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Namibia is famous for gliding

02. janvier 2019, inke - Sport, Tourism

Gliding high in the sky like a bird, silently, without any disturbing engine noise – gliders know what they are talking about, when they enthusiastically describe their favourite pastime. The good news: thermal conditions in Namibia are excellent for gliding. Did you know that Namibia is internationally known as a gliding hotspot with favourable thermals? The name Bitterwasser is legend among the gliding fraternity worldwide.

Namibia is famous for gliding

Welcome Desert Grace – jewel of the desert

24. décembre 2018, inke - Gondwana Collection, Tourism

It was an auspicious day when I travelled south for the opening of The Desert Grace on 1 November, positioned elegantly and robustly between a belt of apricot dunes. Dusky pinks and soft luxuriant touches grace the interior with stylish flourishes and artistic finishes. The Grace generously shares the ancient wisdom of the Namib that it keeps (so secretly) to itself - that a wealth of fragile loveliness can be found in its seemingly tough exterior. 

Welcome Desert Grace – jewel of the desert

Take your garbage with you and stay on busy roads

20. décembre 2018, inke - Environment, Tourism

It’s the holiday season! Holidaymakers are flocking to the coast in droves. They want to enjoy the beach and nature in general by driving into the Namib Desert and thus into our national parks. Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but pictures. For many years this well-meant piece of advice was intended to promote environmental protection. Nowadays it needs to be rephrased to get the message across more clearly. 

Take your garbage with you and stay on busy roads

We are stepping onto an island…

02. novembre 2018, inke - Tourism

The grey ribbon of the tar road carries an endless array of enormous trucks, crowded minibuses, pick-ups packed to capacity, donkey carts, bakkies, fancy limousines and four-wheel drive rental cars from west to east and back again. Nearly 500 kilometres of road are stretched out monotonously in front of the driver. The former Caprivi Strip, now much more appropriately called the Zambezi Region, is home to a wilderness and isolation not found anywhere else in the country.

We are stepping onto an island…

A week in the Zambezi with the Gondwana Collection

05. octobre 2018, inke - Gondwana Collection, Tourism

Welcome to the Zambezi! Lush waterways adorned with waterlilies and resounding with birdsong; the languid waters of mighty African rivers; and national parks frequented by elephant and buffalo. The pocket of wild land in Namibia’s north-eastern corner is a rich wonderland of rivers and national parks, balancing the more arid swathes of the country perfectly. The beauty is as exceptional and the region holds its own special magic and charm.

A week in the Zambezi with the Gondwana Collection

On the Road: From the wild horses into the arms of the spectacular Namib Desert

18. septembre 2018, inke - Tourism, Gondwana Collection

Follow the Namib Desert Route through some of the most scenic roads on the continent... It’s a good feeling to hit the road again after a restful stop at Klein Aus Vista, nestled snugly in the Aus mountains. The vast limitless landscapes call to your soul – and old man Namib whispers to you from the ancient alleyways of time. I hear him whispering my name and calling to me as I veer north from the B4 on to the gravel. I am on my way to Sossusvlei and the Namib Sand Sea. 

On the Road: From the wild horses into the arms of the spectacular Namib Desert

Ending the week On the Edge

07. septembre 2018, inke - Tourism

Nestled on a hilltop in a rather isolated location in Windhoek, adorned exquisitely with palm trees is Hotel Thule. It’s somewhat a haven, where you can sit and reflect amid the cool breeze drifting through your hair, birds chirping the day away, the therapeutic sound of children playing in the background, while appreciating the view of the city from the Terrace restaurant and sipping on a glass of Middelvlei Merlot. Surely this is the perfect way to end your week!

Ending the week On the Edge

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