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In this month’s Flamingo
Visitors’ Filo Facts Useful and interesting information on Namibia.
Air Namibia Information Travel information, Frequent Flyer Destination Map and Fleet Information.
16 Air Namibia brings the Wonders of the World within easy reach. 26 Desert elephant conservation conducted at Hoanib Desert-adapted elephants are no different genetically to savannah elephants. 32 Landscape photography in Namibia Namibia offers photographic landscape opportunities like no other... 38 Falling in love and being inspired by Namibia
Xenia shares her story with us at Flamingo Magazine. 44 The Lynx between passion and perfection This month’s road trip takes us to the foothills of the Klein Drakenstein Mountains, where we have found one of the smallest wine estates in the Franschhoek Valley. 54 A family affair It’s a wonderful story about a family who came to Namibia, and half a century later, are celebrating fifty years and three generations of Anton family hospitality at the well known Hotel Schweizerhaus & Café Anton in Swakopmund. 58 Thrilling quilling Quilling is a paper art-form that dates back hundreds of years. 64 To eat a tiger Drink a toast to the mighty tiger and don’t forget to add... a good squirt of laughter. 70 Motoring New Models round up, The new BMW 7-Series, Mercedes-Benz SUVs, Toyota Land Cruiser 200.” 98 Making sense of binoculars Isn’t it high time you bought a pair of your OWN, good quality binoculars? 104 The urban delight
Just opened, The Delight Swakopmund is located in the historic centre of the coastal town. 112 Rethinking the wall The Dordabis Community Spine in Namibia, by architects André Christensen and Mieke Droomer(previously from Wasserfall Munting Architects), won joint first prize in the Young Architects inAfrica Competition. 126 Sci Tech Gadgets, gizmos, concepts and utter innovation. 134 High Humour
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Time for a smile while you are high above the clouds. 140 Entertainment Try your hand at Sudoku - easy, medium and hard. 142 Air Namibia’s Flight Schedule Plan your next trip on your favourite airline.
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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.
Obrigado por ter escolhido voar com a Air Namibia. Nós prometemos fazer tudo o que podermos para garantir que você tenha um vôo agradável. Se você tiver alguma dúvida ou precisar de ajuda, não hesite em pedir a qualquer um dos nossos assistentes de cabine por favor.
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 attendants are at your service on all our flights, for your safety and comfort.
Todos os nossos voos são servidos por assistentes de cabine altamente profissionais. Eles estão à sua disposição em todos os momentos para fazer o seu voo mais confortável.
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 um kit de primeiros socorros a bordo de nossos voos, e se os passageiros precisarem de gotas para os olhos ou medicamentos para dores de cabeça, náuseas, azia ou qualquer outra condição relativamente menor. Faça mais perguntas sobre os nossos serviços especiais ao fazer reserva
Eine medizinische Erstversorgung ist auf allen unseren Flügen sicher gestellt. Eine Erste-Hilfe-Ausrüstung befindet sich immer an Bord.
As a safety precaution, it is important to read the safety card stored in the seat pocket in front of you
Por favor, leia o folheto de segurança no bolso do assento à sua frente e observe a sua saída de emergência mais próxima. Nos voos superiores a três horas (voos de longo curso), recomendamos que você revise o conteúdo do panfleto de segurança novamente.
Zu Ihrer eigenen Sicherheit bitten wir Sie, sich die in der Zeitschriftentasche vor Ihnen befindliche Sicherheits-Instruktionen aufmerksam durchzulesen.
Life vests are stored under Por favor, tome nota que o colete salva-vidas está Ihre Schwimmweste befindet sich unter your seat. Only use them localizado embaixo do seu assento. O assistente de Ihrem Sitz. Bitte benutzen Sie diese nur auf as demonstrate, and only cabine vai demonstrar quando e como usar o colete Anweisung der Flugbegleiter/-innen. when instructed by the cabin salva-vidas em caso de emergência attendants. Smoking is prohibited on all Air De acordo com a lei da aviação é proibido fumar em Auf allen Air Namibia Flügen gilt ein Namibia flights. todos os voos da Air Namibia, isso inclui fumar quaisquer absolutes Rauchverbot. dispositivos artificiais ou cigarro, como e/ou cigarros eletrônicos. Só é permitido fumar em áreas designadas no edifício do terminal dos aeroportos.
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 flight.
Para a descolagem e aterragem, todos os assentos devem estar na posição vertical. Por favor, tome nota que os assentos nas linhas de saída de emergência não reclinam. Por favor, apertem o cinto de segurança sempre que o sinal do cinto de segurança se acende. Para sua segurança, recomendamos que você o mantenha apertado durante todo o vôo.
Während Start und Landung müssen sich die Sitzlehnen in aufrechter Position befinden. Bitte schnallen Sie sich an, sobald das Anschnallzeichen aufleuchtet. Zu Ihrer eigenen Sicherheit empfehlen wir während des gesamten Fluges angeschnallt zu bleiben.
We offer complimentary meals and beverages on all our flights. Special-diet or vegetarian meals are available upon request when making reservations.
Uma refeição quente ou um lanche é servido em todos os nossos vôos. Alimentação-Special ou refeições vegetarianas estão disponíveis mediante solicitação no momento da reserva. Nós oferecemos uma grande variedade de bebidas.
Auf unseren Flügen werden Mahlzeiten und Getränke serviert. Diätische oder vegetarische Mahlzeiten können bei der Flugbuchung angefragt werden
ENGLISH We carry an extensive range of duty free products at competitive prices on selected flights. Please refer to our catalogue for details.
Nós carregamos uma grande variedade de produtos com isenção de direitos a preços competitivos. Por favor, consulte o catálogo no bolso em frente do seu assento.
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 vídeo estão Audio- und Videoprogramme sind an Bord programmes are available on disponíveis nos nossos voos de longo curso e de médio unserer Airbus A330 und A319 Maschinen flights operated using our A330 curso verfügbar. and A319 aircraft. 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 refreshing stream of air.
Unsere Fluggeräte des Typs Airbus A319 und Embraer ERJ135 verfügen über individuelle Frischluftdüsen.
Regulamentos de saúde em determinados aeroportos exigem que a cabine da aeronave deve ser pulverizada. O spray é inofensivo, mas se você acha que pode afetá-lo, por favor, cobrir o nariz e a boca com um lenço.
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.
Should you travel with a baby Se você viajar com um bebê, recomendamos que você we recommend you request a reserve o seu voo mais cedo e não se esqueça de pedir bassinet especially on the long- um berço especialmente nos voos de longo curso haul flights.
Sollten Sie mit einem Baby reisen, empfehlen wir Ihnen besonders auf Langstreckenflügen ein Babybett zu beantragen.
Please do not place any luggage Por favor note que no assento da saída de emergência é under seats at the emergency proibido colocar bagagem de mão debaixo dos assentos. exit seat. Excesso de bagagem de mão será colocada no porão Para garantir uma gestão eficiente e minimizar os danos, Carry-on luggage should be certifique-se que os artigos não pesam mais de 32 kg. stored in the overhead stowage. Certifique-se de etiquetar sua bagagem e garantir que devidamente bloqueado.
“Bitte beachten Sie, dass das Verstauen von Handgepäck unter Ihrem Sitz an den Notausgängen nicht gestattet ist.“
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.
We suggest that passengers do stretching exercises, and move during the flight to improve blood circulation.
Handgepäck ist in den Gepäckfächern über Ihrem Sitz zu verstauen.
Exercício durante a espera para o banheiro. Esta é uma Versuchen Sie, sich während des Fluges boa oportunidade para se esticar e se mover enquanto möglichst oft zu strecken und zu bewegen. So wird Ihr Kreislauf angeregt. em pé na fila. Beba muita água durante todo o vôo Use roupas folgadas, confortáveis para que você se possa descolar facilmente Use sapatos confortáveis, macios para que você possa deslizar ou descalçar facilmente Leve apenas um pequeno saco como bagagem de mão, assim você não precisa de sobre-carregar seus pés e restringir o seu espaço para as pernas
Helping us carry the spirit of Namibia to the world Feel the Christmas spirit this December. Whether you are cruising at 38,000ft or enjoying it on land with loved ones, we would like to thank you for flying with us during 2015. We wish you a joyous and peaceful festive season, unparalleled success and a smooth flight into 2016.
From the Air Namibia Board of Directors, Management and Staff
Our Frequent Flyer Programme Air Namibia’s Frequent Flyer Programme is called “Reward$”. Becoming a member enables you to earn valuable miles from all your travels with Air Namibia. These miles can be used to buy tickets, pay for upgrades to business class and pay for excess baggage. Miles are transferable between members and can also be used to purchase tickets for persons other than the member. Joining is absolutely free, PLUS you get up to 500 complimentary miles upon successful subscription. For more specifics on the programme, please refer to the appropriate topic below.
You can register online by visiting our website: www.airnamibia.com.na, or at any Air Namibia ticket office. You will receive a membership pack, including your permanent card, 2-3 weeks after your first flight after registration.
An Electronic Bonus of 300 miles will be allocated to the member on first activity if the member has registered online and selected his communication preference to be e-mail.
Miles are valid for five (5) years after the year in which they were earned. Miles due to expire will always be reflected on your Mileage Summary.
A membership account will automatically be activated after the first flight and successful completion of registration.
If your Miles are not credited for any reason, they can be promptly credited provided the relevant documentation is submitted. It is essential to keep all the relevant documentation including original boarding passes and copies of airline tickets. Members can also claim missing miles online by entering the e-ticket number without the airline code “186”, or contact our Call Center for assistance.
Enrolment Bonus is 500 miles. Enrolment bonuses are allocated to the member’s account on the first activity after registration.
For more information visit:
Air Namibia has also introduced the
www.airnamibia.com.na. If you do not
Corporate Client component to the
have enough miles for a free ticket, you
can purchase miles in batches of 1000
For more information on the Corporate
miles at N$220 – this is only applicable
if you have 50% or more of the value of
employees. Members can accumulate
the Award ticket available. Award tickets
miles in both corporate as well as personal
are valid for 12 months from the date of
accounts, depending on directives from
issue and are processed and issued after
their corporate head.
payment of Airport taxes is received.
Client enrollment, please contact our Call Centre at Tel: +264 61 2996111/6333/6444 or Call.Center@airnamibia.aero
Very Important Note:
Members need to fly once after registration in order to activate their accounts and before miles can be used to redeem tickets, request upgrades or to transfer miles from his/her account to another member’s account.
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Our Fleet Average Fleet Age: 7 years
Airbus A330-200 Business Class
Number of Aircraft
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Maximum Fuel Capacity
Maximum Take-off Weight
233 000 kg
Airbus A319 -100 Business Class
Number of Aircraft
Wing Span (m)
Maximum Fuel Capacity
Maximum Take-off Weight
70 000 kg
Number of Aircraft
Wing Span (m)
Maximum Fuel Capacity
Maximum Take-off Weight
19 000 kg
Embraer ERJ135 All Economy Class
At Air Namibia we are committed to ensuring that our passengers are re-united with their luggage at end of their journey. Given the complexity of the environment in which we operate, passengers’ luggage often gets out of our control and care, (for brief moments when they are subjected to control and handling by various agencies.) It is for this reason we request passengers to check their luggage on point of arrival (immediately after collecting their bag) to ensure that bag was not tampered with; and to report any suspected losses immediately. We request passengers not to check-in valuable items, especially those that are susceptible to theft, such as cash, jewellery, electronic devices like mobile phones, watches, sunglasses, to mention a few. In line with International Industry Conventions on passenger baggage liability, Air Namibia cannot be held liable if these valuable items are pilfered from checked-in baggage. We encourage our passengers to lock or wrap their bags where possible.
Our rules pertaining to baggage include the following We offer our passengers a generous free hand baggage allowance, with maximum weight of 10kg each, and maximum size 55 x 38 x 20 cm; plus an overcoat, an umbrella, a walking stick, a ladies hand bag, a reasonable amount of reading material, and a laptop. We also allow a fully collapsible wheelchair and/or a pair of crutches as hand baggage.
Excess baggage fees on extra pieces of baggage carried, per bag up to 10 bags per passenger are Domestic routes Routes within Southern Africa Frankfurt route
US$ 100.00 per extra bag US$ 110.00 per extra bag US$ 200.00 per extra bag
Free allowance for checked in baggage
Airbus A330-200 Airbus A319-100 Embraer ERJ 135 operated flights operated flights Business: 2 pieces each weighing not more than 32 kg’s
Business: 2 pieces each weighing not more than 32 kg’s
Economy:1 piece weighing not more than 23 kg’s
Economy: 2 pieces each weighing not more than 23 kg’s
Applicable excess baggage fees on excess weight over the free baggage allowance per bag. Domestic routes Routes within Southern Africa
1 piece not exceeding 23 kg’s
US$ 100.00 per bag US$ 110.00 per bag US$ 200.00 per bag
• No item of checked in baggage may exceed 32 kilograms.
• For further information on sports, highly fragile items, and security guidelines, we recommend that you visit our website on www.airnamibia.com.na
With over 700 scheduled flights per month, our network and reliable service makes us the best solution for your freight needs. No matter how big or small your parcel is, from the size of an envelope to the size of an elephant, we will get it there for you in GOOD TIME. We provide security for valuable and dangerous goods. We also handle highly perishable goods, and even live animals.
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Air Namibia brings the Wonders of the World within easy reach. By: Lauren Dibb
The Kingdom at Victoria Falls
European to view the Victoria Falls
on 16 November 1855. He named his
Zambezi River, you will find one of the
discovery in honour of Queen Victoria,
for tourism, every tourist travelling
planet’s most wondrous sights to behold.
but the indigenous name, Mosi-oa-Tunya or
to the region be it from Cape Town
“The Smoke that Thunders”, continues
in common usage as well.
Victoria Falls,” says Mark Havercroft,
Thunders”, is more commonly known as Victoria Falls, and it’s an adrenaline seekers’
“Well, I think it’s a given that everybody
Victoria Falls has always been one of Air
huge potential and will only continue
Namibia’s most popular routes.
While it’s neither the highest, nor
The new airport and runway will Zimbabwe
Head of New Business Development for The Legacy Group. Why the masses flock
Political policies are changing and
By the end of the 1990s, the Victoria
widest waterfall in the world, at the
Falls was attracting 300 000 visitors
Tourism is just going to grow. In
annually, and this was expected to
water with a width of 1708 metres
that, the Victoria
rise to over a million in the next
pelts 108 metres into the pool below,
Falls is on the verge of completing a
decade. Unlike the game parks in
resulting in the world’s largest sheet
brand new International Airport that
the area, Victoria Falls attracts more
of falling water. It is believed that
will allow any aircraft in production
the Scottish missionary and explorer
than ever before.
bus and train, making it reasonably inexpensive to reach. Both countries permit tourists to make day trips from each side and visas can be obtained at both border posts. The number of visitors to the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls has historically been much higher than the number of tourists visiting the Zambian side. Why? Probably due to the greater development of the visitor facilities there.
A famous feature of the Victoria Falls is the naturally formed “Armchair”
future expansion to Caribbea Bay and Fothergill Island.
100-room Hwange Safari Lodge will be
(also known as “Devil’s Pool”), near the
“We plan to use our international
completely upgraded on a phased basis
edge of the falls on Livingstone Island
partnerships to bring the international
into a 4-5 Star lodge at affordable prices,
on the Zambian side.
including a new waterhole.
Most often between September and
The Monomotapa Hotel is planned
December a rock barrier forms an
hasn’t been positive and we want
for a face-lift to all its 240 rooms, with
eddy with minimal current, allowing
to change that perception and get
the addition of a new outdoor pool area
the international market back into
and additional restaurant facilities.
around in relative safety a few feet
Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is well and truly
At the famous Troutbeck, it is the
open for business.
intention to retain the unique Scottish
cascades over the falls.
With international flights such as Air
Highlands feel and atmosphere, whilst expanding the leisure activities.
The ultimate holiday with Legacy
Once the above projects have been
There is such a wide array of choice
opportunity for Victoria Falls and the
bedded down, we have agreed to
when it comes to where to stay, what
region as a whole,” says Mark.
expand our vision on Lake Kariba.
to do and what to see in Zimbabwe, that
itinerary beforehand. The great news is that Legacy has recently partnered with African Sun to co-operate in the development of tourism in Zimbabwe. The agreement provides for the management,
expansion of five of African Sun’s strategic
Victoria Falls, Elephant Hills Hotel, Hwange Safari Lodge, The Monomotapa Hotel
Elephant Hills Hotel
destination in one country, offering a
is going to be a key focus in the partnership’s growth plan.
become one of the world’s leading tourist
diversity of experiences, an excellent
“Bringing the Legacy of Africa’s leading
destinations, particularly upon the opening
climate all year round, with easy
Hotel and Lifestyle Groups into Zimbabwe
of the new International Airport. The
will be a major boost for tourism in
Victoria Falls, one of the original 7 Wonders
destinations such as Cape Town and the
our country,” says Herbert Nkala, the
of the World, is ideally placed to become
Indian Ocean Islands.
Chairman of African Sun. The two
Southern Africa’s gateway for tourism.
companies have been working together
We have agreed to upgrade on a phased
on a master-plan for tourism in Zimbabwe
basis the two in Victoria Falls, which will
currencies, re-energising the Southern
over the past 18 months, which culminated
include additional conference capacity. The
African and African tourist markets
in this historic agreement.
holiday and convention potential of the
Victoria Falls destination is immense,” says
be forgiven for thinking that you’ve
comforts of a modern resort geared
Bart Dorrestein, Chairman, Legacy Group.
stepped back in time.
up in every way for your maximum
The great domes, pillars and bridges
comfort and enjoyment.
over the many water features at the
The Kingdom Hotel has become a
Take a look at Legacy’s new Partners and
hotel resemble the style of ‘Great
firm favourite with families, groups and
discover your ultimate accommodation
Zimbabwe’, the once mighty capital of
individual travellers who are looking
for your time spent in Zimbabwe.
the ancient Shona Kingdom.
for a quality yet affordable Victoria Falls
It may look like the city of a
Hotel option. The hotel is located close
The Kingdom Hotel at Victoria Falls
to all the major attractions including the
When you step into The Kingdom Hotel
Hotel is one of Victoria Falls’ best
entrance to the Victoria Falls rain forest,
at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, you will
known family hotels. Expect all the
which is just a short walk away.
Pioneers of Passion
Rifles can only be sold to permit holders.
Welcome to Sney Rivier Lodge, your exclusive destination in the heart of the Namibian wilderness. Breath-taking sceneries and exquisite luxury invite you to indulge in pure passion. As pioneers of intelligent rifle technology and experts in worldwide hunting, Blaser makes sure that your safari becomes a success in every possible respect.
The Elephant Hills Hotel
or unwind with a cocktail at the pool.
Generations of tourists have enjoyed the
Enjoy a stay at The Elephant Hills Hotel
The hotel also offers professional and
many leisure and conference facilities
where you can play golf where the
stylish conferencing facilities.
offered most notable of which is the
animals roam, gaze over the Zambezi
Over the years The Elephant Hills
River from the privacy of your balcony
Hotel has become a Victoria Falls icon.
18-hole golf course, which is frequently visited by a variety of wildlife. The resort lies at the top of a hill outside of Victoria Falls affording many of the rooms sweeping views of the Zambezi River across to Zambia. Hwange Safari Lodge Hwange Safari Lodge provides guests with a unique bush experience that will remain imprinted in their minds forever. The lodge is just an hour from Victoria Falls and offers spectacular sightings of Africaâ€™s famous Big Five. Camp Hwange is one of the newest camps to be built in the Sinamatella region of the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. The construction of Camp Hwange, using locally sourced materials, skills and labour wherever possible, is the culmination of a dream.
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Desert elephant conservation conducted at Hoanib Desert-adapted elephants are no different genetically to savannah elephants. By: Southern African Tourism update (www.tourismupdate.co.za) Photographs supplied by: Corlette Wessels (www.africaphotography.co.za)
conservation, Laura Brown and
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at Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp in Namibia, in an effort to promote their long-term conservation. Both
since 2005. Through annual surveys, they have created a complete inventory of the desert-adapted elephant population with
each animal. As of 2014, Brown and Ramey’s research results show that the number of elephants in the lower Hoanib and Hoarusib Rivers had dropped by 30% in ten years. The decline seems to be caused by natural and human-caused deaths, low rates of reproduction and offspring survival, and emigration. “Our
is nearing completion and we are extremely excited to have this as the base for Laura and Rob to continue with this important project, that will
ultimately add to our knowledge of Namibia’s
country’s ongoing conservation efforts to protect it”, said Mike Wassung, MD, Wilderness Safaris, Namibia.
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Landscape photography in Namibia Namibia offers photographic landscape opportunities like no other... By: Anne Schauffer Photographes supplied by: Anna-Mart Kruger & Helene Wiggett (HAWKPhotography.org)
f landscapes and remote wildernesses are your passion, then Namibia is a
country after your own heart. Namibia is
We started off the first two days, photographing
Kolmanskop in Luderitz.
an African country that offers photographic
Here we stayed at the very spacious
landscape opportunities like no other,
self-catering units of Zum Anker, with
during the day and even more so at night.
its German style architecture. Each
Namibia is a massive, desolate landscape
fully equipped self-catering apartment
that boasts with the title of being the fourth
least populated country in the world, with
Wi-Fi, Satellite TV and BBQ facilities in
one person per square kilometre. Namibia
beautifully gardened courtyards, with
will demand that you spread your tripodâ€™s
secure parking behind electric gates.
legs and stretch your histogram to its limits.
For the next three days, we spent time
What awaits you is a vast unpopulated
in the wild beauty of NamibRand, providing
wilderness, rich in diversity and full of
the perfect backdrop for amateur and
professional photographers alike.
The incredible and abundant contrasts of colour and geology of the landscapes, gives ample opportunity for the perfect shot. The
located in southern Namibia, is a private nature reserve established to help protect and conserve the unique ecology and wildlife of the southwest Namib Desert. Here we stayed at the comfortable Greenfire Lodge, within the Greenfire philosophy of offering a unique experience at a realistic price, where they encourage you to spend a few days in their desert Eden - game viewing, relaxing, and simply enjoying the remoteness. It is situated on a private 20 000 hectare wilderness reserve within the NamibRand Nature Reserve, the Greenfire Desert. During
you will have the opportunity to enjoy walks; as well as open vehicle drives both during the day and at night. Their ranger will show off the multitude of desert adapted fauna and flora that inhabit the reserve. Animals encountered during your stay are
environment, some migratory and some permanent residents.
ghostly trees rising from a cracked white
DeadVlei or Dead Vlei, its name means
clay surface. The pan is deceptively large
“dead marsh” (from the English word
and offers about fifty interestingly shaped
“dead”, and the Afrikaans “vlei”, a lake or
trees to capture through your lens.
marsh in a valley between the dunes). The
Reaching Dead Vlei requires walking
pan is also referred to as “Dooie Vlei”, which
a little bit further than a kilometer on soft
presumably is the original Afrikaans name.
sand and over a dune that is about 50
Dead Vlei claims to be surrounded
meters high. The climb is very gradual and
by the highest sand dunes in the world,
we’ll tentatively attempt it in the mornings
with the highest reaching 300 - 400
when it is still cool. For a person with
meters (350 metres on average, named
reasonable fitness, it won’t be a problem.
“Big Daddy” or “Crazy Dune”), which rests on a sandstone terrace.
Best time of the year
The arid climate, the lack of water
Visiting in late summer with a good chance
and the hard wood of the Camel Thorn
of thunderstorms, green grass and rainbows,
tree has kept the trees of Dead Vlei from
without the extreme temperatures of a
decomposing. The result is a collection of
in Sossusvlei, our next quintessential landscape with beautiful dunes, as well as the world known iconic Deadvlei. Sossusvlei is an ancient river flowing into the desert, which creates a one of a kind landscape. Namibia’s desert winds have sculpted the world’s highest dunes out of red sand and it is these dunes that make the Namibian landscape like no other on earth. As it stands today, Sossusvlei is about sixty kilometres from the coast. In some places, the dunes rise out of endless fields of grass and in others; the dunes are as high as mountains. Sossusvlei also offers shifting shadows and ancient fossil trees, which allow you unparalleled creative stimulation. Here we stayed at the Sossusvlei Dune Lodge, built in an environmentally sensitive manner, primarily from wood, canvas and thatch, in an attractive ‘afro-village’ style. Sossusvlei Dune Lodge offers guests an evocative and life changing experience. Situated within the park, guests benefit from being able to reach Sossusvlei before sunrise, and stay until after sunset, and on their return after an exhilarating day, to relax in the tranquility and splendor of the Namib Desert, under the spectacular African sky.
Tips on Star Gaze or Night Photography: 1. The first step is to find dark skies Find a dark area, which is close to you, or a location you would like to explore on a future trip without any city or town lights nearby. It is imperative that the sun sets and that the moon is not in the sky when viewing the stars. It’s also best to wait an hour or two after sunset and/or moonset for maximum darkness. You will need something interesting in the foreground. It must be something that doesn’t move such as a mountain or a building 2. Find clear skies It should also be a clear night with no clouds. When the humidity is high, there is excessive water vapor in the air, which impedes the view of the night sky. 3. Selecting photography equipment ● Tripod (the lower it can go the better); ● Camera with Manual Mode that can capture in Raw; ● Wide angle Lens 10-35mm (Full Frame); ● Head light and torch for light painting; ● Remote shutter release; and ● Walking shoes. 4. Focusing your lens at night We focus at infinity (the furthest point on the horison), for nearly all of our night photos. You can lighten up your subject and also use live view to focus on your subject, for instance a tree in the foreground. 5. Selecting Exposure; Time; Aperture and ISO settings Reference the 500 Rule Chart for your exposure time. We usually use a 25-30 second one exposure for a Star trail photo. An Aperture value of f/2.8-f/4 will work very well for taking photos of the night sky, but f/2.8 is preferred. An ISO of 3600 for a F2.8 Lens and an ISO 6400 for a F4 Lens will work fine. De-noising can be done in post processing if needed.
Falling in love and being inspired by
Xenia shares her story with us at Flamingo Magazine. Photographs by: Xenia Ivanoff-Erb
enia Ivanoff-Erb, was born in South Africa to a German mother
and a Don Cossack father, the well-known South African political cartoonist, singer and artist Victor Ivanoff. Her mother had worked as an advertising executive and Xenia grew up surrounded by art, and, from an early age, came to appreciate the value and beauty of design. In fact she says, “Good design and balance of composition are part of my daily well being, without them I feel lost and agitated.” She lives in Swakopmund with her husband Georg and her teenage son Michael. Her daughter Tatjana is a paramedic and her son Nikolai is a professional equestrian and is training to be a pilot, they both live in Johannesburg. After completing her schooling in Johannesburg in the mid 80’s, she went on to study a BA degree in Fine Arts at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, where she majored in Graphic Art. She admits that art for her was never a matter of “art for art sake”; it was during her studies that Xenia’s interest grew more towards commercial art and specifically towards logo and brand design. At Rhodes she also studied photography, under the guidance of the renowned photographer,
Obie Oberholtzer who was her lecturer for an entire year. However, Xenia says, “In those years photography was not deemed a “real career” and my parents were adamant, advertising was my calling.” Alongside her artistic talents, Xenia was also a successful sportswoman. She has a deep-rooted love for sports and it was due to this passion, that she was approached in the early nineties to redesign the South African national emblem of the springbok and create a new emblem namely the “Protea”.
and preparing the very first proposal
was fortunate enough to be selected
document to be presented to FIFA to
to work at Soccer City throughout the
host the World Cup in South Africa.
World Cup. Her role as a volunteer was
democratic era in South Africa she got the opportunity to grow as a graphic
As her client base grew, so the graphic
to join the team on VIP Protocol services.
artist, and after creating the prestigious
The event was incredibly exciting for her
new emblem and its application to the
designing more for corporate business,
and not only did she get to meet some
National Sports Council brand, she then
branding and developing logos. This was
high ranking politicians and leaders,
worked on the design of the logo for the
the time when she learned to appreciate
but she also spent time with film stars
Ministry for Sport and Recreation. This
the true value of branding, and that
such as Morgan Freeman and soccer star
was a dream come true for her as it was a
not only did the graphic design of the
Miroslav Klose, who she accompanied
perfect combination of design and sports
document need to be well balanced and
during his time in the VIP Suite.
at the highest possible level.
written, but without a well designed logo
The spectacular event provided many
In the late nineties she worked on
and good quality photographic images,
photographic opportunities for her and it
the Kaizer Chiefs brand and developed
the document would never provide the
was during this time that she bought her
a strong love for the game of football,
market appeal that it was meant to
first Canon DSLR camera.
even attending an under 23 national
have. So she took her first steps into the
“That was when my great love of
game of SA vs. Germany, where she sat
world of photography and bought her
photography really began, I’m not sure
alongside Nelson Mandela and provided
first digital camera which was a Minolta
if it was the excitement of the event or
some “on the spot” German translations.
Dynax, and that is how she started to
the spectacular quality of images that I
She later went on to become a SAFA
photograph more and more products
managed to capture with my Canon, but it
carded referee and was called in by
and commercial work for clients.
was the start of my photographic journey.”
her business mentor and close friend
Prior to the kick-off of the 2010
“It was in December of 2010 that my
John Lane to assist the then SAFA
World Cup South Africa, Xenia applied
close lifelong friend, Lea Holtz invited
President Stix Morewa, with designing
to do volunteer work at the event and
me to join her family on their annual holiday to Swakopmund. As we drove down along the B2 to the coast and I witnessed my first setting sun over the gravel desert at Rössing Mountain, that it felt like a new world opened before me. I spent an entire month like a tourist in the beautiful unique town, and the quirkiness
appealed to me. I even really liked the fact that I could wheel my shopping trolley in the veggie shop alongside
jaw dropping beautiful canyons of the Khan and Swakop Valleys made a huge impact on me, and the memories of that first journey through the wilderness, along roads “less travelled” will forever be imprinted in my mind.” “A long time passed before we came in contact again on my second tour, and again there was some kind of magic that we both shared, and it stemmed from our combined love for nature and photography. Our relationship grew into something very special and in 2012 we married and I moved to Swakopmund to start a new life with my soul mate. Our journey, together, has taken us on so many interesting paths and Georg relishes every opportunity of showing me new places. We eagerly travel far and wide to make new discoveries and capture special moments on camera.” “I have to admit I really arrived here the mayor of the town, and he even
had any knowledge about photography
as a city slicker with some strange ideas
stopped to greet me and chat.”
and who had a deep love for nature was
“I think Swakopmund captured my
Georg Erb from Swakop Tour Company.
is schooled in the traditional art of
imagination on so many levels, but it
It is strange how life can change in an
photography and he has much more
was the beauty which surrounded me
instant, I saw Georg standing by his
knowledge about light and the technical
that ultimately pushed me to go and
beloved Land Rover waiting for me to
aspects of photography. He still amazes
discover more, and I made a decision
join him for the tour, and it wasn’t long
me each and every time we go on a
which changed my life forever. I decided
into the tour that we discovered so many
shoot with his incredible eye for light...
it was time to see more and to explore
synchronicities between us, it puzzled
I never need a light metre, I just have
the beauty beyond the town; I was not
us for a long while because we both
to ask and he will squint his eyes and
interested in adventure activities I wanted
came from such vastly different worlds,
give me the perfect setting for every
to be in nature and to perhaps take a
the desert was his sandbox and my toy
situation, time and again!! He has been
few pretty landscape photographs. I was
box had been the Sandton City Shopping
my greatest “guide” and mentor in my
advised that the only guide in town who
Mall!! His tour through the unexpected,
photographic journey, he has shown me
At the Dome Restaurant, Swakopmund
how to really “see” and look at nature in
for now I am enjoying every moment,
the market place with my first ever
a way I never did before, but above all
I dream of all the beautiful places I
exhibition, which will be launched at
he is my greatest inspiration.”
will hopefully still visit one day, and
The Dome, Swakopmund on the 11th of
“I am still trying to establish my own
I feel blessed to have my best friend
December. Georg and I are both really
unique style, and I enjoy learning from
and soul mate by my side to share and
excited, daunted and apprehensive about
others, I enjoy the light and character
enjoy the journey with me.”
what this will mean in the future for us...
of Paul van Schalkwyk’s distinctive
“My favourite genre is landscape
but we will continue to share and enjoy
photographic style, as well as the
photography, but I also enjoy telling
the journey which we started, and hope
landscapes which Karl André Terblanche
a story, so the commissions we have
that our photography will bring joy and
was creating in his earlier works, and I
enjoyment to those who see it.”
specially love the gentle beauty of the
marketing purposes are really where my
Namibian landscape paintings created
heart lies. I‘m passionate about being
by Arnfried Blatt. These artists as well
able to capture the essence of a place
as Michael Poliza who create incredibly
and to find a way of making it into a
beautiful photo’s, have influenced me
photo journey, which will capture the
in my journey so far. Photography has
imagination of someone living in a place
been the greatest catalyst in Georg and
vastly, removed from here. I always try
my relationship, and our work together
to create beautiful images, which stir an
is created as a team.”
emotion in the viewer; I want to make
“When I arrived in this beautiful
them feel the same way I feel while
paradise, I soon began to share my
taking that photograph. Georg and I are
photographs on line via social media,
very honest about the way we approach
but with a distinct purpose of offering
our work and I think that sets us apart.”
them free of charge to be used by the
“Recently, I was reminded by a
Namibian tourism industry to promote
friend that I am now able to call myself
and uplift the marketing material for
a professional photographer, since I
the Erongo Region. I think this has
have now been commissioned to take
been a wonderful way of giving back to
photographs for clients, it’s a concept
Namibia, as a way of giving thanks for
which I’m not really comfortable with
the wonderful life I feel blessed to be
yet as I still feel there is so much I still
living here. I have no way of knowing
have to learn, but in December 2015,
where my photography will take me, but
I have the chance to test my work in
Below are my online media addresses where more of my work can be viewed, as well as more information pertaining to the nature and photography tours, which my husband Georg offers:
xivanofferb ●● https://www.facebook.com/ swakoptour ●● http://www.swakoptour.com
For further information contact email@example.com or call on 081 161 1011. To book a tour with Swakop Tour Company call Georg Erb on +264 (0)81 124 2906 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Lynx between passion and perfection This month’s road trip takes us to the foothills of the Klein Drakenstein Mountains, where we have found one of the smallest wine estates in the Franschhoek Valley. We talk to Lynx Wine’s owner and Cellar-master Dieter Sellmeyer, and his able Winemaker, Helgard van Schalkwyk. Words by: Phil Ruimte Photographs by: Mark Pettipher
ur drive takes us over the parents travelled a lot, I was born in estate agents and after visiting several picturesque
Pass India and the majority of my childhood vineyards they bought the wine estate.
from Stellenbosch, right along the R45 was spent between Mexico and Spain.”
Dieter and Diana moved onto the
A childhood of moving from place estate on 1st April 1977, Dieter at first
and then left onto the R301.
The vines are just beginning to shoot to place gave 62-year-old Dieter an thought he could be a ‘gentleman’ farmer, and as the new growth begins so too international education. does our story. Dieter strolling across a
spending time running his Engineering
Eventually Dieter settled into a life firm in Jo’burg and coming down to the
deep grass verge beside his cellar and as an Engineer running his own firm, farm on weekends and holidays. Sun Command in Johannesburg.
tasting room meets me. The first thing that I notice is a mild
At the time, the farm was producing
Some eighteen years ago, a half term table grapes for export. Dieter soon
German accent, mixed with a dialogue visit to friends in the Valley resulted in discovered (about nine months after of someone who has obviously not Dieter and his wife Diana, falling in love purchasing the estate) that, all was not really lived in Germany. True to this with the region. During that visit the well with the farm being run in his observation
“My couple had numerous appointments with absence, by a farm manager. Dieter
sold his shares in Sun Command and moved permanently to Franschhoek. “Competition in fruit farming and in table grapes in particular is fierce. It is time consuming and is plagued with the timeliness of getting your produce to the European market ahead of your competitors” says Dieter, “The problem, whether you are a large or small producer, is that we all have to pass the same stringent quality controls before your produce can be exported, of course Dieter with his wife Diana, and three daughters, Xan, Anna and Charlie.
THE LYNX 2013
the issues, and being a relatively small player, I soon realized that it was not profitable enough to be in that market.”
Limited production - 850 bottles
Total production - 21 barrels
Technical Analysis: Alcohol 14.32% vol. pH 3.56 Acidity 5.7g/l Residual Sugar 1.1g/l TSO261mg/l
Technical Analysis: Alcohol 14.0% vol. pH 3.62 Acidity 5.4g/l Residual Sugar 1.0g/l TSO257mg/l
market, I decided to pull out all the
Cultivars: 98% Shiraz, 1% Mourvèdre 1% Grenache
Cultivars: Shiraz, Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, Merlot, Mourvèdre, Petit Verdot, Grenache, Pinot Noir
wine producing varietals”. Dieter goes
Tasting notes: Concentrated rich fragrant fruit, firmly structured polished tannins, harmonious and balanced finesse. On the palate, cassis, dark forest fruit. Oaking regime: 24 months in new French oak.
LYNX BLANC DE NOIR 2015 Total production - 28500 bottles Technical Analysis: Alcohol 12.77% vol. pH 3.17 Acidity 6.3g/l Residual Sugar 6.6g/l TSO299mg/l Cultivar: 100% Merlot
Tasting notes: Firm but smooth tannin structure. On the palate, richly layered berries, smokey, slightly minty, liquorice and black fruit. Oaking regime: 12 months in French oak. 30% first fill 40% second fill 30% third and fourth fill
LYNX VIOGNIER 2014 Total production - 4600 bottles Technical Analysis: Alcohol 13.82% vol. pH 3.49 Acidity 5.2g/l Residual Sugar 4.6g/l TSO283mg/l
“2000 saw a slump in the fruit export table grapes and replace them with onto say, “2002 was an experimental year, where I turned my hand to every aspect of the art of producing wine. The majority of my knowledge came from reading and asking questions and I even went on a number of short courses.” “Getting into this industry is not easy, however, once you’re in and are seen to be genuinely interested, committed and serious about the craft, you will find that many wine-makers are open and work together and are happy to impart
Tasting notes: Peach blossom leads the way on the nose to this fresh, well balanced, gentle summer wine.
Cultivar: 100% Viognier
their knowledge.” Dieter reflects, “ I
Oaking regime: None.
Tasting notes: Rich and aromatic. Ripe pineapple, pear, infused with floral notes and citrus.
have to acknowledge the help of Nigel
LYNX SHIRAZ 2013 Total production - 13 barrels Technical Analysis: Alcohol 14.10% vol. pH 3.58 Acidity 5.6g/l Residual Sugar 1.6g/l TSO271mg/l Cultivar: 100% Shiraz Tasting notes: Black currant and almond nose, leads through to spice palate with white pepper and liquorice. Rich cigar box finish. Oaking regime: 12 months in 225l oak barrels, 86% French, 14% American 1/4 new 1/4 second fill 1/2 third and fourth fill
LYNX VINO TINTO 2014
bulk production outweighs many of
On the palate, mouthfeel viscous, subtly oaked almost Chardonnay in flavour. Oaking regime: 60% fermented and aged in new 225l French oak for six months. 54% fermented and aged in stainless steel for six months
McNaught from Stony Brook, he helped me out with equipment and went through each process step by step, and as a result, we are great friends today.” “Being
about what you do and not afraid to experiment is a must, as we are a diversified boutique wine cellar” says Dieter. “What that means is that we use our terrior, our personality and our personal taste to handcraft our wines.” “Our terrior is alluvial, therefore well drained, and the climate in the valley
Dieter Sellmeyer Cellar-master and Owner of Lynx Wines (left) with Wine-maker Helgard van Schalkwyk .
is akin to that of the Mediterranean.”
deep are taken daily at fourteen stations
Dieter enthusiastically says, “Having
throughout the vineyards.
Harvest usually starts with the Merlot in the last days of January, and carries on until early April, when the last of the
spent a vast amount of my childhood
This information is downloaded onto
in Spain, it is not surprising I would
a computer and irrigation schedules are
favour that style of wine. We produce
adjusted accordingly. There are times
nine cultivars on eleven hectares of the
of the year when we induce stress by
name, Dieter told us, “One day my
estate, namely, Cabernet Sauvignon,
starving the vine of water to ensure small,
farm workers came to me saying that
highly concentrated berries. At other times
they had sighted a wild ‘rooikat’ in
the vine must be ‘happy’ in order for the
the bottom vineyard. Rooikat is the
grapes to accumulate sugars and acids.
Afrikaans name for Caracal, which is
Viognier and most recently Pinot Noir.”
Cabernet Sauvignon is harvested. When
“We grow one hundred tonnes
Pruning starts at the end of July,
often referred to as desert or African
of grapes, of which we keep eighty
towards the end of winter, when the
lynx. With my engineering background,
tonnes for our own use, the rest we
vines are still dormant.
I drew up some initial ideas for the logo and subsequently passed them onto a
sell to another private cellar.” Dieter
The vines are pruned in such a way to
explains, “At Lynx we use Vertical Shoot
limit their yield to approximately eight
Positioning (VSP) in all our vineyards.
tonnes per hectare. Ripening commences
Following on from the success of
This means that the shoots are trained to
at the beginning of January, and at this
Dieter’s Shiraz submission in 2003, where
grow vertically upwards, creating a tall,
stage it is easy to identify bunches (or
the maiden Lynx wine was awarded 4.5
narrow canopy, which ensures that all
parts of a bunch), which ripen late.
stars in the John Platter’s Guide, the
the leaves are exposed to the sun either
These bunches are the cut off (known as
Lynx wines have gone from strength
in the morning or the afternoon. This
green harvesting) in order to ensure the
to strength, winning numerous gold
is crucial for the successful ripening of
even ripeness of the remaining grapes at
awards, and have been placed amongst
harvest. The final yield of the blocks we
the top ten Shiraz’s in South Africa.
Soil moisture is carefully controlled. Moisture readings down to one metre
keep for ourselves is between seven and eight tonnes per hectare.
graphic design company to refine.”
Helgard van Schalkwyk joined Dieter as wine-maker in 2010. Twenty-nine year
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old Helgard graduated from Stellenbosch University in 2008, after which he went to New Zealand to learn how to “mass produce” Sauvignon Blanc. “At Lynx all our wines are grown, produced and bottled on the Estate, in the cellar we use a lot of traditional equipment such as open concrete fermenters and a basket press. The open tanks bring out the primary flavours of the grapes that our wines are so well known for,” said Helgard. “Time is on our side, we begin harvesting early in the morning and we harvest as soon as possible. Our red wines receive a long cold soak at 11oC for about seven days. The ensuing fermentation lasts for seven to eight days and is followed by a maceration of seven to ten days, giving a total of about twenty five
Helgard, quality controls on a daily basis.
days of skin contact.” “Breaking the cap is done primarily
The Viognier, a late addition to our
by punch downs, and pump-overs are
range is 50% tank fermented and 50%
kept to a minimum. This allows us to
barrel fermented. This makes for a lovely
get a maximum extract from the skins,”
wine with a rich mouth feel and subtle
explains Helgard, “All the red wines
oaking, yet remains fresh and fruit driven.
are aged in oak barrels for a period of
Then there is our ever so popular
approximately twelve months, except
Blanc de Noir which sells out every year
for ‘The Lynx’ which spends twenty
– a fresh, light alcohol, salmon-pink rosé
four months in barrel.
made 100% from the Merlot grape.”
Contact Information Telephone: +27 (0)21 867 0406 Facsimile: +27 (0)21 867 0397 Mobile: 082 446 8151 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.lynxwines.co.za Address: Lusthof Farm, R301 Wemmershoek, P O Box 566, Franschhoek, 7690
Dieter and Helgard sample a cheeky red in front of the Lynx awards wall.
A family affair It’s a wonderful story about a family who came to Namibia, and half a century later, are celebrating fifty years and three generations of Anton family hospitality at the well known Hotel Schweizerhaus & Café Anton in Swakopmund. By: Heidi Snyman
n 1954, my dad, Manfred Anton, and his mother Lisbeth immigrated to what
was then South West Africa. They had family there. Before they left Germany, my dad had secured a job as a master baker and confectioner at the Putensen Bakery, where Café Treff is today. In 1956, my mother too, left Germany, and arrived in Swakopmund. She was employed at the Strand Café by Mr. and Mrs. Schiessl. In his off time, dad baked cakes at the Strand Café... and met my mother. They married in 1958, and in 1959, I was born, and a year later, my sister Marion.
My parents dream was to own a little guest-house with a café. In 1965, they bought a piece of land from Mr. Kaiser. They didn’t have sufficient funds to purchase the ground with an old house on it, so – amazingly - my mother’s previous employer, Mr. Pruter, handed her a blank cheque with the words: ‘Mrs. Anton, you can fill in any amount!’ What employer would do that? Within a few months, my parents built the first four guest-rooms on the first floor: the Balcony Room, sea-facing; the Blue Room, with its blue curtains; and the North and East Rooms. We lived on the bottom floor, and also used the attic! As kids, we had the most enjoyable playground in this house, as it had big rooms - I have very fond memories of it. My parents believed that the house had been imported from Switzerland and that was where it had
the Café, which was opened a year later
I can remember that throughout my entire
got its name – Schweizerhaus - but much
on May 7, 1966.
childhood, my parents were building!
later, they found out that in 1896, the house
Then in the middle 70s – to the
When I was ten years old, I began
had been imported by Mr. Rhode from
detriment of myself and my sister - my
gliding, and ever since that moment, wanted
Wolgast in Pommern.
parents broke down the old house to
to become an airline pilot. So when I was
It wasn’t long before my parents
build a new three-storey structure. We
seventeen and wanted to study, I realised
began adding on more rooms as well as
now had twenty-four rooms in total... but
the industry didn’t actually want women... and I wore glasses. I then applied to be an air-hostess, but was too young, so off I went to the Hotel School in Johannesburg. I reapplied for a job as an air-hostess, but was still too young even though they’d increased the age limit. They said, however, you can start now as a ground hostess and when you’re old enough, you can qualify for an air-hostess. But by the time that date arrived, I had realised it was not the ‘dream job’ I’d always thought it would be! Luckily, within a few months at South African Airways (SAA), I became Senior Ground Hostess! Three years later – at the end of 1981 - my mom became very ill, and asked me to return home to assist, as the high season was ahead. I resigned and went home! It was easy for me, as I’d grown up in the Hotel and Café, and always had to help when it became busy. That way,
much of the usual work there became second nature. In February 1982, I married André Snyman, who was then still working at SAA. He left SAA in April/May, and joined us here in the business. In 1984, Silvia was born, and in 1986, Desirée. We worked with my parents until 1990, when my parents retired. We then renovated the Café, followed by the entire Hotel. One important issue for us was the foundation of the Hospitality Association of Namibia (HAN). André - together with Jonny Hamman and three others - founded HAN in 1987. Shortly after that, André sat down with other Swakopmund Hoteliers, and HAN Coast was born, the only regional HAN subdivision which has remained active! HAN has been instrumental in achieving much for many hotels and hoteliers in Namibia, and is today one of
young, went to Germany to perfect her
house at the Golf Estate! Having said that,
the strongest Namibian Associations.
baking, and now looks after the bakery!
he still wants to move back sometimes!
In 1998, André died at the age of forty
It’s hard to thank my staff sufficiently,
Fifty years at the Schweizerhaus – a legend
four after an operation. I then managed
for their good work and loyalty, particularly
the Hotel on my own, but always had
those who’ve been here with me for so
amazing staff who assisted me on all
many years. My family, too, deserve untold
levels. In 2007, Silvia joined me. She
thanks, and I’m so lucky and privileged
had studied Hotel Management; in 2010,
that we all work together so well. I have to
Desirée joined us, a hairdresser by trade
thank Heiner who had little choice but to
(the profession of both my father’s
become part of the family and the Hotel...
mother and father). Desirée, knowing
but he always loved to stay at the Hotel. It
the basics of baking since she was
was a mission to get him to move to his
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Thrilling quilling Quilling is a paper art-form that dates back hundreds of years. Sena Runa is a quiller. By: Anne Schauffer Photographs supplied by: Sena Runa
ena Runa was born in Istanbul,
“I’ve always wanted to be involved in
Turkey in 1983. She graduated
art, and I’m passionate about creating
from Marmara University in Istanbul,
things, but without studying art and design, it took time to find my niche.”
and worked as a Human Resources
Sena’s quilled art is so professional, so
specialist for about seven years, before
imaginative, it’s hard to believe she’s only
the pull of working creatively finally
been doing it for a relatively short time.
took over: “I left my job, and began
She’d been searching the Internet for
designing artworks full-time, using the
a craft or hobby which really spoke to
paper quilling technique.”
her, and she found a bright, colourful
picture made from paper, using the quilling technique: “I had no idea what it was called, and honestly, my first attempt was really awful.” Sena explored different ways of doing this, and discovered her own style whereby she combines paper quilling and sketching. Sena described her process: “After I decide on the image, I draw a template, then decide on the colours. After this, everything is spontaneous (details within the papers, I mean). The creative process for each item changes, so preparing one piece takes about a day to complete, and this is for designs which I’ve made before. Creating a new design takes longer.” Now, Sena quills paper to express the world around her. “Everything inspires me,” she admits. “When I see a photo on Instagram, or a contest on a website or in a magazine, anything you could imagine inspires me. For example, while I was drinking my coffee the other day, I asked myself ‘Why don’t you make a coffee cup?’ and I created a small frappuccino cup that same day.” For Sena, it doesn’t have to be a particularly extraordinary item – everything can be inspiring. Like any true artist, it’s always about
“That gives me a sense of freedom,” she says. “I love designing something which hasn’t been quilled by anybody else.” The strips which Sena cuts are 1cm and 2cm, distinctively wider than those used by most quillers. Quilling is an ancient paper art-form, sometimes known as paper filigree. It’s the art of taking thin strips of paper - of varying widths - rolling, gluing and shaping them into different shapes. You then take them and glue
them together to create a quilled artwork. Why is it called quilling? Because the paper used to be rolled on to feathers. Today, there are tools used instead of feathers... for example, toothpicks, needles, or indeed, any thin, round, cylindrical object will do. You can make your own tools. Sena has produced over two hundred of these quilled works, and she sells them all around the world... or else, she grins, “Sometimes a family member or friend gets one as a gift.” Lucky them. She works seven days a week at her art, but because it’s her passion, it doesn’t feel like work at all!
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To eat a tiger Drink a toast to the mighty tiger and donâ€™t forget to add... a good squirt of laughter. By: Christie Keulder
t was a slow day on the river, and it was hot. Very hot and sticky. There was not
Then out of the blue, the tranquility exploded with a loud nervous bellow.
much to do but to play with the camera
The cry sounded as if it came from a
lens I borrowed and look at the riverbank
teenage boy with an expanding larynx
for photo opportunities.
â€“ all cracked and dry and randomly
With only the dull droning of the
jumping from one tonal range to the next.
outboard engine for company, I had trouble
And yet, it came from a throat that has
staying awake. Once only for a minute or
seen more than thirty summers and winters.
two, I thought we had acquired a second
Abruptly, the sound of our second
engine. I guess our skipper must have
engine stopped. The noise must have woken
dozed off too.
passengers jumped to their feet. The boat rocked sharply to the one side, as everyone shouted their advice they thought best suited the situation. Never mind that no one had ever been in this situation. “Keep it down!” one insisted. “Kap hom hard!” another proposed with excessive determination, and promptly provided a forceful demonstration with bent back and swinging arms. The boat rocked sharply in that direction. A few forceful exclamations flew in her direction. “Come this way. No not you…. you!”. “Kap jy net”. More swinging arms and pointed fingers. Until now, I had no clear view of the action. The two hairy legs in front of me, shivered like unsaved lampposts in a Bolivian earthquake. Arms pumping
Cooking tiger fish presents only one
The flesh is white and flaky, unlike
problem. It is extremely bony. Long,
saltwater game fish such as snoek or
sharp Y-shaped bones line the entire
barracuda, which have much denser
length of the fish.
textures. Much more like kabeljou or
So, you have to debone it, unless you invite your enemies for dinner.
cod. Thus, ideal to deep fry with a good, light and crispy batter.
To make the deboning easier, leave
Not the thin, yellow, flour-and-egg,
the skin on, and cut the fillets into
soggy mess you find at your local
smaller strips about 5cm wide.
Portuguese corner shop.
Cut diagonally across the fillet. This
means that you’ll cut through the bones
crispy, with that shiny, light brown,
and make them shorter.
deep-fired colour. Make it with beer
Using a pair of sharp-nosed pliers, feel your way across the strips with your fingertips, and pull out all the bones, as
for extra flavour. Double fry your French fries; no-one likes them soggy and limp.
you would when deboning a salmon.
Serve with a light thunderstorm and
This takes some effort, but the flesh is
a cool breeze that carries the earthy
firm and can take quite a bit of strain,
smells and familiar sounds of the
provided it remains on the skin.
Okavango River. Drink a toast to the
Remove all bones, but also warn your guests: eat with great awareness.
mighty tiger and don’t forget to add a good squirt of laughter.
with the uneven rhythm of an ancient sewing machine. Neck veins expanding to the point of rupture. I panicked. I felt exposed and at risk. Any more effort could trigger a set of explosions and I needed to get out of the line of fire. By the time I managed to shift position, the threat disappeared. The bedlam stopped. Our friend had just landed his first tiger fish! Unlike our friend, the tiger fish did not make it. All attempts to resuscitate and release it went belly up. Literally. I grew up with a great distrust of fresh water fish. I was told it tastes like mud. Yeah right. As if saltwater fish tastes like salt. Local people along the river dry the tiger fish fillets and then pound it to a fine powder, bones and all. This is then added to their staple diet of maize or mahangu as a protein supplement.
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The wheel story:
New Models round up James Siddall on whatâ€™s happening in the wonderful world of wheels...
Cat among the pigeons
any surface, and yet it’s agile and alert if
The Jaguar XE – the British marque’s
you want to chuck it around a bit.
new baby model, which is out to capture
Its comely too, while its makers say it’s
territory from the likes of the BMW 3
capable of sipping just 4.2 litres per 100km
Series and Mercedes C-Class – has sure
in the combined cycle. This makes it the
got a tough job ahead of it.
most efficient Jaguar ever. It’s also said to be
I mean, BMW has just released an
the stiffest, most aerodynamic Jag sedan yet.
upgraded new 3 Series, and the C-Class is
Output is 132kW and 430Nm from
simply superb, while Audi will launch its
1 750 to 2 500rpm. Enough to take it from
new A4 next year.
rest to 100km/h in 7.8 seconds, topping
So is the Jaguar up to it? I’ve just spent
out at 228km/h. Power runs through an
a week with a 20d R-Sport model. And
eight-speed automatic gearbox to the rear
the answer is yes... and no.
wheels (the base model is available with
The biggest stumbling block is its price.
a six-speed manual).
The two-litre turbo-diesel XE I had comes
Cut to the interior, and you’ll find
in at about R100 000 more than the
all the luxury you’d expect at this level
equivalent Mercedes C220 CDI (there’s also
– even if there are a couple of really
a two-litre turbo-petrol XE available, and a
minor quality lapses at play.
petrol powered, supercharged three-litre V6).
But for the most the cabin is a comfortable
But then the aluminium-intensive Jag’s
cocoon, and besides high levels of standard
ride quality is quite brilliant on almost
equipment, the test car was loaded with
optional extras. So yes, this is a competent
and 650Nm. The hot S model here is good
discovered on the launch a little earlier
player on pretty much all fronts – even
for 375kW and 700Nm. Enough for a run
this year. Plus it’s all beautifully built,
if it faces stiff opposition from the less
from rest to 100km/h in four seconds.
and loaded with most conceivable safety
expensive Germans. But for some the fact
Top speed is 250km/h – or 290km/h
aids and luxuries.
that it’s, well, a Jaguar will be enough to
on the test car I had, equipped with an
The price? You’ll pay R1 217 595 for
offset trifling concerns such as affordability.
array of options including an AMG Driver’s
the S model, that’s without the R256 000
Package (an extra R13 500). Power runs to
worth of options that the test machine I
The sound and the fury
the rear wheels through an AMG Speedshift
drove carried (its marginally less-powerful
Blindingly brilliant. That pretty much
MCT seven-speed sports transmission.
stablemate starts at R1 052 287).
sums up the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S. And
It’s also loaded with clever technology,
I say that having helmed a variety of
from dynamic engine mounts to sports
covetable cars this year, from the new
suspension with three-stage damping
You know the plucky little Chevrolet
Ferrari California T to the utterly beautiful
adjustment to Race Start function. And
Utility (formerly known as the Opel
Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG Coupe.
Corsa bakkie)? Well, the 250 000th South African-built model recently rolled off
When the top-range C-Class was launched
With the sports-exhaust flap activated,
earlier this year, there was a bit of disquiet
this car sounds like a full-blown artillery
about the switch from the old naturally
attack complete with bangs and pops, and
This was over seventeen years of
aspirated 6.2 litre V8 to a twin-turbo, four
gargles and gurgles. All the more so when
production, and is proof indeed that the
litre V8. Purists felt that the car might lose its
you opt for the performance exhaust system.
vehicle – now in its third generation – is a
hard-edged nature – as well as its rip-snorting
And depending on the AMG Dynamic
much-loved machine, with two new special
acoustics. Not so. This engine is testament
Select transmission mode engaged (it
editions having been launched of late.
to the massive strides made in force-fed
includes Comfort, Sport, Sport+, and Race
Namely the UteSurf and the UteWorking.
motors, and it’s a free-revving neutron bomb
settings), the engine note varies massively.
of a thing, almost entirely free of turbo lag.
It’s also tame enough to use on a daily
The standard C 63 makes 350kW
the Port Elizabeth production line.
Play misty for me
basis – yet adroit
The Mitsubishi Triton has always been
and alert on a
a worthy one-tonner – even if its looks
racetrack, as I
polarise opinion a little. But the all-new version seems set to up the game, promising as it does to combine a car-like ride with bakkie functionality and genuine off-road capabilities. Plus the styling is a lot more rugged than before, and standard safety and technology levels have been hugely improved. Mitsubishi,
in fact, are dubbing it a SUT (Sport Utility
Everything keeps going right
EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) auto, which
Truck) and are pretty excited about
The automotive market is a tough place
was recently launched to the media, and
its new-generation 2.4-litre turbo-diesel
right now. But Toyota is still shining, and
which with its six ratios plugs a gap in
engine making 133kW and 430Nm,
in October this year it was the only South
the Clio range.
matched to a six-speed manual or a
African manufacturer to break through the
five-speed automatic. Expect the new Triton
10 000-unit barrier hitting 11 156 sales.
Powering the machine is a lively turbo-petrol, 1.2-litre motor with four
That’s a leading margin of more
cylinders. Output is 88kW with 190Nm
than twenty five per cent or 2 273 sales
of torque on tap, and it will move
ahead of its nearest competitor, VW. This
from rest to 100km/h in a claimed 9.4
Half-a-million. That’s a pretty big number
translates to a market share of 20.6 per
seconds, topping out at 199km/h. Fuel
– it’s also the number of VW Polos that
cent. In other words, in one out of every
consumption, says Renault, is 5.2 litres
have rolled off the production line in
five vehicles sold in SA is a Toyota.
per 100km in the combined cycle.
to hit our market around mid-2016.
Uitenhage. In fact, the 500 000 model to
Some of the models to put in a good
It’s also a pretty little jewel of a
recently leave the South African factory
performance included the stalwart Corolla
car, loaded with the sort of standard
during a special ceremony was a Flash
and Corolla Quest (1 119).
equipment that its competitors tend to
Red, Cross Polo.
And the much-loved Hilux? Despite
charge extra for. As a matter of fact, the
The Uitenhage factory supplies the Polo
being on the run-out with an all-new
only option available on this Clio is metallic
hatchback to all four-door, right-hand-drive
model that promises much, due early
paint at R2 500. Everything else is standard
markets, including Britain, Ireland, Japan,
next year, this evergreen machine sold
in the price, and that includes a seven-inch
Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and New
2 639 units for the month.
touchscreen with satellite navigation.
Zealand, while the South African plant is
You also get manual air-con, 16-inch
also the sole worldwide supplier of the
alloys, leather-covered steering wheel and
Cross Polo derivative. The factory is set
Over the past few years automatic
gear-knob, and Bluetooth connectivity,
to manufacture over 85 000 Polos in 2015.
gearboxes have vastly improved – so much
plus the car has a five-star crash rating.
so that if much of your driving is done in the urban environment, it almost seems
You’ll pay R234 900 for the Clio Expression
silly to opt for a manual. And today
pretty, punchy little hatchback with an
even small cars come with
automatic gearbox that truly shines in
the urban environment.
Renault knows this. Enter then the Clio Expression 88kW Turbo
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amibia – that haunting,
of 4x4s sold never venture
off sealed surfaces.
land. It’s a remarkable place,
But it’s good to know that
to be sure, and it’s also
the GLC is not just a shiny
replete with harsh terrain
toy, and it’s quite capable of
capable of physically – not
holding its own when the
just metaphorically – taking
going gets tough. All models
one’s breath away.
use Mercedes’ lauded 4Matic
So it was hardly an
accident that Mercedes-Benz
system, and all are equipped
chose this land to launch a
with the ability to switch
trio of new and revised SUVs.
between five driving modes,
Notably uprated and improved
including Sport, Comfort and
versions of the G-Class (a
Eco. It can, however, also be
vehicle to which the term
equipped with what’s termed
“legendary” is not flippantly or
the Off-road Engineering
lightly applied) and the GLE (a
package. Among other
revised version of the vehicle
things this offers Downhill
previously known as the ML).
Speed Regulation (DSR),
Then there was the GLC.
up to five off-road driving
This vehicle (previously
modes, underbody protection,
known abroad as the GLK)
and a twenty millimetre
makes its debut in our part
higher suspension level.
of the world, and as sure
It gets better. If you also
as the Namibian sun rises
opt for Air Body Control, the
it’s going to be a massive
GLC’s ground clearance can
success. It’s a mid-sized SUV
be upped by fifty millimetres.
this, based on the award
A quartet of these
winning C-Class. Now the
overwhelming majority of
machines are available
GLCs will probably never do
at launch, all of them
anything more taxing than
equipped with a 9G-Tronic
iron out the speed-bumps at
the country club. In fact, an
transmission as standard.
off-road instructor once told me that over ninety percent
The range starts with the GLC 220d 4Matic, a
turbodiesel model making
tried), Collision Prevention
125kW and 400Nm of
Assist Plus (which includes
start exploring the vast and
tar, while it was able to take on
torque. The GLC 250d 4Matic
autonomous partial braking
tempting array of optional
the Namibian desert with ease.
turbodiesel makes 150kW and
to prevent or minimise
equipment. The GLE,
a thumping 500Nm. Both use
crashes), and seven airbags.
meanwhile, now has a yet
array of five engines, including
a 2 143cc, four-cylinder motor.
Then there are front
more attractive nose and tail,
petrol and diesel, and
seats that are partially
while fuel consumption and
numbering four, six, and eight
emissions are down by an
cylinder versions, culminating
The GLC 250 4Matic is
average of seventeen percent
in the Mercedes-AMG
good for 155kW and
and a top notch multimedia
compared to its predecessor.
GLE 63 4Matic.
350Nm, and the GLC 300
system with a seven-inch
4Matic turns in 180kW and
There are also two
370Nm. Both use a 1 991cc, four-cylinder motor. Performance in all versions is brisk, while of course excellent build quality and outstanding levels of equipment – on both the luxury and safety side – are all part of the deal. Just some of that standard kit includes Attention Assist (a fiendishly clever system that detects if the driver is getting drowsy and it’s impossible to fool, I’ve
That’s before you even
And we hardly need tell you that this sizeable SUV
gives a magic-carpet ride on
Buyers can choose from an
A biblically powerful beast with an AMG 5.5-litre twin
turbo V8 that slams down
G-Class, well, power
while a new suspension set-up
needs be said that all versions
410kW and 700Nm, while the
is increased by up to
makes it yet more driveable.
are crushingly competent and
even more powerful “S”
sixteen percent, and fuel
The absolute range-topper
frankly iconic, to use a bit of
version comes in with 430kW
consumption is down by as
– and bear in mind this
an over-employed term. Yet
much as seventeen percent.
machine has now been around
of all these Mercs, it’s a safe bet
for over 35 years – is the new
that it’s the GLC you’re going
AMG Edition 463. But it hardly
to be seeing the most of.
As for the continent crushing, incomparable
The interior and exterior has enjoyed a bit of an upgrade,
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ockroaches are nuke-proof. It is
Indeed, it’s no accident that Toyota – a
It’s probably the vehicle’s front facade
well documented that these creepy
company not given to frothy hyperbole
that will first catch your eye. Quite rightly
– dubs the 200 the “Master of Africa.”
so. The big new chrome grille simply
exchange. But I’m equally convinced that
Good, no great news, is that this
semaphores strength and solidity – as does
the Toyota Land Cruiser 200 would, too.
beast has just been remastered. The
the whole of the machine, come to think
Put bluntly these machines are
result? Impossible as it might seem,
of it – and on the top-range VX models, the
indestructible. Or close to it. And when
it’s now better than ever. On all fronts.
headlights incorporate Bi-LED technology.
things get really hellish you really
And it’s also even more imposing
This means incomparable illumination,
want to be in one.
looking than ever.
while an auto high beam feature is also incorporated. This autonomously switches between low and high beam depending on the level of surrounding light, as measured by the vehicle’s
have been moved to a newly designed console surrounding the gear lever with switchgear that feels unbreakable. On VX models, you get a nine-speaker Electro Multi-Vision (EMV) audio system with a nine-inch display, while GX models are fitted with a touchscreen audio system. Both versions of the 200 include satellite navigation. Meanwhile, a full-colour TFT Multi Information Display feeds back vital on-board sensors. Just as clever is that
Speaking of which, the GX uses
vehicle information from various functions
the system is able to recognise the
“barn doors” to help make cargo loading
to the driver, including trip information,
taillight signature of proceeding vehicles.
easier, and VX models get a traditional
fuel economy and vehicle mode. Plus GX
Meanwhile, LED Daytime Running
top-hinged rear door. Further differences
models come standard with a durable
Lights are integrated in the lower
between the two 200 models include the
fabric interior, while the VX is available with
part of the headlights with the LED
fact that the GX comes with a snorkel
a choice of two leather interiors. Luxurious
mounted on the driver-side A-pillar, while
wood accents round off things.
of the lower air-dam. The side profile of the beast has also been worked on, while the rear
VX models get a rear roof spoiler, as well as
On the tech-front, the Land Cruiser 200’s
chrome door and window trim garnish. All
simply phenomenal off-road ability has
of which adds to the VX’s upmarket lustre.
been taken up a notch thanks to a new and
light clusters have been extended and
Cutting to the interior, well, it would
advanced Multi-Terrain Select (MTS) system.
enlarged. So from all angles all of the 200
please a sultan. The new model features
This includes six modes such as “rock”,
is simply unmistakable. And to add to the
a revised interior design, and among other
“mud and sand”, and “loose rock”, while
visual effect, VX models roll on handsome
things the instrumentation and controls have
a useful crawl-control feature is standard.
eighteen inch alloy wheels, while GX
been redesigned and regrouped to improve
Just as useful is the Multi-Terrain
models get seventeen inch versions.
ergonomics. All driving-related controls
Monitor (MTM), which relays visuals of the
surrounding environment back to the driver, allowing obstacles to be traversed with far greater ease. The system uses four cameras (front, side mirrors and rear), to provide a 360-degree view of the vehicle surrounds, and is automatically activated when the Multi-Terrain system is operational. To add to the list, VX models get Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Blind Spot Monitoring, while tyre-pressure monitoring is part of the package. As is a plethora of active and passive safety measures including the new Pre-Crash Collision Mitigation System â€“ while Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Departure Alert are included. The GX, the way, comes with eight airbags, and the VX gets no less than ten. The 200â€™s heartbeat comes courtesy of a proven 4.5-litre, V8 turbo-diesel making 173 kW at 3 200rpm, and 615Nm from 1 800rpm. This runs through a six-speed automatic gearbox, and you can expect this big vehicle to lope from rest to 100km/h in 8.9 seconds, topping out at 210km/h, while sipping just 10.3 litres of diesel per 100km in the combined cycle. Get yours in a choice of nine colours, including two new hues: Sunset Dune Metallic, and Midnight Ocean Metallic. The GX model costs R850 000 and the VX costs R1 141 700. That includes a five year/90 000 km service plan and a three year/100 000 km warranty.
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eputation is a hard-won thing
But this massive range of turbo-diesel
touches abound, including a 6.5-inch
– and it can be destroyed in
machines now encompasses eighteen
touchscreen infotainment system that
seconds. But over the decades Isuzu has
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You also get a reversing camera
quite unstoppable vehicles, with its
automatic models, with a level of luxury
which is pretty useful when backing up
to rival an upscale SUV, through to
to hitch a trailer, for instance, while key
mega-mileages – in some documented
baseline models that truly know what it
less entry and a start/stop function are
cases over a million kilometres. And we’re
means to labour for a living.
standard. Ditto terrain chomping ability,
not talking about a million kilometres
In fact, the Isuzu line up was quite
racked up doing the school run. Oh no.
recently rounded off with three new
The new KB250 Fleetside Extended
We’re talking about a million kilometres
models: the KB250 Fleetside Extended
Cab, and the KB250 Fleetside Double
of red-blooded, back-breaking labour.
Cab, the KB250 Fleetside Double Cab,
Indeed, tales of Isuzu KB models and
and the KB300 LX Double Cab 4x4
load-luggers their name implies, while
their never-say-die attitude are legion,
Automatic. The last is the halo model
as aside it’s impressive to note that the
while this light commercial vehicle has
of the range, and is arguably one of the
single-cab Fleetside model can lug a
been produced in South Africa for some
more refined double cabs out there,
1 221kg load. That makes it a whole lot
thirty six years. Now the KB has earned
with a three-litre DTEQ turbo-diesel
more than a mere one-tonner.
much of its reputation as a workhorse,
making 130kW and 380Nm, while
Now because Isuzu is well aware that
and with the sixth generation model
running through a slick five-speed
having a vehicle out of action for even a
– which was launched earlier this year
day can vary between inconvenient and
– hard-working entry-level models are still very much in evidence.
refinement, and legendary reliability.
Combined cycle fuel consumption
catastrophic, these babies are specifically
is just 7.9 litres per 100km. Sybaritic
engineered for low running costs and
from now you can feasibly expect to see these bakkies going about their duties with interstellar mileages on the clock. Standard equipment includes the likes of CD/radio with Bluetooth connectivity, and pliant, smooth ride quality aided and abetted by generous 245/70/16 rubbers means less operator fatigue. Safety levels also happen to be excellent by bakkie standards. All LE and LX models, and the two new Fleetside models, come standard with electronic stability control (ESC) – a feature that can be a true life-saver, as anyone who has had their bacon saved by a vehicle thus equipped will attest. And by year end ESC will be added to the single-cab high-output Fleetside, meaning that all Isuzu’s bar the two entry-level LEED (low-pressure turbo) models will pack this electronic nanny. As it is, the whole range bar those LEED versions, also packs ABS, EDB and EBA. What’s pretty cool, too, is the standard Isuzu Complete Care, as it’s known. This includes a five-year/120 000km minimal downtime. Pretty much like
fuel consumption and emissions are
warranty, and a five-year/90 000km
every other KB in the range, as a
matter of fact.
of 15 000km.
These models’ heartbeat comes courtesy
reduced stress on components such as
Prices for the vast KB range stretch
of an upgraded, high-output version of the
the gearbox and clutch. So while it’s
from N$224 200 to N$531 830, with
well-respected 2.5-litre DTEQ common-rail
always a little dangerous to crystal-ball,
a model available for almost every
direct injection turbo-diesel, with 100kW
it seems safe to say that in a few years
and 320Nm on tap. Torque at 1 200rpm is up by twenty percent, and there’s now a far wider power-band.
100km/h is now 2.4 seconds quicker than before, while mid-range urge is vastly improved, and accelerating from 40 to 120km/h is 6.3 seconds faster. So yup, all seven of the Isuzu’s using this power-plant feature, hugely improved
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Making sense of binoculars Isn’t it high time you bought a pair of your OWN, good quality binoculars? You’ll need to do some homework before you shop By: Anne Schauffer
inoculars are essentially two identical telescopes joined together, so you
larger the lens, the more light enters the binoculars, the brighter the image.
can look through them with both eyes
FOV is determined by two things. First is magnification. In general, as magnification goes up, field of view
simultaneously - gives you a 3-D image,
What’s an exit pupil?
goes down. A magnification of 8x is
pretty much as you see with your naked eye.
This refers to the size of the circle of light
recommended for wildlife or birding.
Ask yourself ‘Where am I likely to use
you can see at the eyepiece – very roughly,
And the eyepiece design. Wide-angle
the larger the exit pupil, the brighter the
design eyepieces of good optical quality
image. Binoculars with large exit pupils
are expensive; cheap ones are usually
You get what you pay for
provide brighter images under very low light
not as sharp as standard binoculars.
As with anything, buy the latest proven
conditions. And if you want to work out the
If you’re buying glasses for a safari, the
technology and finest brand you can
exact pupil size, divide the diameter of the
suggested FOV is at least 330 ft at 1000 yards.
afford. The factors which differentiate
objective lens, by the power/magnification
the great from the ghastly – and hence
– for example, an 8 x 32 model has an
Why are some binocs
the significant price differential – are the
exit pupil of 4mm (8 into 32 = 4).
more compact than others?
them, how often, and for what?’
The look and size of binoculars is
objective lens diameter, magnification, the type and quality of the objective
Eye relief – does it matter?
determined by the type of prism they
lens glass, and the number/type of lens
This refers to the distance your binoculars
use: roof and porro.
elements and their coatings.
can be held away from the eye, and still
For roof prism, the prisms overlap
show the full view. Extended or long
closely, so the objective lenses line up
What do the numbers mean?
eye relief reduces eyestrain and is ideal
directly with the eyepiece. The result is
Binoculars are usually described as one
for eyeglass wearers. Binoculars come
a slim, more streamlined shape in which
number times (X) another, so, for example,
with Twist-Up, Pop-Up or soft rubber
the lenses and prisms are in a straight
8 x 32. The first number indicates the
Fold-Down eyecups which go down
line. Most optical prisms are made from
magnification, so for 8 x 32, everything
for eyeglass wearers.
borosilicate (BK-7) glass or barium
you look at appears eight times closer than you’d see it with the naked eye. To the question, ‘how far can you see with binoculars?’, the answer is, as far as you can see with your eyes. But the
If you don’t wear glasses, but don’t
crown (BAK-4) glass. BAK-4 is the higher
have perfect vision or the same vision in
quality glass yielding brighter images
both eyes, there’s a diopter adjustment.
and high edge sharpness.
For people wearing glasses, it is advisable to have an eye relief of at least 15mm.
objects will appear closer, because the image is magnified.
Porro prisms have the glass elements offset
greater depth of field and a wider field
What’s field of view (FOV)?
of view, but they’ll be bigger and heavier.
Bigger isn’t necessary what you
Wide-angle binocs will have a wide field of
want. Anything higher than 10x is
view, which is better for following action
difficult to hold steady without a tripod.
like flying birds or running animals.
Most binoculars have a focus knob
Some top end binocs will have a built-in image stabilising system. And the second number? It’s the diameter of the front lens (aka objective lens). The
FOV is the side-to-side measurement
and the specs of the model will list a
of the subject area – defined by the
‘minimum’ or ‘close focus’. This is the
width in feet/metres of the area visible
nearest distance at which a binocular will
at 1000 yards/metres.
focus on an object – relevant for birding.
What’s the IPD?
binoculars are fog proof, but all fog proof
The inter-pupilary distance (IPD) is the
binoculars are waterproof.
In general, large objective lenses, low
distance between the eyes (differs from
magnification and fully multi-coated
person to person). By opening or closing
What do lens coatings do?
lenses are ideal for nature watchers.
the hinged portion of the binoculars,
One of the most important and expensive
For hunting, you typically want a little
you’ll move the eyepieces closer together
elements in a binocular is the optical
higher magnification, and for star
or farther apart.
coating of the lenses (coatings applied to
gazing, much more.
lenses to eliminate glare and reflections,
Consider two things: the armouring of
What’s the difference between
increase contrast and make colours
your binocs – go for protective rubber or
waterproof and fog proof?
appear more vivid). Any light reflected
synthetic housing to protect them from
Many binoculars have no weatherproofing,
is light that never reaches the viewer’s
scratches and damage; and the glass
while some are waterproof and others
eyes, so by eliminating reflections, you
quality from which your prisms are made
are both waterproof and fog proof.
end up brightening the image.
– Bak-4 is preferable to Bak-7.
Binocs minus weatherproofing should not be used in rain or at sea. Waterproof binoculars are sealed with O-rings to prevent moisture from getting
Coatings are considered to be good, provided they actually do something. A
cheap coating to give the binocs a tint
for my Namibian trip?
is worthless. Do some homework here.
For general animal spotting and optimal
inside; but they can still fog up. Fog
Binoculars are designated as coated, fully
game viewing (or when you scan
proof binoculars are air and water tight,
coated, multi-coated, or fully multi-coated.
the horison), consider 10 x 50 safari
and filled with pressurized nitrogen gas
For optimal results and enhanced image
binoculars, or a dual purpose 8 x 42,
to prevent fogging. Not all waterproof
quality, go for “fully multi-coated” lenses.
good for both birding and game viewing.
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The urban delight Just opened, The Delight Swakopmund is located in the historic centre of the coastal town at the corner of Theo-Ben Gurirab Avenue and Nathaniel Maxuilili Street. Youâ€™ll do a double take, thatâ€™s for sure By: Anne Schauffer Photographs supplied by: Gondwana Collection
he Delight. And it certainly is. You’ll
the Swakopmund coastal economy, the
be licking your lips at The Delight,
expansion of the port of Walvis Bay, and
a somewhat quirky hotel in the historic
youth projects in both coastal towns, The
centre of Swakopmund which has just
Delight is set to become a popular place
opened its doors. It has, however, been
to lay your head.
in the Gondwana pipeline for a while:
“The Delight is no ordinary hotel”,
“The idea was born five years ago”,
explains Jaco Visser, Gondwana’s Financial
says Gondwana’s Operations Director
Director . “We wanted to bring the lodge
Alain Noirfalise, “when we first started
feeling to an urban area. Something very
toying with the concept of building a hotel
light, easy, friendly, without the stiffness
in Swakopmund. Since Swakopmund
you often find in urban areas. And we’ll
is firmly embedded in the tourist trail
bring with us, not only the culture
in Namibia, we saw an opportunity
of our lodges, but that of our people
to complete the traditional Gondwana
and their friendliness. We will really
route. Guests would travel from the
Namib Desert Lodge and continue on to Damaraland or vice versa.”
Swakopmund is an extraordinary city, where extreme sports meets nature at its
This is the first of the brand’s
best. It’s city living surrounded by the
establishments located in an urban
solitude of the unspoilt Namib Desert,
a spectacular array of thrilling activities
become a delightful home to both
from skydiving to dune boarding and
tourists and business travellers. With the
deep-sea fishing, plus the flair of historic
mining operations sparking a boom in
German architecture spiced with the
traits of Namibia’s many cultures. The sights, shops and beach are within easy walking distance and strolls around town are part of the characteristic Swakopmund experience. The Delight has 44 bright double rooms with contemporary furnishings and 10 generously proportioned loft rooms for families. The dominant colours are the aqua of the Atlantic Ocean and the traditional red and white of the lighthouse. Further colour shots are provided by handcrafted artworks from southern Africa. It’s fresh, it’s funky, it’s full of surprises, many of them courtesy of advisor Donna-Rae Patricios of BAMM (Brand And Marketing Matters), interior decorators Fox & Browne, and of course, architect Sven-Erik Staby. Staby says, “I wanted to reflect today’s day and age, the world we live in. This hotel is not a monolithic
block, it’s broken up into pieces – not
dozen restaurants to explore within a
unlike the hand in the Gondwana
five to ten minute walking distance.”
logo representing the old Gondwana
continent. The hotel is situated in the
Mannfred Goldbeck, sees another facet
heritage area, in the conservation area
to The Delight, and it revolves around
of Swakopmund, which means you
stories: “We want to add to both
couldn’t just place a glass box there. It
Namibia’s story and to the guest’s story,
had to become more of an infill type of
for them to take something back home.
architecture, complimenting the existing
How could we do that if we don’t
urban landscape. The Heritage Council
of Namibia as well as the Municipality of Swakopmund commended the design and were very comfortable with it. The hotel is quirky, it’s modern and very comfortable. And this is a brand which is unique in expressing local flavour but still keeps it all tied together. You know that it’s Namibian.” “Scrumptious breakfasts will be served, but
Operations Director Alain Noirfalise. “We feel that Swakopmund is one of the places where visitors have the chance to choose their dinner location themselves – they’ll be spoilt for choice, with several
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Rethinking the wall The Dordabis Community Spine in Namibia, by architects AndrĂŠ Christensen and Mieke Droomer (previously from Wasserfall Munting Architects), won joint first prize in the Young Architects in Africa Competition. As a follow-up to this pro bono project, they created a temporary installation in the sculpture park of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen, as part of an exhibition on African culture and identity Edited by: Anne Schauffer Photography: Dordabis photographs by Droomer & Christensen; Louisiana photographs courtesy of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen
The Dordabis Community Spine in Namibia
of thinking about community and place making. The jury awarded three projects a tied first place with four more receiving honourable mention. André Christensen and Mieke Droomer from Wasserfall Munting
one of the winners of the joint first prize
Community Spine. The
as an active threshold, and generator for
social cohesion. The aim was to create a catalyst from which the community could develop a cultural precinct for passing tourists and enrich the everyday lives of the
Dordabis community. aris-based AS.Architecture-Studio’s
competition was open to all architects
on the African continent under the
re-interpretation of the wall within
Competition aims to highlight creative
age of 45 and attracted a total of
the cultural context of the Namibian
African projects and help a rising
generation of young architects achieve
parasitical and sculptural nature of a
worldwide recognition. The competition
an international jury based on the
fundamental element of architecture.
is held bi-annually to coincide with the
social, environmental and participative
It is a connector, a route, a threshold
approach displayed by the submitted
by a limited budget of N$130,000,
A temporary installation in the sculpture park of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen
the project - undertaken as part of the
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videos, and other visual material, along with
in the Sculpture Park, one of which was Christensen and Droomer’s. The exhibition was divided into seven themes to
Musuem said, “The exhibition tells a story of the new architecture of different regions – with its various proposals
traditions, strengthening the existing ones
the future.” The exhibition was considered a major survey of architecture and design in Sub-Saharan Africa (49 countries south of the Sahara Desert), and Namibia’s André Christensen and Mieke Droomer were there to add their view, their vision, their voice.
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SciTech Tree Planting Robot is designed to help reforestation reach an environmentally friendly planting process
on the environment, which is not necessary.
where the arm can reach, it retracts to pick
The tree planting robot, designed by
up more. This process allows the robot to
Anna-Karin Bergkvist prepares the planting
move in a different area and it continues the
spot in an environmentally friendly way by
reforestation process until all the seedlings
The eco-friendly tree planting robot as
using hot steam to kill competing vegetation.
on the load ramp have been given a spot
its creator named it, is a four legged
The seedling is planted with a protective
to grow in. The robot is transported to the
planting robot. This robot is equipped
barrier made of biodegradable plastic.
planting area in a trailer, that also contains
with a planting arm and a planting head.
A barrier protects the seedling from
The legs of the robot reduce the pressure
bugs, without the use of toxic insecticides.
When the robot has consumed all of its
applied on the forest floor and this allows
The engine is steam based, and is fuelled
seedlings, it returns to the trailer for a refill.
the machine to be smaller, while still
by forestry waste, like wood chips or
The trailer acts as a portable service station
being able to move through tough terrain.
pellets. A steam engine allows the cooling
for the robot. The refuelling and refilling
Today, most parts of the forestry industry
process to be made with water instead of
is done automatically. The tree planting
in Sweden are completely mechanized.
oil. The robot has a seedling ramp on the
robot is indeed natureâ€™s ally, helping fast
Planting, on the other hand, is mainly
back, which allows it to carry up to 320
reforestation to overcome the deforestation.
done by hand. In this way, deforestation
seedlings in one single load. The seedlings
Designer: Anna-Karin Bergkvist
is more rapid than the replanting process.
are fed one by one towards the front of
This is hard work that is getting increasingly
the robot, where they are loaded onto a
more difficult in finding willing labourers.
revolving cartridge on the planting head.
The existing planting machines developed
When the cartridge is full, the arm
throughout the years are still inefficient
extends to plant the seedling in a pattern
In less than five seconds, INU can
and inflexible. These machines are big in
around the robot. After all the seedlings in
fold itself up. Itâ€™s an elegant scooter
size and function, thereby creating a strain
the cartridge have been planted in the area
with a remote-controlled automatic
the seedlings, fuel and water.
INU Folding Scooter features a automatic folding mechanism and elegant design
and out. Unlike other scooters that feature a futuristic design, INU prefers to display an elegant and classy design, without sacrificing its practicality and efficiency to cruise around the city. Living in big cities,
Garden Tool Master Kit with Soft Case by RedHed Tools
and portability. It’s a nine piece equipment
RedHed Garden Tool Master Kit can
kit, that can be interchanged to create
easily be stored in your garage, closet, or
thirty two different tool configurations,
under the bed.
Garden Tool Master Kit is a set of
making you capable of answering any
tools that you must have. Designed by
The company promises that this equipment
Rick Meinzer, founder of RedHed Tools,
Assembling all of these tools won’t be
this kit has been designed and constructed
difficult, as it has a patent-pending “quick
will last for years.
to set a new standard on how yard and
connect” system (made with machined
Designer: Rick Meinzer from
garden tools should perform. Rick Meinzer
6061 aluminium billet with stainless
is a 20-year landscape professional, who
steel connector pins) that allows you to
has a great passion in creating innovative
move quickly between a spade shovel,
gardening equipment that outperforms
flat head shovel, push broom and metal
any ordinary tools on the market.
rake. There’s a selection of straight and
Garden Tool Master Kit features a
D-grip handles in different lengths that
modular design for easy customization
combine to give you a perfect tool for
performance. Thanks to its materials, it
any gardening task. This product comes with its own soft case, keeping everything organized in order for you to carry it around. The
there are high demands for personal
app, or by simply using a hand gesture.
mobility, that allows an individual to
INU folding scooter is constructed
avoid traffic jams. As the use of a car
using aluminium alloy in its 6005-
keeps declining, small electric vehicles
T5 frame, 14.5-inch (70/80-10) type
might be in our future mobility.
approved tires and a 1100mm wheelbase.
Weighing in at 25kg, when folded out, it
It can accommodate a maximum load
has dimensions of 1200mm (H) x 300mm
of 120kg and reach a top speed of
(W) x 1500mm (L). When folded, its length
25km/hour, with its brushless hub-
shrinks to just 400mm.
motor of 500w/750w.
The automatic folding mechanism gives
The li-ion battery requires three
you a magical feeling, it can be triggered
hours charging time from 0% to 100%,
with just the press of a button, by tapping
but only one hour from 50% to 100%.
your smartphone thanks to a integrated
Breathe Invisible Mask
mouth, which allows us to breathe
face to be seen when the mask is on.
Creates an air curtain around your
dust, bacteria, or viruses. However,
It features a ergonomic design
it is uncomfortable to wear, and it
of air tubes, thus producing a mask
discourages people from wearing it.
to fit your face and neck, providing
comfort when worn by the user.
The constant air flow that forms the curtain, keeps the airs water vapours and carbon dioxide away from the user,
around the nose and mouth region. The outward blowing of the air curtain also pushes back any foreign
a special mask that protects us in
We love the idea here, because this
better ways. This mask creates a
mask won’t hide your face behind
curtain of air around our nose and
its air curtain. It allows the user’s
Designer: RuiFeng, Yeo
particles, before they can touch the
Terrafugia TF-X Hybrid Electric Flying Car A flying car is no longer impossible in the near future. In fact, Terrafugia has made it pretty clear that they might be heading in that direction, sooner than they thought possible. The Terrafugia TF-X Hybrid Electric Flying Car is the realisation of the futuristic flying car. This project aims to bring you better personal transportation with enhanced safety, simplicity, and convenience. Operating
statistically be safer than driving a normal car. As a futuristic vehicle, learning to operate the Terrafugia TF-X Hybrid Electric Flying Car should take an average driver no more than five hours. It should be user-friendly without any complicated navigation. The user would experience freedom in flight, by controlling the flying car in a similar way as steering a normal car. This flying car can accommodate up to four people, with a non-stop flight range of at least 500 miles. As a car, this vehicle fits into a standard single car garage, so there’s no need to worry about parking it inside your house. The TF-X would be able to take off vertically, yep, from a level clearing of at least 100ft in diameter, with electric ground drive and electric power assist. It’s a flying car! This which also functions as a magnifying
air traffic, bad weather and restricted
Darwin Tank: Specially Designed Aquarium for Jellyfish by The Darwin Sect
airspace. Each vehicle will be equipped
Jellyfish are always fascinating. The
lines, balancing the delicate shape of
with a full on parachute system, which
Darwin Tank tries to capture that magic
the creatures within.
can be activated by the operator in an
in a specially designed aquarium.
The Darwin Tank has been designed
emergency situation. Just in case the
Jellyfish are poor swimmers, therefore,
with a special pump to aspirate the
operator becomes unresponsive, the
you need a special aquarium with a
water without harming the jellyfish.
TF-X would automatically activate an
special filter that won’t harm them.
After months’ of extensive research,
means that you would be able to avoid traffic jams, but it’s also designed to avoid
The tank features a curved dome glass, perfectly rounded with fluid
The Darwin Tank allows you to
the design team has perfected their
Terrafugia announces that
sit back and enjoy the fluid, hypnotic
Darwin Tank, allowing you to admire
the development of the TF-X can be
movements of the jellyfish. The shadows
the evolution of the jellyfish in the
expected in the next 8-12 years.
cast on the walls and ceiling, creates a
comfort of your home.
magical atmosphere in any room.
From: The Darwin Sect
emergency auto-landing at the nearest airport.
Whill Type-A Motorized Wheelchair
technology works relatively well on
low-profile mode that is table-friendly,
different types of surfaces while at the
enabling you to sit close to a table, and
The Whill Type-A Motorized Wheelchair
same time allowing for a small turning
an off-mode, giving you the comfort and
will be launched in the US, early next
radius, thus, making these wheels excellent
convenience when you want to relax.
year. This wheelchair is created to keep
for both mobility and manoeuvrability.
mobility device users in mind. Apparently,
The Whill Type-A Motorized Wheelchair
Japan’s big manufacturer has taken a big
can rotate on the spot. The wheels are
step in answering the users needs.
big enough so that the user does not
This wheelchair enables disabled people
have to deal with getting stuck in a
to become more independent. Unlike other
crack. It utilises the left and right motors at
mobility devices that force a user to sit in a
different times to obtain optimum mobility
motionless posture, this wheelchair allows
and manoeuvrability. It can achieve high
you to lean into it, just like riding a bike.
power and torque and can handle grass,
The controls are simple and intuitive,
dirt or gravel roads, and snow.
whereby the user can manoeuvre the
This wheelchair features three modes:
wheelchair using their hand, just like a
a high-profile mode that allows you
joystick. The innovative all-round wheel
to have an active “lean-in” position, a
Recreational Island: portable floating platform for recreational use
to the preferred location. “Recreational
where they don’t have to sacrifice their
Island” is a good choice to use when
valuable deck space.
in a shallow bay that a yacht cannot
“Recreational Island” at first, was
Henry Ward Design has teamed up
access, or if preferred, a yacht owner
Henry Ward’s project that formed part
with BMT’s Nigel Gee to develop a
can also use this platform simply as a
of his final year project as a yacht
highly innovative “Recreational Island”.
stern extension to the yachts existing
designer. BMT recognised his ingenious
Compared to the Tropical Island Paradise
transom platform, thereby creating a
design and has taken into serious
Mega Yacht, this one is a simpler version
large and flexible space for dining or
consideration the possibility of investing
and more portable.
in the undertaking of technical studies,
Measuring 10m x 8m when deployed,
At this moment, the development
this design is a floating fold-able platform
team are doing extensive research, to
when in its folded position. It can be
provide an option for yacht owners to
Can you see the potential of this
kept in a tender bay of a large yacht.
configure this “Recreational Island” as a
design? It can be applied to the hotel
portable helicopter landing platform.
industry, as well as the military and
User’s can deploy this unit by using standard overhead tender cranes, or it
This could be very useful for existing
can be towed when in a folded position
yachts that have no landing facilities,
to assess the technical feasibility and engineering of the design.
many others. Designer: Henry Ward Design
New liquidity rules surpress banks’ appetite for lending Prescient Investment Management sees an opportunity for asset managers
business has fallen sharply since 2008,
measures a bank’s pool of high-quality
demand for private debt has ballooned.
liquid assets, while the NSFR reduces
Pension funds and insurers are amongst
their ability to convert short-dated
the institutional investors that have filled
liquidity into long-dated lending.
the gap in Europe. In the US, investors
In terms of the new rules, banks
already out-lend banks by a large margin,
need to have more long-dated funding
buying significant volumes of corporate,
to back long-dated lending, whilst
municipal and government bonds.
ensuring sufficient high-quality liquid assets to support an outflow of cash
should there be a run on the bank.
in a similar way, adding that more
Du Plessis said: “More stringent
Du Plessis said it is likely that the African
regulatory constraints could result in
a slow-down in long-dated lending
management industry to be more involved.
by banks due to the higher cost,
“For end investors like pension
reducing returns to shareholders and
funds with long-term commitments,
balance sheet restructuring. Banks
outh African asset managers are
are likely to give up some liquidity,
likely to play a growing role in
long-dated credit, given the scarcity
liquidity comes at a cost of about 0.5%
of long-dated liquidity.
annually over a long period. Investors
commercial financing as the ability of banks to lend is constrained by
more stringent regulations intended
for asset managers, especially those
risk will get paid to do it, helping to
to protect depositors.
like ourselves who have a strong
background in fixed income markets.
inflation plus 4%, in a better way,”
Plessis, Fixed Interest Strategist at Prescient
who opt to take some illiquidity
In Europe’s private debt market,
said du Plessis.
there’s a trend for fund managers to
“The objective of Basel III is to
work with insurers and pension funds
Jean-Pierre is an Interest Bearing
strengthen banks’ capital by raising
to build loan books in competition with
Portfolio Manager at Prescient
liquidity levels and by decreasing
banks, as asset managers lend more of
Investment Management in South
the money they manage on behalf of
Africa; a subsidiary of the JSE
retirement funds and insurers.
listed company Prescient Limited,
capitalised and comply with the new requirements
adequacy and leverage.”
Strict new capital reserve rules under
Basel III means that once dominant
Saharan Africa incl. Namibia,
Basel III introduced the liquidity
European banks cannot supply debt as
Europe, Australia and Asia.
coverage ratio (LCR) and the net stable
they did before. While bank lending to
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Highhumour 8 - “Trails need to be reconstructed. Please avoid building trails that go uphill.”
Namibia is a great country for camping, touring and enjoying a plethora of natural attractions. Apparently this is also true elsewhere on this dirtball we call home. We loved this feedback page that was (apparently) left on the U.S. Forest Service registration sheets - and comment cards by backpackers completing wilderness camping trips:
1 - “A small deer came into my camp and stole my bag of pickles. Is there a way I can get reimbursed? Please call.” 2 - “Escalators would help on steep uphill sections.” 3 - “Instead of a permit system or regulations, the Forest Service needs to reduce worldwide population growth to limit the number of visitors to the wilderness.”
4 - “Trails need to be wider so people can walk while holding hands.” 5 - “Ban walking sticks in the wilderness. Hikers that use walking sticks are more likely to chase animals.”
6 - “All the mile markers are missing this year.” 7 - “Found a smouldering cigarette left by a horse.”
9 - “Too many bugs, leeches, spiders and webs. Please spray the wilderness to rid the area of these pests.” 10 - “Please pave the trails so they can be ploughed of snow in the winter.” 11 - “Chair lifts need to be in some places so that we can get to the wonderful views without having to hike to them.”
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Some Camping Tips: 1 - When using a public camp ground, a tuba and an electric guitar placed on your picnic table, will keep the camp sites on either side vacant.
2 - Acupuncture was invented by a camper who found a porcupine in his sleeping bag. 3 - When smoking a fish, never inhale. 4 - Lint from your navel makes a handy fire starter. Warning: Remove lint from navel before applying the match. 5 - You’ll never be lost if you remember that moss always grows on the north side of your compass.
6 - You can duplicate the warmth of a down-filled bedroll by climbing into a plastic garbage bag with several geese.
The loaded mini-van pulled into the only remaining campsite. Four children leaped from the vehicle and began feverishly unloading gear and setting up the tent. The boys rushed to gather firewood, while the girls and their mother set up the camp stove and cooking utensils. A nearby camper marvelled to the youngsters’ father, “That, sir, is some display of teamwork.” The father replied, “I have a system — no one goes to the bathroom until the camp is set up.”
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Schedule 25 October to 30 November 2015 (All time local) Note: check-in time should be two hours before departure.
International Flight No
SW 286/ 703
Cape Town (via Windhoek)
Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun
Cape Town (via Windhoek)
SW 286/ 723
Johannesburg (via Windhoek)
Frankfurt (via Windhoek)
Windhoek ( via Lusaka)
Frankfurt (via Windhoek)
Windhoek (via Harare)
Windhoek (via Victoria falls)
Windhoek (via Maun)
Harare (via Lusaka)
Victoria Falls (via Maun)
Maun (via Victoria fall)
Lusaka (via Harare)
Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun
Regional Flight No
SW 737 Flight No
Walvis Bay From
Domestic Flight No
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun
SW 103 Flight No SW 107 SW 101 SW 105 SW 103 SW 125 SW 107 SW 127 SW 105 SW 127 SW 125 SW 143 SW 127 SW 143 SW 127 SW 145 SW 143 SW 125 SW 143 SW 125 SW 145 SW 127 SW 125 SW 143 SW 125 SW 145 SW 127 SW 145 SW 143 SW 102 SW 145 SW 104 SW 145 SW 108 SW 102 SW 106 SW 104 SW 125 SW 108 SW 125 SW 106 SW 127 SW 125 SW 127 SW 125 SW 143 SW 127 SW 143 SW 127 SW 145 SW 143 SW 145 SW 143 SW 165 SW 145 SW 165 SW 145 SW 167 SW 165 SW 166 SW 165 SW 168 SW 167
Eros From Eros Eros Eros Eros Katima Mulilo Eros Katima Mulilo Eros Katima Mulilo Katima Mulilo Luderitz Katima Mulilo Luderitz Katima Mulilo Luderitz Luderitz Rundu Luderitz Rundu Luderitz Rundu Rundu Oranjemund Rundu Oranjemund Rundu Oranjemund Oranjemund Ondangwa Oranjemund Ondangwa Oranjemund Ondangwa Ondangwa Ondangwa Ondangwa Eros Ondangwa Eros Ondangwa Eros Eros Eros Eros Windhoek Eros Windhoek Eros Windhoek Windhoek Windhoek Windhoek Windhoek Windhoek Windhoek Windhoek Windhoek Windhoek Walvis Bay Windhoek Walvis Bay Windhoek
Ondangwa To Ondangwa Ondangwa Ondangwa Ondangwa Eros Ondangwa Rundu Ondangwa Eros (via Rundu) Eros Oranjemund Rundu Windhoek ( via Oranjemund) Eros (via Rundu) Windhoek Oranjemund Katima Mulilo Windhoek ( via Oranjemund) Eros (via Katima Mulilo) Windhoek Eros Katima Mulilo Windhoek Eros (via Katima Mulilo) Luderitz Eros Windhoek (via Luderitz ) Windhoek Eros Luderitz Eros Windhoek (via Luderitz ) Eros Eros Eros Eros Rundu Eros Katima Mulilo (via Rundu) Eros Katima Rundu Rundu (via Katima Mulilo) Katima Mulilo (via Rundu) Luderitz Katima Oranjemund (via Luderitz) Rundu (via Katima Mulilo) Oranjemund Luderitz Luderitz ( via Oranjemund) Oranjemund (via Luderitz) Walvis Bay Oranjemund Walvis Bay Luderitz ( via Oranjemund) Walvis Bay Walvis Bay Windhoek Walvis Bay Windhoek Walvis Bay
Tue, Thu Days Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun Sat Tue, Thu Mon, Fri Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun Wed, Sun Sat Wed, Sun Mon, Fri Mon, Fri Wed, Sun Mon, Fri Wed, Sun Wed, Sun Mon, Fri Mon, Fri Mon, Fri Mon, Fri Wed, Sun Wed, Sun Mon, Fri Mon, Fri Mon, Fri Wed, Sun Wed, Sun Wed, Sun Mon, Fri Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun Wed, Sun Tue, Thu, Wed, Sun Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun Sat Tue, Thu, Mon, Fri Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun Mon, Fri Sat Wed, Sun Mon, Fri Wed, Sun Mon, Fri Mon, Fri Wed, Sun Mon, Fri Wed, Sun Wed, Sun Mon, Fri Wed, Sun Mon, Fri Tue, Thu, Fri, Sun Wed, Sun Sat Wed, Sun Mon, Wed Tue, Thu, Fri, Sun Tue, thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Sat Mon, Wed Mon, Wed
11:00 Departure 17:00 07:00 15:55 11:00 13:35 17:00 12:40 15:55 12:40 13:35 11:10 12:40 11:10 12:40 12:45 11:10 11:50 11:10 11:50 12:45 14:00 11:50 12:30 11:50 11:25 14:00 11:25 12:30 08:35 11:25 12:35 11:25 18:35 08:35 17:35 12:35 10:15 18:35 10:15 17:35 10:15 10:15 10:15 10:15 09:50 10:15 09:50 10:15 09:50 09:50 09:50 09:50 11:10 09:50 10:00 09:50 14:55 11:10 13:20 10:00 16:05 14:55
12:05 Arrival 18:05 08:05 17:00 12:05 15:15 18:05 13:40 17:00 15:15 15:15 12:00 13:40 13:45 15:15 13:45 12:00 12:50 13:45 15:15 13:45 15:15 12:50 13:45 15:15 12:15 15:15 13:45 13:45 09:40 12:15 13:40 13:45 19:40 09:40 18:40 13:40 11:30 19:40 12:50 18:40 11:55 11:30 13:40 12:50 10:50 11:55 12:00 13:40 11:05 10:50 12:15 12:00 11:50 11:05 10:40 12:15 15:35 11:50 14:00 10:40 16:45 15:35
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