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ISSN: 2026-7924 Publisher Mynard Slabbert Media Nova Namibia www.media-namibia.com Contributors • Anne Schauffer • Africa Geographic • Britta Surholt • Nirvani Pillay • Godwana Collection • Thomas Mueller • Carey Abercrombie • Tuvie.com • Don Shimoda

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Fast Facts on Namibia Usefull and interesting information on Namibia.

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Air Namibia Information From the Managing Director.

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Windhoek’s Exclusive Lifestyle Estate Nearing Completion Am Weinberg Estate — Where perfection meets simplicity.

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Celia in Africa Unique canvas and leather Ndebele beaded bags.

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Africa Geographic Photographer Of The Year 2017 The winners have just been announced…

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Black Betty All darkness and light.

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Am Weinberg Estate is an iconic landmark development which redefines estate living with breathtaking views and remarkable features. Am Weinberg Estate is also hosting this year’s Real Wine Extravaganza. (See pg. 16-18)

A Future for All My Children

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A summer safari in Botswana Botswana’s wet season is luscious and abundant with new life.

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Group venture poised to boost wine an spirits industry Magic happens when joining forces.

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Motoring Mercedes CLA Coupe, Mercedes AMG & Fiat Fullback.

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House of Anin House of many birds.

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A Light on Depression How to manage your own black hole.

100 Hello Neighbour Welcome to cucumber smiles and sunflower kisses. 108 SciTech Gadgets, gizmos, concepts and utter innovation. 110 Many Things Are Simply Better During Winter In Cape Town

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GENERAL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MONEY MATTERS

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

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

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

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

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

DRINKING WATER

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

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

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

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WELCOME TO THE HOME OF NATURAL WONDERS Namibia, the Gem of Africa, hosts many natural wonders. Its dunes are one of the highest in the world. For many years its desert has stretched far out. Many came and many went, the ghost town, Kolmanskop, tells it all. Over the years Namibia has remained true to its nature, its valleys untampered, much like our beer. When it comes to brewing Windhoek, we’ve stuck to the 500-year-old Reinheitsgebot law. Using only natural ingredients to produce 100% pure beer. To experience the home of Windhoek Lager, book a tour of the brewery. Tour starts at 8:30 and 14:00 every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. Please book two days in advance +264 61 320 4999 (min of 3 people).

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Dear Esteemed Passengers, Thank you for choosing Air Namibia as your preferred carrier of choice! Air Namibia was well represented at the International Air Transport Association (IATA)’s 73rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit held in the first week of June 2017 in Cancun, Mexico. IATA is a trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 275 airlines or 83% of total air traffic. Air Namibia is a member of this international body and complies with the international standards set by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Adv. Mandi E.P. Samson Acting Managing Director

Flying remains the safest form of long distance travel by a wide margin.

At the IATA AGM, attended by around 1,000 industry leaders and media, important topics related to developments in the aviation sector were discussed. For example, Cancun in Mexico welcomes around five million visitors every year, while Air Namibia transports over half a million passengers per year. Both scenarios show that air transport fuels the robust, vibrant and growing tourism industry. The IATA AGM focussed on discussions about making aviation an even more successful industry and facilitator of global prosperity. It was noted that flying remains the safest form of long distance travel by a wide margin. Aviation is globalisation at its very best and IATA is committed to build smarter regulations to maintain the competitive edge of the industry. Various resolutions were passed for the sustainable development of the aviation industry.

Back at home, Air Namibia hosted its Annual Stakeholder’s Conference on the 17th of May 2017, to provide feedback on the developments taking place at the national airline of the Republic of Namibia. During this important symposium, it was revealed that Air Namibia adds value to the Namibian economy, according to the Oxfords Economics study on “Air Namibia’s Economic Impact” commissioned in November 2016. The Oxford study focused on the national airline’s core and catalytic impact, while making projections for future growth. The findings show that in 2015/16, Air Namibia’s operations and aviation-related capital spending made N$704 million contribution to the Namibian economy and sustained 4,550 jobs. With your support, Air Namibia will continue playing a significant role in the socioeconomic development of Namibia.

During the same month, Air Namibia joined the world to celebrate the International Cabin Crew day on 31 May 2017, to recognise flight attendants’ value contribution to the aviation sector. Whilst celebrating this important day, Air Namibia used the opportunity to raise awareness about a career that is often compared to being a ‘sky bound’ waiter/waitress. The primary duty of a flight attendant is to ensure safety and comfort of passengers during a flight. They provide excellent customer service whilst ensuring that passengers’ safety and convenience are attended to throughout the flight. In our monthly efforts to promote domestic tourism, this month we take a focus on Namibia Wildlife Resort’s (NWR) Naukluft Resort. Built into an old German Historic Fort built in 1897, Namutoni Resort is the perfect setting for a cultural adventure on the African savannah. It is located in the eastern part of the Etosha National Park in close proximity to the Fisher’s Pan – a hotspot for birders.

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

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Windhoek’s Exclusive Lifestyle Estate Nearing Completion

the-art security to privacy and convenience while centrally located in the prestigious Klein Windhoek Valley. Am Weinberg Estate is a first in its class and stands out as one of the Namibia’s most attractive and sought after residential and business destinations. CONVENIENCE Two of Windhoek’s top restaurants bring fine dining to your doorstep, giving you the choice of meat, seafood and vegetarian cuisine while enjoying glorious views and fine wine. The farm style delicatessen offers a variety of local and imported dairy and meat products, perfect for healthy readymade family meals or catering for friends. You can even have milk and homemade delicacies delivered to your door.

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access to facilities on site. This dynamic development also offers onsite offices and high tech conference facilities, is conveniently close to Windhoek’s city centre and offers easy highway access to the Hosea Kutako International Airport. St Paul’s College Private School is just across the road and Maerua Mall is a stone’s throw away. LIVING Am Weinberg Estate features professionally designed north facing residential properties that invite comfort and exude modern elegance. Residence have the option of an exclusive Terrace House or Luxury Villa. The

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Celia in Africa It seems few local or international travellers can resist these unique canvas and leather Ndebele beaded bags, the brainchild of Celia du Preez of Celia in Africa…with a load of creative help from a team of Ndebele grandmothers Edited by: Anne Schauffer Photographs supplied by: Celia in Africa

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elia du Preez grew up on a farm in the North West

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windmills dominate the landscape, you still go

includes a range of Ndebele Beaded Bags which Celia designs:

barefoot to school, and where time ticks a bit slower.” Celia’s

“I officially launched in March 2016, but I worked for about 18

always loved the bush and grew up heading off to Kruger

months leading up to that - sourcing, testing, interviewing,

National Park annually: “I learned lots from my Dad and I now

photographing and making samples. It’s been an organic

have the privilege of living in the bush again.”

process. My primary goal was to support local artists, make

Celia describes herself as an adventurous spirit, and her

them even prouder of their tradition and culture in an attempt

travels have led her to weird and wonderful places. Apart

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from her own adventures, she’s also worked on Cruise Liners

intricate knowledge and allowing skills transfer between the

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generations. Otherwise the traditions will eventually disappear.

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attraction for people of the earth who live simplistic but rich,

becoming increasingly important to get back to basics, keep

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traditions intact, support local communities’ pride in their

Celia is currently South African based, and is the Production Executive at Hayward’s Grand Safaris where she creates fivestar luxurious tented safari events for illustrious clients in inhospitable areas where no other hotels exist.

culture (especially arts and crafts), as this is a built-in safety net for the survival and ethics of future generations.“ Celia began by driving around the countryside: “I found a wonderful group of older women – all grandmothers - with

But she’s developed another life too: “Through our

whom I currently work. They’re based about 80km north of

expeditions in southern Africa in search of new territory for

my home, on the border of Gauteng and Mpumalanga, in the

tented camps, I often wander off the beaten track looking for

Ndebele tribal area. Most work from home, but also have

the pulse of the region and heartbeat of the community: the

a shop where they do needlework for the local community

local artisans, storytellers and elders of a village, the sacred

and sell their wares. The Ndebele women are creative artists

values of the area and the inspiration for what is created or

well versed in beading, and I guide and mentor them into

traded. My inquisitive mind had been looking for a long while

creating artwork with universal appeal. I ensure they have

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the necessary craft materials and tools, and troubleshoot the process from start to finish.” Currently, Celia is in a joint venture with a KwaZulu-Natal based community and factory. Her ultimate dream is to have so many orders for the bags that they’ll be able to open a dedicated Arts and Culture Centre, funded by the project: “I purchase the materials, beads, thread, cut the patterns, drive to meet the crafters, and so on. When the work’s ready, there’s quality control, fine tuning, and then I deliver the bags to a leather factory where I choose the hide and colour leather for the production line.” All materials are locally produced - a tannery for the leather, local canvas and locally sourced glass beads. Each Ndebele Beaded Bag comes with a cultural influence, is traditional in design, unique in colour, user friendly and of a very high quality. The designs are practical for those on safari who live out of a suitcase. The quality canvas and leather are durable, and not too heavy when exiting and entering small aircraft with limited space. For Celia, her ideas for expansion of the brand is based on product lines: “I’d eventually like to have a group of artisans working on viable projects in each tribal area of South Africa, celebrating all our tribes in southern Africa with distinctive products.”

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Africa Geographic Photographer Of The Year 2017 The annual Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year winners have just been announced…and together with sensational prizes, the winners, category finalists and certain selected images will be featured in Africa Geographic’s 2017 Yearbook Edited by: Anne Schauffer Photographs supplied by: Africa Geographic

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he Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2017 – with key sponsors Canon and Land Rover – consists of three categories, each resulting in a winner. From

those three winners, a single overall Photographer of the Year is chosen. The categories are wildlife, travel, and culture. The week before the winners are announced, 26 finalists are chosen, and this is the pool from which the winners emerge. These are narrowed down to five potential overall winners, and then the overall winner. The four ‘commendable finalists’ are essentially, the runner up entries which were nipping at the heels of the winner. Likewise, Facebook, Instagram and the Africa Geographic community have another category: each of the 3 category winners as chosen by public vote via Africa Geographic’s Facebook community, qualifies as a finalist for the title of “Facebook favourite”. The ‘most popular’ Instagram entry was awarded separately. The judges emanate from the Africa Geographic team members.

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Winner 2017 This year, the overall winner came from the wildlife category. John Vosloo’s “Circles of Protection”, won the Wildlife category and Vosloo is the 2017 Photographer of the Year. As well as the title, he walks away with R10,999 worth of equipment from Canon South Africa, and a Big Cat Photo Safari for two provided by At Close Quarters, inclusive of four nights accommodation at Djuma Vuyatela Lodge in Sabi Sands and flights included, all valued at R52 000.

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COMMENDABLE FINALIST Johan Mocke – “He who adapts best, wins!” (Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa/Botswana) The judges’ comments: “This photo had us jumping out of our seats from the moment we first saw it. At first glance, this is opportunistic photography at its finest. Anyone who’s spent just one day out in the bush with a camera will know what we’re talking about. But, if you’ve been lucky enough, as we have, to sit staring at this photo (sometimes thirty minutes on its own) debating and deliberating, you’ll know that this photograph is something more – it’s the symbol of a pure passion and dedication to wildlife photography.” “It takes a passionate interest in this jackal’s behaviour for the photographer to know how to capture this exact moment. In a world of instantaneous and forgotten moments, the ability to vividly capture a moment like this is special. We greatly appreciate that, and as far as forgotten moments are concerned, well, the jackal would go on to hunt many more sandgrouse – but likely never be so perfectly captured in action again. Thus, this photograph was a strong contender for the winner’s prize.”

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COMMENDABLE FINALIST George Turner – “A magical shower” (Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania) The judges’ comments: “This photo clearly spells one thing for us: magic. There is magic in the way the photographer has captured the mixture of ethereal lighting and the soft and tranquil rain, and in the photographer’s words, ‘the effect of creating hope’. That alone makes this a stunning photograph.” “The fact that there’s a perfectly captured subject of Africa’s most graceful and elegant cat adds to the magic. This is a Narniaesque photo where the cheetah seems to be inviting you into his world. This stunningly captured evocative story that perfectly illustrates the graceful side of these magic cats made it a strong contender for the winner.”

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COMMENDABLE FINALIST Panos Laskarakis – “Thirsty look” (Serengeti National Park, Tanzania) The judges’ comments: “This photograph speaks to us deeply of raw, wild Africa. This is not Africa imagined or created – this is real Africa. If there was one standout photograph that could be used to portray a sense of untamed wilderness, it would be this ‘chocolate lion’.” “The focused look in the lion’s eyes and the mud on its fur, tells the story of an entirely wild creature living an entirely wild existence. The fact that this magnificent creature was captured in one of the wildest places on Earth, the Serengeti, is fitting. We strive to celebrate real, wild Africa and the success of this photograph in that regard made it a very strong contender for the winner.”

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COMMENDABLE FINALIST Ernest Porter – “A rock monitor hides in a tree” (Ndumo Game Reserve, South Africa) The judges’ comments: “Never have we so kindly received such an open invitation into the world of reptiles than the story captured in this photograph. Who does that piercing stare belong to? How long has it been staring at us for? Are we intruding on its territory? It seems likely that it’ll slink off in the blink of an eye – will we ever see it again? “The multiple stories in a single moment so perfectly captured in this photograph made it a strong contender for the overall winner.”

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CULTURE CATEGORY WINNER Christophe Lapeze - “Proud” (Omo Valley, Ethiopia) The judges’ comments: “Christophe Lapeze’s image of a proud Mursi woman in Ethiopia is, for us, the most evocatively told story of tribal culture in this year’s selection. This particular shot stands out above the other photos in this category as a bold and strong portrayal of cultural authenticity – almost as if the woman had taken it herself. “Here, she is not being ‘staged’ or ‘showcased’ as has become the somewhat blurred norm with cultural photography. She seems to be showcasing herself, sending a bold statement of pride in her culture, and our obligation to respect it. Our refreshed sense of respect for her and her culture is what ultimately decided this photo as the winner of the Culture category.”

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TRAVEL CATEGORY WINNER Willem Kruger - “Quiver trees in the Richtersveld” (Richterveld, South Africa) The judges’ comments: “Willem Kruger’s star trail image is another standout image in its genre. While most astropotography invites us to explore the universe beyond, this particular photo with its seemingly simple foreground, invites us to explore the wonder of the universe from a uniquely African perspective – what if we were walking, alone at night, lost in the African desert pondering the mysteries of life and the secrets of our universe? What if we climbed that hill to discover more? What world would be revealed to us?”

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FACEBOOK CATEGORY WINNER OVERALL WINNER & WILDLIFE CATEGORY WINNER The “FACEBOOK FAVOURITE” – as voted by AG’s Facebook community: Björn Persson - “End of the rainbow” (Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya) Photographer’s comments: “At the end of the rainbow you won’t find gold in the Maasai Mara.”

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FACEBOOK CATEGORY WINNER CULTURE WINNER The “FACEBOOK FAVOURITE” – as voted by AG’s Facebook community: Ferdinand Veer - “Gift of life” (Kalahari Desert, South Africa) Photographer’s comments: “Water is precious to the bushman of the Kalahari Desert, so they sometimes store it in empty ostrich eggs for those times of need. Here, a member of the Kruiper family drinks water out of one of these eggs. I could tell that using this ancient technique for storing water held great importance to him.”

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FACEBOOK CATEGORY WINNER TRAVEL WINNER The “FACEBOOK FAVOURITE” – as voted by AG’s Facebook community: Beverly Houwing - “Star trails over Chapman’s baobab” (Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana) Photographer’s comment: “Chapman’s baobab is named after James Chapman (1831-1872) who was an explorer of Southern Africa and came across this vast baobab on July 10, 1852 while traversing the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. This is an iconic tree that David Livingstone and Frederick Selous camped under during their explorations, and one of the three largest baobabs in Africa. I got an opportunity to capture this tree under moonless skies as a long exposure with stars trailed through it. Sadly, on the 7th January, 2016, it fell to the ground. This tree holds a special place in Africa’s amazing history.”

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INSTAGRAM CATEGORY WINNER OVERALL WINNER INSTAGRAM “MOST POPULAR” WINNER – as voted by AG’s Instagram community: luv4sol - “Sunset over the grasslands” (Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda) Photographer’s comments: “There are few things as beautiful as an African sky at sunrise or sunset.”

For further info on Africa Geographic’s Photographer of the Year, visit: www.africageographic.com

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A Future for All My Children

In the severely underprivileged area of Katutura, a young, 22-year old German student, Lena Palm, cares about better living conditions for the younger generation living there Words by Britta Surholt Photographs supplied by: Klaus Becker

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Lena is happy, because the container for the new soup

accepted her daughter's decision to move to Africa; after all,

kitchen has been delivered as ordered, Geovanni has fully

she too is ‘infected’ by a love for the people and the beauty

recovered after undergoing major abdominal surgery, and

of the country. “Of course I miss Lena at home", Petra, a tour

tomorrow morning Lena’s mother will visit her in Namibia.

guide, admits. "But on the other hand, we are madly proud

These are great prospects for Lena Palm, who has for a year now, been living and working more than 10,000 kilometers from home.

of her and what she is achieving here", she adds, giving her oldest daughter a warm hug. While Lena drives the car somewhat rapidly on the left

In January 2016, Lena moved from Aachen to Namibia: "A

side of the road, she enthusiastically discusses the project

voluntary year of social work right after graduating from high

about which she feels very strongly: an association she has

school opened my eyes,” the petite young woman reports.

created called ‘Wadadee Cares’. Lena goes into raptures

"After that, I definitely couldn't return to my life in Germany."

about the wonderful kids she is taking care of in several

Lena primarily takes care of children in the ghetto

different facilities. A little boy, an orphan named Geovanni,

of Windhoek, Katutura. She is actively supported in all

is one of her favourites. He has just had an operation in

her planning by her mother Petra, in Germany. Petra has

Germany: internal abdominal wall and umbilical hernias

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had to be corrected. Thanks to Lena`s efforts, the Aachen Marien Hospital carried out the operation at no charge, and the flights were sponsored by Air Namibia. Today, we are going to the kindergarten in Katutura. Katutura is populated by a deprived community forcibly moved here in the 1950s. Translated into English, Katutura means, “a place where we don't want to live". But Lena happily lives and works in Katutura, and so too, do the volunteers who go to Namibia to participate in the work of ‘Wadadee Cares’. Several volunteers from Germany currently work there. It is Lena who assigns the helpers to the different projects - she looks after them regularly and looks forward to hearing their impressions. With a big hello, Lena is welcomed as the children crowd around her. Just like Lena, Petra knows many of the children by name; she knows their origins and their fates. Nearly 350 children are romping about on the dusty playground of the kindergarten and preschool called ‘Love Your Neighbour’. Pastor Alida Swartz runs the lively commotion, together with her four grown daughters. Lena praises her saying, "What Alida is achieving here is just sensational", and in confirmation, Lena gets a warm hug from Alida. A basis is established here for a better education leading to a better future. English is taught at big blackboards with nearly 100 children sitting in the classroom each morning when Mary teaches them. At noon, we head to the orphanage named ‘Hope Village’, in which 80 children have currently found a caring home. Lena knows the ritual of welcome: within seconds, the children succeed in climbing into her car. "Great to see them so happy", Lena says and can hardly move with children clinging to her arms and legs. Despite the enrolment for the new semester – which has just begun after the break – Lena is not by a long way into her ‘study mode’. Now she has the support of her mother, she wants to get a lot of work done: she wants to make progress with building the soup kitchen for the kindergarten playground and hopes to arrange a meeting to develop a cooperation with the Waldorf Kindergarten in Windhoek. Geovanni may stay with Lena and Petra at the Wadadee house for the weekend. When he is brought to the kindergarten on Monday, his knowledge of German will have improved: to Lena’s declaration "Hab Dich lieb" – which means, “I love you” – he promptly answers, "Ich Dich auch", which means, “I love you too.” 48|

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To Become a Godparent “Wadadee Cares� was founded in 2015 by Lena Palm, together with her family and friends. The organization supports charitable projects in the district of Katutura. You can make a donation or become a Godparent to one of the children for only 10 Euros monthly. Each donation helps and directly benefits the children. For more information visit: www.wadadeecares.com Donations account: IBAN: DE34 3905 0000 1070 1832 21 BIC: AACSDE33 Sparkasse Aachen

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A summer safari in Botswana Words by Nirvani Pillay Photographs supplied by: Wilderness Safaris

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arrived at Abu Camp which lies right in the heart of

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seeds ready to germinate on the nutrient-rich mounds. The conditions are perfect for new life to sprout. And so termite mounds have a cement-like consistency held together by massive jackelberry, camel-thorn and marula trees. DumaTau Camp in the Linyanti complemented our visit to the Okavango Delta in many ways. Designed with a stylish early explorer theme, DumaTau’s iconic sunset deck floats on the lagoon – and as African sunsets go, they can be pretty amazing in these parts. . In fact, coupled with a summer storm, sunsets here can cause a hitch in your breath in response to its sheer beauty. On a particular summer’s afternoon, one side of the sky was a brilliant dazzle of orange, pink, purple and red and the other a fury of grey, black and indigo. We sat on the deck with some personalised cocktails feeling very content and quite alive, what with all the colours and sounds around us. Walking and experiencing the bush at eye-level is a mustdo!

I’ve done walks in some amazing safari destinations

across southern Africa but this particular walk turned out to be one of the most memorable. It started out as a pretty regular walk learning about the various flora and seeing some plains game. About an hour and half into it, our guide told us to stop. Just around a termite mound was a lone wild dog, who could sense us but was a little unsure as to what humans were doing here. Since generally where there is one dog, there are sure to be more, and they’re always on the move; we headed back to the vehicle – just a little way away – the better to follow them. Sure enough, as we came around a corner, there was another wild dog, running, jumping and whining as he greeted his buddy. Each time my memory recalls that day there’s this big goofy grin on my face. The green season in the Okavango Delta and the Linyanti is the time for one’s senses to come alive. You’re constantly reminded of your slowing pulse when you’re away from the constant distraction of deadlines and responsibilities, yet there’s a simultaneous quickening of the heart when you catch sight of one of the many wonders of nature. There’s that kid-like glee when you safari in one of the world’s most precious wonders and last true remaining wilderness areas. Wilderness Safaris is Africa’s leading authentic and sustainable ecotourism company. The operation began 35 years ago in Botswana and has since expanded into eight African countries, including Namibia. Visit www.wildernesssafaris.com for more information on their luxury safari lodges. Botswana is a perfect complement to the deserts of Namibia. Air Namibia flies into Botswana’s capital, Gaborone. A short regional flight will take visitors to Maun from where the Jewel of the Kalahari can be accessed on light air transfers.

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Grand new group venture poised to boost wine and spirits industry Magic happens when an international wine and spirits competition joins forces with a major airline, a key hotel group, a publishing company and a wine trading company - all with one focus, namely to boost the wine industry. How else, with such energy and such commitment?

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key sponsors of South Africa’s largest and most influential wine and spirits competition: The Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards. Among others, these sponsorships will add value for all producers who enter their wines and spirits in the Michelangelo, as the wine and spirits of all entries received will be served on flights that offer a bar service, irrespective of whether the wine or spirits was awarded a Michelangelo medal. The Michelangelo has furthermore entered into a joint venture and shareholding agreement with Media Nova Publishing of Namibia and Tamasa Trading South Africa. Media Nova Publishing publishes the in-flight magazine of 19 airlines, while Tamasa Trading conducts boutique, high end wine and spirits shows in SADEC, Africa and the Far East, as well as supplying wine to a wide international client base. This move is aimed at drastically adding value, brand recognition and sales to the wine and spirits industry through

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a number of exclusive, bespoke shows on the African continent. The first of these is planned to take place at the Tsogo Sun group’s Sandton Sun Hotel later this year.

a part of the Michelangelo competition and all its offshoots.” The Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards has grown to become South Africa’s largest wine and

Tsogo Sun will also host the Michelangelo’s prestigious

spirits competition, measured in both entries received, and

awards dinner in Cape Town at the end of September. In

international recognition. In 2016 - it’s 20th year of continuous

addition, the judging process and awards dinner will be filmed

operation - the Michelangelo attracted no less than 1 829

and screened in the hotel group’s 14 600 rooms in more than

wine entries from South Africa, Europe and South America.

100 hotels and entertainment venues.

Michelangelo, Media Nova, Tamasa Trading, and Tsogo

In a bold move the Michelangelo has introduced an

Sun – with the added support of one of South Africa’s major

innovative awards program of QR codes printed on its

airlines - are poised to bring the South African Wine Industry

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consumers to access the wine’s tasting notes, as well as the website of the specific wine farm, driving traffic and sales leads to all participating wine farms from the international marketplace. Michelangelo judge and a director of South African leading liquor retailer, Norman Goodfellows, Carrie Adams, says, “At a

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The CLA Coupé A CLA Coupé is impressive. The design makes it stand out from the crowd, while the technology allows it to always be at the forefront, so you can get the job done your own way and in style

Take a closer look The CLA Coupé is the perfect vehicle to let you Grow Up Your Own Way. With highlights like these, you can’t help but agree. The cutting-edge design of the CLA Coupé is the modern interpretation of the coupé silhouette – a true masterpiece.

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The interior and its chrome elements Luxury lovers will not be able to do without the interior chrome elements. Starting at the dashboard and on to the media display, the elegant chrome look is present throughout the entire vehicle interior.

Distance Pilot DISTRONIC When you hit the town in the evening, Distance Pilot DISTRONIC and ATTENTION ASSIST work together to make sure you get there ready to have a good time. Distance Pilot DISTRONIC automatically keeps a safe distance behind the cars ahead while ATTENTION ASSIST lets you know when you’re not focussed on the road; all in the name of safety.

HANDS-FREE ACCESS With the optional HANDS-FREE ACCESS function, you can open and close the boot door of the CLA CoupĂŠ without having to touch it. Simply hold your foot under the rear of the vehicle for less than a second, two sensors will trigger and activate the opening of the boot. Particularly practical when you have your hands full, and your key is out of reach.

4MATIC all-wheel drive 4MATIC all-wheel combination of dynamism, traction and efficiency has been brought together with fully variable torque drive which gives you better grip and control in every driving situation. The best possible distribution. This allows the vehicle to be set up with various ratios from purely rearwheel drive to a 50:50 split between the front and rear axles. No matter the weather conditions, feel greater safety behind the wheel.

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Celebrating 50 years of Mercedes-AMG success

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AMG – these three letters stand worldwide for supreme

development of new groups of customers. Today, sports

automotive performance: exclusivity, efficiency and high

car enthusiasts can choose from a large selection of the

driving dynamics. The company founded by Hans-Werner

AMG GT family. Another factor is the worldwide success of

Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher in 1967 is celebrating its

the popular eight-cylinder models in the 63 series, and the

50th anniversary in 2017. In the course of this half century,

45 series models in the compact segment. Because the 43

Mercedes-AMG has further consolidated its position as an

series models launched on a broad front captivate very many

extremely successful sports car and performance brand with

customers, they put the modern product range of Mercedes-

numerous successes in motorsport and the development

AMG on a broad, sound basis. The biggest sales markets

of unique road-going vehicles. Today, as a wholly owned

were again the USA, Germany and China.

subsidiary of Daimler AG, the Affalterbach-based company represents the sporting spearhead of the Group. For each of

Development of new categories of customers through

the now around 1600 employees, the focus will be on the

portfolio expansion

brand promise of "Driving Performance", which unites the core strengths of AMG: cutting-edge technology and a passion for

2016 saw the biggest strategic model initiative in the history

dynamic, emotionally appealing products. The basis for this is

of Mercedes-AMG: with over ten new models being added

the phenomenal engine technology of Mercedes-AMG. And

to the product portfolio; from January 2017 performance-

the company from Affalterbach has lastingly underpinned

minded customers are able to choose from over 50 models.

its high development capabilities with the two in-house

In each category, Mercedes-AMG boasts a comprehensive

designed sports cars, the SLS AMG and the AMG GT. AMG

and impressive selection: from the most powerful production

started into the anniversary year with record figures under

four-cylinder engine in the compact segment to sporty,

its belt, delivering almost 100,000 vehicles in 2016 and thus

elegant models with a superior twelve-cylinder engine, from

growing by more than 40 percent while being in the middle of

saloons and estates in a wide variety of output classes to a

the biggest strategic model initiative in the company's history.

broad range of SUVs and coupĂŠs, to cabriolets and different

The strong first quarter of 2017 suggests that the

types of roadsters. The available technology is among the

barrier of 100,000 units will fall in the anniversary year. This

best on offer in the respective vehicle categories, ranging

dynamic growth was made possible by continuous further

from optimised rear-wheel drive to state-of-the-art all-wheel

development of the performance models, which are in greater

drive, as well as from a dual-clutch transmission to a sporty

demand than ever. However, the strategic broadening of the

nine-gear automatic transmission.

portfolio in past years has also resulted in the successful

At the same time, the sports car and performance brand

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has won entirely new groups of customers with its recently

have reached the youngest ever AMG clientèle: the most

launched 43 series models. The 43 series models come

represented age group here is 35 to 45 years. Many buyers

with a powerful and efficient six-cylinder engine. Other

purchase their first Mercedes-AMG in the form of one of the

hallmarks of the 43 series derivatives include a special

compact models.

transmission configuration with shorter shift times as well as discrete axle designs and suspensions, powerful brake

Sports car family is growing gradually

components and other visual interior/exterior distinguishing features, confirming the models as typical AMG vehicles

In less than three years, the second sports car series

that fully deliver on the brand claim of "Driving Performance"

developed completely in house has become a family of

while authentically representing the brand in the respective

seven, which includes coupés and roadsters. With the

segments.

Mercedes-AMG GT model series, the Affalterbach-based company is once again underlining its positioning as a sports

New target groups, younger buyers: the AMG compact

car brand. The front mid-engine concept with transaxle and

cars

the intelligent aluminium lightweight construction form the basis for a highly dynamic driving experience. With

The entry of Mercedes-AMG into the compact class – and

the AMG GT R and the two open-top variants, the AMG GT

therefore a completely new market segment – in 2013 was

Roadster and the AMG GT C Roadster, the sports car family

another important milestone: the compact 45 series models

has been enhanced with fascinating models. The decision in

immediately impressed with their sporty driving experience

favour of further expansion has already been made: the AMG

and the emotionally appealing design. Accordingly they also

GT Concept, which celebrated its première in Geneva, gives

attracted new customers to the performance and sports car

an initial look ahead.

brand. Featuring the world's most powerful series-production four-cylinder engine and the performance-oriented AMG

Exclusive AMG Private Lounge

4MATIC all-wheel drive, the compact sports models clearly stand for hallmark AMG Driving Performance. Due to the

Another central component of customer support is the

strong demand, it is only logical to offer the customers in

online AMG Private Lounge. The online platform invites AMG

future an even broader selection in this segment as well.

owners to share their passion for the brand with other AMG

The four-cylinder models not only lead their market

enthusiasts. At present, the AMG Private Lounge Community

segment in terms of performance and driving fun, they

has more than 55,000 accredited members worldwide.

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Insider knowledge, direct contact with Affalterbach, exclusive

wheel can be allocated torque individually. The result: the

events and opportunities to communicate and exchange

driver directly experiences a tangible increase in performance.

ideas give the brand a more approachable face. No other car

AMG Driving Academy: learn from the pros

manufacturer offers anything comparable. At the AMG Driving Academy customers experience the Innovative combination of combustion engine and electric

fascination of the AMG brand in a thrilling way. It offers driving

motor

experiences and training sessions for individual requirements, giving customers the opportunity to become acquainted

After the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 vehicle, the show car is the second AMG model to bear the new

with the potential of a Mercedes-AMG and simultaneously increase their handling safety on roads and race tracks.

designation "EQ Power+", which all performance hybrids from

During AMG RACETRACK training, the participants

Mercedes-AMG will be given in future. The performance

develop their driving skills under the instruction of coaches

hybrid system combines the powerful 4.0-litre V8 biturbo

experienced in racing and with the aid of data recording

engine with an additional powerful electric motor and thus

and video analyses. They are coached by top instructors

ensures extremely immediate response and offers an

– including racing greats like Bernd Schneider and Karl

extraordinarily high system performance.

Wendlinger or trainers active in motorsport's long-distance

Characteristically for the brand, the maximum Driving

and rally series, such as Jan Seyffarth and Hannes Danzinger.

Performance in the form of extremely high driving dynamics

At the AMG Winter Sporting the participants experience

is the Affalterbach engineers' focus. This is why the AMG

driving enjoyment and performance in extreme conditions,

GT Concept has a balanced axle load distribution. The fully

for example at 66.12° latitude north and 17.93° longitude east

variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive is also

near Arjeplog in Lapland, northern Sweden, not far from the

supported by the electric motor. It drives the rear wheels

Arctic Circle. Here prepared routes on a frozen lake await the

directly and has the effect of an additional booster. Besides

AMG enthusiasts, who can perfect their driving technique in

this, according to the principle of Torque Vectoring, every

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Fullback, the one-ton pickup from Fiat Professional Fullback completes the already vast range of Fiat Professional vehicles and marks another step forward in its history that started in 1903, since then it has been synonymous with competence, reliability and innovation

A distinctive style and contents The Fullback has sporty proportions with its forward extending cab and a reduced front overhang. The front has a definite touch of Italian style in line with the new stylistic mark of the brand. The sides have distinct ribs that streamline the body and the rear is well connected to the cab. The interiors reflect the functionality of a work vehicle as well as the comfort and elegance of a high range SUV. Perfectly in line with the best of the competition in terms of configuration, dimensions and engines, Fiat Professional's new pick-up in South Africa will be available with two engine options on the double cab - a 2.5-litre diesel with a power output from 100kW to 131kW, whilst the single cab comes standard with a 2.4-litre petrol engine that delivers 97kW. The petrol engine is provided with a five -speed manual gearbox, the diesel engine offer is aligned to the best competition and can be combined, according to each market’s offer, with a manual gearbox or automatic transmission, both with five speeds. Transmissions and suspensions Fullback is available in a 4X2 version (rear-wheel drive) in the single and double cab, as well as in a 4X4 version (allwheel drive) in the double cab; the latter will certainly be the one most appreciated by those who, for work reasons, need to reach areas that are far away from asphalted roads

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or drive down tough off-road trails; with part time 4x4 manual

Body colours

selection and rear differential lockers(e locker) , the Fullback is capable of getting you through the toughest terrain .

The Fullback will be available in Metallic Silver, Titanium grey, Brown, Pearl White (Only 4x4 Double cab), Black Mica,

Trim level The Fullback range consists of three model derivatives as

Solid Red and solid White. Dimensions and load capacity

mentioned earlier. The single cab 2.4 Petrol (97Kw) 4x2 comes standard with the following: 2wd High rider, power windows,

Built for facing even the most challenging missions,

manual air conditioning, central power locking, 16” steel

Fullback boasts a large load capacity and a very high degree

wheels, cloth seats, ABS with EBD and the rear load bin is

of strength, which is mostly due to its ladder frame chassis. In

rubberised. The Double cab 2.5 Diesel (100Kw) 4x2 SX comes

detail, all Fullback versions have a max. Height of 1,780 mm,

standard with E-locker rear axle, leather trim, cruise control,

widths of up to 1,815 mm and a wheelbase of 3,000 mm. The

power windows front and rear, manual air conditioner, driver

total length varies depending on the configuration: it reaches

and passenger airbags, ABS with EBD, central locking, keyless

5,220 mm with the Single Cab and 5,345 mm with the Double

entry (remote), audio controls on steering wheel, 17” alloy

Cab. The length of the load compartment also varies - 2,265

wheels, tow bar and rubberised. The flagship Double cab 2.5

mm for the Single Cab version and 1,520 mm for the Double

Diesel (131Kw) 4x4 LX comes standard with part time 4WD,

Cab version. Its capacity is more than one ton and its towable

E-locker Rear Axle, 17” alloy wheels, Bi Xenon headlights,

weight is up to three tonnes.

leather trim, cruise control, Bluetooth & USB, automatic air conditioner, rear view camera, driver and passenger airbags, ABS with EBD, keyless entry (remote), audio controls on steering, tow bar and rubberised rear load bin.

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The Stellenbosch Hotel S tellenbosch is synonymous with history, award-

A period of renovation and refurbishment in 2015 and

winning wine, wholesome food and oak-lined

2016 saw nine new guest rooms added to an already

streets. Perfectly positioned on Dorp Street in

impressive inventory. The Stellenbosch Hotel offers a range

a vibrant and central location, The Stellenbosch Hotel

of accommodation choices and each room is equipped with

embodies warm hospitality and is the ideal base from which

en suite bathroom, bar fridge, telephone, room-safe, flat

to explore the town and the myriad of excellent wine estates

panel satellite television (DSTv), Wi-Fi and air-conditioning.

in the region.

Petite rooms are perfect for an affordable, cozy stay. Classic

The hotel was built on land granted to J.J. Swart by

rooms offer classic comfort and are more suited to longer

Governor Simon van der Stel between 1692 and 1701. Certain

stays. Luxury rooms are more spacious and are the most

sections of the building date back to 1706. A long-serving

popular.

member of the Dutch East India Company, Swart and his family lived here until 1743.

The Stellenbosch Hotel also offers several self-catering apartments. These include Studio apartments, Standard Two-

The facade of the corner section is Cape Dutch and has

Bedroom apartments, Luxury Two-Bedroom apartments and

been restored to its original architecture of 1815, while the

a Three-Bedroom apartment. Studio apartments give guests

adjoining Dorp Street section has a rare Cape Dutch Revival

their own smartly appointed flat in central Stellenbosch – a

facade, circa 1876. The property was declared a National

prospect alive with possibilities. Standard Two-Bedroom

Monument when the hotel opened in 1987.

apartments are perfect for family getaways in the heart of

A classic boutique style hotel, The Stellenbosch Hotel

the Winelands. Luxury Two-Bedroom apartments – now

is a short walk from restaurants, coffee shops, a shopping

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of them housing pieces by renowned artists. One such

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Each apartment has a lounge or living area, fully-equipped

whose works create a joyful splash of colour – also in The

kitchenette, telephone, room-safe, flat panel satellite

Stellenbosch Hotel.

television (DSTv), Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and private balcony.

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Each morning, guests are treated to a delectable abundance of breakfast options at Stellenbosch Kitchen, the in-house restaurant. After 16 months of extensive renovations, Stellenbosch Kitchen opened in December 2015 with a “pasture-to-plate” philosophy and a menu that focuses on sustainability and the region’s finest seasonal ingredients. Dishes are adapted from classics found around the world by blending the traditional with a modern twist. A unique Spanish Josper charcoal oven adds to the flavour. The restaurant offers a superb variety of top quality wines from the Stellenbosch region. A selection of local and international artisanal beers is also available.

CONTACT: Tel: +27 (0)21 887-3033 http://www.stellenboschhotel.co.za Corner of Dorp & Andringa Streets, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa GPS Coordinates: Latitude: -33.938705 | Longitude: 18.861465

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House of Anin – house of many birds

Authentically Namibian hand-embroidered Bed Linen, Table Linen, Scatter Cushions and more, all on the highest quality cotton and linen textiles, is the trademark of Casa Anin. A second generation Namibian family business, House of Anin’s reputation has grown far beyond its borders and beginnings

Edited by Anne Schauffer Photographs supplied by: House of Anin

A

nin is not just a name, it is a Nama word for many

impoverished women’s talent for embroidery, a skill learned

birds. The Nama are part of the Khoikhoi peoples

from the missionary women in the early 1900s and passed

of Namibia who live in the South.

down for generations.

Heidi von Hase was the creative, city girl wife of a

The very first meetings of Anin embroidery took place

successful Swakara farmer. Milking cows, processing meat

in the shade of a camel thorn tree, where Heidi von Hase

and growing vegetables were a giant step away from the

established the group in 1987.

ease of supermarkets and other city comforts, and their little family was expanding with four young daughters.

Initially Heidi supplied the women with textiles, threads, and creative direction. The motifs they chose mostly depicted

But Heidi’s creativity hadn’t vanished, it was merely looking

the many birds of Anin itself and familiar scenes from village

for an opportunity. She witnessed the struggle and poverty of

life in Hoachanas. Strips of fabric and threads were given to the

people in the neighbouring village, Hoachanas…but she also

ladies to work onto, and they formed both the functional and

appreciated - and identified as an opportunity for them - the

aesthetic appeal that is still the core feature of the ‘anin style’

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today. Once the strips are embroidered, they are washed

Today, Anin is headed up by Heidi von Hase’s daughter

and sewn up into the required product. Customisation is

Anabel Loubser and husband Stephan: “For us this is more

possible, too, so sizes and specific embroidery requests can

than a family business, it’s about real people working,

be accommodated.

laughing and crying together”. Like us, our employees have

Soon the Anin project provided an income for about

their own families and everyday challenges which we support

300 mothers and their families in Hoachanas. Using only

as they support us.” Anin turns 30 this year. Hand embroidery

the highest quality linen fabrics to embroider on, the Anin

has become the renewed focus of everything that takes

products were soon recognized as a hallmark for Namibian

place at House of Anin with the core vision being to uplift the

creativity and quality both locally and abroad.

community through hand embroidery’.

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Over the years Anin has established numerous retail outlets throughout Namibia and supplied goods to the world through international fairs and the tourism industry. House of Anin opened its Casa Anin retail stores in Swakopmund, Cape Town and Windhoek, and the business relocated to Windhoek where a loyal group of skilled women from Hoachanas are employed. Anin table- and bed linen is found in homes, hotels, bed and breakfasts, and game lodges in Namibia, Germany, South Africa, the UK, USA, New Zealand and Norway. House of Anin also offers online shopping through their website anin.com.na.

CONTACT: Tel: +264 61 256410 info@anin.com.na www.anin.com.na . www.facebook.com/casaanin 19 Bougain Villas Centre, 78 Sam Nujoma Drive Klein Windhoek, Windhoek, Namibia

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The rainmaker Marketing Academy The rainmaker Tourism and Hospitality keeps you up to date with the most recent developments in Digital Presence, Optimization, Reputation and Distribution Management. Every month we publish a dedicated marketing tip or highlight certain travel and consumer trends for the Tourism and Hospitality. rainmaker is the brainchild of some of the most experienced hospitality, tourism and digital marketing veterans in the industry. We bring 50 years of experience in the hotel, tourism, sales and marketing fields, as well as more than 15 years’ digital marketing experience to your project. This is enhanced by over 7 years of in-depth research and involvement in the Southern African hospitality and tourism industry, giving us peerless insight into the various source markets, market segments, value chains and market dynamics.

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Tip #3 | What is a Micro-moment? Google more and more frequently talks about so-called “micro-moments”, or “moments of decision”.

But what does this actually mean? It means reaching the right person at the right time with the right statement with each individual contact. Today there are no classic “online-sessions” like there were a year or two ago. We don’t “go online” anymore - we live online. We are permanently connected to the world through the internet. This applies especially to our international guests. The increasing spread of mobile devices makes life easy. At any time we have the power to do anything we like at our fingertips. We can search for information, book or buy things instantly. Time and location are no longer factors. It has never been easier to reach the right person at the right point in time with the right news with each individual contact. We not only use the internet for emails and to stay in contact with friends, we also experience moments online with intent and enthusiasm. Moments where we search for information, discover new things and are willing to make an instant decision. These are the “moments of decision” or the “micro-moments”. We all know them: the “I-want-to-look-at-this-moments”, the “I-want-to-do-this-now-moments”, the “I-have-to-findthis-moments” and the “I-want-to-have-this-now-moments”. These are moments, in which we expect our wishes and yearnings to be fulfilled immediately. Now. Not an hour or even days later. If it’s not instant, the moment is missed and with this, potential turnover for your business is won or lost.

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Identify the relevant moments of your goal group. For

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Fulfil the client’s demands immediately.

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Make all moments of decision measurable. This way

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HEALTH

Turning the light on depression When you’ve been there…or revisit that dark place regularly…you’re better equipped than anybody else, to help others manage that black hole. Carey Abercrombie talks about her journey

Words by Carey Abercrombie Photographs supplied by: Pixabay

I

’m folded in half over my legs. My hands reaching

closed the lid on that event and pushed it into the back of the

around my toes and chin resting on my knees. I’m

closet.

breathing deeply, strongly expanding and contracting

There is so much shame associated with depression in our

my diaphragm. I can feel the emotion welling up inside,

society. It’s as though we are less human because we can’t

building like a tsunami after my full back bend. And then tears.

force ourselves to be happy. In my opinion that makes us

Flooding down my cheeks, dripping on my mat as I quietly

more human. What is it to be human if we cannot feel pain

sob. I could FEEL again. Something inside me that I had

and despair? You can’t see the stars without the darkness. The

switched off was starting to wake up.

trouble is when you can’t see the stars at all and there is only

In their book “Overcoming Trauma through Yoga”

darkness.

Psychologists and Yoga teachers, David Emerson and

Depression for me has a way of slithering into my life

Elizabeth Hopper, speak of how trauma (of any kind including

unnoticed. A dark, sludgy visitor that some how grips me

accidents, war, loss, violence) can become ‘trapped’ in the

tightly and renders me almost useless. I can still function

body, and how moving consciously and with awareness this

relatively well and still respond “Fine thanks and you?” when

trauma can be released.

asked how I am. Heck I can still smile and appear no different

I have struggled with depression on and off for almost 16

to when I am not in a depression slump. But it’s those closest

years. After surviving a violent trauma at 19, my family, Doctor

to me that suffer the most and notice it most when I am down

and I all expected it. I went to counseling, and also saw a

the rabbit hole. A short temper, loss of vitality and building up

psychologist for a few sessions. And then life continued. I

a big wall of emotionless avoidance are what seem to define

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my depression. So when I started practicing yoga and that

notice when I am being mean to myself has transformed

wall started to crumble, I realised what I thought had been

how I respond to the world. This sounds like a very bold

resolved and ‘cured’ lay buried deeply in the depths of my

statement, but it is not new. Gandhi once said, ‘Be the

being.

change you wish to see in the world.’ By starting to show

I first started practicing Yoga to get fit and strong after

my own Self compassion, I am more able to show others

a friend suggested I try it. I was soon hooked and having

compassion. In the courses and teachings I have been

done dance at school I loved how it made my body feel

exposed to through Mindfulness Africa and Mindfulness

again. I spent many classes balled up in child’s pose

Association, there are always compassion exercises, and I

quietly sobbing. My body started opening and releasing

suggest any reader should explore the teachings of Kristin

the memories of my trauma on a physical level. It was

Neff as well as Paul Gilbert.

not easy, but it felt like a great relief. A space where I was

Mindfulness is starting to gain recognition in both the

allowed to feel. Somewhere I could play out my anger in

United Kingdom and the USA. Schools are implementing

a non-violent way using the energy that it built up inside

it to replace detention with remarkable effect or as part of

me. It was freedom. I was privileged enough to have

Life Skills. In the UK the NHS recommends Mindfulness

understanding friends and teachers who seemed to only

as complementary to regular therapy. Slowly and steadily

ask the ‘right’ questions and were always there for support.

people are recognising that multi-tasking and perfection

I was introduced to Mindfulness meditation by Mark Joseph shortly after qualifying as a yoga teacher through Cherryl Duncan. Mindfulness as defined by Rob Nairn is “Knowing what’s happening while it’s happening, without preference.” A

are not the only ways to reach success. Our mental health is slowly becoming as important to us as our physical health, and research into this area of our lives is proving that what the ancient yogis and sages have passed down really works.

formal Mindfulness meditation practice allows you the

Yoga and meditation have been important structures

opportunity to watch your thoughts and become aware of

in my life to help me manage through periods of mild

your own mind and all its many layers and intricacies. What

depression. They are however not the only things and I do

has often fascinated me (and saved me) is how the mind

recommend seeking help from a professional first. Finding

will only reveal the thoughts and memories that you are

the right teachers is also important.

able to manage or cope with. And each time they reveal

I’m still learning what my triggers are, but without the

themselves you might uncover a new truth about the

practice and training of watching my thoughts and feeling

situation. In the same way Yoga can release the physicality

my body moment by moment, these would never be

of the trauma, so Mindfulness can release the mentality.

revealed to me. Krishnamurti once said “The seeing is the

Yoga is often described as ‘Mindful Movement’.

doing”. We do not necessarily have to change the fact that

Like going to the gym every day and lifting weights

we are in a depression, but perhaps by becoming aware

will increase your muscles, practicing Mindfulness daily

(with kindness) that we are and what might have triggered

will strengthen your capacity to remain present in every

it could transform it into something different.

situation, providing you with the clarity of mind to respond to rather than react on impulse, in the moment. Arianna Huffington quotes Steve Jobs in her book ‘Thrive’: “If you just sit and observe, you will see how

Contact:

restless your mind is. If you try to calm it, it only makes it worse, but over time it does calm, and when it does,

Carey Abercrombie facilitates an Eight Week Mindfulness Based

there’s room to hear more subtle things- that’s when your

Living Course in and around Durban, and teaches yoga privately or in

intuition starts to blossom and you start to see things more

small intimate groups.

clearly and be in the present more. Your mind just slows

She also offers her skills to companies who wish to empower their

down, and you see a tremendous expanse in the moment.

employees with these practices. Contact her if you have any questions or

You see so much more than you could see before.”

would like advice.

Mindfulness has helped me realise that the trauma I experienced does not have to define each present moment. For me compassion has been the most transformative practice. Learning to love myself or at least come to

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Sharing Namibia’s stories: Powered by Gondwana

Hello Neighbour Welcome to cucumber smiles and sunflower kisses at one of the most ingenious lodges to be found south of the equator

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T

o p - h e av y

s u n f l owe r s

always evaded you or been a long-

those in need. Vegetables – as well as

peeping over walls, lush

time dream, not to worry, a contingent

offcuts from Gondwana’s butchery in

spinach carpeting the

of green-fingered elves have done it

Stampriet – are given to kindergartens,

ground and scarecrows eyeing

all for you. All you need to do is to sit

homes for the aged and schools.

you from the greenery may not be

on your stoep (aka a veranda) admiring

Gondwana extends this sharing ethos

something you would expect to see

your small food-garden bursting with

with its ‘Meal for Two’ programme

at a tourist lodge, especially in your

emerald broccoli heads, carrots,

- a Gondwana Care Trust initiative,

very own chalet garden, but then

maize, pumpkins, sweet potatoes

supported by Bank Windhoek. Every

Damara Mopane Lodge breaks out

time a guest enjoys a meal with

of the box to offer its guests a truly

Gondwana, someone in need receives

unusual, memorable and extraordinary

a wholesome meal.

experience. The idea behind Damara Mopane The lodge is a burst of freshness

lodge is in line with the Gondwana

in the north-western corner of

Collection’s aim to offer guests not

Namibia, home to ancient engravings,

just a bed for the night and great

ephemeral river courses and desert

food, but a special experience that

elephant. In the heart of an expanse of

they will remember long after they

mopane woodland, Damara Mopane

return home. This can also be seen

extends its hand in greeting and

at some of their other lodges like

welcomes you with a warm embrace

and bright marigolds, and enjoy the

Canyon Roadhouse, with its collection

of friendliness, charm and innovation.

peace of your surroundings. You have

of vintage automobiles and roadside

been transported into another realm.

memorabilia, and at Etosha Safari

An enchanted one, at that.

Camp’s foot-stamping, heart-warming

Built in a semi-circular labyrinth

Shebeen restaurant. It’s all in good

design with an enormous turquoise pool glittering at its centre, the lodge

Damara Mopane’s large garden

spirit - and lifts the heart, exercises

chalets are free-standing homes,

receives purified water from its state-

the smile-muscles and fluffs the

each with their own small garden

of-the-art recycling plant. The green

imagination. Lay back, let down those

planted with an assortment of herbs

bounty is enjoyed by the guests and

barriers. It’s time to relax into the

and vegetables. If green fingers have

the surplus produced is given to

holiday and to take a break from the

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road - and the seriousness of life - before

give guests a feeling of being in an African

the beauty and wonders of the country

kingdom of old. It also came with the idea

beckon again.

of greening the lodge - in the best possible

And they will, soon. Damara Mopane

way for an arid country like Namibia -

is a good base from which to explore

by planting an abundance of fresh food,

the Damaraland attractions and happily

which contributes to the wholesome

return to again at the end of the day. The

meals while also fitting snugly into the

thousands-of-years-old Twyfelfontein

village atmosphere of the lodge.

engravings, where shamans etched their prayers into rock and beseeched the

The stylish and fascinating lodge

gods for food, rain and luck for the hunt,

design is best appreciated from a height.

are approximately 130km away, while a

And the optimal time to appreciate it is

50km drive to the south-east leads to the

in the late afternoon when the land is

Vingerklip rock feature.

awash in gold. A walkway leads up the

The lodge incorporates people and

hill to a sundowner deck overlooking

nature into its name: ‘Damara’ for the local

the mopane woodland and the lodge far

people, one of the oldest ethnic groups

below. From here the view extends all the

in Namibia, and ‘Mopane’ for the small,

way to the Brandberg in the distance –

robust trees with their butterfly-shaped

and from there to never-never land. This

leaves that abound in the area. The trees

is the ideal way to enjoy the end of the

are valued as a food-source for many

day, with a drink in hand, as the ruby sun

creatures (including mopane worms – a

dips elegantly into the trees.

sought-after delicacy for some!), for their strong, resilient wood and for bursting

When it bids goodnight and a splash

into spring-green at the driest time of the

of rosy colours paints the sky, it’s time

year, bringing hope for the season ahead.

to wander down the pathway, lit with lanterns, towards the lodge, where

Inspiration for Damara Mopane Lodge

tables are set outdoors, a fire blazes in a

was twofold. It came with the design

brazier and enticing smells of supper waft

of a labyrinth, where the semi-circular

through the air, calling you home.

pathways between the low adobe walls

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The stylish and fascinating lodge design is best appreciated from a height. And the optimal time to appreciate it is in the late afternoon when the land is awash in gold. A walkway leads up the hill to a sundowner deck overlooking the mopane woodland and the lodge far below. From here the view extends all the way to the Brandberg in the distance – and from there to never-never land. This is the ideal way to enjoy the end of the day, with a drink in hand, as the ruby sun dips elegantly into the trees. When it bids goodnight and a splash of rosy colours paints the sky, it’s time to wander down the pathway, lit with lanterns, towards the lodge, where tables are set outdoors, a fire blazes in a brazier and enticing smells of supper waft through the air calling you home.

Damara Mopane Lodge is 25km east of Khorixas on the C39.

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TECHNOLOGY

SciTech

Entrofit M-5000 Wood Stove

Q.bo One Robot

Entrofit introduces a little beauty for cooking when

Q.bo One is a cute, interactive robot built with open

camping, Entrofit M-5000 Wood Stove. It’s an eco-friendly

hardware and software platforms. Yes, it’s an open source

cooking stove that you can use when you are outdoors or

robot, it means that everyone can programme the robot

during power outage, it’s been designed to be adaptable

to function the way they want it to be. The main board of

and be able to produce high quality performance. The

this robot; is powered by Raspberry Pi 3, working with an

combustion chamber is constructed from patented metal

Arduino Board as the controlling board for sensors such as

alloy; the materials used deliver high efficiency as well as

Ear (microphones), Eyes (cameras), Mouth (LEDs), and Feel

emissions reductions. You can combine it with regionally

(touch sensors). This robot comes with its own operating

optimized components; this cooking stove might mark a new

system that runs on Raspbian, but it also works with AI

ear in household cookstoves as well. The design features

systems. Applications for this robot can be built with C++, Java,

improved handles and legs for better stability.

Phthon, PHP, or some simpler interfaces. You can choose

Place tiny branches of dry wood in the chamber; you can start the fire very quickly yet with little smoke. It heats your cookware evenly, cooking your meal even faster thanks to great heat distribution.

easy programming language so that even children can learn to programme this robot. The company has manufactured this robot aiming to create an ideal platform for children to learn about robotics. Each component has been carefully designed to make sure

From : Entrofit

that Q.bo One is easy to assemble, the team also makes sure that Scratch can be implemented as a tool to programme this robot; Scratch is one of easiest platforms to learn actual programming today. This project is the start of preparing children to develop their tangible skills in robotics that can serve them well into the future. Designer : Thecorpora

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TECHNOLOGY

source: www.tuvie.com

Atomic Bear Cobra Survival Bracelet

Snooz White Noise Machine

Don’t go camping without a survival kit, Atomic Bear Cobra

Starting as a kickstarter campaign, Snooz is finally available

Survival Bracelet would be a nice addition to it. It’s a wearable

for everyone. It’s an ultra portable white noise machine with

survival kit in form of a stylish bracelet, perfectly adjustable to

a real fan inside. It’s a perfect little companion for anyone

fit most wrist sizes. By wearing this bracelet, it means that you

who sleeps from one hotel to another; it turns your bedroom

will always carry a fire starter, reliable compass, loud whistle,

environment into a haven for sleeping. Since this unit uses a

emergency knife, and of course, 12-feet military grade 550

real fan, so yes, the sound is natural, you can easily fall asleep

paracord.

to that soothing sound of moving air; it’s not a digital sound.

It offers essentials items that you need to save your life.

This smart gadget comes with a companion app where

You can start fire in all conditions. The paracord is tested for

you can set the rotation speed of the fan. It rotates from a

550lbs; there are many different uses from fishing line, snare

light fan sound to a deep fan drone, or you can set everything

trap, inner strands, create a tourniquet to reduce blood loss,

in-between. You can also adjust the volume without the need

or even as a washing line to dry your clothes or gear by the

of getting out of your bed or shut it off automatically before

fire. This is the same quality nylon cord that’s been used in

your wake-up call.

parachutes since WWII. From : Snooz Designer : Atomic Bear

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TRAVEL

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T

he splendid and smart people who frequent

Celsius in London and - 2 degrees in New York. (Needless

Air Namibia’s world-class service between

to say, Cape Town is also substantially cheaper than the

Frankfurt and Windhoek to Cape Town, is in for

last-mentioned attractions!)

such a treat this winter!

The absence of the scorching African sun still allows

We’ll let the reader into a little secret: The Mother City

for outdoor activities like hiking, trail running, mountain

offers a spectacular range of activities that are actually

biking, harbour cruises, scenic flights, paragliding, pub &

best experienced between May to August each year!

restaurant crawling and shopping. When it does rain, well,

Once one gets one’s head around the images of rain

what better excuse to be spoilt for choice in the City's

and cosy weather, which in itself is, - like a European winter

world class restaurants, wineries, pubs and art galleries –

holiday – just better experienced in stunning settings, with

most surrounded by spectacular views of Table Mountain,

cosy fires and world renowned wines and foods, Cape

the city line, and the majestic Atlantic.

Town’s attraction and allure (and affordability) grows by

3. Adventure Sport Heaven

the hour! We’ve compiled a list of the top reasons to visit Cape

Ask any surfer, and they will tell you that the

Town - to make your winter breaks – from a weekend, to an extended visit a truly unforgettable, affordable experience.

bigger waves, wind conditions, and warmer sea temperatures makes for water sport enthusiasts’

1. Off-Season Special Deals and Offers

Nirvana. Don't wait untill summer to take up kite-surfing! May to August is the best time to

First and foremost – Cape Town is even easier on the Piggybank in winter! Passengers and friends get way more bang for your

give it a try. The airstreams in Winter are most favourable for paragliding off Signal Hill, and nothing beats the spectacular views

proverbial buck, as many hotels, restaurants, tour operators

of Cape Town and the Boland when one

and attractions discount their rates heavily during winter!

takes a helicopter ride – from 20 minute

We’re not psychologists, but we’ll gladly venture a guess

scenic flips, to Vietnam Era warbirds,

that depression may be lurking below the surface, if these

to a leisurely ride out to almost 300

fantastic, affordable and toe-curling exciting offerings do

wine farms for lunch and a cellar

not excite and tantalize!

tour.

For South Africans, Namibians, and our friends from the EU, Cape Town Tourism has also partnered with Media Nova – the publishers of 19 in-flight magazines, to

4. Shark Cage Diving Prime Time

tell tales of some ridiculously affordable deals, including The absolute best time

flights, accommodation, car rentals, foodie experiences, adventure, culture and more. The Cape Town City Pass – that is offered in 3

to do shark cage diving is in winter, with a 99%

convenient packages (https://capetown.citypass.co.za)

success rate due to

offer additional discounts of up to 40% to more than 60 of

the fact that sharks

Cape Town’s massive variety of attractions.

are

particularly

active

2. Milder, cool weather

in

their

f e e d i n g behaviour. The

Don’t fret about the weather during this time! When

visibility

one works your itinerary around the cosiness of winter, the

the

weather forms part of the Mother City’s charm! So many

is also at

offerings, activities and attractions are specifically built

its best,

in

ocean

around the cosiness of our winters! The fact is that the city enjoys a mild Mediterranean-type climate. Daytime temperatures average a maximum of 18 – 20 degrees Celsius during winter and spring - compared to 5 degrees

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helping you to see these

spectacular

creatures up close and personal

without

any

interferences.

5. Cosy Feasting Experiences On the foodie front, Cape Town just does not disappoint. From pub fare, to fine dining, to cook your own - in the most delectable settings, the comment is often overheard that Cape Town beats any rival city on the foodie front - hands down!!! Cape

Town

literally

offers

hundreds

of

restaurants, pubs and wineries to cater for every delight. A perfect way to spend a cooler winter's day is to explore the variety of bustling indoor markets in and around the city, like the City Bowl Market or the Bay Harbour Market, or do a food and wine pairing at one of the world-class wine estates in the area. Just around the corner – literally walking distance from the V&A Waterfront is Mouille Point, with its fantastic promenade, delicatessen shops and restaurants. A newcomer there is the delectable Lily’s Restaurant – a must do. An absolute must, is to go for a cooking class where, under the kind guidance of top chefs (and superb wines) guests join the chefs in preparing their own 5-course meals. This simply redefines a fun night out – for families, couples and colleagues. Make a booking at Ginger & Lime Cooking Courses, and join Denise Levy and her band of merry chefs for a truly remarkable experience in their breath-taking colonial home in Bantry Bay (http://www.gingerandlime.co.za/) The cooking lessons are hands on, the wine is superb, the conversation invigorating, the laughter absolutely infectious… and the food that you helped prepare – to die for!

6. Whale-watching Season July to September is the peak calving season for whales. Visitors are guaranteed many opportunities to spot the worlds’ biggest mammal, either from up close on various boat excursions, or from the coastline. We recommend a scenic drive (from self-drive to Harley Davidson rentals to City Sightseeing Red top Buses, to UBER cabs) along the False Bay Coast. Simon’s Town with its delightful harbour is a whale watching hub, and so is Hermanus, which is considered the whale capital of the world! To rent a Harley see: www.harleydavidsoncapetownrentals.co.za/ hire-a-harley To take the bus see: www.citysightseeing.co.za/Cape-Tow

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7. Time to Relax and Rejuvenate One of Cape Town’s best affordable luxury experiences is visiting one of the firstclass spas. Winter is the ideal season to refresh and renew your body and mind – and to leave with the feeling of having been spoilt rotten! The great ones are to be found at http://www.capetown.travel/ visitors/see-do/10-unique-spa-experiences-in-capetown

8. Flower Season Beauty Estimates are that 60% of the World’s biodiversity is in the Western Cape. Travellers from around the world flock to the Cape in August and September to witness a nature wonder - when millions of beautiful wildflowers start

unforgettable

blooming for spring. A mere hour’s drive from the city will

experience,

place you in the middle of the West Coast National Park,

and

that boasts a world unique plethora of vibrant, flowing

dining at Vergelegen

carpets of flowers in white, purple, orange and yellow

– from horizon to horizon. Book your stay at https://www.

corner, with Camphor’s

sanparks.org/parks/west_coast/

restaurant – one of the SA

the just

fine

around

the

top 10 restaurants, sets new

9. No Crowds at Iconic Attractions

levels of sheer graceful living, indulgence and enjoyment.

Cape Town is renowned for its prominent attractions

Don’t

miss

the

Morgenster

and world heritage sights, like the Table Mountain Aerial

Olive Oil & wine tasting experience at

Cableway, V&A Waterfront, Cape Point and Kirstenbosch

www.morgenster.co.za and the 3,500

National Botanical Gardens - to name but a few. The even

hectare, immaculate Vergelegen – which

better news is, that because this specific time is regarded

can be found at www.vergelegen.co.za/

as low season, it means shorter queues, (if one did not book

where fine dining, and nature intertwine.

on-line, which shortens the wait even more significantly),

There is so much more information

less traffic, and little chance of someone photo-bombing

about the Love Cape Town City Breaks

truly wonderful photo opportunities!

campaign

at

http://www.capetown.

travel/category/city-breaks

10. Wine & dine! In conclusion: The Western Cape is home to the magnificent South

Save

www.

capetown.travel/city-breaks on your

African Wine industry – and South Africa is the 8th largest

cell phone NOW, to find inspiration

wine exporter in the World. The Western Cape is home to

for things to do in Cape Town in

almost 1,000 wine producing farms – some with preserved

winter, and a selection of great

history of architecture, horticulture and art dating back to

packages starting from as low

the 1600’s.

as R1999 including flights,

Many of the majestic wine farms not only offer guests wines and experiences that is unrivalled in the World, many

two nights’ accommodation and a rental vehicle.

are also host to South African top 10 and Top 20 restaurants. A wine and olive oil tasting on the magnificent Morgenster Farm in Somerset West – that dates back to 1711 – is an

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WELCOME ABOARD BEM-VINDO A BORDO WILLKOMMEN AN BORD

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

PORTUGUESE

GERMAN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Smoking is prohibited on all Air Namibia flights.

É proibido fumar em todos os vôos da Air Namibia.

Auf allen Air Namibia Flügen gilt ein absolutes Rauchverbot.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Handgepäck ist in den Gepäckfächern über Ihrem Sitz zu verstauen.

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

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

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Cargo

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.

For bookings contact us on telephone number +26461299 6610/11 or via email on cargo.@airnamibia.aero. For more details, please visit our website on www.airnamibia.com.na, select the cargo icon and navigate easily to get all information you need.

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THE TRAVEL UPDATE June 2017 VOL. 1, NO. 12

 www.nwr.com.na



We are a proudly Namibian hospitality and service company. We manage resorts and camps within our National Parks across our beautiful country on behalf of the Namibian Government. We have professional, knowledgeable and customer-driven staff who are dedicated to providing you with a relaxing, comfortable, memorable and a liberating Namibian experience. We look forward to hosting you on your next visit.

NAUKLUFT CAMP Starting from as little as N$ 440 Key Activities - Hiking trails, Nature walks, Bird watching

TERRACE BAY AND OKAUKUEJO’S RESTAURANT GETS IMPROVED

week," says Mrs Zelna Hengari, our Managing Director.

We have undertaken to improve our Terrace Bay resort, in addition to modernising our Okaukuejo restaurant. The upgrades are aimed at bringing the facilities up to the standard of our other renovated establishments and to ensure customer satisfaction. These upgrades will in no way hamper the resorts’ daily operations. "When it came to the restaurant in Okaukuejo, we felt the need to give it a facelift considering that the last time it was renovated was more than 10 years ago. In Terrace Bay, the upgrades are meant to improve the rooms with the sole aim of boosting guest experience. The renovations in Terrace Bay are currently at an advanced stage and all rooms should be completed in the coming

Mrs Hengari is very happy with the upgrades and progress happening at these two facilities. Both resorts are popular tourist destinations, with Terrace Bay being an angler's paradise, offering unsurpassed coastal experience. It is situated in the Skeleton Coast Park, whilst Okaukuejo is situated in the Etosha National Park. Okaukuejo is most famous for its floodlit waterhole where visitors can observe a variety of wildlife at close quarters. We will continue with upgrades at various resorts to keep our facilities up to the industry’s standard. “Our guests are the number one priority and we want to assure them that we do appreciate their business and will always strive to enhance their experience at our facilities,” says Mrs Hengari.

MR. CHRISTOPHER ISAAKS IS NWR’S NEW FOOD AND BEVERAGE SPECIALIST

Mr. Christopher Isaaks - NWR Food and Beverage Specialist

Johanna Ashimbanga and Ndeshi Maria Mokahwa took part in the Desert Knights Mountain Bike adventure in the /Ai/AisRichtersveld Transfrontier Park between 7 - 13 April 2017.

We recently appointed Mr Christopher Isaaks as our new Food and Beverage Specialist, effective 01 May 2017. Mr Isaaks was previously employed as the Executive Chef at Midgard Country Estate prior to coming on board. He joins us with vast international and local culinary experience, having had the rare opportunity to cook at the Yeoman Warders Annual Dinner at the Tower of London in 2010 and 2011. The 2011 dinner was attended by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise who is the second child and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Chris, as he is commonly known, says that he intends to hit the ground running by beginning

We were recently awarded the Best Corporate and Best Overall Exhibitor at the Okahandja Tourism and Trade Expo. The following Gross Barmen team members came to showcase the certificates. L - R: Willem Karunga (Resort Driver), Jasmen Kavari (Floor Captain), Linda Katjaimo (Assistant Resort Manager) and Axel Emvula (Chef).

Okaukuejo Restaurant under renovation.

with improving the standard and quality of food and service at NWR. “We aim to lead other hospitality establishments when it comes to the service of food and beverage. Having spent 15 years in the UK and Europe, we will adopt a customer service approach that is still unheard of in Namibia. Always putting our guests first”. Our Corporate Communications and Online Media Manager, Mr Mufaro Nesongano, simply said that “it is an honour to have a person like Chris joining our team as he will add a lot of value to us. His experience will come in handy as we work to satisfy our local and international clients’ meal requirements. We certainly look forward to receiving favourable reviews from our guests in the coming months”.

We recently attended the Hambukushu Festival 26th Anniversary for Fumu Erwin Munika Mbambo at the Mukwe Tribal Office on 6 May 2017.

WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA

MICE (WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA)

SWAKOPMUND, NAMIBIA

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

 +264 61 285 7200  +264 61 224 900  reservations@nwr.com.na

 +264 61 285 7108/2857167/ 285 7169 / 285 7188  mice@nwr.com.na

 +264 64 402 172  +264 64 402 796  sw.bookings@nwr.com.na

 +27 21 422 3761  +27 21 422 5148  ct.bookings@nwr.com.na

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Schedule 09 April to 2 September 2017 ( ALL times local) NOTE: check-in time should be two hours before departure.

International Flight no SW 286

From Frankfurt

To

Days

Departure Arrival

Windhoek

Daily

20:10

05:30+1

SW 286/703

Frankfurt

Cape Town (via Windhoek)

Daily

20:10

10:25+1

SW 286/723

Frankfurt

Johannesburg (via Windhoek)

Daily

20:10

08:45+1

SW 285

Windhoek

Frankfurt

Daily

20:35

07:55+1

Flight No SW 704

From Cape Town

To

Days

Departure Arrival

Windhoek

Daily

11:10

12:20

SW 708

Cape Town

Windhoek

Daily

18:45

19:55

SW 708

Cape Town

Frankfurt (via Windhoek)

Daily

18:45

07:55+1

SW 714

Cape Town

Walvis Bay

Daily

14:00

15:10

SW 742

Durban

Windhoek (via Gaborone)

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

11:45

14:00

SW 742

Durban

Gaborone

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

11:45

13:05

SW 741

Gaborone

Durban

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

09:50

11:05

SW 742

Gaborone

Windhoek

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

13:40

14:00

SW 418

Harare

Windhoek

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

17:15

18:30

SW 722

Johannesburg

Windhoek

Daily

06:40

07:45

SW 726

Johannesburg

Windhoek

Daily

12:10

13:15

SW 728

Johannesburg

Windhoek

Daily

17:55

19:00

SW 728

Johannesburg

Frankfurt (via Windhoek)

Daily

17:55

07:55+1

SW 730

Johannesburg

Walvis Bay

Daily

07:30

08:55

SW 304

Luanda

Windhoek

Daily

11:55

14:25

SW 376

Lusaka

Windhoek

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

11:25

12:45

SW 406

Victoria Falls

Windhoek

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

16:30

17:10

SW 303

Windhoek

Luanda

Daily

08:30

11:10

SW 375

Windhoek

Lusaka

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

07:25

10:40

SW 417

Windhoek

Harare

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

13:25

16:30

SW 405

Windhoek

Victoria Falls

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

13:15

15:50

SW 703

Windhoek

Cape Town

Daily

07:25

10:25

SW 707

Windhoek

Cape Town

Daily

15:00

18:00

SW 741

Windhoek

Gaborone

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

07:00

09:20

SW 741

Windhoek

Durban (via Gaborone)

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

07:00

11:05

SW 723

Windhoek

Johannesburg

Mon, Tue, We, Thu, Sat, Sun

06:00

08:45

SW 727

Windhoek

Johannesburg

Mon, Wed

13:10

15:55

SW 727

Windhoek

Johannesburg

Tue

13:55

16:40

SW 727

Windhoek

Johannesburg

Thu

13:35

16:20

SW 727

Windhoek

Johannesburg

Fri, Sat

13:15

16:00

SW 727

Windhoek

Johannesburg

Sun

13:45

16:30

SW 729

Windhoek

Johannesburg

Daily

16:30

19:15

SW 723

Windhoek

Johannesburg

Fri

06:05

08:50

Regional

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Domestic Codeshare RoutesDays Days Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Mon,

Flight No Flight SW 101No

From From Eros

To To Ondangwa

SW 101 6592 6588 SW 105

Frankfurt Eros Frankfurt Eros

Istanbul Ondangwa Istanbul Ondangwa

Daily Sun Daily Tue, Thu Mon,

6591 SW 107 6593 SW 107

Istanbul Eros Istanbul Eros

Frankfurt Ondangwa Frankfurt Ondangwa

Daily Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Mon, Daily Sun

6043 SW 125 6039 SW 125

Johannesburg Eros Johannesburg Eros

Istanbul Rundu Istanbul Rundu

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri Thu, Sat Wen, Fri, Sun Sun

SW 133 6039 SW 133 6038

Johannesburg Eros Istanbul Eros

IstanbulMulilo Katima Johannesburg Katima Mulilo

Sun Wed, Fri Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat Sun

SW 143 6042 2374 SW 143

Istanbul Luderitz Nairobi Luderitz

Johannesburg Oranjemund Lusaka Windhoek(via Oranjemund)

Mon, Sat Wed, Fri, Sun Thu, Daily Sat Thu,

2378 SW 146 2375 SW 134

Nairobi Luderitz Lusaka Mulilo Katima

Lusaka Windhoek Nairobi Eros

2377 SW 134 2724 SW 126

Lusaka Mulilo Katima Nairobi Rundu

Nairobi Eros Johannesburg Eros

Daily Tue Daily Wed, Fri Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun Sun

SW 126 2728 SW 144 2722

Nairobi Rundu Nairobi Oranjemund

Johannesburg Eros Johannesburg Windhoek

SW 145 2723 2727 SW 145

Johannesburg Oranjemund Johannesburg Oranjemund

Nairobi Luderitz Nairobi (via Luderitz) Windhoek

2729 SW 102 2418 SW 102

Johannesburg Ondangwa Nairobi Ondangwa

2416 SW 106 2419 SW 108

Departure Arrival Departure 07:30 Arrival 06:30 13:05 16:10 07:00 08:00 09:40 14:00 08:55 17:15

12:50 15:00 12:10 18:15

12:55 17:25 16:15 14:00

16:15 18:25 02:00+1 15:05

16:15 14:15 20:20 09:35

02:00+1 15:20 05:50+1 11:05

22:40 10:00 22:35 12:05 07:15 12:05

08:35+1 11:30 08:35+1 12:40 09:05 14:25

13:35 13:25 18:20 11:45

17:30 14:25 22:00 13:25

02:20+1 12:05 07:35 15:35

06:00+1 13:45 10:50 16:40

Daily Sat Thu, Daily Tue Daily Tue

12:55 15:50 20:50 13:10

16:10 16:55 00:05+1 14:25

11:50 12:20 17:10 12:20

16:55 12:55 22:15 14:25

Nairobi Eros Harare Eros

Daily Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Mon, Daily Sun

00:55 08:00 13:35 08:30

06:00 09:00 15:35 09:30

Nairobi Ondangwa Harare Ondangwa

Harare Eros Nairobi Eros

Daily Tue, Thu Mon, Wed, Tue, Fri, Sun Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri

07:15 15:30 00:20+1 18:45

11:00 16:30 05:40:+1 19:45

SW 108

Ondangwa

Eros

Sun

18:55

19:55

SW 164

Walvis Bay

Windhoek

Daily

09:25

10:05

Daily Fri Wed, Daily Sun

SW 713

Walvis Bay

Cape Town

Daily

09:55

13:05

SW 737

Walvis Bay

Johannesburg

Daily

15:45

19:00

SW 143

Windhoek

Luderitz

Thu, Sat

10:35

11:35

SW 143

Windhoek

Oranjemund (via Luderitz)

Thu, Sat

10:35

12:40

SW 145

Windhoek

Oranjemund

Tue

10:35

11:50

SW 145

Windhoek

Luderitz(via Oranjemund)

Tue

10:35

12:55

SW 163

Windhoek

Walvis Bay

Daily

08:30

09:20

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Our Fleet

Airbus A330-200 Business Class

Economy Class

Number of Aircraft

2

Length(m)

59

Height (m)

17,4

Maximum Passengers

244

Wing Span (m)

60.3

Maximum Fuel Capacity

138 000l

Cruising Speed

860 km/h 233 000 kg

Airbus A319 -100 Business Class

Economy Class

Number of Aircraft

4

Length(m)

33.84

Height (m)

11.76

Maximum Passengers

112

Wing Span (m)

34.09

Maximum Fuel Capacity

23 860l

Number of Aircraft

4

Length(m)

26.33

Height (m)

6.76

Maximum Passengers

37

Wing Span (m)

20.04

Maximum Fuel Capacity

4 198l

Cruising Speed

820 km/h 70 000 kg

Embraer ERJ135 All Economy Class

Cruising Speed

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Harare 2297 km 4 days

Lumbumbashi 2388 km 4-5 days

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1. PASSENGER SERVICES CHARGES IN N$

8,000

105.08

15.76

120.84

Description

NAC tariff excluding VAT 2017/2018

Value Added Taxation (VAT)

NAC tariff including VAT 2017/2018

9,000

114.30

17.15

131.45

10,000

177.95

26.69

204.65

International Passengers

470

-

470

23.69

3.55

27.25

Regional Passengers (Passengers departing on an aircraft whose final destination is an airport within Botswana, Lesotho, South Africa or Swaziland)

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

272

-

272

Domestic Passengers

123

18

141

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

2. LANDING CHARGES FOR AIRCRAFT IN N$ 2.1 INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL Maximum certified mass in Kilograms of an aircraft up to and including:

NAC tariff excluding VAT 2017/2018

Value Added Taxation (VAT)

NAC tariff including VAT 2017/2018

500

46.16

0.00

46.16

1,000

84.14

0.00

84.14

1,500

124.63

0.00

124.63

2,000

166.17

0.00

166.17

2,500

184.64

0.00

184.64

3,000

243.03

0.00

243.03

4,000

328.23

0.00

328.23

5,000

387.19

0.00

387.19

6,000

484.72

0.00

484.72

7,000

553.94

0.00

553.94

8,000

625.48

0.00

625.48

9,000

703.95

0.00

703.95

10,000

784.73

0.00

784.73

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

67.93

0.00

67.93

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

2.2 DOMESTIC (LANDING CHARGES)

500

NAC tariff excluding VAT 2017/2018 46.16

6.92

53.08

1,000

84.14

12.62

96.76

1,500 2,000 2,500 3,000 4,000 5,000 6,000 7,000 8,000 9,000 10,000 10,001 kg and over for every additional 1,000kg or part thereof

124.63 166.17 184.64 243.03 328.23 387.19 484.72 553.94 625.48 703.95 784.73

18.69 24.93 27.70 36.45 49.23 58.08 72.71 83.09 93.82 105.59 117.71

143.32 191.09 212.34 279.48 377.47 445.27 557.43 637.03 719.30 809.54 902.44

67.93

10.19

78.12

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

Value Added Taxation (VAT)

NAC tariff including VAT 2017/2018

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

3. AIRCRAFT PARKING CHARGES IN N$

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

Value Added Taxation (VAT)

4.1 INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL FLIGHTS

Description

NAC tariff excluding VAT 2017/2018

Value Added Taxation (VAT)

NAC tariff including VAT 2017/2018

Hosea Kutako International Airport

10,424.61

-

10,424.61

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

3,790.77

-

3,790.77

LĂźderitz Aerodrome, Rundu Aerodrome, Katima Mulilo Aerodrome

712.01

-

712.01

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

4.2 DOMESTIC FLIGHTS NAC tariff excluding VAT 2017/2018

Description

Value Added Taxation (VAT)

NAC tariff including VAT 2017/2018

Hosea Kutako International Airport

10,424.61

1,563.69

11,988.30

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

3,790.77

568.62

4,359.39

LĂźderitz Aerodrome, Rundu Aerodrome, Katima Mulilo Aerodrome

712.01

106.80

818.82

5. NAC AVIATION OPERATION CHARGES NAC tariff 2017/2018 Permanent Access Permit

232.10

Seasonal Access Permit

126.60

Temporal Access Permit

84.40

Lost Permit Replacement (1st time)

232.10

Permanent Vehicle Permit

379.80

Temporal Vehicle Permit

84.40

Reflector Jacket

52.75

Beacon Light

158.25

Lost Permit Replacement (2nd time)

316.50

Wheel Clamping

211.00

6. SECURITY CHARGES NAC tariff 2017/2018 International

91

Regional

71

Domestic

51

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

NAC tariff excluding VAT 2017/2018

Value Added Taxation (VAT)

NAC tariff including VAT 2017/2018

All types of vehicles (per day or part thereof)

427.21

64.08

491.29

NAC tariff including VAT 2017/2018

Tow away charges for vehicles parked in restricted areas

NAC tariff excluding VAT 2017/2018

Value Added Taxation (VAT)

NAC tariff including VAT 2017/2018

3.1 INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL NAC tariff excluding VAT 2017/2018

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

500

6.69

-

6.69

Sedans

712.01

106.80

818.82

1,000

13.20

-

13.20

1,139.22

170.88

1,310.11

2,136.04

320.41

2,456.45

1,500

19.06

-

19.06

Mini buses, light delivery & sports utility vehicles

2,000

25.11

-

25.11

Trucks and busses

2,500

32.44

-

32.44

3,000

48.57

-

48.57

4,000

68.25

-

68.25

5,000

77.48

-

77.48

8. GENERAL RULES 8.1 Aircraft engaged in Search and Rescue operations are exempted from all airport/aerodrome charges upon presentation of proof that such aircraft was designated by the Directorate of Civil Aviation (DCA) to engage in Search and Rescue operations for that particular flight.

6,000

86.68

-

86.68

7,000

95.86

-

95.86

8.2 Aircraft certificated in the private category in their Airworthiness Certification are exempted from passenger charges. All other aircraft are not exempted from passenger charges, irrespective of the use of the aircraft save where another exemption under these rules apply.

8,000

105.08

-

105.08

8.3 Transit passengers, defined as those passengers

9,000

114.30

-

114.30

8.3.1 Same plane through transit;

10,000

177.95

-

177.95

8.3.2 Transit Through flight or change of gauge, ticketed as one flight;

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

23.69

-

23.69

are exempted from charges at such airport/aerodrome up to and including 6 hours. 8.4 Transfer passengers, defined as those passengers

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

3.2 DOMESTIC (AIRCRAFT PARKING CHARGES)

8.4.1 Online Transfer - a change from the service of one carrier to another service of the same carrier 8.4.2 Interline Transfer - the service of another carrier (interline carrier) and ticketed over two or more flight coupons and shown in the itinerary i.e. ticketed points

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

NAC tariff excluding VAT 2017/2018

Value Added Taxation (VAT)

NAC tariff including VAT 2017/2018

500

6.69

1.00

7.70

8.5 Namibian and foreign State aircraft in the service of the military, customs or police are exempted from landing and parking charges, but not from passenger charges, upon presentation of proof that:

are exempted from charges at such airport/aerodrome up to and including 6 hours.

1,000

13.20

1.98

15.18

8.5.1 Such aircraft is in the service of the military, customs or police:

1,500

19.06

2.86

21.92

8.5.2 The purpose of the particular flight is related to military, customs or police operations; and

2,000

25.11

3.77

28.88

8.5.3 In case of a foreign aircraft, that such aircraft is a State aircraft.

2,500

32.44

4.87

37.30

8.6 Mercy flights are exempted from after hours charges but not from passenger, landing or parking charges.

3,000

48.57

7.29

55.86

4,000

68.25

10.24

78.48

8.7 The NAC may, at an airport/aerodrome under its management, refuse the provision of any relevant activity (as defined in s 1 of the Act) to any user with an outstanding account in respect of airport/aerodrome charges.

5,000

77.48

11.62

89.10

6,000

86.68

13.00

99.68

7,000

95.86

14.38

110.24

8.8 All other rules and charges is contained in the Government Notice No 20 published in the Government Gazette of 5 February 1999 (No 2045), remain applicable, save where amended by publication in terms of s 5(1) of the Act. 8.9 Interest at the rate of 2.5% above prime rate (as determined by the financial institutions) will be charged annually on all outstanding balances exceeding 30 days from the invoicing date.

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