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 the chapel as their guests. I’ll definitely be glued to the television for a few good hours – so bring on the popcorn and chocolate Astros. According to the Daily Mail and Daily Express there has been talk of a honeymoon trip to Namibia. Natural Selection’s newest addition, Hoanib Valley Camp, would be one of their potential romantic hideouts. Namibia is definitely a destination that I would consider ‘to get away from it all’, set in a nature that is simultaneously rugged, soft and colourful.
Whether the Prince and his soon-to-be Duchess are to spend time in Namibia or not, it’s ok as there is a slim chance we could run into them. But if this royal couple can make it to Namibia, so can you and here are a few reasons to spend your honeymoon or next holiday here:
How about chilling out on the red Kalahari dunes, where camelthorn trees are swamped with apartment blocks of sociable weaver nests? In the Gondwana Kalahari Park, hop on the game drive and join giraffe, springbok and desert-adapted gemsbok and others, for their favourite meal of Kalahari grass.
If visiting the famous ghost town of Kolmanskop near the port of Lüderitz sounds captivating, but you don’t want to overnight in a haunted house, book into our Eagle’s Nest Chalets. They are nestled in the rocky Aus Mountains, only a few kilometres from Kolmanskop. With a bit of luck, you might encounter the wild horses that are sure to inspire a sense of freedom and serenity.
With a population of just over 2 million, Namibia allows for getting away from the crowds and offers you the opportunity of a few moments of solitude. Spending a couple of nights gazing at the stars and overlooking the Namib Desert landscape at our Namib Dune Star Camp could help you decide whether you should extend your stay in Namibia.
If you’re into architecture, the old German town of Swakopmund with its colourful Art Nouveau buildings, heaps of quirky curio shops, specialised restaurants and cafés ought to make you want to make you linger just a little longer in our Delight Hotel.
There are so many experiences on offer in Namibia and it’s time to make your pick. – Whether you prefer to lounge at the poolside with a good read in the one hand and an exotic cocktail in the other or, like myself, you’d rather opt for a hike to finally get some dirt on those hiking shoes that have been collecting dust in your wardrobe…Gondwana Collection can offer just the experience you’ve been yearning for. – We’re waiting for you, Prince Harry and Meghan!
What Namibian experiences do you look forward to making someday? If you have visited before, what did you enjoy the most? Let us know by sharing your story in the comment section below.
Author – I’m Nela, from Windhoek Namibia but born in a small village called Omatunda in northern Namibia. I am passionate about writing, research and photography, as it helps me gain knowledge about people and my country.