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Hunted and admired: the giants of the oceans

02. June 2017, inke - Discover Namibia

They are powerful and gentle, inquisitive and wise, compassionate and social. Nevertheless whales have been hunted worldwide for centuries because of the many products that they provide: food, oil, gelatine, soap and basic ingredients for cosmetics and medicines. Whaling stations were also set up on the South West African coast, the first one in Walvis Bay in 1912 and another one the following year at Sturmvogelbucht near Lüderitz. The latter was in operation for two years only. 

Hunted and admired: the giants of the oceans

Sharing is caring – Gondwana launches welfare initiatives

31. May 2017, inke - Gondwana Collection

The Gondwana Care Trust and Meal for Two (in partnership with Bank Windhoek) are the latest corporate social responsibility initiatives introduced by The Gondwana Collection to the media today (31 May 2017) at the Namibia Tourism Expo in Windhoek. Gondwana and Bank Windhoek also launched their Faces of Namibia campaign that aims to celebrate the stories and impressions that Namibians hold dear.

Sharing is caring – Gondwana launches welfare initiatives

Namibian adventures in the German TV show Global Gladiators

29. May 2017, inke - Tourism, Gondwana Collection

On 1 June, Namibia will be the site for a spectacular television show called Global Gladiators. ProSieben is promoting the TV premier using the following words: “At Global Gladiators, eight celebrities go on the Road Trip of their lives. Crossing Namibia, the gladiators expect harsh challenges and exciting adventures!” And this is the best time to go!

Namibian adventures in the German TV show Global Gladiators

Fish River Canyon - Traces of a Death Struggle

25. May 2017, inke - Discover Namibia

Once upon a time a giant snake dwelled in southern Namibia. Every so often it devoured the people’s sheep and goats and so finally they decided to kill the snake. They encircled the snake, keeping it at bay with fiery torches, shooting arrows at it and thrusting spears into its body. Even though it was a giant snake it stood no chance against their superior numbers. In its death throes the snake tossed and turned, tearing deep furrows into the ground. This old Nama legend explains in this vivid manner how the Fish River Canyon was formed. Geologists offer a more prosaic but no less fascinating explanation.

Fish River Canyon - Traces of a Death Struggle

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