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Namibia boasts 14 surf angling clubs

16. July 2018, inke - Sport

Surf fishing means catching fish from the shoreline or wading in the surf. Namibia has 14 surf fishing clubs, and the various species of fish are caught on a catch-and-release basis. The clubs are affiliated to the Namibian Surf Angling Association (NSAA) which arranges five annual contests on the coast of Namibia. Contests are held within those sections on a ten-kilometre stretch of beach for a day. 

Namibia boasts 14 surf angling clubs

Gondwana joins NTA’s apprenticeship programme

13. July 2018, inke - Gondwana Collection

Ten employees of the Gondwana Collection Namibia participate in the Apprenticeship Pilot Programme that was launched recently by the Namibia Training Authority (NTA) in cooperation with the Namibian Employers Federation (NEF) and the Global Apprenticeships Network. They are part of altogether 300 apprentices from 22 companies that signed the funding agreements towards which the NTA dedicated more than N$40 million. 

Gondwana joins NTA’s apprenticeship programme

Fifty years ago, today: Remembering the first Vespa in the Fish River Canyon

09. July 2018, inke - Discover Namibia

Some folks have big dreams, and regardless of logic and difficulty they are driven to make them a reality. Such was the case with the group of men who decided to lay the first tyre tracks on the floor of the mighty Fish River Canyon. Six members of the Cape Town Vespa club took up the challenge. They began their intimidating expedition of lowering their scooters into the canyon on 9 July 1968 - and made the experience of their lifetime!

Fifty years ago, today: Remembering the first Vespa in the Fish River Canyon

Gondwana engages like-minded Namibian company as shareholder

06. July 2018, inke - Gondwana Collection, Economics

Gondwana Holdings Ltd and Nam-mic Financial Services Holdings (Pty) Ltd signed a subscription agreement on 3 July 2018. With the signing of the shareholding agreement Nam-mic Financial Services Holdings becomes a 10% shareholder of Gondwana Holdings Ltd. The capital invested flows directly into the expansion of the tourism group.

Gondwana engages like-minded Namibian company as shareholder

Gondwana and the King Nehale Conservancy join forces

04. July 2018, inke - Gondwana Collection, Tourism

Exciting developments are afoot, as the Gondwana Collection Namibia signed a Joint Venture Agreement with the King Nehale Conservancy on 28 June 2018. The agreement will allow Gondwana to develop and construct a new lodge within the Conservancy, about 5km north of the King Nehale Gate to the Etosha National Park. The envisioned lodge will host 40 rooms, which will pay homage to the rich cultural heritage of the area. Furthermore, it enables the conservancy to generate an additional income.

Gondwana and the King Nehale Conservancy join forces

Mantises: Predators in the insect world

03. July 2018, inke - Environment

The well-camouflaged mantis sits on a flower motionless. Its splendid colours make for an excellent disguise. A little further on another mantis, camouflaged just as well, lies in wait among green leaves. A different species of mantis even sits on the bark of a shrub. There are 107 types (six families) of mantises in Namibia alone. They differ in size, shape and colour. 

Mantises: Predators in the insect world

Namibian Economics to the point - June 2018

29. June 2018, inke - Economics

Inflation for May 2018 was 3.6 percent, 0.2 percent higher than in April. According to the Namibia Statistics Agency, the economy showed 0.1 percent negative growth during the first quarter this year. The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources announced that it will receive applications for fishing licences. The Police confiscated over 400 kilogrammes of cocaine with a worth of N$200 million (about 13.3 million Euros). In June, cold winter temperatures set in after a long summer spell with rain during May. 

Namibian Economics to the point - June 2018

Tourists are dining where the blacksmith used to work

27. June 2018, inke - Tourism

Castle Duwisib in the arid south was remarkable from the very start – something special in the local farming community and for the country as a whole. The grand opening ceremony took place in the middle of 1909. The owners, Captain Hansheinrich von Wolf (1873-1916) and his American-born wife Jayta, née Humphreys, chose this particular spot in a sparsely vegetated landscape. Nowadays, Duwisib Castle is utilized for tourism purposes. The former smithy was turned into a restaurant, and adjoining rooms and stables became eight guestrooms. 

Tourists are dining where the blacksmith used to work

Feeling high while exploring the depths of the canyon

25. June 2018, inke - Gondwana Collection, Discover Namibia

“If you are looking for a smooth adventure - this is perfect. Not as tough as the big ‘real’ hike, and still a lovely experience.” What a positive feedback of a hiker, who recently participated in Gondwana’s Canyon Klipspringer Trail. Just imagine exploring the Fish River Canyon from as close as it gets, hiking in almost pristine nature with just a light backpack, dreaming at the campfire… Since April this year 140 hikers tackled the Canyon Klipspringer Trail in the northern parts of the second largest canyon in the world. 

Feeling high while exploring the depths of the canyon

Gondwana lodges host team of mobile vet clinic

22. June 2018, inke - Gondwana Collection

The Baines Vetcare Mobile Animal Clinic visits remote towns around the country, sets up base and invites community members to bring their pets for free spay and neuter services. Their main focus is to help pets from low or no income households in areas where no veterinary services are available. At the beginning of June, Dr Ian Baines and his team visited the Eastern Zambezi Region. Gondwana supported their cause and invited them to stay at their lodges.

Gondwana lodges host team of mobile vet clinic

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