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Ohlthaver & List turns 100

15. octobre 2019, bernd - Gondwana Collection, Discover Namibia

Carl Julius List (1880 – 1959), a banker by profession, arrived in the German colony of South West Africa in 1905 to take charge of the finance division – later the banking division – of the Damara und Namaqua Trading Company. In 1920 he and Hermann Ohlthaver (1883 –1979) as the two partners of Ohlthaver & List entered the beer brewing business and invested a significant amount of money in the Felsenkeller-Brauerei.

Ohlthaver & List turns 100

Meeting Namibians on the journey from Swakop to Palmwag and Epupa

11. octobre 2019, inke - Tourism, Gondwana Collection

The journey from Gondwana’s Delight hotel in Swakop up the famed Skeleton Coast to Palmwag and then northwards to Omarunga-Epupa Falls Camp provided a wealth of spectacular landscapes and fascinating stops, but - importantly - it also provided the opportunity to meet some of Namibia’s beautiful and colourful people. Sometimes, because of a lack of a common language, we had to use gestures and hand signals, but we still managed to communicate.

Meeting Namibians on the journey from Swakop to Palmwag and Epupa

Gondwana’s culture of sustainability – hard to achieve but rewarding

28. septembre 2019, inke - Gondwana Collection, Environment

Gondwana Collection Namibia is one of biggest tourism companies in the country and was founded on sustainable principles. Since its inception in 1996, Gondwana financed nature conservation with the proceeds from its eco-friendly hospitality business, which in turn creates jobs and career opportunities for the local communities.Gondwana's new CEO, Gys Joubert is 1000 days in office today and shared his vision of sustainability with Inke Stoldt.

Gondwana’s culture of sustainability – hard to achieve but rewarding

On the road again - Into Kaokoland

27. septembre 2019, inke - Tourism, Gondwana Collection

Travelling via the Skeleton Coast from Swakopmund to Palmwag and Epupa Falls elicits a thrill of excitement. It ticks all the boxes for the adventurous at heart and adds a couple more. Heading on the salt and gravel roads to the more remote fence-free reaches of Namibia, home to desert elephant, rhino and lion, and further north to the semi-nomadic Himba people, must rate as one of the most exhilarating adventures in the country.

On the road again - Into Kaokoland

Green thumbs up for vegetable gardens

26. septembre 2019, inke - Gondwana Collection

The tiny, fragile shoot of the newly germinated seed pushes its way through weighty red Kalahari sand grains, determined to make it to the light. At the same time its small roots grip into the soil that it now calls home. Against all odds, the little seedling finds enough of what it needs to thrive – water supply, abundant sunlight as well as the right soil temperature and nutrients. Welcome to Gondwana’s Self-Sufficiency Centre (SSC) in the Kalahari, one of Namibia’s two deserts.

Green thumbs up for vegetable gardens

A passionate rendezvous in the north – where the Chobe and the Zambezi meet

20. septembre 2019, inke - Gondwana Collection, Tourism

A passionate rendezvous unfolds in the north of Namibia where the Chobe River and the Zambezi River come face to face. Nature is a flawless date night planner, with dusk setting the lighting scene in splendid hues of red, orange, pink and purple. I would not typically describe myself as a romantic, but I have found the place where romantics can sign up – it’s called Chobe River Camp.

A passionate rendezvous in the north – where the Chobe and the Zambezi meet

Only three months to go – Christmas shopping in September!

16. septembre 2019, inke - Gondwana Collection, Tourism

Do you want to avoid stressful last-minute shopping at Christmas? The Gondwana Care Trust has great gift ideas that also serve a charitable purpose. “Our Care Trust is driven by passion and is focused on making a difference in the lives of the less fortunate,” Gys Joubert (Gondwana Managing Director) said. ”In addition, it is humbling to see the passion from fellow Gondwanians through taking on various projects of the Trust and the companies that joined us, with a pursuit of changing lives.”

Only three months to go – Christmas shopping in September!

September under the banner of sustainability

02. septembre 2019, inke - Gondwana Collection, Tourism

Gigantic forest fires in the Amazon threaten the "green lung of the world"; catastrophic floods and droughts claim human lives...  The ecological equilibrium of our planet is in jeopardy. No wonder that the magic word "sustainability" is suddenly on everyone's lips. It’s time to rethink and find a new approach to life in order to keep our world in balance for future generations. Gondwana Collection Namibia was, however, founded on the basis of sustainability more than 20 years ago.

September under the banner of sustainability

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