capital city?

Coffee is often referred to as ‘a hug in a mug’ or ‘a beverage that puts one to sleep if not drunk’. I am not too crazy about winter, clearly because it is cold, but I love that I get to wear my cosy knitted clothing and have coffee ‘catch-ups’ with those closest to...

Which Gondwana properties in Namibia are perfect full-moon escapes?

Which Gondwana properties in Namibia are perfect full-moon escapes?

If you didn’t know, now you do… we have been moonstruck all week! This is to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, which took place on 20 July 1969. In accordance with the previous partial lunar eclipse on Tuesday 16 July 2019, it is only...

Ecology & Nature
People & Culture
A tale of Ddi-xerreten, a lioness and children in Namibia

A tale of Ddi-xerreten, a lioness and children in Namibia

The lioness had grown old and frail and could no longer do any of the hard work she needed to do each day. She went out and gathered all the children from the community in order for them to work and take care of her. Ddi-xerreten visited the lioness’ home and he saw...

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
Dancing into the hearts of Namibian youth

Dancing into the hearts of Namibian youth

Ombetja Yehinga Organisation Trust or OYO’s dance performance on 22nd August 2019 at the Warehouse Theatre– “Ilithyia gone mad” – addressed the topic of teenage pregnancy and illegal abortion. Under the direction of Philippe Talavera, the dance troupe comprised of...

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The Kalahari in Namibia inspires interior design

Kalahari Anib Lodge’s interior design was inspired by the surrounds of the region. As the Kalahari Desert is the largest continuous stretch of sand on the planet, one would think that there is not much to be inspired by. Yet, interior designers from Women Unleashed...

Off the beaten track in Namibia

As a serial blogger/travel writer (with Namibia as my first love), I recently read an article entitled "travel writing clichés to avoid". I agree – there is no way that Santorini’s beaches, for instance, can be pristine any longer. That ship has sailed long ago…...

What does travelling green look like in Namibia?

‘Travelling green’, I am sure you have heard of this term numerous times. Does this refer to camping, using a tent, preparing meals by use of solar energy, etc.? Well, it is the small acts you and I take on during our quest to unearth this world’s every corner....