Friday, June 27, 2014

Fun Activities at Skeleton Coast Park

The attraction of this remote area lies in the colour, changing moods and untouched profile of its landscape. Its aura of mystery and mightiness is largely due to the dense coastal fog and cold sea breezes caused by the cold Benguela ocean current from the Arctic, and bones scattered on its beaches from where the park's name derives.

Explore the Skeleton Coast in a 4x4

 Fly over the ship graveyard on the Skeleton Coast in Namibia


Hike The Ugab River Trail, Skeleton Coast, Namibia

Visit the Cape Cross Seal Colony at Skeleton Coast

Fish along the exciting Skeleton Coast

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Super Fun - Dune Boarding

Well, since Namibia does not have snow covered mountains, but what we do have is these amazingly high sand dunes. Dune boarding involves riding across or down a dune with both feet strap to a board, while others use a board with no bindings.

Now visitors and fellow Namibians can take place in one of the most fun sport there is, in one of the most stunning places of the world.

And for those from snowy homes – you can use your snow-boarding skills to slide down some of the purest and largest dunes in the world – the Namib dunes. 

It is less popular than snowboarding, partly because it is very difficult to build a mechanised ski lift on a sand dune, and so participants generally must walk back up to the top. Alternatively, they may ride a dune buggy or all-terrain vehicle back to the top of the dune. On the other hand, dunes are normally available year-round as opposed to ski resorts, which are usually seasonal.

Monday, June 23, 2014

A small capital city - Windhoek

 Windhoek is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Namibia. It is located in central Namibia in the Khomas Highland plateau area.

The town developed at the site of a permanent spring known to the indigenous pastoral communities. It developed rapidly after Jonker Afrikaner, Captain of the Orlam settled here in 1840 and built a stone church for his community.

However, in the decades thereafter multiple wars and hostilities led to the neglect and destruction of the new settlement such that Windhoek was founded a second time in 1890 by Imperial German army Major Curt von François.

Windhoek is the social, economic, and cultural centre of the country. Nearly every Namibian national enterprise, governmental body, educational and cultural institution is headquartered there.

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Beautiful Hansa Hotel

The Hansa Hotel - nestling in the very center of the charming little town of Swakopmund, wrapped in the shape of a timelessly classical building dating from 1905, and integral part of Swakopmund's architectural heritage, offers you a feeling of being enveloped in a luxurious and sophisticated hospitality with a satisfying blend of both classic atmosphere and truly elegant interior, matched with friendly and personalized service.


The Hotel boasts 5 Family units, 4 Suites and 49 Twin/Double rooms.  Each room is individually decorated and fitted with under tile or under carpet heating,
15 satellite television/radio channels, direct dialling telephones, hairdryer, safes, coffee/tea facilities and en-suite bath/showers.

The Equestrian Room
"A mix of culinary and aesthetic delights."

The Terrace
"Overlooking our inner gardens"

The Bar
"A tranquil, cozy and relaxed atmosphere"

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Fun facts about the Tintenpalast

The Tintenpalast (German for "Ink Palace") is the seat of both chambers of the Namibian legislature, the National Council and the National Assembly. It is located in the Namibian capital of Windhoek.

 The Tintenpalast, which is located just north of Robert Mugabe Avenue, was designed by German architect Gottlieb Redecker and built by the company Sander & Kock between 1912 and 1913 out of regional materials as an administration building for the German government, which colonized Namibia at the time.

The building was constructed entirely from local materials by Gottlieb Redecker and originally served as the administrative headquarters for the German colonial government.

As an allusion to the large ink usage by the workers in the building, it was named "Tintenpalast" or "Ink Palace". The building is surrounded by the Parliament Gardens which is very popular among the inhabitants of Windhoek.

Monday, June 16, 2014

The gateway to the dunes at Sossusvlei - Sesriem Campsite

The camp site at Sesriem receives its name from the nearby canyon of the same name. This is the gateway to the sand dune desert and on to one of Namibia's most popular and famous tourist attractions, the dunes at Sossusvlei. It is set amongst a beautiful surrounding landscape, with mountains to the east and dunes to the west.

There are 24 campsites at Sesriem, each in the shade of camelthorn trees.

The camp offers a secure parking area, a gas station and a shop selling all basic amenities(although it is worth bringing your own food)
There are also a swimming pool and a small thatched bar serving cold beer and cool drinks.

Attractions and Activities:
Sesriem Canyon

- During the raining season rock pools sometimes form in the canyon and provide excellent swimming opportunities. During drier months you can walk up the canyon.

- This is the reason you are staying here - popular opinion is that the dunes are best seen early in the morning or late afternoon.
Elim Dune

- A petrified dune near the Sesriem Camp proves a popular spot to watch the sunset (for those not rushing back from a late afternoon visit to Sossusvlei)

Friday, June 13, 2014

Nature walks in Namibia

The walking in Namibia is fantastic - from gentle wanders to challenging hikes. Many camps are surrounded by superb walking trails to explore on your own or with an expert guide; some take a few hours, others last for days. Overall, we think Namibia is a top destination for walking in Africa.

A walk through the Namib's red desert dunes exposes one of the country's most stunning landscapes.

Some of the lodges for Walking in Namibia, Fish River Canyon Area...

Canyon Lodge

The harsh rocky desert region at the southern tip of Namibia has made travellers think that God has forgotten this land. Not so! Just 20 kilometres from the main viewpoint of the Fish River Canyon National Park, off the dusty D324, you’ll find the Cañon Lodge, an oasis seemingly in the middle of nowhere. Tall weather-beaten granite boulders mark the location of the lodge and form an integral part of the overall design.

The Cañon Roadhouse is located 20 kilometres from the main viewpoint of the Fish River Canyon. Coming from the north, it is the logical stop on your way to one of Namibia’s greatest natural wonders. The now fully completed and operational Roadhouse offers everything the weary traveller needs. The 24 individually decorated en-suite rooms are gathered around an inner courtyard, creating a feel of tranquil homeliness. 

Fish River Lodge in southern Namibia is the only lodge perched directly on the rim of the Fish River Canyon offering guests breathtaking views of the canyon from sunrise to sunset. Experience first hand the geological forces that unfolded 300 million years ago when the Fish River began to etch its way through hard quartzite forming a canyon 90 kilometres long, 549 meters deep and 28 kilometres wide in some places, making it the second largest canyon in the world.
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Swakopmund Restaurants and Eating places

All that holiday activities, coupled with the fresh sea air,  tend to create quit an appetite !

Find restaurants, eating places, fast food outlets in Swakopmund to bust that hunger

 Swakopmund has an variety of restaurants and eating places, to name a view.....

Bundu 'n See  - OMBO Restaurant    

   Brauhaus Restaurant Swakopmund

Napolitana Restaurant 

Pandora's Box   

The Lighthouse Pub & Restaurant    

The Vineyard    
Western Saloon Pizzeria        
Western Saloon Restaurant    
Wurstbude Pizzeria and Restaurant        
Zur Kupferpfanne Restaurant
         And much more......

Monday, June 9, 2014

The Amazing Hotel Heinitzburg in Namibia


When Count von Schwerin commissioned castle
Heinitzburg for his fiance, Margarethe von Heinitz in 1914,
love was his inspiration, elegance was his achievement.

The Raith family name has long been associated
with tradition of excellence in hospitality
and exquisite cuisine.


 The Heinitzburg today offers 16 spacious generously appointed en-suite rooms, each individually decorated,
leaving no two rooms looking the same!
Each room has individual air-conditioning / heating
unit, direct telephone, electronic safe, mini bar,
Flatscreen TV with Satellite channels.
The “Superior” Deluxe rooms have bath with
integrated showers, whilst the Deluxe rooms
all have a walk in shower.



Leo's at the Castle
The Gourmet Restaurant overlooks the skyline of the
Capitol city and varied cuisine is served ranging from
local to international á la Carte, a true celebration
of the senses.

Garden Terrace
Along with a superb view over the city and the surrounding mountains, meals,coffee and cakes from our patisserie
are served throughout the day. Snacks and sundowner cocktails are also served on this viewpoint with
marvelous vistas of spectacular sunsets.

Wine Cellar
The pride of the castle the - Wine Cellar – bears the largest collection of carefully selected South African vintages in Namibia, The cellar is built into the mountain rock and
is the ideal meeting place for smaller groups.

Knight's Room
This exclusive venue is situated in the original castle
and features authentic historical artwork.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Put Foot Rally Africa Unfiltered

Put Foot Rally Africa 17 June - 4 July 2014
This is an African Adventure



60 Crews will depart from South Africa, driving in a clockwise direction as they make their way to a Checkpoint in each country over the course of 18 days.

The Put Foot Rally is NOT a charity event. It is a social adventure in Africa!

They just believe in having the time of their lives in Africa and doing good at the same time! That's why, with the help of the legendary Put Footers, they give back to Africa either through direct, hands-on charity work, or by supporting worthy causes.

The goal is to raise funds for a minimum of 600 pairs of shoes and to provide Donors and Put Foot Rally participants with the opportunity to see and feel 'first-hand' the life-changing experience that gifting a brand new pair of school shoes to a young underprivileged child can deliver!

We are proud to announce that Team Nam X-Tream will be part of the shoe drop again this year.

Shoe drop in Namibia on 23 June at Ombika Primary School

Namibia a campers Paradise

Namibia is a campers paradise.There are a medley of sights, smells, tastes and sounds to be experienced and enjoyed through camping in Namibia – from the harsh, barren, stony plains around the Fish River Canyon, past the vast red dunes of Sossusvlei, along the wind-swept shores of the cold Atlantic Ocean to the seemingly endless plains and rocky mountains of Damaraland and the humid forests on the banks of the Zambezi River in Caprivi. Each corner holds a secret treasure of its own. There is a wide choice of sites all over Namibia for seasoned campers or nervous novices on their first camping holiday, from luxury campsites under shady trees and grassy lawns, to wild places under a camel-thorn tree in a sandy riverbed.

Here are some of the camping you can find in Namibia. Please note that the list does not end here. For a broad selection of camping in Namibia you can visit our website @ 

Hobas Camping site

 Situated 10km from the Main View Point of the Fish River Canyon. Facilities includes: kiosk and swimming pool.

Activities includes a visit to the main view point of Fish River Canyon or just relaxing in the swimming pool.

Agama River Camp:

 Situated on the C19, 30 kms south of Solitaire and 50 kms north of Sesriem, approximately forty five minutes from the main gate way to Sossusvlei.

Activities includes a visit to the sossusvlei, go on the naukluft mountain hiking trail, self guided walks.

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Twyfelfontein Rock art - Petroglyphs

A visit to Twyfelfontein is a journey back thousands of years to a San hunter-gatherer society that once inhabited the region and depicted its environment in engravings and paintings.

 Amidst the red table-top mountains of Damaraland, a wealth of rock engravings are etched into the Etjo sandstone, powerful reminders of the hunter-gatherers of old who gathered near to the spring in the dry season and chiselled thousands of animals into the rock. 

The Huab valley in northwestern Namibia, a place called /Uis-//aes – place among packed stones – by the San/Bushmen who inhabited the area, or Twyfelfontein – doubtful spring – by farmer David Levin in the late 1940s, contains these remnants of the past that endure in the hot, dry landscape under the clear blue Namibian sky, linking us to our forefathers and our ancient past.

Created through hundreds of millions of years of geological upheavals, the porous wind-laid or Aeolian rock eroded and fractured along natural fissures revealing flat smooth surfaces that provided ideal canvases for the ancient artists.


The Twyfelfontein engravings, recognised for their cultural importance, gained world heritage status in 2007, the Twyfelfontein area offering one of the greatest concentrations of rock art in southern Africa. In the valley, six hectares in size, over 2,000 engravings or petroglyphs have been identified. The dark patina of iron and manganese oxides referred to as ‘desert varnish’, allows us to determine the age of the engravings, the darker rock being the older work.