17 / "inke" / News - Gondwana Collection

News

Gondwana's Newsroom

Filtered by inke Reset filter

Chimney hunting in the Namibian countryside

03. August 2017, inke - Discover Namibia

Ruins of century-old lime kilns, once essential for construction, lie hidden on farms in the Namibian countryside. I went searching... I found them, one by one, in different areas of the country standing like proud old monuments, testifying to a time when life ticked at a slower pace. The conical clay-brick or stone chimneys – kilns or ovens – used to produce quicklime for mortar, are prized relics of the past, housing memories and holding rich stories of both hardship and hope.

Chimney hunting in the Namibian countryside

A dream comes true – 5 Years of Hitradio Namibia

01. August 2017, inke - Discover Namibia, Culture

Exactly five years ago, after an exciting night and crashed computers, Hitradio Namibia was on the go on 1 August 2012 at 6 o’clock in the morning. At the microphone, a tad resolved with butterflies in his belly, sits Wilfried Hähner. With co-owner Sybille Rothkegel, and a handful of energetic employees he has realized his dream: his own German radio station in Namibia. Congratulations to Hitradio Namibia on your 5th anniversary! We are celebrating with you by launching your new CD with some of the best Namibian artists and songs and with a surprise video. 

A dream comes true – 5 Years of Hitradio Namibia

Showering in the best company in Etosha Safari Camp

26. July 2017, inke - Gondwana Collection

Have you ever shared a shower with an elephant? No? Well then, this unique experience awaits you at the Etosha Safari Camp! The guest rooms now have brand new designs and renovations have finally come to an end. They have been redecorated with new, fresh colours. The Etosha Safari Camp is and will remain a touch of luxury with a touch of African zest for life.

Showering in the best company in Etosha Safari Camp

Postal Runners - The Heroes of Early Communication

21. July 2017, inke - Discover Namibia

Talk about snail mail! That’s putting it mildly. Are the loved ones back home all right? Will head office send the urgently needed bibles or not? German missionaries in Namibia used to have to wait two years before they received an answer to letters sent to the home country. Every now and then they waited in vain. Around 1840 the mail route was not only very long but was also dangerous.

Postal Runners - The Heroes of Early Communication

The man who found the site for Canyon Lodge

20. July 2017, inke - Gondwana Collection

“This has become more beautiful than I imagined. The first bungalows were constructed exactly where I recorded them on the floor. The swimming pool should be where the Braai (barbecue) is today. But the current pool location is much nicer.” Roland Vincent visited the Canyon Lodge at the beginning of 2017 with much enthusiasm. He had discovered this idyllic spot from a plane 23 years ago, and Manni Goldbeck was very certain that that was the right place to build a lodge. Near the second largest canyon in the world.

The man who found the site for Canyon Lodge

Café of the month: Kameldorn Garten, Otjiwarongo

17. July 2017, inke - Discover Namibia

Travellers are always in need of good grub – and more importantly, places to pull off from the main road, rest and enjoy the surroundings. This month, Kameldorn Garten in Otjiwarongo caught our attention. A favourite stop when travelling north with good food, a shady courtyard, off-road parking and a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Dieter Radeck took over the restaurant in October 2011, bringing with him his cooking expertise. 

Café of the month: Kameldorn Garten, Otjiwarongo

Stay up-to-date with our monthly 'Gondwana Tracks' Newsletter Sign up Today