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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

DTS Volleyball for All – Suitable for the Guinness Book of World Records?

30. January 2017, inke - Sport

Pass, set, attack… For more than three decades the first Saturday in February has been a set date in Windhoek. On this day thousands of volleyball players will go to the annual ‘Volleyball for All’ tournament hosted by the ‘Deutscher Turn- und Sportverein’ DTS. A small sports club hosting a great sporting event. And if you ask me, an ideal addition to the Guinness Book of World Records. 

DTS Volleyball for All – Suitable for the Guinness Book of World Records?

Bartholomeu Dias - Watery grave at the Cape of Storm

27. January 2017, inke - Discover Namibia

Defying gale-force winds and the spray of the thundering surf, the stone cross stands firmly on a rocky promontory that juts some 50 metres into the Atlantic Ocean southwest of Lüderitz. It is a monument to Bartholomeu Dias, the Portuguese seafarer who was the first European to sail around the southern tip of Africa and thereby pioneered the way to opening up the sea route to India. 

Bartholomeu Dias - Watery grave at the Cape of Storm

Passing the baton - Gondwana welcomes new Managing Director

18. January 2017, inke - Gondwana Collection, Tourism

Gys Joubert started as Gondwana’s new Managing Director on 16 January. The forty year old lawyer knew exactly what he was getting himself into, as he has served on the group’s Board of Directors for the past year. “As I got to know the company better, I fell head over heels in love with it and its potential. My primary focus will be on growth, rather than change.” He is also sure of the support he will receive from his predecessor. Manni Goldbeck will stay on with the Gondwana Collection as the Director of Brand and Marketing.

Passing the baton - Gondwana welcomes new Managing Director

Petition against illegal fishing stirring big waves

16. January 2017, inke - Environment, Gondwana Collection

Illegal fishing in Namibia is taking its final toll. Commercialization and exportation has placed immense pressure on the eco- and river systems, the local communities and tourism. This is stated through a video that was released on Friday morning (13/01) as part of an enlightenment campaign. Gondwana Collection Namibia is in full support of this initiative.

Petition against illegal fishing stirring big waves

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