Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Local news from Compass Marketing

Sunsail Catamarans - Walvis Bay
When visiting the Namibian Coast, it is imperative to experience a boat trip on the famous Walvis Bay Lagoon. Sun Sail Charters operates 3 luxurious Catamarans, seating 15-30 people. The Catamarans offer a stable platform for viewing marine life, also offering toilets on board and proper wash basins. The company places great emphasis on Sailing to make the trip a pleasant experience. The vessels are silent, even when underway with their engines. The compan's signature trip is the 'Dolphin Cruise' which leaves from the Walvis Bay lagoon every morning at 08h15 and 10h00. During the 4 hour cruise one may experience close encounters with seals, dolphins, whales, turtles, sun fish and a variety of sea birds. Some cape fur seals are accustomed to people and entertain the guests by jumping on board. Oyster farms, a ship wreck at Pelican Point, the lighthouse and the seal colony are visited. Fresh oysters and champagne is part of the cruise. A range of other trips or parties on the boat or beach can be organised. Should customers need road transfers from Swakopmund to Walvis Bay(35 km), a Sun Sail Bus service is also available. The latest special sightings include humpback whales and a fruit bat resident on the mast. New office premises will be ready at the waterfront by end June 11. Complimenting the staff with Captain Hans and his skippers are 2 new guides- Birgit and Lynia.

BüllsPort Guestfarm and Camp Sites
The Guestfarm.s private Wilderness camp sites are some of Namibia's best kept secrets. BullsPort Camp sites are ideal for campers looking for privacy and solitude. Guests may also take part in a wide range of hiking and horseriding activities offered by the Guestfarm.
'Bulls Head Campsite' is situated 3 km east of the Guestfarm offering a great view of the surrounding mountains. A toilet, shower, dishwashing facility, water taps near the camp ground and a shaded area for tents or entertainment is available (no electrical plug points, but the ablution block offers solar lights). “Old Police Station Site” is located on the western side of the farm and an exclusive campsite for one group at the time – it is for true nature lovers and ideal for larger groups or private parties. The spot also features cemented natural stone benches, Toilets, showers, dishwashing facilities, water taps and lots of shady spots. No electricity!
Natural Rock pools for swimming can be found on a walk up the quiver tree gorge.

For more information or to make a booking please write us an email at

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Updated road conditions for the South of Namibia

Information received from the Gondwana Collection:

Please be advised that if you are entering the Canyon area from the north (Luderitz, Keetmanshoop areas) the C12 at Seeheim, leading off the B4 road has been closed due to severe flooding of the road.
We suggest that you rather take the Naute Dam turn off signposted the D545 and drive over the dam wall. The D545 then joins the C12 which will then lead you to the Canyon. The Canon Roadhouse, Canon Village and Canon Lodge are then well signposted off the C12.

It has also been reported that the road (C13) at Rosh Pinah has been washed away and is not accessible, therefore there is no access from Rosh Pinah up to Aus or from Aus to Rosh Pinah.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information at

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

News from AfriCat

AfriCat Foundation a winner!
At a glittering ceremony held at the moyo Restaurant, uShaka Marine World in Durban, South Africa, on May 6, 2011, the AfriCat Foundation scooped the Good Safari Award for ‘Best Wildlife Charity Organisation’ in Africa.

The hard work and impact made by AfriCat has been recognized by the judging panel of the Good Safari Awards. Leading a diverse field of established African conservation projects, AfriCat was crowned ‘Best Wildlife Organisation’ on the continent.

The team at AfriCat and Okonjima are thrilled to have been recognized for what they do and look forward to introducing more international guests to their unique project in Namibia.

2011 Health Check a resounding success
Every year the AfriCat Team, including our supporting veterinarian Dr. Mark Jago, undertakes a health check on the resident cheetah, leopard, spotted hyaena & wild dogs at our Carnivore Care Centre based on Okonjima farm. The lions of the AfriCat North Care Centre will undergo a similar health check in June.

In preparation for these examinations, individual animals in the Care Centre are identified according to routine and specific needs which may have arisen such as contraception, eye infections or abnormalities, worn or broken dentition, serious injuries and any other obvious symptoms indicating poor health, observed during our daily rounds.

For more information or to make a booking at Okonjima Lodge please email us at

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New on Namibia Reservations website

Alte Kalköfen Lodge
The lodge is named Alte Kalköfen, that was derived from two old lime ovens situated on the farms Simplon and Sandverhaar. The older oven was built in the middle 1800s and the newer oven in 1910 with the purpose to produce lime that was used for construction and agricultural purpose. Alte Kalköfen is situated on a plot inside the farm Sandverhaar. The Lodge is an interesting combination of modern architecture, it’s environment and decorative remainders from the “past”...

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Monday, June 13, 2011

New on Namibia Reservations website

KuanguKuangu Luxury Cabin

Situated in the peaceful solitude of an idyllic valley, in the heart of the desert, KuanguKuangu is the ideal place for travellers who seek tranquillity and intimacy. Nestled in a dune, KuanguKuangu makes it possible for its occupants to live in harmony with nature, at the same time offering them comfort, luxury, adventure and relaxation. The natural materials used for the construction of KuanguKuangu blend perfectly with the surrounding landscape. Combinations of vibrant earth tones and raw materials such as canvas, wood, stones, logs and sand in an essential wilderness mix to keep a sense of the old safaris, transcending the ephemeral nature of modern decor fashions to harmonise with the natural world.

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Monday, June 6, 2011

New on Namibia Reservations website

Guesthouse Gecko
Situated in Windhoek offer luxurious en-suite accommodation with breakfast included at affordable rates.
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Hadassa Guest House
Situated in Otjiwarongo, with its comfortable and homely atmosphere Hadassa Otjiwarongo has been serving its customers with a smile.Our establishment, which is surrounded by peaceful bushveld, embraces tired travellers and businesspersons en route to some of Namibia’s well known destinations.
Please visit our website for more details:

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