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Hello Owamboland!

17. May 2019, inke - Tourism, Discover Namibia

When you step into the Owambo regions in northern Namibia, be ready for a world of colour and culture unlike anywhere else in the country. Spend a day with a difference. Here, in Owamboland, the traditional and modern worlds merge so smoothly that it is possible to visit a traditional African homestead in the same afternoon as a shopping spree at one of the new malls.

Hello Owamboland!

Hornkranz - biography of a place

12. April 2019, inke - Discover Namibia

The farm Hornkranz is situated in the Khomas Hochland south-west of Windhoek and has an interesting history. An inglorious surprise attack by the German Schutztruppe on the clan of the legendary Nama "Captain" Hendrik Witbooi on 12 April 1893 - exactly 126 years ago today - brought Hornkranz a firm place in the history books. Two memorial stones and the graves of two German colonial soldiers at the house remind visitors of a most tragic event.

Hornkranz - biography of a place

Land Rover from the sixties has a fascinating history

08. March 2019, inke - Discover Namibia

A dilapidated Land Rover from the famous 109” IIA series of the 1960s, which once belonged to the son of a German aristocratic opponent to the Third Reich, has been refurbished after standing idle for years on a farm in Namibia’s Kalahari Desert. The Land Rover was discovered around 2007, after the blue-blooded owner had died and the estate had to be dealt with. It took until late 2018 to have the Land Rover refurbished. 

Land Rover from the sixties has a fascinating history

The crazy ideas of a fact-finding universal genius

08. January 2019, inke - Discover Namibia

Sir Francis Galton! Is this man of historic significance? One should recognise the name though; at least every Namibian and Namibia fan, tour operator, tour guide and publisher of Namibian travel guides should. Galton explored and mapped Damaraland and Ovamboland. The Galton Gate at Etosha National Park is named after him and in 1855 he published ‘The Art of Travel’, which is probably the first handbook of practical advice for travellers.

The crazy ideas of a fact-finding universal genius

Biography of a place: Ghaub

04. January 2019, inke - Discover Namibia

As you drive through the rugged landscape of the Otavi Mountains, approaching Ghaub, you immediately feel that this is a special place full of history and stories: miles of weathered walls built from slabs of rock, ancient palm trees and buildings dating from the early 20th century. Large-format photos in the rooms take you back 100 years in time, while rock engravings in the area are thousands of years old...

Biography of a place: Ghaub

150 years ago, a unique group of people braved the unknown

16. November 2018, inke - Discover Namibia

The Basters, a group who evolved from relationships between Khoisan women and Trek-Boers, had established settlements south of the Orange River in the early parts of the 19th century. Constant attacks by local Khoisan tribes, and the search for better grazing and water, were a threat to their livelihoods. They decided to leave the Cape colony and moved northwards, reaching the Orange River on 16 November 1868. Two years later the first Baster families arrived at their new home: Rehoboth.

150 years ago, a unique group of people braved the unknown

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