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...
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Near but far – have you been waiting in line in Namibia?

Waiting in line can be exasperating, but it is a universal experience for all of us, unless you live on your own little planet with your very own amenities. You could be waiting in a non-moving line at Home Affairs to finally receive that amended full birth...
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How to survive winter in Namibia

I was on my way to the Gondwana Canyon Park, when I realised, while gazing at the desert landscapes that Namibia has a lot to offer. Breath-taking landscapes, intriguing cultures and warm sunny days. But, all this sunshine and scorching heat makes us Namibians...
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A collection of travelogues from all around Namibia…

Travel Tips

Will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spend their honeymoon in Namibia?

In a couple of weeks, on 19 May, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will get married at Windsor Castle in the St George’s Chapel. – I am particularly excited to see the exquisite style of Meghan’s wedding dress, and whether Barack and Michelle Obama will be waltzing into...

Where to eat on Independence Avenue in Namibia

Have you also taken to drooling over Jamie Oliver’s 30-minute meal recipes or Nigella Lawson’s take on a sticky toffee pudding instead of actually eating your homemade bolognaise desk lunch, which is two days old, because you’d like to save a little? – You are not...

Top 8 photo locations in Namibia

Who doesn’t love and appreciate a quality photo, which tells a unique story without words? – The kind of photo that brings out unexpected emotions, that leaves one intrigued and imagining what it would feel like to be in that moment, on the back of a camel,...

Ecology & Nature
Is the Makalani Palm tree in Namibia really that useful?

Is the Makalani Palm tree in Namibia really that useful?

Gracefully and majestically, a host of Makalani Palm trees or Hyphaene petersiana stand tall – close enough for you to appreciate them from the road and far enough to not drive into. Noticeable when journeying to the O-regions, from Onankali to Ondangwa, to shop for...

People & Culture
What are the unusual things you may experience in Namibia?

What are the unusual things you may experience in Namibia?

Namibia is home to welcoming people and renowned for the oldest desert, the Namib. – It’s velvety sand is hosted alongside a stretch of the Atlantic Ocean. Perhaps it could be the fascinating geographical formations that lure you to make this your next holiday...

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
How to survive winter in Namibia

How to survive winter in Namibia

I was on my way to the Gondwana Canyon Park, when I realised, while gazing at the desert landscapes that Namibia has a lot to offer. Breath-taking landscapes, intriguing cultures and warm sunny days. But, all this sunshine and scorching heat makes us Namibians...

Gondwana Collection

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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Why you should visit the Kalahari Farmhouse

Working for Gondwana definitely has its perks, and sitting on my own little terrace in front of my room with a refreshing drink in hand… it is obvious that life cannot get much better than this. In the past week, my work took me to The Kalahari Farmhouse. A small...
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