Friday, January 28, 2011

Auob River reaches highest level in more than 10 years

It is still uncertain whether the water will reach the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

The Auob River, one of only two ephemeral rivers flowing through the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, has reached its highest level in more than a decade – but it is still uncertain whether it will reach the park.
The level of the river began rising sharply last weekend at Stampriet, near its source, and reached the settlement of Gochas, 72 km downstream, on Wednesday afternoon.
The General Manager of the Auob Country Lodge, Maureen De Villiers, told Tour Namibia this morning, the river was flowing the full width of its course and the water level was still rising.
De Villiers said the campsite at the lodge was flooded (Wednesday, 26 January) and that the rising level of the river has since forced the lodge to close the campsite. The Lodge however is operational.
She said the level of the Auob was about 1 m below the causeway at Gochas early yesterday evening, but this morning the river was flowing strongly over the causeway – preventing some of the learners at the village from getting to school.
De Villiers expects the river to begin subsiding in about two day’s time.
Meanwhile, Mr Jannie van der Merwe of the farm Kinkel near the Mata Mata border has told Tour Namibia the flood water is not expected to reach the border before Monday – if the flow is strong enough.
The Auob River is a vital component of the Kgalagadi ecosystem as the subterranean water supports a lush growth of Camel Thorn trees. Regular floods are essential to recharge the underground water which is extracted to provide water to the herds of Springbok, Gemsbok (Oryx), Blue Wildebeest and Red Hartebeest occurring along its course.
Water of the Auob River last reached the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the year 2000. The Auob River eventually joins the Nossob River at Twee Rivieren at the park’s southern entrance.

Derived from TourNamibia

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Flooding of the Okavango River and Mariental area

  • Please be advised that the road from Mariental to the Intu Afrika Private Game Reserve is flooded.
    If you plan to travel in that direction without a 4x4 vehicle, please rather drive via Kalkrand.

And on another note:

  • The Okavango River has started to rise at an alarming speed. It has already reached much higher levels now than it had the same time last year. The first floodings have been reported along the river and we expect more floods to occur in the coming weeks. Divava Okavango Lodge & Spa is in the fortunate position to be located on higher grounds and they do not experience flooding of the lodge or the access roads. Please continue to travel to the Okavango. The area needs your support and even during the floods the Kavango and Caprivi remain an unbelievable natural spectacle.

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Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge on Namibia Reservations Website

Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge now also included on the Website of Namibia Reservations.
A Private game Reserve of 10000 acres situated in the Kalahari Desert. Enjoy the Kalahari desert from one of twelve individual guest houses. Carrying the names of the largest wild animal species of the reservation, the stilted guest houses are arranged around a Vlei, a natural dry lake. All walking paths from the guest houses to the main building are paved, barrier-free, and well-lit.
Exterior walls made from canvas and the traditional African thatched roofs guarantee an excellent indoor climate even with high outside temperatures. All bathrooms are built as solid construction.
This Lodge is also handicapped friendly with fixed walkways between the bungalows and the restaurant, as well as the bathrooms being barrier free.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Botswana Package offered by Namibia Reservervations

This tour starts from Kasane and offers guest the opportunity to experience a boat trip, visit the National Park and enjoy the scenery and wildlife of Botswana.

2 Persons - Double Room at The Garden Lodge (FI) for 1 Night incl 1 Game Drive & 1 Boat Trip into the Chobe National Park,
Nata Lodge (BB) for 1 Night incl. 1 Game Drive into the Sowa Pan,
1 Double Tent at Audi Camp (BB) for 2 Nights incl. 1 Day Moremi Game Reserve Safari
Drotsky’s Cabins (DBB) for 2 Nights incl. 1 Day Trip with Boat & Guide (fuel excl.)

For only N$ 10 250.00 per person sharing

Special offer valid from 01.01.2011 - 30.04.2011
Terms & Conditions apply
Prices are subject to change due to exchange rate
Additional nights, car hire and flights can be booked

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Cape Town Carnival, Wine & Nature Package

Visit Cape Town and dance at the Carnival and Cape Town Festival, visit the Wine Route as well enjoy the sceneries of Clanwilliam, Langebaan and Franschhoek. A guaranteed fun filled 7 day Holiday.

2 Persons - Double Room at Cape Town Lodge Hotel (BB) for 2 Nights attending the Carnival & Cape Town Festival (19-20.03.2011),
Kagga Kama Private Game Reserve (BB) for 1 Night,
Karukurab Wilderness Reserve (DBB) for 1 Night,
The Rocks Guesthouse (BB) for 1 Night,
Franschhoek Country House & Villas (BB) for 1 Night,
Car Rental - Group B

Please contact us for the quotation
Special offer valid from 01.01.2011 until 24.03.2011
Terms & Conditions apply

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ai-Ais/Richterfeld high flood levels

SANParks has announced the closure of all campsites in the Richtersveld section of the /Ai-/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park until further notice.
The closure of the campsites has been necessitated by the high level of the Orange River which is expected to rise above its 1988 level of 11 m at Noordoewer when the flood peaks in the Lower Orange River.
SANParks says in a news release the campsites at De Hoop, De Koei, Tatasberg, Richtersberg, Kokerboomkloof, Hakkiesdoring, Potjiespram, as well as at Sendelingsdrift Campsite have been closed. Accommodation in the chalets at Sendelingsdrift will, however, still be available.
The flood has also affected the operations of private accommodation establishments downstream of Noordoewer.
The Namibian Roads Authority has, meanwhile, announced the closure of the DR212 gravel road along the northern bank of the Orange River between Aussenkehr and Sendelingsdrift.
Operations of the pontoon at Sendelingsdrift, which facilitates the flow of traffic between the Richtersveld section of the park and Namibia, have been suspended for more than a week because of the high level of the river and the pontoon is expected to remain close for some time to come.
The Orange River reached a record high of 11.39 m at Noordoewer in 1974 and stood at 7 m in February last year when it reached its highest level in 23 years.
Derived from TourNamibia

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cape Town Package offered by Namibia Reservations

Namibia Reservations offeres a new Cape Town Package that lets you enjoy the surrounds of the Garden Route, participate in activities and also visit the reptiles and cheetahs:

2 Persons - Luxury Double Room at Garden Route Game Lodge (DBB) for 1 Night incl. 2 Game Drives, Guided Tour of the Reptile Centre & Cheetah Conservation Centre,
1 Night at Cape Town Lodge (BB)
Car Rental - Group B
including return flight on Air Namibia (WHK-CPT-WHK)

For only N$ 4 695.00 per person sharing (excluding Airport Taxes)

Special offer valid from 01.01.2011 - 30.04.2011
Terms & Conditions apply

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Health & Wellbeing Week Package offered by Huab Lodge

VALID FROM 30.03.2011 - 06.04.2011

Single Bungalow - N$ 14’850.00 FI
Per Person sharing -N$ 11’900.00 FI

Day 1: Upon arrival in Windhoek in the early morning the group will be picked up with VW buses at the airport or in the city and driven to Huab Lodge with pleasant halfway lunchstop at Camelthorn Garden in Otjiwarongo. The evening will be enyojed in the relaxing and unique Huab Sound of Silence.
Day 2:
7am - Yoga
10am - Free time
7pm - Yoga
Day 3:
7am - Yoga
10am - Workshop Yoga & Nutrition
7pm - Sundownerdrive & Bush Yoga
Day 4:
7am - Morning Walk & Bush Yoga
10am - Free time
7pm - Yoga
Day 5:
7am - Yoga
10am - Workshop Footreflexology
7pm - Yoga
Day 6:
7am - Yoga
10am - Free time
7pm - Huab Valley Walking Trail & Bush Yoga
Day 7:
7am - Yoga
10am - Scenic Drive
7pm - Yoga
Day 8: Departure to Windhoek
Daily: 9:00 Breakfast - 12:30 Lunch - 20:00 Dinner, Shiatsu/Massage from 14:00-17:00 or in spare time.

The package includes the following:

  • Transfer from Windhoek
  • Welcome Drink
  • 45 sqm Luxury Bungalow, 2 Queen Size Beds, separate WC, Shower, Double hand-wash basins, Ceiling-Fan
  • Professional Guides with 30+ years of experience
  • Snacks at the Bar
  • Wireless LAN and Highspeed Internet in Lapa and Bungalows
  • Coffee, Tea, cocao, Hot Water, Cold Water and biscuits all day in the Lapa
  • Hot Water, Cold Water, Tea and Coffee Facilities in Bungalow
  • Bathrobes in Bungalow
    Mosquito Net for each Queen Size Bed
  • Luggage Service
  • Thermal Bath and Swimming Pool
  • All Activities from day 2 to 7 according to description
  • All Beverages during the activities
  • 1 Shiatsu Treatment (1h) and one Back- and Neck Massage (½ h)
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner incl. All Beverages
  • Transfer to Windhoek

German Version:
GÜLTIG VON 30.03.2011-06.04.2011

N$ 14’850.00 FI

Pro Person im Doppelzimmer
N$ 11’900.00 FI

Tag 1:
Die Teilnehmer werden am frühen Morgen am Flughafen in Windhoek in Empfang genommen. Teilnehmer, die vorher bereits eine Namibia Reise unternommen haben und die Huab Lodge & BushSPA Gesundheitswoche anschließen, können in Windhoek-Stadt abgeholt werden. Auf halber Strecke wird eine Mittagspause in Otjiwarongo im wunderschönen Kameldorngarten eingelegt. Den Abend lassen die Teilnehmer bereits im einzigartigen Huab Sound of Silence ausklingen.
Tag 2:
7:00 Uhr - Yoga
10:00 Uhr - Freie Zeit
17:00 Uhr - Yoga
Tag 3:
7:00 Uhr - Yoga
10:00 Uhr - Workshop Yoga & Ernährung
17:00 Uhr - Sundowner Drive & Bush Yoga
Tag 4:
7:00 Uhr - Morning Walk & Bush Yoga
10:00 Uhr - Freie Zeit
17:00 Uhr - Yoga
Tag 5:
7:00 Uhr - Yoga
10:00 Uhr - Workshop Fussreflexzonenmassage
17:00 Uhr - Yoga
Tag 6:
7:00 Uhr - Yoga
10:00 Uhr - Freie Zeit
17:00 Uhr - Wanderung Hiab valley & Bush Yoga
Tag 7:
7:00 Uhr - Yoga
10:00 Uhr - Scenic Drive
17:00 Uhr - Yoga
Tag 8: Transfer von Huab Lodge & BushSPA nach Windhoek in VW Bussen.

Täglich: 9:00 Frühstück - 12:30 Mittagessen - 20:00 Abendessen Shiatsu oder Massage von 14:00-17:00 oder in der freien Zeit.

Der All-Inclusive Paketpreis beinhaltet die folgenden Leistungen:

  • VW-Bus-Transfer von Windhoek zum Huab Lodge & BushSPA
  • Mittagessen im Kameldorngarten in Otjiwarongo
  • Begrüßungsgetränk im Huab Lodge & BushSPA
  • Unterkunft im 45qm großen Bungalow, ausgestattet mit 2 franz. Doppelbetten, WC, Dusche, zwei Waschbecken, Deckenlüfter
  • Wireless LAN und Highspeed Internet in der gesamten Lodge
  • Kaffee, Tee, Kakao, heißes und kaltes Quellwasser ganztägig in der Lapa
  • Heißes und kaltes Quellwasser, Tee und Kaffee im Bungalow
  • Bademantel im Bungalow
  • Moskitonetz für jedes Bett
  • Wäscherei-Service
  • Alle Aktivitäten der Tage 2 bis 6 gemäß Beschreibung
  • Sämtliche Getränke während der Aktivitäten
  • Nutzung der Thermalquelle und des Swimming-Pools
  • 1 BushSPA Behandlung nach Wahl für 1 Stunde oder 2 x 30 Minuten
  • Frühstück, Mittagessen und Abendessen inkl. der Getränke
  • Transfer von Huab Lodge & BushSPA nach Windhoek mit VW Bussen
  • Lunch Pakete für den Transfer

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Desert Express Weekend Package offered by Namibia Reservations

For a weekend getaway including lion feeding and visiting the dunes, Namibia Reservations offers a wonderful package:

2 Persons - Overnight on the Train (DBB) for 2 Nights
Transfer from/to Windhoek International Airport
including return flight on Air Namibia (JHB-WHK-JHB)

For only N$ 5 960.00 per person sharing (excluding Airport Taxes)

Special offer is valid from 01.02.2011 until 30.06.2011 Terms and Conditions apply

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After landing at Windhoek International Airport you will be transported to Windhoek, Trans Namib/Desert Express. The train leaves Windhoek at 13h00 pm. The Crew will welcome you with a drink and open sandwiches. At 15h30 pm a stop is scheduled at Oropoko Ranch for a Game Drive with all guests for one hour. Thereafter the journey continues to Swakopmund. Dinner will be served on the Train that evening.
After a wholesome breakfast the train will stop at the Dunes between Swakopmund and Walvisbay for a two hour excursion. You will have time available from 10h00 am to 14h30 pm, to do shopping, sightseeing and have a walkabout on the beaches.
At 14h30 pm the train leaves Swakopmund again. You are welcomed back by the Crew with a drink and open sandwiches. A late afternoon Sundowner, Dinner and overnight in the train will be the highlight for the day.
After breakfast the train will stop at Oropoko Ranch for a Lion feed. At 10h30 pm you will arrive back in Windhoek. The shuttle will bring you back to Windhoek International Airport or you could book an additional night or two to enjoy the beautiful city of Windhoek.

Monday, January 3, 2011