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World heritage: the writings of Nama Chief Hendrik Witbooi

23. June 2017, inke - Discover Namibia

The legendary traditional leader of the Witbooi Namas, Hendrik Witbooi (1830-1905) kept a diary. In his leather-bound journal he also entered copies of letters, treaties and protocols of meetings. The journey of Chief Witbooi's journal from 1884 until it was inscribed into the 'Memory of the World' register of UNESCO in 2007, is an interesting tale.   

World heritage: the writings of Nama Chief Hendrik Witbooi

Fascinating creatures and history on the fringes of the sea of dunes

19. June 2017, inke - Discover Namibia, Environment, Tourism

Devoid of life. That, at first glance, is the impression given by the red dunes and the adjoining white gravel plains of the Namib Desert on the doorstep of the coastal town of Swakopmund. The seasonal Swakop River, which reaches the Atlantic Ocean at Swakopmund, forms a dividing line between the town and the dunes to the south. Sand and stones, wind and fog, otherwise nothing. Or so it seems. This area is home to an amazing array of creatures, and there are also relicts from the past to take a closer look at. 

Fascinating creatures and history on the fringes of the sea of dunes

Put Foot Rally – Africa Adventures for a good cause

16. June 2017, inke - Discover Namibia, Sport

The Put Foot Rally is a rally of the ages in which fun, the experience of Africa and charity are at the forefront. The rally kicks off in Cape Town on 18 June and will make its way to Malawi via Namibia, Botswana and Zambia, and ends on 6 July. In Namibia, the Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei, the red dunes of the Kalahari and the Etosha National Park are included. Gondwana looks forward to hosting the Put Foot Rally again this year.

Put Foot Rally – Africa Adventures for a good cause

Cucumber smiles and sunflower kisses at Damara Mopane Lodge

12. June 2017, inke - Gondwana Collection, Tourism

Top-heavy sunflowers peeping over walls, lush spinach carpeting the ground and scarecrows eyeing you from the greenery may not be something you would expect to see at a tourist lodge, especially in your very own chalet garden, but then Damara Mopane Lodge breaks out of the box to offer its guests a truly unusual, memorable and extraordinary experience.

Cucumber smiles and sunflower kisses at Damara Mopane Lodge

Hunted and admired: the giants of the oceans

02. June 2017, inke - Discover Namibia

They are powerful and gentle, inquisitive and wise, compassionate and social. Nevertheless whales have been hunted worldwide for centuries because of the many products that they provide: food, oil, gelatine, soap and basic ingredients for cosmetics and medicines. Whaling stations were also set up on the South West African coast, the first one in Walvis Bay in 1912 and another one the following year at Sturmvogelbucht near Lüderitz. The latter was in operation for two years only. 

Hunted and admired: the giants of the oceans

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