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In This Month’s Flamingo ON THE COVER January 2019

Solly Levi sees photographic safaris as golden opportunities to learn to see things through different eyes. And you can have the fanciest DSLR…or an iphone. (See pages 46 - 56 for the full story.)

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GENERAL

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Surface area: 824,268 km . Capital: Windhoek. Independence: 21 March 1990. Current president: Hage Geingob. Multiparty Parliament, Democratic Constitution Division of power between executive, Legislature and judiciary. Secular state—freedom of religion (90% Christian). Freedom of the press/media.

Mobile communication system is available throughout the country. It is also possible to rent cell & satellite phones at the Windhoek International Airport, or buy local Sim cards. Postal service: affiliated to the Universal Postal Union. Schools: over 1700 and various vocational and tertiary education institutions.

TAX AND CUSTOMS All goods and services are priced to include value-added tax of 15%. Visitors may reclaim VAT. Enquiries: Ministry of Finance, Tel (+264 61) 23 0773 in Windhoek.

ENVIRONMENT Nature reserves: 15 % of surface area. Highest mountain: Brandberg. Other prominent mountains: Spitzkoppe, Moltkeblick, Gamsberg. Perennial rivers: Orange, Kunene, Okavango, Zambezi and Kwando/ Linyanti/Chobe. Ephemeral rivers: Numerous, including Fish, Kuiseb, Swakop and Ugab.

FLORA 14 vegetation zones; 120 species of trees; 200 endemic plant species; 100 plus species of lichen. Living fossil plant: Welwitschia mirabilis.

ECONOMY Main sectors: Mining, fishing, tourism & agriculture. Biggest employer: Agriculture (46%). Fastest-growing sector: Tourism. Mining: Diamonds, uranium, copper, lead, zinc, magnesium, cadmium, arsenic, pyrites, silver, gold, lithium minerals, dimension stones (granite, marble, blue sodalite) and many semi-precious stones.

PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE Roads: 5,450 km tarred, 37,000 km gravel. Harbours: Walvis Bay, Lüderitz. Main airports: Hosea Kutako International Airport, Eros Airport, 46 airstrips. Rail network: 2,382 km narrow gauge. Electricity: 220 V AC, 50 Hz with outlets of round three-pin type. Fixed phone coverage throughout the country with direct-dialing facilities to more than 220 countries.

SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE

MONEY MATTERS

One medical doctor per 3,650 people. Several state of the art private and state hospitals in Windhoek with intensive-care units, as well as in main towns, with medical practitioners (world standard) and 24-hour medical emergency services.

Currency: The Namibia Dollar (N$) is fixed to and equals the SA Rand. The South African Rand is also legal tender. Foreign currency, International Visa, Master Card, American Express and Diners Club credit cards are accepted.

POPULATION

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2.3 million; Density: 2.2 per km; 240 000 inhabitants in Windhoek (15% of total). Official language: English. 14 regions, 13 ethnic cultures, 16 languages and dialects. Adult literacy rate: 85%. Population growth rate: 2.6%.

FAUNA Big game: Elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo, cheetah, leopard, giraffe, 20 antelope species; 240 mammal species (14 endemic); 250 reptile species; 50 frog species; 676 bird species. Endemic birds including Herero Chat, Rockrunner, Damara Tern, Monteiro’s Hornbill.

FOREIGN REPRESENTATION More than 50 countries have Namibian consular or embassy representation in Windhoek.

DRINKING WATER

Public transport is available to most tourist destinations in Namibia. In Namibia one drives on the left. There are bus services from Windhoek to Cape Town, Johannesburg, Vic Falls, Swakopmund, Harare, Lusaka and many other smaller busses which connect most of Namibian regions. Namibia’s main railway line runs from the South African border, connecting Windhoek to Swakopmund in the west and Tsumeb and Oshikango in the north. There is an extensive network of international and regional flights from Windhoek. Domestic charters to all destinations.

HEALTH No inoculations are necessary. Should one enter from a country in which yellow fever prevails, one should have proof of vaccination against such disease. Malaria-prophylaxis is recommended if traveling to far northern Namibia during summer.

Tap water is purified and safe to drink. Bottled water is available almost everywhere in the country as well.

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It is time to forget the past year and celebrate a new beginning. A new start filled with lots of opportunities, new hopes and promises of a brighter tomorrow.

Adv. Mandi E.P. Samson Acting Managing Director

Dear Passenger Thank you for choosing Air Namibia as your carrier of choice!

travelling by air. Locally, we need to reduce pressure on our roads and start utilising airline services. Air Namibia takes you there within a blink

New Year, new things! Not always, as we cannot in all regards close

of an eye.

the books of the previous year and start totally afresh. Some things however take time to change. What we can however do is renew our

Air Namibia looks forward to a year of business growth, route expansion

minds.

and creating easy access to the Land of the Brave. The addition of new routes is in line with our Strategic Plan and positively contributes to

Nevertheless, cheers to a New Year and “another chance for us to get it

growing the business and increasing our footprint on the African

right”, as Oprah Winfrey would say. It is time to forget the past year and

Continent and Namibia itself.

celebrate a new beginning. A new start filled with lots of opportunities, new hopes and promises of a brighter tomorrow.

We continue to promote domestic tourism via Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR). This month, we take a focus on Terrace Bay. Terrace Bay is an

During the early days of the New Year, most of us set goals or make

angler’s paradise, offering an exceptional coastal experience inside the

resolutions. This makes us masters of our destinies and allows us to

famous Skeleton Coast Park in Northwest Namibia. The resort is located

take charge of our lives. These resolutions and goals provide focus and

on the coast, set in an undisturbed and peaceful spot, surrounded

motivate us to excel and become better people. Best-selling author;

by the majestic dunes of the northern Namib Desert. You can easily

Melody Beattie once said; “The new year stands before us, like a chapter

venture into the nearby Uniab River Delta, for a glimpse into Terrace

in a book waiting to be written. We can help that story by setting goals.”

Bay’s wildlife diaspora. You can hike, bird watch, spot game or witness breath-taking sunsets from atop the dunes.

At Air Namibia, we see the start of 2019 as an opportunity for us to

Air Namibia wishes all our staff, stakeholders and the flying public a

reinforce our purpose; to provide air transport services, promote

wonderful 2019.

tourism and encourage business investment opportunities in Namibia. We connect Namibia to the World, and the World to Namibia.

Thank you for flying Air Namibia, we look forward to welcoming you on board again soon.

Let 2019 be your year of travel and adventure. If you have limited days to travel and want to spend quality time with your family, or visit your business associates at their destinations, then you should consider

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EDITORIAL

Wilzazer: The art of capturing emotion in movement Willow Detering aka Wilzazer is a Namibian-born artist, born in Tsumeb, grew up in Windhoek and presently is based in Cape Town. With no formal training in fine art and driven by a passion to create, Willow began depicting daily life by taking inspiration from the beauty of the mundane and capturing motion and the joyous essence of our existence. Willow Detering

Words by Abigail Solomons Photographs by Willow Detering

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eing a child of the 70s, Willow fell in love with the best music on the airwaves - jazz, blues, rock, disco, funk, RnB and the fusion of Cuban and Latin. The rise and fall of musical notes, the sweep of a melody, the tug of a chord and the effects of the harmony created on the human body can be seen in Willow’s artwork. Willow’s influence includes the Impressionists, the Expressionism of Van Gogh, the Cubism of Picasso and contemporary artists. “My passion is to capture emotions in movement on my canvas. Where the Impressionists sought to capture an impression like sunlight glistering on a leaf, I aim to capture the motion of a couple in the moment of a tango twirl,” says Willow. Willow works with mixed media; canvas, newspaper, and cardboard, wood or basically anything that can be recycled and re-used.

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Willow’s paintings style the perfect setting for living rooms, cafÊs, coffee shops, hotels, BnBs, restaurants, and wine bars, setting the mood for good times and will instil nostalgia for regular guests. To contact the artist, Willow Detering aka Wilzazer, can be reached at; willow.detering@gmail.com and or; wilzazer@gmail.com; https://wilzazer.wixsite.com

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College Of The Arts In Windhoek Always a highlight, the College of the Arts (COTA) students recently had their year-end exhibition and graduation show. Of the three campuses, the Katutura Community Arts Centre (KCAC) campus is the visual arts one. Words by Frieda Lühl, The Project Room Photographs by Lukas Amakali and Frieda Lühl

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f you want to study art in Namibia you have two options, The College of the Arts (COTA) or the Visual Arts Department at the University of Namibia (UNAM). Many young aspiring artists opt for The College of the Arts since it offers a more practical/hands-on approach to studying art. COTA has three campuses: Theatre school, where you study everything theatre related; Town Campus, for music; and the Katutura campus or Katutura Community Arts Centre (KCAC) offers visual arts, fashion design and new media. The Katutura Compound (KCAC Campus) Last November, this campus held its year-end exhibition/ graduation show. This versatile and quirky exhibition is always great fun for visitors and important for art lovers, collectors and galleries, in order to spot upcoming talent in the Namibian art world. The main exhibition is held in a large room tiled from ceiling to floor in white butchery tiles, a stark reminder of the former history of this room/ building, namely as a kitchen for the Katutura Hostels. Katutura was born as a result of the forced removals from the Windhoek Old Location in 1959. A huge ‘Migrant Workers’ Compound was built near the entrance to Katutura. Later it was renamed the Katutura Hostel. The main reason for the compound’s construction was to help employers control their labourers, and house and feed them cheaply. Migrant workers were forbidden to have their families with them in the Urban Areas - they were forced to live in the ‘men only’ compounds. A wall topped with broken glass surrounded the Compound and one could only enter through guarded ‘Control Gates’.

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This history is still very alive when you visit the KCAC campus, as there are signboards on the walls telling the stories of its former residents. The artwork There is more to KCAC campus than the main gallery. You see artworks, printed textiles, small and large sculptures, installations, ceramics, and more in every room of this building. Every year has its highlights, and this year it is work produced from recycled materials. One entire room showcased the works of Erkki Shaduka who used bottle caps as well as the plastic wraps around cool drink bottles to create wall-hangings and curtains. Other outstanding work this year was jewellery made from Mangetti nuts by Laimi Kakololo. Outside the main building is the New Media wing, which featured an exhibition of photography and graphic branding design. Also on show were the collections of the fashion design students. They celebrated their works with an extensive fashion show which was very well attended. Where to from here for young graduates? Many graduated artists from the College of the Arts go on to UNAM (University of Namibia) to further their studies. Afterwards they venture into teaching arts in various schools and institutions. Some are brave enough to become full time artists. They work towards exhibitions or offer workshops in their specialised field. The Project Room is connected to the KCAC campus because it houses the visual art faculty. Students and graduates from KCAC often exhibit at the Project Room, either Solo or Group exhibitions, or are invited to participate in the many workshops offered by the Project Room.

Frieda LĂźhl The Project Room - Namibia theprojectroomnamibia info@frieda.co.za 081-7513026 32 Jenner Street, Windhoek West, Namibia

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Listen to the Sound of Silence Take a trip up and down the other side of Namibia… Photographs and words by Jermanneke Havemann for Armand Basson of I Dream Africa

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The Beauty of Grains of Sand… That is what you will see and hear if you head off on one of Armand Basson’s dune trips. Have you ever sat on a sand dune? Ever taken a handful of sand, then thought about the wonder you hold in your hands. You can be sure no one else before you, has touched that sand, and no one will ever after you. That’s pretty amazing really. Try it next time, and let it run through your fingers! Meet Armand Basson, the owner of I Dream Africa Tours… and the guide of the tours; and next, his (best) cook Nessie, an amazing chef, who’ll conjure up your meals and more. Let’s go. We’ll take you from Aus to Walvisbay... We begin impressively, by passing the famed wild horses near Aus. There are only about 80 to 150 remaining, and we’ll see them wandering around the Garub plains, a very dry and harsh environment. They’ve adapted well to their surroundings. From Aus, we travel towards the dunes. We can see them

in the distance, and the Tiras Mountains behind them. Getting excited? Yes we are, because there’s a glorious part of the Namib lying right in front of us. We travel along the Koichab Pan, gliding across the smooth, silk-like texture of the dunes. Going up a high dune is truly exciting, as you’ve no idea what awaits you on top. Boesman’s Paradise is one of the places we usually pitch our tent – it’s a beautiful spot. Just listen to the sound of silence there. We head off to Meob Bay. Traveling for a few days and sleeping under the stars, is magic - we always say the sky is nearer to us because of the clearness of the sky. We can fish at Meob Bay on a ‘catch and release’ basis…and we do keep some fish for an unforgettable meal! Dune playing is on the program in the high dunes around Meob, or, if you prefer, you can relax at camp and or even go fishing. In December 2017, we had our Christmas lunch on the beach at Meob, complete with our own Father Christmas! I have the photograph to prove it!

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We reluctantly tear ourselves away, and move on towards Walvisbay – there’s still so much to see. Depending on the tides, we either go over the dunes or along the beach. We stop at two shipwrecks - The Shawnee and Eduard Bohlen. We visit the mine villages of Grillenberger-CharlottentalHolzasia. We’re given time here to wander around and look into those houses…or what’s left of them. If only walls could talk! When you look around, it’s hard to believe people worked here in such a harsh environment. East weather sandstorms…cold nights… and often unbearable heat…digging for diamonds. It’s a really fascinating part of south-west Namibia. And now for Kunene. This treacherous, albeit beautiful stretch is called the Skeleton Coast because of the many shipwrecks. Leaving Swakopmund, we take a quick look at the Zeila shipwreck, then a short stop at Hentiesbay, and on we go to Terrace Bay. This is the last place possible to take on all the fuel we can, as from here it is just us, rivers, beaches and dunes, up to the Kunene ‘mond’ or mouth. This is the most northern part of Namibia.

The next stop is Möwe Bay, a lovely little settlement - only a few people live here, and it’s really interesting to just walk around. Then we produce our concession papers, and from here on, it is just us. The surroundings are barren, very little growth, but it has an extreme beauty of its own. Just listen to the sound of silence. We pass a number of shipwrecks en route, and stop at some of them. Like the Winston - Charles Eliot, who came from Cape Town to help rescue the stranded Dunedin Star, but became stranded itself (1942). We also see parts of the plane that tried to help them, but crashed. We cross rivers and, if weather permits, enter dry riverbeds. Sometimes the contrast between barren and green is quite startling, sometimes we come across water. The rivers we cross are the Ugab, Huab, Koichab, Uniab, Hoanib, Hoarusib, and right to the last one…the Kunene. We stop every night for a legendary braai or indeed, whatever Nessie chooses to cooks for us - we relax and take a shower (Nessie heats our water - luxury!). We just amble around or sit companionably next to the fire – we call it Boesman’s or Bushman’s TV. Our journey has many varied sightings, but for me, a highlight is the castles of clay in the Homeb River.

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Lanzerac Wine Estate – Winelands At It’s Finest Steeped in history dating back to 1692, Lanzerac Wine Estate is a historic landmark and Stellenbosch icon. The grande dame is synonymous with old-world charm and rich Cape heritage. Positioned in the idyllic Jonkershoek Valley on the outskirts of the historical town of Stellenbosch, the Estate boasts views of dramatic mountain ranges, endless rows of lush vineyards and hectares of gardens shaded by giant Oak trees. Words and photographs by Lanzerac Wine Estate

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isitors to the Estate are able to choose between various offerings ensuring each patron receives a truly luxurious Lanzerac experience. Of course no visit to Lanzerac home of the world’s first bottled Pinotage - is complete without sampling some of the Estate’s globally-renowned wines. The Lanzerac Tasting offers its patrons the opportunity to explore the Estate’s range of acclaimed wines in a relaxed atmosphere whilst surrounded by the breath-taking views of the Stellenbosch valley. Guests are invited to enjoy a selection of tailor made tastings suited to individuals or groups in the comfort of the well-appointed Tasting Room or on the veranda overlooking the scenic vineyards. The daily cellar tours, offer visitors the opportunity to tour the working wine cellar and explore the rich heritage of the Estate. Complete the perfect wine experience at the neighbouring Lanzerac Deli, a favourite breakfast and lunch destination amongst both locals and tourists alike, with its fresh breads, cakes and pastries baked daily, aromatic coffee and selection of charcuterie and cheeses used to create flavourful sandwiches and platters. A range of delightful homemade jams, chutneys and sauces are sold by the Deli so that visitors can take home a taste of Lanzerac. Known equally through the years for award-winning wines and acclaimed restaurants, Lanzerac Wine Estate has established itself as one of Stellenbosch’s top gourmet destinations. Leisurely lunches can be enjoyed either inside the Taphuis or on its terrace, accompanied by views of ‘Die Pieke’ (Jonkershoek’s Twin Peaks), the Estate’s picturesque Manor House and its gardens. The treacle brown bar has been welcoming thirsty souls since the 1960s. Patrons of the Manor Kitchen can enjoy an opulent buffet breakfast or treat themselves to classical dishes reimagined with contemporary influences by Lanzerac’s Executive Chef, Stephen Fraser, comprising of the very best local and seasonal ingredients. Diners will get a glimpse of the creativity that goes into preparing

these appetizing meals through the large-scale windows that look in on the kitchen’s operations. With craftsmanship and artistry, the chefs make imaginative concepts tangible by marrying the perfect balance of unique flavours and textures. Guests can extend the evening with a post-dinner drink in the Craven Lounge, with its extensive selection of the finest local and international spirits, complemented by a roaring fireplace, comfortable seating and walls adorned by interesting memorabilia. After unpacking and exploring the 162-hectare Estate, holidaymakers can settle into one of the Lanzerac Hotel’s 53 exquisitely styled rooms or suites, all of which reflect the rich history of the Estate, but with contemporary influences carefully blended in. Space and privacy are inherent elements of every room and no two are alike, with each room having been decorated with sophisticated touches and a unique selection of timeless pieces. Round off the perfect Winelands visit with a treatment at the Lanzerac Spa, offering guests the idyllic space to unwind and relax. In addition to being pampered in one of the seven treatment rooms, patrons can enjoy the hydro facilities which include an indoor heated pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and steam room. The multifaceted wellness experience offered also includes the Vitality Corner serving healthy cuisine and a fully-equipped fitness room, which is solely available for use by those staying at the Hotel. The luxurious Lanzerac experience gives all who visit the sensation of time slowing down. Come and be treated at this gloriously revamped Estate, which has arisen from ember to splendour. For bookings or more information on Lanzerac Wine Estate please visit www.lanzerac.co.za or contact: +27 21 887 1132.

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Andrew Jansen Chairperson

If there’s one word that describes Arysteq Asset Management, it’s passion. A passion for markets and investments, a passion for people, a passion for training and development and above all

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a passion for Namibia. Passion sits at the heart of everything we do, and reverberates throughout the business, from service excellence and nuanced relationship-building, to crafting a unique investment philosophy that combines quality and value at a reasonable price. As a 100% Namibian owned and managed company, our local

Dean Isaaks Assistant Portfolio Manager

insightful, globally experienced leadership, including Andrew Jansen (chairperson), Purvance Heuer (Managing Director) and Estelle Tjipuka (Non-Executive Director), inspire us to deliver relevant investment solutions that match an acute understanding of our clients’ individual needs. This has further driven us to become an incubator for nurturing and transforming young talent into highly impactful individuals -

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proving that with passion and great team work, there is nothing that cannot be achieved. To discover how passion trumps all, contact us today. Telephone: +264 61 238823 Email: info@arysteq.com.na Visit: arysteq.com

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The Balancing Act It’s gentle, mindful work that’s almost gravity defying, but it’s immensely calming and satisfying for the creator, Pontus Jannson…and mesmerising for the viewer. Edited by Anne Schauffer Photographs by Pontus Jansson

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hirty-three-year-old Pontus Jannson lives on an island in South Sweden, called Öland. He has a part-time job delivering mail, postal parcels and newspapers…and when he’s not doing that, he’s doing this. Balancing rocks. Oh, and photographing them. Jannson explains, “About seven or eight years ago, I saw a rock tower on the beach here at Öland. I thought it looked beautiful, and at the time, I was passionate about photography. I started very simply at home using one to two rocks, and I was completely hooked after my first success. I kept thinking to myself that it looked so cool - like the stones are floating in air.” For Jannson, the rock balancing and photography work well together. But the rock balancing offers more than appealing subject matter. “When I have nothing to do, I do some meditation – I really try to live a mindful life. Rock balancing is an active, playful form of meditation that requires you to focus. Your patience will be hugely challenged, because it can take a great deal of time to build something…and often, it collapses...” Jannson creates intriguing statues, using only rocks - from arches in rivers to 13-stones high balancing masterpieces. Many of them are in rivers. Some he leaves for others to enjoy, others he dismantles. He says, “My goal with my art is to keep on improving, having fun, and being a free artist. It would be wonderful if I could do the rock balancing full time, and not doing things I don’t want to do…but I consider myself fortunate that I have the time I do have.” And he shares the beauty of this craft with others. Over 100 000 people watch his videos, drawn to this art form and the calming, meditative nature of the structures. People enjoy his work so much, he’s made most of his photographs available as prints to be bought.

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Nuy Muscadel: Sweet victory for a Grand Prix winner Text by Emile Joubert and Lorraine Immelman Photographs supplied by Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards

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uscadel is the wine of South African folk-tales, songs and legends, and for good reason: when Jan van Riebeeck famously announced on 2 February 1659 that the first grapes had been pressed in the Cape from which wine is to be made, the Muscat de Frontignan grapes were one of the varieties which pioneered the country’s wine industry. It is from these Muscat de Frontignan grapes that Muscadel is made, that glorious sweet dessert wine for which South Africa is world-famous. And it is not just the grape variety that sets Muscadel apart from other wines, but the method used to create it.

Fermentation vs fortification: adding magic to Muscadel When making table wine, the fermentation process converts the grapes’ natural sugars into alcohol. For Muscadel, however, the process of fortification is used. Here the grapes are harvested and crushed, as is done in the production of normal wine. But, before the fermentation can begin, neutral grape spirits is added to the juice which prevents the usual conversion of sugars into alcohol. This means that in Muscadel alcohol is present due to the addition of spirits, but because the sugars have not been eaten by the fermentation, the pure, sweet and expressive sugars of the natural grapes are still present. That is what makes Muscadel unlike any other dessert wine – in the making of Port, another fortified wine, spirits too is added, but only once the fermentation process has already gotten underway. South Africa has a long, rich history of Muscadel wines made by some stalwart wineries. But if there is one winery that currently stands out for its Muscadels, it is the Nuy Winery situated in that lovely valley between the Boland towns of Worcester and Robertson. Among its long list of local and international accolades, Nuy has been awarded a Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards trophy for two years in a row: in 2017 the cellar’s Legacy Celine MCC was awarded the African Cellar Suppliers award for the highest scoring Methode Cap Classique and this year it walked off with the Michelangelo’s sought-after Multi Color Corporation Grand Prix Trophy for Best Dessert Wine. This award was for a Muscadel wine: the Nuy Wit Muskadel 2006, which the international panel awarded the highest score out of more than 140 entries in that class. “Heritage, legacy and the ideal soils and climate for making Muscadel wines – this is the reason I think Nuy has been so consistent with the quality of its Muscadel,” says Christo Pienaar who has been cellar master at Nuy since 2003. “The winery is 55 years old, so experience with the vineyards and the grapes - such as an entrenched know-how in the cellar - definitely plays a role. Then there is the dry sunny climate of our region which allows the Muscat de Frontignan grapes to reach a stage of ripeness truly expressing the complex nuances for which the cultivar is known. The Karoo soils, with an under-bed of limestone, is also ideal for creating the correct chemistry in the grapes for structure, texture and maturation potential.”

Focus + speed + skill = success “When making Muscadel wine, the winemaker only has 36 hours within which to get it right,” he says. “Once the grapes are crushed and the juice is there, you have to analyse the quality of that year’s vintage, adjust acidity and enzymes rapidly as well as adding the neutral grape spirits – all while the only thing the juice wants to do is to start fermenting. And fermentation is what you want to prevent at all costs, as once the sugars start converting into alcohol, the vibrant freshness of the sweet juice is lost.” Nuy is famous for white and red Muscadels, both made from Muscat de Frontignan grapes which are found in both shades of colour. Traditionally Muscadel has been kept for drinking during hunting and fishing trips in the heart of winter due to the ability the sweet richness has of warming chilled inner-bits. But it truly is a wine that can be enjoyed year-round, preferably just cooled to around 16°C. The Nuy white Muscadel has a floral perfume leading to a mouthful of sweetness exuding Turkish delight, candied pineapple and ripe melon with a brisk line of acidity to ensure an invigorating freshness. In the red Muscadel one finds those delicious fruit-cake, raisin and prune flavours this variety is so well known-for, the dark fruit lending a note of decadent opulence. The new generation of consumers are not afraid to experiment, which has led to a revival in interest in Muscadel. As delicious as the wine is to drink on its own, Muscadel is easily enjoyed on ice, with soda-water or as a replacement for vermouth when making a heady Martini.

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are grown. With the cellar being located slightly off the beaten track, Nuy Wines saw the need for a specialist venue closer to the popular R60 route and thus, Nuy on the Hill was conceptualised. “We wanted not only to make our wines more accessible to the general public and especifically the R60 passersby, but also to match the fine wine experience with a perfect balance of delicious food set in a relaxed atmosphere,� says Pienaar. The venue features a newly designed wine tasting room, a restaurant and a deli offering local delicacies. A spacious patio surrounded by lush green lawn provides ample indoor and outdoor seating for patrons to treat themselves to a wide choice of restaurant dishes, ranging from tapas, woodfired pizzas, hamburgers and steaks. The deli is stocked with a variety of preserved products sourced from local and afar, home-brewed coffees, freshly baked breads and speciality pastries. Patrons are invited to enjoy their purchases either as takeaways, or in a picnic setup, while keeping an eye on the kids conquering the new jungle gym. For more information, see www.nuywinery.co.za

Christiaan Rabie and Tara Rabie of Nuy Winery receive the Multi-Color Corporation Grand Prix Dessert Trophy from technical director, Zoyon le Sueur

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angala Group (Pty) Ltd is a diversified Namibian company with interests in agribusiness, financial services, construction and properties. The company has also investments in transport, mining and construction of electrical infrastructure. Hangala Group believes in the power of partnership, therefore most of its businesses are through joint ventures with partners that are credible, experienced and adding value to its businesses. Hangala Group’s vision is to build a sustainable, diversified and great enterprise that creates value to its stakeholders and its country.

investments with asset management and private equity service offerings, respectively. Hangala Capital has teamed-up with Prescient Holdings as both a shareholder and technical partner to establish HangalaPrescient as a vehicle that drives their asset management and private equity businesses in Namibia. Asset Management As an independent investment management and portfolio administration company, HangalaPrescient is specializes in portfolio and risk management with capital preservation at its core and has currently close to N$2 billion assets under management. Private Equity HangalaPrescient has just raised N$500 million for its unlisted offerings for infrastructure debt mandate dedicated to enhancing and securing sustainable infrastructure development in Namibia across energy, healthcare, education, transport, ICT and water sectors.

The Group’s agribusiness activities are being carried through Hangala Foods (Pty) Ltd whose mission is to produce, process and distribute food for people, animals and plants.

Hangala Capital (Pty) Ltd is the financial services arm of Hangala Group and an Investment Manager for listed and unlisted

Through Hangala Properties (Pty) Ltd, property development and management is one of the core businesses of the company with special focus on land delivery and the development of residential, commercial, industrial and retail properties.

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After the liquidation of NMC (Pty) Ltd in South Africa, Hangala Group has excised its option to acquire the 70% of the shares in NMC Construction Namibia (Pty) Ltd it did not previously owned. This has resulted in NMC Construction Namibia becoming a fully-owned subsidiary of Hangala Group. The aim is to develop NMC Construction Namibia into one of the leading Namibian construction company focusing on construction of commercial, industrial, retail and residential buildings as well as civil and engineering works.

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Photography As Art Solly Levi sees photographic safaris as golden opportunities to learn to see things through different eyes. And you can have the fanciest DSLR…or an iphone. Edited by Anne Schauffer Photographs by Solly Levi

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olly Levi was born and raised in Kinshasa in the Congo. His mom was a fashion designer, so design and creativity was all around him at home. Today, he lives in the United Kingdom. Was he always passionate about photography? “No, not particularly,” he says. But when he began travelling around the world, he was always documenting these trips…and in 2017, he won the travel photography competition of the year. He gradually realised that on his travels, he was always looking for new content and new places to photograph: “I’ve been to most places in Africa, such as the Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, South Africa, Tanzania,

Namibia, Angola, and Kenya. I’ve also visited South East Asia, Central America, North America, the Caribbean and South America.” Interestingly, he always travels alone and usually goes to places with very limited tourism. Solly is a self-taught photographer, and skilled editor. He takes photographic safaris in Namibia and Tanzania, and combines it with Zanzibar; they’re usually one week to ten day trips: “My photo tours are for the beginner, amateur, enthusiast, semi-pro and pro photographers DSLR, mirrorless, compact or iPhone cameras.” In short, for anybody. “This adventure is designed not only to guide people to the most photogenic locations carefully planned for the best light, but to aid in mentally visualising a scene before capturing that decisive moment. My aim is to raise a person’s awareness and spark their creativity, so they not only go home with images to be proud of, but use their new found skills to improve and expand their photographic technique in general.” He says, that apart from the technical aspect of learning camera settings and capabilities, participants will learn how to turn an ordinary image into an extraordinary image by using their own creativity. What does an average day on safari look like? “We get up early to catch the best light, and drive to a location when the air is still, and clouds are well formed. I’d then give some advice about the shoot and what to look for in the subject. Participants will become knowledgeable on how to survey the landscape, utilise and approach the environment.” After lunch and a chat about each person’s photos and technique used, Solly and the group continue to another part of the region and stop along the way for anything

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that catches the eye. He says, “Sometimes it’s the journey that brings the best photos and not the destination.” The group then returns to the lodge, relaxes and meets for dinner, chatting about the day’s experience: “After dinner I give some feedback about the photos, and teach about editing and how to enhance photos to make them outstanding,” says Solly. “I’ve realised that my best photos are never planned but always improvised, that’s why I always have a camera on me.” Solly Levi is passionate about wildlife and landscape photography, and for him, Africa brings together the best of both those worlds: “I’ve been fortunate enough to make photography my full time career by selling prints, giving workshops in the UK, and conducting safari workshop tours. I market all my work through social media by posting photos of my trips. There is stiff

competition for photographers but if you put passion and love in your work, people end up recognising it. I believe that a photo can be a piece of art and we have the tools to create that.” Solly usually travels very light with two mirrorless cameras; with a wide angle lens and a zoom lens. He also uses a drone and a go pro. He laughs, “All the gear and clothes usually fit in a rucksack. Less is more.” CONTACT: Solly Levi - sollylevi@hotmail.com; 44 7500007321; www.sollylevi.com; https://www.sollylevi.com/Workshop/Namibia-Workshop

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Do You Experience an Abnormal Heart Rhythm? This type of heart problem can be treated at LADY POHAMBA PRIVATE HOSPITAL! Only recently this health service and treatment became available in Namibia!

THE TREATMENT CONSISTS OF AN ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY STUDY AND CATHETER ALBLATION What is an electrophysiology (EP) study and catheter ablation? An EP study is a test to measure the electrical activity of the heart and to diagnose arrhythmia or abnormal heart rhythms. An abnormal heart rhythm is a change in either the speed or the pattern of the heartbeat. During an abnormal heart rhythm, the heart may beat too slowly, too rapidly or irregularly. This means that the heart’s electrical impulse pathway is interrupted by abnormal signals which cause irregular contractions of the heart muscle. During an EP study, an electrode catheter (a specialised wire) is inserted into the heart to record the electrical signals from the inside of the heart to detect the origin of the abnormal heart rhythm. After the study follows the catheter ablation procedure. Catheter ablation is a procedure performed to treat some types of abnormal heart rhythms. A Cardiologist (specialist doctor) positions an electrode catheter in the heart, close to the abnormal electrical impulse pathway that is causing the abnormal heart rhythm. The

doctor initiates radio-frequency energy through the catheter tip. The catheter tip is heated to destroy the small area of the heart tissue containing the abnormal electrical impulse pathway. The ‘burn’ heals with a small scar and the abnormal electrical impulse pathway is no longer capable of producing the abnormal heart rhythm.

Is the EP study and catheter ablation procedure safe? Yes, the EP study and catheter ablation procedure is considered safe. As with any procedure, there are potential risks. The risks will be explained by the Cardiologist (specialist doctor) before the procedure is performed. How long will the procedure (EP study and catheter ablation) take? An EP study and catheter ablation may take between two to six hours, depending on the condition of the patient. A patient that undergoes the procedure may return home the same day after the procedure or spend one night in the hospital and return home the next morning.

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was to depart for my annual African journey on the 19th of November. I was going back to Kruger National Park in South Africa for three glorious weeks, staying in six different camps from south to north and back south again. Kruger – as I tell my friends and colleagues – is a place that resets my compass to true north. I can handle anything in the forty-nine weeks prior if I can spend three weeks a year in Africa On the 8th of October, from seemingly nowhere, a tropical depression in the Yucatan Peninsula turned into a Category one hurricane. The next day the weatherman predicted the now named Hurricane Michael was headed straight for me in Panama City, Florida. On the 9th of October, according to the national news, the biggest threat was storm surge. Since my home is on the bay, I wasn’t worried about storm surge and decided to ride it out. When the system hit the warmer than usual waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael formed fast and furious and became a category four hurricane. The storm developed so suddenly that by the time I realized this was going to be a serious situation it was too late to leave. I began preparations. I retrieved my hurricane supply kit and brought the container downstairs to my safe room; the laundry room. I had two other water proof containers which,

crazily enough, I put things in that I knew if I were going on my Africa trip I would need. I gathered my camera, my binoculars, converters, my tried and true African garments and so forth. Even in the threat of a hurricane, the trip to Africa was in the forefront of my brain. As the storm neared, I put my cats in their carriers and I put on a bike helmet - a trick a friend suggested to protect your head in such event. My cats and I rode that crazy storm out in a tiny laundry room. For what felt like days the wind blew. I heard debris hitting the walls. At times it felt like the house was lifting off its foundation. The cats growled as the barometric pressure from the storm dropped. For two hours 250-kilometer per hour winds pounded my home. As the winds died down a bit, I dared go upstairs to see what the situation was. What I saw was a shock to my system. My roof had blown off and my ceilings had collapsed. Wet insulation was all over everything and it was raining into my home. At that moment I knew I needed to get myself and my cats out of there. My brother has a beach condo three quarters of a kilometer from my home. I Facebook messaged my brothers’ neighbour to ask if their place was okay. She responded that it was. I ran there in 111-kilometer per hour winds, dodging flying debris with two cats in carriers. Trees were down everywhere. Debris was still flying around.

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I saw not one other person. It was as if a nuclear bomb had gone off, and my cats and I were the only survivors, but our future survival – at least until we reached safety – was uncertain. Somehow, we made it to my brothers’ condominium. The three of us were soaking wet and in complete shock. The days that followed were harrowing. Through it all I kept asking myself if I could still possibly go on my Africa trip? The answer was uncertain at best. For days after the tragedy with no power, no water and devastation that can only be imagined if you’ve gone through a disaster yourself, I found myself in survival mode. I had to shore up some damage at my brothers’ condo. I, along with some friends and a FEMA worker, kept going back and rumbling through the debris in my house salvaging what we could; mostly sentimental items. As the days passed, I had movers take to storage what little I had cleaned, salvaged and stashed in the one room where the ceiling had not collapsed. The contractors then gutted my home to the rafters. I was dealing with contractors and living in a tiny beach condo with my cats…but I was far more fortunate than many who had no place to go. On October 19th, thirty days from my departure date to Africa, I made the decision that I could not go on the trip. I went on-line to the Sanparks website to cancel, but somehow, I just couldn’t bring myself to pull the trigger. I realized I needed this trip more than ever.

On November 19th, as scheduled, I left all the destruction behind with instructions to my contractor, my cat sitter, my friends and family that I didn’t want to hear about anything that was or wasn’t going on there while I was away. As I write this, I am on day nine of one of the best trips to Africa I have ever had; perhaps because the trip was so well needed. I just returned to my chalet in Shingwedzi Camp in the far north of Kruger National Park. Today I was reminded of a lesson I will take back with me as I deal with the rebuild of my home. This morning, not far from the camp gates, there was a dead impala stashed expertly in a tree. This was the mastermind of a leopard…but no leopard to be found. I knew she would come back; it was only a matter of when. I had not seen a leopard yet on this trip and I did not see one on my previous trip. I fully intended to see this one today. I wanted to see the genius which had so expertly hung that impala in that tree. On and off for six hours today I sat roadside. I read. I wrote. I photographed birds and watched the ground for insects. Every few minutes I looked at the tree where the impala was stashed and scoped the surrounding area for the leopard. At a quarter past five a bushbuck snorted an alarm and ran past. An eagle that was in the tree with the impala flew off. I stopped everything and watched the tree with great anticipation. I saw the beauty approach the tree and leap onto a branch after one single pounce off the trunk. For twenty minutes it was just this stunning leopard and myself and the

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dead impala. A few other tourists arrived eventually, but for the most part it was just me and this beautiful creature of nature. The only reason I had that great sighting was because of patience. Africa always teaches me a lesson I need to learn and receive in my life. She settles my brain back into its proper place so that when I go back to my daily life, I can function better than ever. Africa gives me a tune-up, if you will. This year the lesson was patience. I will go home and be patient with the process of not only dealing with contractors and such in order to put my house back together, but also to be patient in the mental healing process of what I have gone through. It is now said that Hurricane Michael was one of the strongest to hit the United Sates since records were kept. It was an event I never want to relive; destruction I never care to see again. I am so glad I found it within me to make the decision to come on this trip. I owe a debt of gratitude to that leopard, to Kruger National Park and to Africa. I will go home with a fresh outlook and determination due to spending time in this place of beauty; a place where I breathe in new lessons on life with each trip.

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a Namibian desert diamond While visiting the small-scale miners in western Namibia, we came across a true desert beauty . . .

Formed millions of years ago when the Earth was young, our coloured gemstones have a long and intriguing journey before they end up in a favourite piece of jewellery or on a shelf as a collector’s item. Gondwana participated in the more recent part of the gemstone journey, seeking out prospectors, miners, gem-cutters, collectors, geologists and traders to hear their fascinating tales, as multifaceted as the finest-cut stone. 68

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oining GIZ, a German development agency, to highlight and uplift the lives of small miners, we travelled through the arid plains and hilly countryside of the hinterland in the scorching summer heat, meeting some of the small miners of the Erongo Region

in west-central Namibia. The little-known industry comprises groups of hardworking men and women who gather in the gemstone-rich areas, hoping to unearth enough gems to feed themselves and their families.

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he small miners of Namibia, thought to number between five and ten thousand, are concentrated in the Erongo, Kunene and Karas regions. The miners, often living in harsh conditions far from municipal services, education facilities and water, struggle on the land for survival, driven by hopes and dreams. They ride a rollercoaster of fortune, sometimes striking it rich and living it up for a while, only to return to the mining areas when the money runs out, to dig once again in the sands of Spitzkoppe or to hammer into the rock of the Erongo Mountains, searching for stone treasure. Some of the work is dangerous, and involves crawling through tunnels in the ground. All of it is dirty. The industry is shaped by determination, hard work and broken dreams.

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ur first destination was Gobogobos in Brandberg-West where miners furrow into the rocky walls of the mountain looking for crystal quartz collectors’ pieces, amethyst, fluorite and calcite. A few us climbed up the rocky slopes, huffing and puffing with the exertion, and then braved the small, claustrophobic channels the miners had dug into the mountain. For them, following these mineral veins through the rock is daily routine.

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he gemstone journey began millennia ago, long before the desert diggers began searching on the rugged land, when magma travelled towards the Earth’s surface in a seething liquid mass. As it cooled gradually over time, minerals crystallised into the treasure house of gemstones we know today, the different minerals, temperatures and conditions shaping and colouring the various stones. Namibia is well-known for its wealth of semi-precious, colourful gemstones. There are records of small-scale mining in Namibia from hundreds of years ago when the San mined copper ore in the northern reaches of the country. Today, small mining is an important sector of the economy, providing income to people living in remote areas where there is little other chance of employment.

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he farm Neu-Schwaben near Karibib was our next stop, where the land is pocked with deep holes and sparkles with mica. We came across miners hammering with pickaxes on granite ledges and others working with jackhammers and shovels, looking for tourmaline. Simple makeshift houses dot the area – providing places to sleep, eat and call home. Pekakarua ‘Lucky’ Metirapi walked us around his claim, describing the small miners dream of finding a ‘pocket’ - a cavity or geode of crystals. He had been lucky twice, as his name suggests. With the money from the first pocket he bought some cattle and got married. The amount from his second pocket, found three years later, was put away for his six children. “In there is my dream,” he said, pointing at the ground and hoping for the next lucky find to fund a new car.

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t Klein Spitzkoppe, not far from the main route between Swakopmund and Windhoek, the majority of the diggers are women who remain at home with their children when the men head north for the tougher mining work in the Brandberg vicinity. They dig on the sandy plains surrounding the granite outcrops for topaz. It was here where our interest in topaz was born, giving us the opportunity to move beyond the miners to the traders, gemstone cutters and gem shops. Small miner, Sam Maletsky, found a handful of topaz and smoky quartz while we were there, weighing them in his hand to differentiate the heavier pieces of topaz. “Oh, this is a good one,” he said handing over a small nondescript piece of topaz.

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t was added to our collection of coloured gemstones that we had accumulated along the way. The rough pieces of topaz have little value and are often sold on the roadside tables in the area and at the Ûiba-Ôas crystal market on the turnoff to Spitzkoppe/Henties Bay from the B2 or are offered to traders and the gemstone shops of Windhoek, Karibib and Swakopmund. Many of the stones are exported to be cut and fashioned into jewellery overseas.

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e paid a visit to Mike Thygesen’s shop, Desert Gems, in Swakopmund and discovered that Mike had pioneered a windmill design especially for silver topaz, to transform the ugly ducklings into the sparkling princesses they actually are. Mike became interested in topaz when he was transferred to a new job in Usakos in 1984 and began exploring the Klein Spitzkoppe area and hunting for topaz in his spare time. Later on, he began cutting gems, and his hobby gradually turned into a business and led him to taking over the shop in Swakopmund in 1991. For a Coloured Gemstones and Jewellery showcase in Windhoek in 2017, demonstrating the value chain of the industry, Mike decided to return to his roots and do something for the small miners in Klein Spitzkoppe by choosing topaz to be the main attraction. His 33-faceted windmill design was inspired by the windmill, an important symbol in a semiarid country like Namibia. He recalls a windmill he saw on a farm in Klein Spitzkoppe many years ago, when he took refuge in its shade. He told us: “The fences had been removed, the buildings were gone, but there was a solitary windmill.

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s it started turning, there were reflections of sunlight and shadow on the ground.” The memory of it stuck with him. For six months after he developed the cut, he focused on cutting the design on topaz, and is still doing it. The unique cut added a special character to the stone, and has generated elevated interest and sales in topaz worldwide. We eagerly gave him our piece of topaz and watched in awe as he and gem-cutter, Elekan Shigweda, turned the stone before our eyes into a true Namibian ‘diamond’, the affordable type. Our ‘desert diamond’ was now ready for the next and last phase of its journey. We visited the jewellery-manufacturing training school at the COSDEF (Namibia Community Skills Development Foundation) centre on the outskirts of the town, leaving it in the capable hands of Jacob Shingenge, a promising student who would add further value to the stone by setting it in a piece of jewellery.

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he small piece of topaz, which we had all become attached to, had come a long way from its origins deep within the Earth on a journey that took 135 million years, to finally be dug from the sand at Klein Spitzkoppe and faceted in the studios of Swakopmund.

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he story of a topaz. A journey of millions of years, and a stone with authentic, earthy and Namibian soul. by Ron Swilling

Photos: Andreas Lange, Ron Swilling, Megan Dreyer (24atlantic.com)

GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) in partnership with the Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade & SME Development has been tasked with the implementation of the Growth at Home Strategy: Namibian Jewellery Industry and Coloured Gemstone - to offer support, encourage development and promote growth and value addition in the Small-Scale Mining Sector in Namibia. View the video clips of the fascinating journey of Namibia’s desert diggers in the upcoming series on Gondwana’s Facebook page. 72

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Long Weekends in Bavaria Feel like a break but pushed for funds and time? A little piece of Germany exists within weekend range, thanks to regular flights linking Cape Town and Johannesburg to Walvis Bay. Holidaymakers regularly close in on the unique Bavarian frontier town of Swakopmund and a spectacular wilderness extravaganza. Words and photographs by Roy Watts

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ucked away in the shifting sands of the Namib Desert on the barren West Coast lies the enigmatic resort town of Swakopmund. Way back in the mid nineteenth century, Bavarian missionaries and traders opened up Namibia’s interior, and in 1884 Germany annexed the country, entrenching German architecture, culture and tradition. During these early years Swakopmund served as the main harbour for feeding the growth of the country and became in effect, a Bavarian frontier village. When the role of principal harbour passed on to Walvis Bay, 40 kilometers to the South, Swakopmund’s unique atmosphere and singular charm ensured that it became Namibia’s premier resort - a position it still holds today. Its excellent climate and proximity to one of the most dramatic and sensational wastelands in Africa, make it a popular attraction for tourists - especially since there are numerous air links to Walvis Bay providing easy access to this remote destination. Swakopmund’s Bavarian architecture, pubs and restaurants, plus an omnipresent sense of history, create a town that is more European than African. The weather here offers respite from the severe heat of summer, but the cool winds blowing onto the warm desert sands from a frigid ocean create frequent early morning mists which dissipate, making way for glorious weather after 10am. Swakopmund exists purely as a resort town, and as such is geared to satisfying the aspirations of the large and varied population of national and international tourists streaming through its precincts. Many of the citizens living in the hinterland have second homes here, and there is an impressive range of hotels, lodges, B&B’s and restaurants that should satisfy all tastes and budgets. This town is a unique German/African hybrid, and has a retail world with singular individuality. There is a wonderful collection of art galleries, curio shops, jewellers, fashion boutiques and purveyors of wonderful whimsy. All of this is to be found within the boundaries of a compact shopping area, the epicentre of which is the ‘Brauhaus’ Arcade bisecting a large block of atmospheric stores. Culinary adventures abound, and gourmands of every stripe are spoiled for choice. There is one however, worthy of special mention. Situated on the ocean front facing a boiling sea next to an historic wooden jetty, is the Tugboat Restaurant. This eccentric eatery started life as the good ship Danie Hugo, guiding big ocean liners around the Cape Town Harbour. It eventually wound up serving in Walvis Bay, and parts of it formed a large section of this quirky restaurant when it was scrapped. As its popularity grew, so extensions were tacked on, and it has a complete lack of architectural input to thank for its immense charm. The food is also extremely good. Long after the Tug Boat, the spectacular 1905 Restaurant was built on the ancient jetty giving gourmands another sea adventure meal. There’s much feasting, fun and fascination to be drawn from this city’s unique offerings, but it is the wilderness excursions that are the raison d’être for a visit. Swakopmund is surrounded by a vast and tortured moonscape of scrub, rocky plains, desert wasteland, shifting sands, giant dunes, craggy peaks, yawning canyons and more scrub. It is a place of haunting beauty and enchantment. To maximise my time there I engaged the services of Johann, a local guide who’s passion for the wilderness made him invaluable for making the most of the limited time available. 5AM on a spring morning found us driving to Spitzkoppe to catch the dawn light. If God made Namibia in anger as many claim, he must have been seriously ticked off when He got around to

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this part of the world. An angry rock superstructure covered with random boulders, some as big as oil rigs, it glows with an orange tint at sunrise and sunset. Stone arches and granite abstracts combine with enormous slabs to present a tableau of breathtaking beauty. On the way there we encountered one of nature’s true eccentrics, a fossil plant, the Welwitschia Mirabilis. Existing in both male and female genders, some are thought to predate the birth of Christ. Lying sprawled upon the desert floor was a matriarch reputed to be 1500 years old, her two massive leaves shredded and twisted into hundreds of leathery strips by countless desert winds. Personally, I didn’t think she looked a day older than 1,200 (although she wasn’t a great looker, who is once they reach a 1,000?) Looking at some of her offspring- upstarts of a mere 200 or 300 years each - I couldn’t help wondering about the fate of her old man. Perhaps the pace got to him back in the middle ages. Which raises the question, is there sex after 1,500? Later that afternoon we drove to the Namib Desert to explore the dunes. Here the vista is gentler, more symmetrical. Curved slopes, steep ridges and corrugated shadows thrown by the setting sun. There are very few sights more beautiful than the desert at sunset, and I believe that the splendours of the surrounding wilderness are sufficient reason to visit Swakopmund. An added bonus lies in the fact that it is an excellent springboard into the further flung wonders of this fascinating country. There are regular tours to Damaraland, Etosha, the Fish River Canyon, the Ais Ais hot springs, and balloon flights over renowned Sossusvlei. Namibia is the second most sparsely populated country in the world, after Mongolia. An average sprinkling of 2.6 inhabitants per square kilometer creates vistas of spectacular isolation whilst gazing out at Namibia’s divergent panoramas. Link this to the warm cloudless days that average 22 degrees in winter, the convenient access by the national Airline, and you have the perfect escape from Jack Frost. With the plummeting rand, it’s nice to know that an exceptional vacation or weekend excursion is available on our doorstep, at prices comparable with the best South African alternatives. Fasten your seat belts for Swakopmund and a holiday with a difference.

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Serondela Lodge In Namibia You’ll have to get there by boat, as for most of the year, it’s on an island. But the journey there is almost as magical as the destination, and you’ll experience year-round close encounters with a wealth of wildlife. Edited by Anne Schauffer Photographs supplied by Serondela Lodge

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erondela Lodge sits on the Namibian side of the worldrenowned, game-rich Chobe River, right in front of the famous sighting spot in the Chobe National Park called Serondela. It’s 17km by road from Kasane and 25km by boat, near enough to Kasane, yet far enough to ensure exclusivity. Serondela Lodge is a joint venture between the Kabulabula conservancy and the Micheletti family who already operate two other lodges on the Linyanti river area of Namibia. Serondela Lodge is part of the WWF and IRDNC Joint-venture program. As part of the Wild Waters group of lodges, the team is able to curate special, well-priced itineraries for guests travelling through the Caprivi-Chobe area. Seasonally, Serondela becomes an island, only accessible by boat for guests - the road from Ngoma to Serondela is flooded or inaccessible from January through to August. The complementary transfer from Kasane is, in itself, a unique game viewing experience!

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On arrival, the pick-up transfer is a sighting boat cruise which takes from 2 to 3 hours; on departure, it’s a direct one-hour transfer to Kasane. The Lodge consists of seven double rooms and one family room accommodating two adults and two children. The rooms are beautifully spaced out so as to ensure privacy, and elevated – each has a balcony facing the river, so guests will enjoy spectacular views with endless photographic opportunities. The buildings are constructed out of sand eco-bag plastered walls, a smart ecological technique which also ensures high thermal insulation. There are also two double guide rooms. The Full Board Plus includes, for the two-night stay, a two hour boat transfer, one and a half hour morning safari walk or Masubia village visit, two and a half hour Sundowner cruise, three hour Game drive in the Chobe National Park on departure day; one hour drop-off boat transfer cruise to Kasane, wth departure at 8:00 from the lodge. The Dinner, Bed and Breakfast option includes the Boat transfer cruise on arrival and departure from/to Kasane. The daily lodge scheduled activities are available at additional cost.

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Travellers choose to stay at Wild Waters lodges because of their exclusive and wild locations, limited guest and vehicle numbers, extraordinary game viewing and exceptional care given to each guest during their stay. Time to book your stay at Serondela?

CONTACT: www.serondela.com

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TECHNOLOGY

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Roasting S’mores in Your Small Apartment with Mini Tabletop Glass Fireplace

Slow Dance Optical Illusion Art is Hypnotic and Mesmerizing

Don’t let a small apartment stop you from enjoying a beautiful fireplace. This handmade tabletop glass fireplace adds a cool dancing flame for you and friends to enjoy for hours. Using gel fuel, you can light this lantern instantly and it can be controlled easily for safety. Completed with 6-inch tall thick, beveled glass, this tabletop fireplace creates cool flame reflections, but you can always remove it for roasting S’mores. The base of this tabletop glass fireplace from 1man1garage is a natural birch wood, it can be stained or painted, but if you plan to use it outdoors, a finish should be applied. This kit comes in a few parts, assembly is required but it’s super easy. The base comes as 11 pieces that snap together without glue or special hardware in just minutes. For decoration, you can use lava rock and sand, place gel fuel in the middle, and enjoy your mini fireplace.

Started as a wedding gift for friends who are dancers, Jeff Lieberman has come up with a unique picture frame, Slow Dance. It’s a project that combines science, technology, and art to make everyday objects to move in slow motion. By synching lights and vibrations, this unit delivers mesmerizing and mysterious optical illusions right before your eyes. This picture frame is like a blank canvas where you are the artist, waiting for you to compose something to create a unique art work, whether a bird feather, weed, or flower. Each object reveals a new slow motion world. It can change the way you see those objects forever. Designed with different dancing modes, Slow Dance Frame by Jeff Lieberman delivers different dance patterns, some slow and smooth, and others can make the object look like as if it is jumping through space. Hang this on your wall or place it on bedside table, it’ll remind you to slow down every now and then.

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Made of stainless steel, Chameleon encourages you to drink more water and reduce the use of plastic water bottles. Chameleon, just like its name, is a colour-changing stainless steel bottle; the body is covered in thermochromic paint that allows for a colour changing process when cold liquid is added. It’s unique and cool bottle, designed with one thing in mind, to inspire you to ditch plastic and help save our planet. This project creates a fun hydration bottle that would also track how much you are drinking daily simply from watching that colour change. Cold water activates colour change, the empty sections of warmer air returns the bottle back to white. Chameleon colour-changing stainless steel bottle by Root7 can hold up to 600ml liquid. It is sealed with a rubber leak-proof lid to make sure your beverage is safe inside. There’s a handy silicone strap for easy carrying, perfect for on-the-go. We strongly suggest that you don’t scrub the surface of the bottle; it can remove layers of that thermochromic paint; simply use warm water and washing liquid to clean.

Hilab Portable Laboratory Concept Revolutionizes Medical Diagnosis Tests In the future, lab tests can be done quickly, accurately and inexpensively. Hilab is a concept portable laboratory that wants to revolutionize medical diagnosis tests; it is capable to delivery result to just any place in the world, fast. Hilab allows patients in any part of the world to conduct their own examinations by simply accessing the internet. It only requires a drop of blood, which is kept in a capsule and then inserted onto a scanner. This data is then transmitted to a centralized laboratory where medical professionals, doctors, and researches would analyze it and deliver the result in just 5 to 10 minutes. This concept project wants to humanize medicine, making it accessible for everyone. Through this technology, it is highly possible to get faster and cheaper results compared to traditional laboratories where 40% of the costs are usually based on logistics, such as transporting samples from one collection point to another laboratory for further tests. Hilab by Ricardo Silva offers better solutions to answer the problem of physical labs that usually have limited capacity. This method can gradually lower the price of the medical tests. Equipment and capsules can be distributed in health and medical centers to perform a wide range of tests such as HIV, dengue, Zika Virus, pregnancy testing, cardiac markers, and Chikungunya. Fast results can expedite early treatment of the disease for a higher chance of a cure. The data can be centralized in a cloud service, which can be operated (for example) to identify onset of a dengue outbreak. When Hilab identifies a positive sample for dengue and a second one appears in the same region, it can be an indication that this area suffers from an epidemic. Designed Ricardo Silva

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Adorn Yourself Anna Raimondo is Cape-Town based SMITH Jewellery, but no matter where you are in the world, you can have one of her extraordinary pieces winging its way to you. This is her Shoreline collection. Edited by Anne Schauffer Photographs by SMITH Jewellery

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nna Raimondo comes from a creative family, so little doubt she’d end up in a creative field: “My mother was creative, and made sure I had a creative upbringing with music and dance lessons, pottery classes and art at school. I knew I wanted to continue with something creative post school, but didn’t really think of it as a career option.” Anna took a year off after school, and headed off to work and travel overseas. On her return, she intended to study journalism at Stellenbosch University, but once she discovered the Jewellery Design department, she crossed over to the other side, and switched majors. She completed her four year BA Fine Arts in Jewellery Design and Manufacturing at Stellenbosch: “After my degree, I won a scholarship to do a Masters in Design at Richmond’s school of design, The Creative Academy, in Milan. This year-long course was aimed at creating luxury designers who would then work within the

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Richmond Group. I was lucky enough to get an internship designing in Chloe’s leather department,” she says. Anna spent two years living and working in London and Sydney, came home in 2010, and began her own label: SMITH Jewellery. She has a little studio where she does all her designing and manufacturing: “I design absolutely everything, that’s the best part of the job. I’m not a typical designer in the sense that I draw everything out, then make it. Often, I just have an idea or a sense of where I want to go and the design emerges in the manufacturing process. This allows me to be much freer and organic in the process.” For her everyday collections, she works with sterling silver and gold plated brass, but for commissioned work, she works with more precious materials like gold, diamonds, platinum, and so on. Anna never stops learning: “I’ve continued to do short courses throughout my career to either learn new skills or sharpen old ones (I went to Summer school in Switzerland in 2017 to learn ancient Japanese surface decoration techniques, and this year I went on a knife-making course). Also, I’m lucky enough to have a network of fellow jewellers and creatives who are happy to share ideas and techniques.” Flamingo asked her a few probing questions: What was your big breakthrough? Or was opening your own brand a measured decision? I’m a bit of a ‘let’s try this and see how it goes’ kinda person. When I returned from my overseas travels, I felt that I’d sort of made myself unemployable in the traditional work force. I had many skills in many things (which all have served me very well in my own business) but nothing that looked good enough on paper to get me hired (of course this turned out not to be true, as I got an amazing internship at Elle Decoration Magazine). So I started SMITH. In the first three years, I had various part time and full time jobs, but in the evening or on my days off I also worked on my jewellery. Then in 2013 I took the leap and went all in on SMITH. Exhibitions? Awards? While I was still studying, I won a few competitions including 2nd Place at the 2006 Anglo Platinum Competition

in the student division. Since then I have been focusing on exhibitions and I’ve participated in at least one group exhibition a year. This year I had my first solo contemporary jewellery exhibition, Tidal, at Tinsel Gallery. Inspiration? I hate saying this because it sounds SO cliched, but really, I do get my inspiration from everywhere. Most often it’s nature, but it could also be from the scaffolding on a building, or a texture of a textile or a pattern on a piece of wallpaper or tile. I’ve even done a collection inspired by the shadow play in Film Noir movies. Do you take commissions? Any amazing/fascinating/ weirdo ones? I love taking commissions. This is the best part of my job - where I get to connect with people and take what they envision and make it a reality. I’m lucky enough to have some amazing clients who keep on coming back to me for their special jewels, whether it’s using some gems they already have, redesigning some heirloom jewellery, or marking a special occasion. Where do we find you? I’m Cape Town based and have a little space in town. I don’t have my own showroom, but people can either visit me by appointment or shop my website.

CONTACT e: info@smith-jewellery.com i: @SMITH_byanna f: SMITH - Jewellery by Anna Raimondo www.smith-jewellery.com.

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Namibia Heart Center &

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ROMAN CATHOLIC HOSPITAL A Heart attack (myocardial infarction) is caused by sudden blockage of the coronary artery by a blood clot. If not treated immediately it can cause damage to the heart or death. 20% of patients who develop a heart attack die before reaching the hospital. The blocked artery must be opened as soon as possible, in order to save the heart and life of the patient! CORONARY ARTERY OPENED BY BALLOON & STENT

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WILL PROVIDE A 24/7 EMERGENCY SERVICE FOR PATIENTS WITH A SUSPECTED or CONFIRMED HEART ATTACK. Patients with sudden chest pains or shortness of breath should call our emergency number at 085-911, or go directly to our Emergency Unit at Roman Catholic Hospital.

Doctors dealing with patients with a suspected myocardial infarction should call our heart attack coordinator at 085-911, to activate the Heart Attack Response Team. The patient should be referred immediately to our Emergency Unit at Roman Catholic Hospital. IMPORTANT NOTICE: STATE PATIENTS WITHOUT ANY MEDICAL AID SHOULD GO DIRECTLY TO THE EMERGENCTY UNIT at KATUTURA STATE HOSPITAL, WHERE THEY WILL RECEIVE THE INITIAL TREATMENT.

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OUR CARDIAC INTERVENTIONAL TEAM HAS VAST EXPERIENCE & EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS OUR OUR CARDIAC CARDIACINTERVENTIONAL INTERVENTIONALTEAM TEAMHAS HAS  EXPERIENCE Over 6000 heart interventionsRESULTS since VAST & EXCEPTIONAL VAST EXPERIENCE & EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS 2012(stents, angiograms, pacemakers)  Over 6000 heart  very safeinterventions (complicationsince rate <1%,  We Overare 6000 heart interventions since 2012(stents, angiograms, pacemakers) mortality rate 0%). 2012(stents, angiograms, pacemakers)  very rate  We 24/7 Emergency Cardiac Service at <1%, Weare are verysafe safe(complication (complication rate <1%, mortality rate 0%). Roman Catholic Hospital mortality rate 0%).  Emergency Cardiac Service 24/7team Emergency Cardiac Serviceatat  24/7 The attends international Roman Catholic Hospital Roman Catholic Hospital Cardiology congresses every year to keep  international  The Theteam teamattends attends international our knowledge and skills up-to-date Cardiology congresses every year to keep Cardiology congresses every year to keep our knowledge and skills up-to-date our knowledge andIN skills up-to-date YOU ARE SAFE OUR HANDS

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WELCOME ABOARD BEM-VINDO A BORDO WILLKOMMEN AN BORD

ENGLISH Thank you for choosing Air Namibia. We will do everything to ensure you have a pleasant flight. if you need assistance, please ask any of our cabin attendants.

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Obrigado por ter escolhido Air Namibia. Faremos de tudopara garantir que tenhas um vôo agradável. Se vocêprecisar de assistência, por favor, pergunte a qualquer um dos nossos assistentes de cabine.

Danke, dass Sie sich dafür entschieden haben mit Air Namibia zu fliegen. Wir werden alles tun um Ihnen den Flug so angenehm wie möglich zu gestalten. Wenn Sie Fragen haben oder Hilfe benötigen, wenden Sie sich bitte an einen unserer Flugbegleiter oder Flugbegleiterinnen.

Our highly trained cabin Os nossos assistentes de cabin, altamente profissionais, attendants are at your service on estão ao seu dispor em todos os nossos vôos para a sua all our flight, for your safety and segurança e conforto. comfort.

Unser versiertes Flugpersonal steht Ihnen während des Fluges jederzeit zur Verfügung. Für Ihre Sicherheit und Bequemlichkeit sind Sie bei unserer Crew in besten Händen.

We carry first-aid kits on all our flights, should a passenger need assistance for minor conditions.

Existe kits de primeiros socorros a bordo todos os nossos Eine medizinische Erstversorgung ist vôos, se os passageiros precisarem de assistência com auf allen unseren Flügen sicher gestellt. Eine Erste-Hilfe-Ausrüstung befindet sich condições médicas relativamente menores. immer an Bord.

Zu Ihrer eigenen Sicherheit bitten wir Sie, sich die in der Zeitschriftentasche vor Ihnen benfindliche Sicherheits-Instruktionen aufmerksam durchzulesen.

As a safety precaution, it is important to read the safety card stored in the seat pocket in front of you

Como medida de segurança, é importante ler o cartão segurança armazenado no bolso do assento à sua frente

Life vests are stored under your seat. Only use them as demonstrate, and only when instructed by the cabin attendants.

Coletes salva-vidas são armazenados por de baixo do seu Ihre Schwimmweste befindet sich unter Ihrem Sitz. Bitte benutzen Sie diese nur auf assento. Use-os conforme a demonstração e somente Anweisung der Flugbegleiter/-innen. quando instruído pelos assistentes de cabin.

Smoking is prohibited on all Air Namibia flights.

É proibido fumar em todos os vôos da Air Namibia.

Auf allen Air Namibia Flügen gilt ein absolutes Rauchverbot.

Seats must be in the upright position during take-off and landing. For your own safety, you are required to fasten your seat belt whenever the seat belt sign is illuminated and we recommend that you keep your belt fastened throughout the flights.

Assentos devem estar na posição vertical durante a decolagem e aterragem. Para sua própria segurança, você é obrigado a apertar o cinto sempre que o sinal do cinto de segurança é iluminado e nós recomendamos que mantenhas apertado o cinto durante todo o vôo.

Während Start und Landung müssen sich die Sitzlehnen in aufrechter Position benfinden. Bitte schnallen Sie sich an, sobald das Anschnallzeichen aufleuchtet. Zu Ihrer eigenen Sicherheit empfehlen wir während des gesamten Fluges angeschnallt zu bleiben.

We offer complimentray meals, and beverages on all our flights. Special-diet or vegetarian meals are available upon request when making reservations.

Nós oferecemos refeições e bebidas de cortesia em todos os nossos vôos.Dietas-especiais ou refeições vegetarianas estão disponíveis mediante uma solicitação ao fazer reservas.

Auf unseren Flügen werden Mahlzeiten und Getränke serviert. Diätische oder vegetarische Mahlzeiten können bei der Flugbuchung angefragt werden

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ENGLISH We carry an extensive range of duty free products at competitive prices on selected flights. please refer to our catalogue for details.

PORTUGUESE Nós carregamos uma extensa variedade de produtos com isenção de direitos a preços competitivos em vôos selecionados. Por favor, consulte o nosso catálogo para mais detalhes.

GERMAN An Bord ist ein umfangreiches Sortiment an Duty-Free-Produkten zu attraktiven Preisen erhältlich. Informationen hierzu entnehmen Sie bitte unserem Duty-FreeKatalog.

Audio and visual entertainment Programas de entretenimento de áudio e visual estão programmes are available on disponíveis nos vôos operados através dos nossos Flights operated using our A330 aeronaves A330 e A319. and A319 aircraft.

Audio- und Videoprogramme sind an Bord unserer Airbus A330 und A319 Maschinen verfügbar.

Our A319 and ERJ 135 aircraft Alguns dos nossos aviões têm saídas de ar individuais, have individual air vents which que podem ser ajustados para fornecer um fluxo de ar can be adjusted to provide a refrescante. refreshing stream of air.

Unsere Fluggeräte des Typs Airbus A319 und Embraer ERJ135 verfügen über individuelle Frischluftdüsen.

Health regulations in some countries require that the aircraft cabin must be sprayed. The spray is harmless, but if you think it might affect you, cover your nose and mouth with a handkerchief.

Um den Gesundheitsvorschriften einiger Länder zu entsprechen, muss die Flugzeugkabine mit einem für den Menschen unbedenklichen Spray behandelt werden. Wir empfehlen dennoch, die Atemwege durch Vorhalten eines Taschentuchs zu schützen.

Regulamentos de saúde em determinados países exigem que a cabine da aeronave deve ser pulverizada. O pulverizador é inofensivo, mas se você acha que pode afetá-lo, por favor, cobrir o nariz e a boca com um lenço.

Should you travel with a baby Se você viajar com um bebê recomendamos que você we recommend you request a solicite um berço especialmente nos vôos de longo curso. bassinet especially on the longhaul flights.

Sollten Sie mit einem Baby reisen, empfehlen wir Ihnen besonders auf Langsteckenfügen ein Babybett zu beantragen.

Please do not place any luggage Por favor não coloque bagagem por de baixo do assento under seats at the emergency de saída de emergência. Bagagem de mão deve ser exit seat. armazenado na estiva sobrecarga

“Bitte beachten Sie, dass das Verstauen von Handgepäck unter Ihrem Sitz an den Notausgängen nicht gestattet ist.“

Carry-on luggage should be stored in the overhead stowage.

Handgepäck ist in den Gepäckfächern über Ihrem Sitz zu verstauen.

We suggest that passengers do Sugerimos que os passageiros effectuam exercícios de stretching exercises, and move alongamento e movementam-se durante vôo para melhorar a circulação sanguínea. during the flight to improve blood circulation.

Versuchen Sie, sich während des Fluges möglichst oft zu strecken und zu bewegen. So wird Ihr Kreislauf angeregt.

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Schedule 27 October 2018 till 30 March 2019 ( ALL times local) NOTE: check-in time should be two hours before departure international One hour before departure for domestic

International Flight no SW 286

From Frankfurt

To

Days

Departure Arrival

Windhoek

Daily

19:10

06:30+1

SW 285

Windhoek

Frankfurt

Daily

21:35

06:55+1

Regional Flight No SW 508

From Accra

To

Days

Departure Arrival

Lagos

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

20:00

22:00

SW 508

Accra

Windhoek ( via Lagos)

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

20:00

05:25

SW 700

Cape Town

Windhoek

Daily

05:55

08:05

SW 708

Cape Town

Windhoek

Daily

18:35

20:45

SW 716

Cape Town

Walvis Bay

Daily

10:10

12:20

SW 716

Cape Town

Windhoek (via Walvis Bay)

Daily

10:10

13:35

SW 742

Durban

Windhoek (via Gaborone)

Daily

12:35

15:55

SW 742

Durban

Gaborone

Daily

12:35

13:55

SW 741

Gaborone

Durban

Daily

10:40

11:55

SW 742

Gaborone

Windhoek

Daily

14:25

15:55

SW 412

Harare

Windhoek

Tue, Fri, Sun

11:20

13:35

SW 722

Johannesburg

Windhoek

Daily

06:40

08:45

SW 726

Johannesburg

Windhoek

Daily

11:20

13:25

SW 728

Johannesburg

Windhoek

Daily

18:25

20:30

SW 730

Johannesburg

Walvis Bay

Daily

07:20

09:45

SW 304

Luanda

Windhoek

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

11:55

15:25

SW 376

Lusaka

Windhoek

Mon, Wed, Sat

11:25

13:45

SW 406

Victoria Falls

Windhoek

Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

16:30

18:10

SW 715

Walvis Bay

Cape Town

Daily

15:45

17:55

SW 737

Walvis Bay

Johannesburg

Daily

16:40

18:55

SW 507

Lagos

Accra

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

19:00

19:00

SW 508

Lagos

Windhoek

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

23:35

05:25

SW 507

Windhoek

Lagos

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

14:25

18:15

SW 507

Windhoek

Accra (via Lagos)

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

14:25

19:00

SW 303

Windhoek

Luanda

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

09:30

11:10

SW 375

Windhoek

Lusaka

Mon, Wed, Sat

08:40

10:55

SW 411

Windhoek

Harare

Tue, Fri, Sun

08:45

10:50

SW 405

Windhoek

Victoria Falls

Mon, Wed, Fri, Thu, Sat, Sun

14:15

15:50

SW 709

Windhoek

Cape Town

Daily

16:30

18:30

SW 703

Windhoek

Cape Town

Daily

07:30

09:30

SW 741

Windhoek

Gaborone

Daily

08:40

10:10

SW 741

Windhoek

Durban (via Gaborone)

Daily

08:40

11:55

SW 723

Windhoek

Johannesburg

Daily

08:20

10:05

SW 727

Windhoek

Johannesburg

Daily

14:10

15:55

SW 729

Windhoek

Johannesburg

Daily

17:30

19:15

SW 715

Windhoek

Cape Town (via Walvis Bay)

Daily

14:30

17:55

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Domestic Flight No

From

To

Days

Departure Arrival

SW 101

Eros

Ondangwa

Daily

07:00

08:00

SW 103

Eros

Ondangwa

Tue, Thu, Sat

10:35

11:35

SW 105

Eros

Ondangwa

Mon,

14:30

15:30

SW 107

Eros

Ondangwa

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

17:45

18:45

SW 107

Eros

Ondangwa

Sun

17:25

18:25

SW 125

Eros

Rundu

Wed, Fri

14:30

15:35

SW 125

Eros

Rundu

Sun

14:15

15:20

SW 133

Eros

Katima Mulilo

Mon, Wed, Fri

10:05

11:35

SW 133

Eros

Katima Mulilo

Sun

10:00

11:30

SW 143

Luderitz

Windhoek ( via Oranjemund)

Mon, Wed, Sun

12:45

15:05

SW 143

Luderitz

Oranjemund

Mon, Wed, Sun

12:45

13:20

SW 146

Luderitz

Windhoek

Fri

14:05

15:05

SW 134

Katima Mulilo

Eros

Mon, Wed, Fri

12:15

13:55

SW 134

Katima Mulilo

Eros

Sun

12:05

13:45

SW 126

Rundu

Eros

Wed, Fri

16:05

17:10

SW 126

Rundu

Eros

Sun

15:50

16:55

SW 144

Oranjemund

Windhoek

Mon, Wed, Sun

13:50

15:05

SW 145

Oranjemund

Luderitz

Fri

13:10

13:45

SW 145

Oranjemund

Windhoek (via Luderitz)

Fri

13:10

15:05

SW 102

Ondangwa

Eros

Daily

08:30

09:30

SW 106

Ondangwa

Eros

Mon,

16:00

17:00

SW 108

Ondangwa

Eros

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

19:15

20:15

SW 108

Ondangwa

Eros

Sun

18:55

19:55

SW 104

Ondangwa

Eros

Tue, Thu, Sat

15:35

16:35

SW 153

Ondangwa

Walvis Bay

Tue, Thu, Sat

12:05

13:20

SW 154

Walvis Bay

Ondangwa

Tue, Thu, Sat

13:50

15:05

SW 716

Walvis Bay

Windhoek

Daily

12:55

13:35

SW 164

Walvis Bay

Windhoek

Daily

10:15

10:55

SW 167

Windhoek

Walvis Bay

Daily

15:35

16:10

SW 143

Windhoek

Luderitz

Mon, Wed, Sun

11:25

12:25

SW 143

Windhoek

Oranjemund (via Luderitz)

Mon, Wed, Sun

11:25

13:20

SW 145

Windhoek

Oranjemund

Fri

11:25

12:40

SW 145

Windhoek

Luderitz (via Oranjemund)

Fri

11:25

13:45

SW 715

Windhoek

Walvis Bay

Daily

14:30

15:10

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We are a proudly Namibian hospitality and service company. We manage resorts and camps within our National Parks across our beautiful country on behalf of the Namibian Government.

AN UNFORGETTABLE YEAR! HERE IS A SNAPSHOT OF THE GREAT WORK THAT OUR TEAM MEMBERS ACHIEVED OVER THE PAST YEAR. ALL THIS WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF OUR VALUED CLIENTS.

1

2

Youth from the Hai-om San and Ovahimba community attend hospitality training.

3

Radio Kalahari Orkes rocks Torra Bay

4

5

NWR’s grows NamLeisure cards and benefits

6

8

Honourable Pohamba Shifeta, Minister of Environment and Tourism going on a ride with Freego from Tshwane Legend Bikers Club.

9

Mrs Zelna Hengari, NWR Managing Director (C) with the Enviro-Kidz essay winners before their boat trip on the Hardap Dam.

11

NWR supports Namibian talent.

WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA

NWR held its first ever inter-resort regional sports fun day at its Gross Barmen Resort.

NWR rewards top performing tour operators

7

10

NWR leads Transfrontier Conservation Area product offering

NWR mourns a friend - R.I.P Ernest Mokganedi

12

Ms Rebekka Horaes (Popa Falls Resort Manager) and Dr Samuel K. Mbambo (Governor - Kavango East Region)

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Hardap resort hosted NWR reservation team for their team-building exercise.

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Our Fleet

Airbus A330-200 Business Class

Economy Class

Number of Aircraft

2

Length(m)

59

Height (m)

17,4

Maximum Passengers

244

Wing Span (m)

60.3

Maximum Fuel Capacity

138 000l

Cruising Speed

860 km/h 233 000 kg

Airbus A319 -100 Business Class

Economy Class

Number of Aircraft

4

Length(m)

33.84

Height (m)

11.76

Maximum Passengers

112

Wing Span (m)

34.09

Maximum Fuel Capacity

23 860l

Number of Aircraft

4

Length(m)

26.33

Height (m)

6.76

Maximum Passengers

37

Wing Span (m)

20.04

Maximum Fuel Capacity

4 198l

Cruising Speed

820 km/h 70 000 kg

Embraer ERJ135 All Economy Class

Cruising Speed

820 km/h 19 000 kg

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NAMIBIA AIRPORTS COMPANY (NAC) LIMITED (Registration No: 98/472) TARIFF PUBLICATION 1 APRIL 2019 TO 31 MARCH 2020 AMENDMENT OF AIRPORT / AERODROME CHARGES (in terms of s 5 (1) of the Airports Company Act 25 of 1998 (“the Act”). Notice is hereby given that, with effect from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020, the following charges will apply at the airports/aerodromes under the NAC’s management and control (i.e. Hosea Kutako International Airport, Eros Airport, Walvis Bay Airport, Keetmanshoop Airport, Lüderitz Aerodrome, Ondangwa Aerodrome, Rundu Aerodrome, Katima Mulilo Aerodrome):

1. PASSENGER SERVICES CHARGES IN N$

4. HOURLY CHARGES FOR OPERATIONS AFTER THE PUBLISHED HOURS OF OPERATIONS IN N$ 4.1 INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

Description

NAC tariff excluding VAT 2019/2020

Value Added Taxation (VAT)

NAC tariff including VAT 2019/2020

Description

NAC tariff excluding VAT 2019/2020

Value Added Taxation (VAT)

NAC tariff including VAT 2019/2020

International Passengers

473

-

473

Hosea Kutako International Airport

10,424.6

-

10,424.6

Eros Airport, Walvis Bay Airport, Keetmanshoop Airport and Ondangwa Aerodrome

3,790.8

-

3,790.8

Lüderitz Aerodrome, Rundu Aerodrome, Katima Mulilo Aerodrome

712.0

-

712.0

Domestic Passengers

124

19

142

All passenger service charges for foreign-bound flights are zero-rated for VAT administration purposes. 2.

All after hours charges for foreign bound flights are zero-rated for VAT administration purposes.

LANDING CHARGES FOR AIRCRAFT IN N$ 2.1 INTERNATIONAL

4.2 DOMESTIC FLIGHTS

Maximum certified mass in Kilograms of an aircraft up to and including:

NAC tariff excluding VAT 2019/2020

Value Added Taxation (VAT)

NAC tariff including VAT 2019/2020

Description

NAC tariff excluding VAT 2019/2020

Value Added Taxation (VAT)

NAC tariff including VAT 2019/2020

500

46.2

0.0

46.2

Hosea Kutako International Airport

10,424.6

1,563.7

11,988.3

1,000

84.1

0.0

84.1

1,500

124.6

0.0

124.6

568.6

4,359.4

166.2

0.0

166.2

Eros Airport, Walvis Bay Airport, Keetmanshoop Airport and Ondangwa Aerodrome

3,790.8

2,000 2,500

184.6

0.0

184.6

3,000

243.0

0.0

243.0

Lüderitz Aerodrome, Rundu Aerodrome, Katima Mulilo Aerodrome

712.0

106.8

818.8

4,000

328.2

0.0

328.2

5,000

387.2

0.0

387.2

6,000

484.7

0.0

484.7

7,000

553.9

0.0

553.9

8,000

625.5

0.0

625.5

5. NAC AVIATION OPERATION CHARGES NAC tariff 2019/2020 Permanent Access Permit

232.1

9,000

704.0

0.0

704.0

Seasonal Access Permit

126.6

10,000

784.7

0.0

784.7

Temporal Access Permit

84.4

10,001 kg and over for every additional 1,000kg or part thereof

67.9

0.0

67.9

All landing charges for foreign-bound flights are zero-rated for VAT administration purposes. 2.2 DOMESTIC (LANDING CHARGES) Maximum certified mass in Kilograms of an aircraft up to and including:

NAC tariff excluding VAT 2019/2020

Value Added Taxation (VAT)

NAC tariff including VAT 2019/2020

500

46.2

6.9

53.1

1,000

84.1

12.6

96.8

1,500

124.6

18.7

143.3

2,000

166.2

24.9

191.1

2,500

184.6

27.7

212.3

3,000

243.0

36.5

279.5

4,000

328.2

49.2

377.5

5,000

387.2

58.1

445.3

6,000

484.7

72.7

557.4

7,000

553.9

83.1

637.0

8,000

625.5

93.8

719.3

9,000

704.0

105.6

809.5

10,000

784.7

117.7

902.4

67.9

10.2

78.1

10,001 kg and over for every additional 1,000kg or part thereof

3. AIRCRAFT PARKING CHARGES IN N$

Lost Permit Replacement (1st time)

232.1

Permanent Vehicle Permit

379.8

Temporal Vehicle Permit

84.4

Reflector Jacket

52.8

Beacon Light

158.3

Lost Permit Replacement (2nd time)

316.5

Wheel Clamping

211.0 6. SECURITY CHARGES

NAC tariff 2019/2020

International

91

Domestic

51

7. OTHER CHARGES IN N$ Impounding of vehicles parked in restricted areas

NAC tariff excluding VAT 2019/2020

Value Added Taxation (VAT)

NAC tariff including VAT 2019/2020

All types of vehicles (per day or part thereof)

427.2

64.1

491.3

Tow away charges for vehicles parked in restricted areas

NAC tariff excluding VAT 2019/2020

Value Added Taxation (VAT)

NAC tariff including VAT 2019/2020

Sedans

712.0

106.8

818.8

Mini buses, light delivery & sports utility vehicles

1,139.2

170.9

1,310.1

Trucks and busses

2,136.0

320.4

2,456.5

3.1 INTERNATIONAL Maximum certified mass in Kilograms of an aircraft up to and including:

NAC tariff excluding VAT 2019/2020

Value Added Taxation (VAT)

NAC tariff including VAT 2019/2020

500

6.7

-

6.7

1,000

13.2

-

13.2

1,500

19.1

-

19.1

2,000

25.1

-

25.1

2,500

32.4

-

32.4

3,000

48.6

-

48.6

4,000

68.3

-

68.3

5,000

77.5

-

77.5

6,000

86.7

-

86.7

7,000

95.9

-

95.9

8,000

105.1

-

105.1

9,000

114.3

-

114.3

10,000

178.0

-

178.0

10,001 kg and over for every additional 1,000kg or part thereof

23.7

-

23.7

All parking charges for foreign-bound flights are zero-rated for VAT administration purposes. 3.2 DOMESTIC (AIRCRAFT PARKING CHARGES) Maximum certified mass in Kilograms of an aircraft up to and including:

NAC tariff excluding VAT 2019/2020

Value Added Taxation (VAT)

NAC tariff including VAT 2019/2020

500

6.7

1.0

7.7

1,000

13.2

2.0

15.2

1,500

19.1

2.9

21.9

2,000

25.1

3.8

28.9

2,500

32.4

4.9

37.3

3,000

48.6

7.3

55.9

4,000

68.3

10.2

78.5

5,000

77.5

11.6

89.1

6,000

86.7

13.0

99.7

7,000

95.9

14.4

110.2

8,000

105.1

15.8

120.8

9,000

114.3

17.1

131.4

10,000

178.0

26.7

204.6

10,001 kg and over for every additional 1,000kg or part thereof

23.7

3.6

27.2

8. GENERAL RULES 8.1 Aircraft engaged in Search and Rescue operations are exempted from all airport/aerodrome charges upon presentation of proof that such aircraft was designated by the Directorate of Civil Aviation (DCA) to engage in Search and Rescue operations for that particular flight. 8.2 Aircraft certificated in the private category in their Airworthiness Certification are exempted from passenger charges. All other aircraft are not exempted from passenger charges, irrespective of the use of the aircraft save where another exemption under these rules apply. 8.3 Transit passengers, defined as those passengers stopping temporarily at a particular airport/aerodrome, whether or not they disembark the aircraft, departing on the same aircraft with the same flight number, are exempted from charges at such airport/aerodrome. 8.4 Transfer passengers, defined as those passengers stopping temporarily at a particular airport/aerodrome and disembarking from the aircraft, but departing from an aircraft with a different flight number, whether or not it is the same aircraft are not exempted from passenger charges at such airport/ aerodrome. 8.5 Namibian and foreign State aircraft in the service of the military, customs or police are exempted from landing and parking charges, but not from passenger charges, upon presentation of proof that: 8.5.1 Such aircraft is in the service of the military, customs or police: 8.5.2 The purpose of the particular flight is related to military, customs or police operations; and 8.5.3 In case of a foreign aircraft, that such aircraft is a State aircraft. 8.6 Mercy flights are exempted from after hours charges but not from passenger, landing or parking charges. 8.7 The NAC may, at an airport/aerodrome under its management, refuse the provision of any relevant activity (as defined in s 1 of the Act) to any user with an outstanding account in respect of airport/aerodrome charges. 8.8 All other rules and charges is contained in the Government Notice No 20 published in the Government Gazette of 5 February 1999 (No 2045), remain applicable, save where amended by publication in terms of s 5(1) of the Act. 9. Flight and Cabin Crew Members, defined as members travelling in the course of duty. 10. Infant Passengers, defined as those passengers who have not yet reached their second birthday are exempted from charges at such airport/ aerodrome. 11. Interest at the rate of 2.5% above prime rate (as determined by the financial institutions) will be charged annually on all outstanding balances exceeding 30 days from the invoicing date.

12. That transfer passengers are not exempted from any airports charges effective from 01 December 2017

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