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Hardap no fuller than 70 percent

24. February 2017, inke - Weather

On 23 February 2017, the Hardap Dam, near Mariental’s sluices were opened for a second time in this rainy season, 2016/17. At first, only two sluices were opened at 8 o’clock for an hour, 1.2 metres and 224 cubic metres of water was drained per second. At 9 o’clock a third sluice was opened, 1.2 metres and 336m3/sec flowed into the Fish River below the dam wall.

Hardap no fuller than 70 percent

Latest addition to the Gondwana family: Welcome Camp Chobe!

24. February 2017, inke - Gondwana Collection, Tourism

Large elephant families swimming, with a bit of luck you may see large zebra, buffalo and antelope herds grazing in the flood plains... You are in Camp Chobe, in the extreme southeast of the Zambezi Region. This jewel for nature and bird lovers is the latest addition to the Gondwana Collection, as from 1 March 2017. 

Latest addition to the Gondwana family: Welcome Camp Chobe!

Cape Cross: The lure of white gold

24. February 2017, inke - Discover Namibia

A few old graves with weather-beaten crosses, two stone padrões (pillars crowned with a cross) and a cacophony of seals mark the place that was a hive of activity at the end of the 19th century. It’s difficult to believe that a windswept, desolate promontory could attract explorers, entrepreneurs and industry. Strangely, Cape Cross did. It also boasted the first railway line and water distillation plant in the country - and the first postal robbery.

Cape Cross: The lure of white gold

The Brahmans are coming: from Texas to southern Africa

10. February 2017, inke - Economics, Discover Namibia

When a Namibian farmer proudly offers to show his Brahmans to his guest he certainly does not have Hindu philosophers in mind. He means his prize cattle. Brahmans and Brahman crossbreeds are among the most popular beef cattle breeds in southern Africa. Originally they hail from India. But how did Brahman cattle make their way to southern Africa? 

The Brahmans are coming: from Texas to southern Africa

One-time blossom splendour unfolds in Sandhof at Maltahöhe

09. February 2017, inke - Environment, Tourism

In the past week is was raining on the farm Sandhof, on Tuesday they had 8mm and on the 700 hectare vegetation-free clay pan, the very first greenery broke through the barren soil. Here, after good rain, thousands of so-called “Sandhof lilies” grow when water fills the pan up to 15 to 20cm. On the weekend it will probably be an incredible sight when the lilies bloom.

One-time blossom splendour unfolds in Sandhof at Maltahöhe

Namibia2Go – Gondwana’s new all-inclusive Self-Drive Safaris

06. February 2017, inke - Gondwana Collection, Tourism

Experience Africa like nowhere else. Discover what makes Namibia so special, how it should be, easy, up close and unforgettable, with Namibia2Go. Gondwana Collection’s new and unbeatable self-drive safari packages for two. Namibia2Go will take you on a journey to Namibia’s greatest highlights, and through some of Africa’s most dramatic scenery, all at your own pace. Packages include the comfort of Gondwana Collection’s trusted lodges, a 4x4 vehicle, and detailed on route map guide.

Namibia2Go – Gondwana’s new all-inclusive Self-Drive Safaris

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