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ISSN: 2026-7924 Publisher Mynard Slabbert Media Nova Namibia www.media-nova.net Contributors • Anne Schauffer • Am Weinberg Estate • Godwana Collection • EMHPRESCIENT • Sony World Photography Awards • The Lady Pohamba Private Hospital • Thomas Müller • Tuvie.com

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Am Weinberg Estate and Boutique Hotel Windhoek’s most exclusive lifestyle development

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The Namibian national airline will commence its operations to Lagos (Nigeria) and Accra (Ghana) from Windhoek (Namibia) on Friday, 29 June 2018.

Adv. Mandi E.P. Samson Acting Managing Director 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.

Dear Esteemed Passengers, 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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Welcome on board and thank you for choosing Air Namibia.

for you in town. Fly Air Namibia and get 25% off the best available rate I take great pleasure and honour to inform you that Air Namibia is month. The Namibian national airline will commence its operations to

Hotel by Marriott in Walvis Bay, Windhoek Thuringerhof, Walvis Bay

Lagos (Nigeria) and Accra (Ghana) from Windhoek (Namibia) on Friday,

Pelican Bay, and Zambezi River Lodge. Present your valid boarding pass upon check in to qualify for the discount, which is valid until 31

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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POPULATION

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.

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at any Protea Hotel by Marriott® in Namibia. The hotels are: Protea

gearing up to connect West Africa to Southern Africa at the end of this

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.

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%.

Air Namibia and Protea Hotel by Marriot in Namibia have the best deal

October 2018. T&C apply. This new route will provide a direct and convenient service connecting Namibia to the two West African countries. The four times weekly

Namibia is a land of endless horizons. The people of Namibia invite

operation (Sunday, Monday, Wednesday & Friday from Windhoek) will

you to share their country and explore the rugged, natural, soulful,

provide smooth and convenient connections inbound and outbound

liberating place they call home. Their Namibia can one day be yours.

TRANSPORT

to the airline’s regional flights, connecting West Africa to Johannesburg,

We invite you to visit Katima Mulilo, located north east of Namibia.

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.

Cape Town, Luanda, Harare, Lusaka, Vic Falls, Gaborone Walvis Bay and

Situated along the banks of the great Zambezi River, Katima Mulilo

Durban via Windhoek.

lies on the border of Zambia and is a perfect stop-over for a visit to

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Air Namibia’s Reward$ programme offers three tiers: Silver, Gold and

located in close proximity to Halali, and the floodlit waterhole at the

Platinum. The Reward$ formula is seriously rewarding. The more you

resort is an attraction to both wildlife and the visitors seeking to spot it.

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.

the Victoria Falls and Chobe national park. Air Namibia offers 4 flights To recognise your tremendous support, we encourage you to join

per week between Windhoek and Katima, on Sundays, Mondays,

the Air Namibia’s Loyalty Programme called “Reward$”. The Loyalty

Wednesdays and Fridays.

programme serves to reward frequent flyers through the accrual and redemption of miles. These valuable miles can be redeemed and

We take a focus on the Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) Halali Resort,

exchanged for free tickets, discounts on future ticket purchases, and

which is situated at the base of a dolomite hill, nestled amongst shady

can also be used to upgrade from economy to business class cabins.

Mopane trees in Namibia’s legendary Etosha National Park. The thick

In addition, accumulated miles can be used to pay for excess baggage.

vegetation in the area makes it a popular draw to leopards, rhinos and elephants. Some of the most popular waterholes of the park are

fly the quicker you could get to the next tier.

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

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

www.namibiatourism.com.na

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EDITORIAL

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Nande Junias Explorer Tours If you want to truly experience a country or a town, you need to scratch beneath the surface, meet the local people, taste their cuisine, and share a moment in their lives. That’s just what Nande Junias of Nande Junias Explorer Tours in Swakopmund in Namibia, will ensure you do Edited by Anne Schauffer Photographs supplied by Nande Junias

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ande Junias chose this slogan for his business, ‘Let us be your guide so you can be the explorer’. And judging from the reaction by tourists to his tours, explore you will. Nande has lived his entire life in the township of Mondesa in Swakopmund. He was still at school when he began his career as a tour guide 15 years ago. Today, his guided township experience is legendary in the area, not just from a tourist perspective, but for the township itself too. It’s no surprise that Nande Junias Explorer Tours was announced as one of nine organizations from across Africa for the African Responsible Award 2018! These awards recognise African organisations which offer a shining example of how tourism can benefit the local people, the environment, and destinations. Nande says his Explorer Cultural Township Tours are all about the people: “To truly experience the warmth, friendliness and humanity of township residents of Mondesa, you have to walk its

streets. Hear the children at play, smell the sidewalk barbecues, taste locally brewed beer and local food, learn to say ‘Uharapo’ and experience what is meant by ‘Ubuntu’, cheer with the locals and feel our hospitality.” Tourists visit homes, try local traditional food at a family home, and get a glimpse of the daily life in the township. Nande Junias is not driven by the creation of a successful business for its own sake, but for the broader community. He, together with Renate Epper, began this project with far bigger aims in mind. He also owns Nathalia’s Lifestyle Family Home Kitchen, an integral part of the township tour, where tourists learn to cook traditional food, eat it and enjoy the company of locals. Twenty five percent of the fee charged benefits the community. Nande’s wider, long-term aim is to offer support to the community in areas where they need it…whether it’s meals for school children, assistance for the elderly and disabled, or tools to enable women to begin their own businesses. It’s a long road ahead, but Nande isn’t deterred by that – the passion he feels for the task drives him and meantime, tourists who visit Swakopmund get a superb tour, with way more than they bargained for…from Nande Junias’ Explorer Tours’ highly knowledgeable guides.

FOR MORE INFO: www.nandejexplorertours.com; +264 812134443 or +264 810456310

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One of the amenities available to hotel guests is the renowned Soulstice Day Spa which an extraordinary experience in spa wellness. Soulstice Day Spa is committed to assisting clients in their quest to look and feel at their best. From tip-to-toe, their variety of treatments and tailor-made spa packages will ensure a sought-after experience that combats the effects of ageing and stress, leaving clients feeling rejuvenated and content. The Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel staff look forward to welcoming our guests with our warm Namibian hospitality.

Am Weinberg Estate High-End Commercial Suites As part of the Am Weinberg Estate’s distinctive offering there are various executive office suite rental options varying from 100 to 400 sqm. This upmarket office space is centrally located with ample secure basement parking for both tenants and visitors. Access for people with disabilities is ensured at all levels. The tranquil landscaped environment, on-site conference facilities, excellent restaurants and hotel accommodation guarantee a distinct and pleasant working environment.

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he Am Weinberg Estate, being Windhoek’s most exclusive lifestyle development with spectacular views and many desirable amenities, rests on the slopes of Roman Hill in the prestigious Klein Windhoek Valley close to Windhoek’s city centre. The iconic landmark development offers safety, privacy and convenience for residential & commercial property-seekers. With its striking architecture, landscaped gardens and water features, it stands out as one of the country’s most attractive residential and business destinations. Am Weinberg Estate features north-facing residential properties, office space and amenities that include two top restaurants, a delicatessen, 5-star day spa as well as a boutique hotel and conference center.

Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel The Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel will be managed as an extension to the world class luxurious Am Weinberg Estate. The hotel will open in October 2018. The Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel offers all of the exclusivity and privacy you might expect from this prestigious Estate. The elegant 41-bedroom hotel wraps around a heritage building, creating an inviting courtyard. This design complements its historic character, while modern amenities ensure the utmost comfort.

The rich charm and sense of tailor-made, customer centric hospitality place the Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel in a class of its own. Its sophisticated splendour and exceptional interior design exude a distinct sense of upscale exclusiveness, satisfying the most discerning guests making it the ideal retreat when travelling on vacation or business. The Boutique Hotel has a distinct architectural style in the mixed-use lifestyle development with magnificent views and landscaped areas. The site is North facing and strategically very well located with easy access to Windhoek’s main roads and as well as the Hosea Kutako International Airport. Guests of the Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel have a choice of three styles of elegantly decorated suites, offering a number of amenities and dining options. The Sky Lounge is situated on the rooftop with spectacular views of the Klein Windhoek Valley while the Library Lounge and Wine Lounge are ideal for light meals and a glass of wine to wind down after a long day’s work or travel. Access to the fitness center is available to accommodate the needs of fitness-minded travelers. The conference venue has six modular, air-conditioned conference rooms equipped with full audio-visual and technical equipment as well as high-speed and wireless internet access. Whether hosting a small conference, business meeting, training or strategy session, a dedicated team will be standing by to support. An extension of the conference centre is the two roof top Glass Houses which can accommodate up to 50 delegates combined. The picturesque Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel make this venue the perfect setting for a memorable wedding function and offers brides a personal service and warm hospitality. The events coordinating team will ensure your special day is stress-free and timeless. Professional hairdressing and make-up services is also offered by Be Hair, located on the Am Weinberg Estate.

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LUXURY VILLA HOUSES Living is easy in the impressive, generously spacious residence with magnificent views. The open floor plan encompasses up to four bedrooms, and a sleek and stylish gourmet kitchen that flows through to the dining room. The expansive living room opens up to a spacious front patio with a pool. The master bedroom, complete with walk-in closet and ensuite, ensures a private space from where to enjoy views of the Klein Windhoek valley from their balcony. EXCLUSIVE TERRACE This immaculate, professionally-designed double story terrace house with a private deck and patio invites comfort and exudes modern elegance. With three bedrooms, generous living space and stylish finishes, you'll enjoy a perfect setting for relaxing and entertaining. With its striking architecture, landscaped gardens and tranquil water features, Am Weinberg Estate is a place where perfection meets simplicity, and abundance meets joy. It’s where you want to be.

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BANNERMAN RESOURCES DIGS DEEPER

TO HELP BUILD NAMIBIA RMB. Solutionist Thinking.

Bannerman resources achieves 5% Namibian ownership with RMB as sole adviser. RMB is proud to have advised on the sale of 5% equity in Bannerman Mining Resources (Namibia) to the One Economy Foundation. This deal supports Bannerman Resources, alongside the One Economy Foundation, to build enduring and mutually beneficial relationships and communities in Namibia. CHUKA OKAFOR chuka.okafor@rmb.com.na +264 61 299 8395 MATTHIAS LANGHELD matthias.langheld@rmb.com.na +264 61 299 8112 www.rmb.com.na

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On The Road Again Sparkling stones, wild horses, sweeping desert vistas and old diamond-mining towns epitomise this section of Namibia . . .

here’s mystery and intrigue to be had in Namibia’s south-western corner where diamonds were once so numerous that they were said to sparkle by the light of the moon. And where champagne was cheaper than water. But, that doesn’t mean that you have to rush to get there. No siree. The canyon first needs its due respect. This rugged and ancient smile in the earth is an awe-inspiring and auspicious spot on a Namibian journey to stop and take a long look at millions-ofyears of Earth history. When human beings were not even a whisper on the wind, the sandy realm was up to all kinds of clever tricks, like compacting into rock, heating up, being carried by ancient rivers and eroding - all at the very slow place of eternity.

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tanding on the edge of the world looking down at the meandering Fish River, I am out of my depth, perception-wise. No-one prepares us for such magnitude or magnificence, and it pushes us out of our normal boundaries of existence. When I recover from my knock from the ancient earth saying “Hi, newcomer”, I take the slow drive to explore the viewpoints. I can feel the presence of something much larger than myself and am humbled in my role as a human speck on the planet. A very happy human speck nonetheless. The happy speck is delighted to walk up the koppie at Canyon Lodge before a leisurely breakfast to watch the sun rise over the Gondwana Canyon Park, and to swim in the pool overlooking the landscape as the sun sets. During the day, I gulp down great dollops of charm and eat my fill of character, taking a walk in the rocky hills above Canyon Village and sampling fare at Canyon Roadhouse, where the automobiles of old have been assembled with so much love, humour and fun it puts a light-hearted spin to my trip and a spring in my step.

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Eventually, I’m back on the road heading south towards the Orange River that demarcates the borders of South Africa and Namibia. There are many gems to be discovered on Gondwana’s Canyon-Diamond route that skirts the Orange River, circling up towards Aus and Lüderitz. An old 1960s truck stops me on the dusty road. It seems fitting that it lies in the middle of nowhere-inparticular, just being and rusting slowly in this unusual frontier land. I walk around it, look in, ask what in canyon’s dust it’s doing out there. It responds with a creaky spin of its ancient fan, an eerie sound in an otherwise empty and silent land that follows me back to my car.

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ack on track, I can’t resist a turn down Ai-Ais’s corrugated entrance for a ceremonial dip in the large swimming pool, naturally warm with spring water that bubbles out from a fault in the earth. And, after a picnic lunch under a tree, I return to the road and sandy never-ending landscape until the verdant strip of vegetation around the Orange River jolts me out of my desert reverie. It’s a slow journey along the river that peeps out here and there between the reeds and rocks, sometimes disappearing entirely. After a hundred kilometres I am back on tar, making my way past Rosh Pinah to Aus, and a few kilometres further to Klein Aus Vista, my home away from home. Although that seems like a term lodges coined for their guests, I always feel completely comfortable putting up my small tent under the camelthorn trees in the small campground as social weavers tweet and fly around me. I know I am in wild horse country at this lodge imbued with the wild and wonderful spirit of the horses. At first light, I take the short drive to the Garub viewpoint through the spectacular scenery where Pro-Namib meets desert in bands of earthy colours. It’s a cool, silent and crisp morning in the hide and there’s not a horse in sight. I fetch my small gas cooker from the car and boil some water for a cup of coffee. I’m sipping merrily, feeling the warm liquid flow through me when I notice something in the distance. At the same time, the golden morning sun appears on cue, anointing the horses’ manes as they make their way towards the waterhole, moving faster and faster, dust exploding at their feet, until they are galloping in with an eagerness and mounting

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excitement that is tangible. The morning has never seemed as holy. The century-old population has surfed the wave of droughts that continually ravage the desert land, their numbers tempered by the harsh seasons and nature’s way. They have been my first glimpse of undomesticated horses that have formed cohesive family groups over time with all the dynamics and fluidity of animals in the wild, and they make my heart dance a joyful jig to witness their wild beauty and boundless freedom. I watch group after group come in to drink, appearing as dots on the horizon and becoming clearer as they move in. When the sun rises and the day becomes uncomfortably warm, a rumbling stomach tells me that it’s time to make my way back to Klein Aus Vista for breakfast. I leave the lodge’s series of walks through the hills for the next day and drive into the desert towards

Lüderitz. The sleepy town woke up with a start when a diamond was discovered by a railway worker in 1908, followed by a diamond rush that saw diamond towns pop up in the desert like grass shoots after the rain. The wind and sand didn’t act as a deterrent, neither did the lack of water, which had to be shipped from the Cape. Walking around the abandoned diamond mining town of Kolmanskop, I try to imagine the high standard of living that was once enjoyed here, where ice was delivered daily to every household in the small settlement, which boasted a small hospital, recreation hall, butchery, shop and skittle ally. Kolmanskop is a photographer’s dream, and I seek out shadows and peeling wallpaper in the dilapidated houses. They hold a loveliness of their own as the desert reclaims its territory. Exploration follows in Lüderitz, with a drive to Diaz Point, where the intrepid Portuguese explorer erected a cross in 1488. Later in the town, I sample oysters at the Diaz Coffee Shop, visit the old Felsenkirche, take a boat trip and marvel over life in the gnarled and rocky hands of the desert.

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2018 Sony World Photography Awards The overall winners for the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards were recently revealed. British artist, Alys Tomlinson was named Photographer of the Year.

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he World Photography Organisation named the overall winners of the prestigious 2018 Sony World Photography Awards at a recent London ceremony. The objective of the Sony World Photography Awards is to establish a platform for the continuous development of photographic culture. The Awards do this by recognizing great advancements in photography through the Outstanding Contribution to Photography prize as well as finding and promoting new talents of the future, whether this be in the Professional, Open, Youth or Student Focus competitions. The Sony World Photography Awards is the world’s most diverse photography competition. The 11th edition saw a record breaking 320,000 submissions by photographers from more than 200 countries and territories, presenting some of the

Alys Tomlinson Category: Professional, Discovery Photograph of the Year 2018

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world’s finest contemporary photography captured over the past year. The coveted Photographer of the Year title was presented to British artist Alys Tomlinson for her series Ex-Voto, winning the photographer $25,000 (USD). The work was praised by the jury for its beautiful production, technical excellence and sensitive illustration of pilgrimage as a journey of discovery and sacrifice to a greater power. Upon winning the title, Tomlinson said “I am very surprised to have won, there is so much amazing photography in this competition. This is a huge boost both personally and professionally. It’s a project I invested so much in, so this recognition makes it all worth it.” Tomlinson was selected from the 10 category winners of the

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Professional category winners and finalists From insightful documentation of worldwide cultural and political events to showcasing the natural world, the photographers below were selected by judges as the best series of photographs in the world.

Gianmaria Gava, Buildings Category: Architecture (1st Place)

Veselin Atanasov Category: Open Photographer of the Year

Professional competition who were announced alongside those in 2nd and 3rd place in each Professional category. The overall winners of the Awards’ Open (best single image), Youth and Student Focus competitions were also revealed. All winners were flown to the London awards ceremony and received Sony digital imaging equipment, publication in the winners’ book and their work will be shown as part of the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London. Outstanding Contribution to Photography recipient Candida Höfer was also at the ceremony to collect her prize. Photographer of the Year - Alys Tomlinson, British Ex-Voto is a personal project by 43 year old London-based photographer Tomlinson. The winning work encompasses formal portraiture, large format landscape and small, detailed still-life images of the ‘ex-votos’ (offerings of religious devotion)

found at pilgrimage sites of Lourdes (France), Ballyvourney (Ireland) and Grabarka (Poland). The photographer mainly explores themes of environment, belonging and identity. She recently completed an MA (Distinction) in Anthropology of Travel, Tourism and Pilgrimage and has been recognised by a number of photography prizes. Open Photographer of the Year - Veselin Atanasov, Bulgarian Selected from 10 category winners as the best single image in the world, Atanasov is recognised for his work Early Autumn and receives a $5,000 (USD) prize. An IT specialist, Atanasov is a self-taught photographer who began shooting in 2014. The winning photograph captures autumn in the Central Balkan National Park.

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Fredrik Lerneryd, Slum Ballet Category: Contemporary Issues (1st Place)

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Florian Ruiz, The White Contamination Category: Creative (1st Place)

Mohd Samsul Mohd Said, Life Inside the Refugee Camp Category: Current Affairs & News (1st Place)

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Luca Locatelli, White Gold Category: Landscape (1st Place)

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Roselena Ramistella, Deep Land Category: Natural World & Wildlife (1st Place)

Megan Johnson Category: Youth Photographer of the Year

Tom Oldham, The Last of The Crooners Category: Portraiture (1st Place)

Samuel Bolduc Category: Student Photographer of the Year

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Youth Photographer of the Year - Megan Johnson, American, Age 16 Open to photographers aged 12-19, Johnson was awarded for her image Still. Shot on the cliffs near her house in Connecticut. The black and white image captures the complex and intricate solitude the photographer faces in everyday life. Student Photographer of the Year - Samuel Bolduc, Canadian, Age 20 Bolduc was chosen by the judges from students worldwide for his photographic series The Burden. The work beautifully illustrates the physical burden of plastic waste in the environment to highlight the urgent need to halt plastic pollution. Bolduc represented College de Matane, Quebec and has won €30,000 (Euros) worth of Sony photography equipment for the institution. Outstanding Contribution to Photography - Candida Höfer

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The Lady Pohamba Private Hospital, a N$380 million state-of-the-art private hospital named in honour of the second First Lady of Namibia, Penexupifo Pohamba, is situated in Windhoek's Kleine Kuppe area and created permanent employment opportunities for more than 350 Namibians. Construction kicked off in 2013. The hospital is 100% Namibian-owned and encourages individual business, entrepreneurs and the private sector to have confidence and invest more in Namibia's economy.

New hotel on our doorstep The hospital is part of the new mixed-use business node called Hilltop Estate Development which includes the Grove Mall of Namibia that was completed in 2018. This development also includes the Design Square mixed-use development featuring a Virgin Active Gym, High Performance Centre focusing on sports recovery, a new hotel, Wild Olive residential apartments and general office space.

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All facilities related to a modern hospital available The hospital is home to a 24-hour Level One Trauma Unit, the first in Namibia. The facility also provides crucial medical services, ancillary services, orthopaedic, ear, plastic, nose and throat surgeries, gynaecology, obstetrics, neurosurgery, anaesthetics, internal medicine, cardiology, paediatrics, urology, psychiatry, pulmonology and oncology. The hospital boasts a fully equipped maternity service and alleviated the shortage of maternity beds in Windhoek, which in turn contributes to better service delivery to patients. The Level One Trauma Unit treats severely injured patients including persons involved in motor vehicle accidents and acts of violence. The unit is staffed 24 hours with trauma surgeons, anaesthesiologists, trauma nurses and vital support services. Experienced doctors practicing at the hospital also offer training to younger doctors at specially-equipped lecture theatres. The Lady Pohamba is a modern, digitally equipped hospital, close to the Eros Airport, and is easily accessible in cases of emergency.

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et in the breathtaking Jonkershoek Valley of Stellenbosch, amongst towering mountain slopes and seemingly endless rows of leafy vineyards, Lanzerac Wine Estate is the Cape Winelands at its finest, with its awardwinning winery, sensorial wine experiences, luxurious day spa, assortment of dining options and 5-star accommodation. For 326 years, the Estate has been developing wines of exceptional quality and holds a place in history for producing the world’s very first bottle of Pinotage – the Lanzerac Pinotage 1959. Lanzerac’s wines consist of three ranges – the Premium Range, Heritage Range and Keldermeester Versameling (Cellar Master Collection). These can be sampled during various wine tastings in the elegant Lanzerac Tasting Room (which reflects the high standard of wines produced on the Estate) or on the veranda, with its breath-taking views of the valley. Guests can also tour the operational wine cellar, guided by one of the Estate’s expert Wine Advisors. In addition, the wonders of the Winelands can be enjoyed in an all new way with a visit to the Lanzerac Spa – from the deck that enables guests to touch the Estate’s grapevines from the comfort of their loungers, to the treatments made with grape cultivars. The Lanzerac Spa offers seven treatment rooms, including a couple’s room and therapy room for differently-abled guests, four manicure and pedicure stations, a Neoqui Mediq cocoon room, sauna, steam room, mist room, indoor heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, two Rasul chambers, an experience shower and fully-equipped fitness room for hotel guests. The

Lanzerac Wine Estate: A Winelands destination of distinction

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Lanzerac Spa’s Vitality Corner offers guests an array of healthy cuisine to enjoy whilst taking in the idyllic setting. For the ultimate culinary experience, guests can choose between any of the Estate’s three main dining areas: the Manor Kitchen serving reimagined classics for breakfast and dinner created by the talented Chef Stephen Fraser, the Taphuis providing more casual lunch options and the Lanzerac Deli serving fresh, artisan produce for breakfast and lunch. With its exquisite surroundings and array of indulgent offerings, guests won’t want to leave. Fortunately, there are 53 opulent rooms and suites to choose from, all styled to reflect the history of the Estate with contemporary influences carefully blended in. While no two rooms look alike - with each being individually decorated with elegant touches and a unique selection of timeless pieces - all offer spacious interiors and the utmost in privacy. Overnight guests can also enjoy an assortment of complimentary services such as a full continental buffet breakfast, transfers between the Hotel and town of Stellenbosch, use of the minibar and wine tasting of five Estate wines, amongst others. After a year-long renovation project to restore the Hotel to the splendour for which it is famed, following a fire that destroyed the Hotel’s main building, Lanzerac Hotel will once again be receiving guests from 1 July 2018. To celebrate the Hotel’s ascension from the ashes, guests are being given the opportunity to spoil themselves with a Winter Retreat Package that will see them lavished with luxury from the instant they arrive. The Lanzerac Hotel Winter Retreat Package is available from 1 July to 30 September 2018 at a cost of R6,500 per couple, per night, fully inclusive of many valueadded extras. Additional nights can be added at a fixed rate of R4,550 per sharing room, inclusive of breakfast.

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e looked over the muddy waters of the Umfolozi as the heat seared through my freckled skin. I longed for the shade that the lunch-stop across the river promised. And the least of our worries were the crocodiles that could be lurking in the milky brown water. Rather a massive ‘dagga’ boy, a lone male buffalo, known for being notoriously badtempered, lay in the water on the opposite bank. His massive, muscular back arched, his head down and relaxed on the cool sand. He was going nowhere. It was midday and hot as hell. Our guide Mandla Gumede approaches the river, cautiously but with enough visible movement and natural sound, in an effort to ensure our dagga boy knows we are here. Conflicted. On one hand, he had 6 tired, hungry and hot trailists collapsed in sweaty heaps on their heavy backpacks, waiting for his instructions, and on the other – a very deep “leave no trace” ethic buried beneath his skin. That “you-don’t-mess-with-anything-in-the-wilderness” kind of ethic. You come and go, and you just don’t go messing with anything. I understood that too, so I whispered, half in jest, half in desperation, but oh so respectfully, “Please, please Mr Buffalo, just get up and go so we can cross.” And he did. He just got up, turned to look at us for a while, and then trotted through the reeds and high up onto the grassy plain beyond. “The secret to the success of the Wilderness Leadership School is “hlonipha”,” said Simon Blackburn, owner of Tree Tops Lodge at Spioenkop a few weeks earlier when I met him on a wildlife medical emergency seminar, “that’s why these guys have virtually no problems on trail in the big five reserves.” Hlonipha, the isiZulu word for respect, pervades every being of the trail guides in Ian Players’ legacy programme, which sees highly experienced guides take trailists out into the wilderness areas of the Umfolozi/Hluhluwe Game Park. Simply put, you leave no trace, except your tracks. And this means no emotional trace either – no trauma, no impact on the emotional well-being of the creatures in whose home we are privileged to be able to walk. So of course Mandla was cautious, and I was glad I had, in that moment, become “a buffalo whisperer”. The Wilderness Leadership School takes groups of 6 trailists at a time into pristine reserve areas. The trailists must carry all their cooking, food, bedding, and personal requirements in and out of the reserve – and must leave no trace. No burnt firewood, no broken branches, no upturned rocks, no toilet paper, nothing. Stepping into the Hluhluwe/Umfolozi reserve, packs laden, we were briefed under a tree. It’s serious business. You could die out there. “Just remind me again, I take cover if it’s a buffalo or rhino, and only then if you say so. And I don’t run if it’s a lion? I stand still, right. So the lion does not identify me as prey?” “Isn’t it strange, that this is where humanity inhabited with ease not too long ago,” said our other guide Doric Holmes later, as Mandla was showing us the track of an extremely large lion, and our adrenalin juices were flowing (very) fast. “We lived here in the wilderness, among all of this, the animals and creatures, and were not afraid. And now we return and are so out of touch and disconnected that we fear it.” An ancient place and space. Here a royal hunting area, once teeming with game. Remnants of Shaka’s Zulu people, who lived at one with the land, lie scattered around. The pottery shards and broken grinding stones that pepper the edges of the ageless animal paths, echo a rich history of a people and a oneness with nature.

Wilderness Wisdom The Wilderness Leadership School was founded in 1957 by the legendary conservationist, Ian Player, who, together with his friend and mentor Magqubu Ntombela, recognised the necessity for people to connect with the environment. Sharlene Versveld walked the walk on one of their trails through Umfolozi Game Reserve Words by Sharlene Versveld Photographs supplied

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the reason we crave pizza

Walking and living on trail is the ultimate nature experience. Us trailists follow, in single file, our two guides, both armed in case of a dangerous interaction with an animal. Neither of our guides had ever needed to use their rifles. “We track, we listen and we observe the animals, so that we are not invading their comfort zones. Respect is important. Quiet is important. Being present is important.” So present that one morning Mandla, who was lying chatting to us in his sleeping bag, as we drank our hot drinks, jumped up to show us that an elephant was crossing the river. So tuned in was he, he could hear the lone bull - a good 300 metres up the river bank - enter the water. As we walk we notice the tracks. We stop to discuss what it is, the direction the animal was heading, how old we think the track is. We sit by watering holes and watch the giraffe, zebra and impala skittish and aware of our presence. The dagga boys snort and stand and watch from afar on the banks of the rivers, alerting us to the fact they have noticed us. The wild dogs, gladly present themselves, all nine of them on the sand bank in front of our camp on the first morning as we sip our tea and dunk our rusks. All the while watching us, ears twitching. Mocking cliff chats settle in front of us wagging their tails on the cool rocks. The baboons bark and some raucous Egyptian Geese, well were just raucous. Then the frogs chorus, like competitive choirs at night, reminding us that they too own some pretty fine real estate here in the wilderness. Our path crosses with a lone young bull elephant one day, and the guides move swiftly into action. One moves left to find a safe exit through a gully lined with magnificent Sycamore Figs. The other moves us downwind behind some trees. We remove backpacks, and wait for our instructions. Our exit planned, we

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A Food Safari Eating with Africa Maria Schiffer is a German food and travel photographer. She chooses to tell the story of her travels through Africa, in a very different way. You’ll taste the difference as she journeys through this leg of her travels, Namibia Words and photographs by Maria Schiffer

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ou don’t have to tell Africans how diverse their continent is - they already know it. But as for myself, a European, and mostly informed through the media, the first things that came to mind when speaking of Africa was: Hunger, War, Charity-Projects, Malaria and Safari. But that all changed in 2017 when I traveled alone through five different African countries for five months. When I returned to Berlin, the first thing people asked me was “were there any dangerous situations?” I had to think really hard and nothing came to mind. I was trying to figure out how I could explain Africa to the people around me? Show them how beautiful, peaceful, diverse and safe this continent can be. Then it came to me - through food! I’m a German travel and food photographer, and what better way to explain a continent than through food. Cooking and eating is a universal language. I set a goal to travel through 10 different African countries, in one year finding five stories and five recipes in each one, but inside the kitchens of African homes. By doing so, I wanted to show Africa’s diversity and let people tell their own stories and explain their country through food. At the end, the combination of these stories and recipes will make up the cookbook‚ 'Eating with Africa‘. In December 2017, I ventured out to the first destination, Malawi; next came Morocco, followed by South Africa and Namibia. When I landed in Windhoek, I had nothing more than a rough plan and a mere two weeks to travel the country. But Namibia is expensive, I’m on a budget, every last cent I earn, goes into this project. So instead of renting a car, I jumped into shared taxis and minibuses from Windhoek going north with stops in Omaruru, Okakarara and Ondangwa until I reached Opuwo. When you’re left with no choice but to go with the flow, that’s when you make space for the magic of coincidence to step in. And it did. It started with friendly strangers helping me everywhere they could, and lodges and hotels offering me better prices or sponsoring my stay altogether. As if I were conductor of a choir, the music just came together. Namibia is blessed with a nature so vibrant and diverse, but it wasn’t the landscapes that impressed me most, it was the people. “I’m not cooking from recipes, just from the ideas I have in

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my head. And now, I’m going to sit down and the smell of the pot will call me back,“ says the mid 50s-year-old woman Duemas to me while stirring two big pots over an open fire: one with goat meat and the other with pluck. It was 10am when I knocked on the door of a stone cottage without prior notice. On the border of Damaraland next to the Erongo Mountains, there’s a lot of nature and hardly inhabited. You can drive for kilometres without seeing a soul. I walked around 3km from where I was staying to get there - I was told someone was living there: “I’m a photographer, I’m making a cookbook, can I cook with you?” Just like that. “You can start in the back garden, we’re slaughtering a goat,” answers woman of the house, 54 year old Lucrecia Hoeses, opening her home to a complete stranger. Duemas is Lucrecia‘s best friend on this particular Sunday, they’re both here for a wedding from the day before. Lucrecia’s two younger sisters are here too, all woman from the Damara tribe. Together, each takes their turn in the kitchen, chopping, mixing and spicing the pots while chatting in Khoekhoe, a language which stands out because of characteristic clicking noise they make while speaking. “We eat the whole goat, even the eyes, but the ears are the best….we cook the meat with potatoes often as a stew,” but today it’s with rice. “Yesterday at the wedding there wasn’t enough meat, so I felt bad and said let’s slaughter one of my 39 goats and eat together.” She doesn’t do that very often. This is her vacation house, she works as a social worker in Windhoek and is only here once a month. Soon she’ll be on pension, then she’ll move here and have more time to plant her own food on her property. The next morning I show up again. Lucrecia is reading the bible while her sister prepares tea and fresh bread for breakfast. The more time you spend with people, the more they forget you’re there, and the more genuine moments you will encounter. And just as luck brought me to these women, chance led me to my next story. I was looking for someone from the Herero tribe; “I’m a Herero,” says 39-year old Florence Turii to me. She’s sitting in the front seat of my shared taxi, I’m squashed in the back. “Come to my home, cook with my mom”, she says. That afternoon I’m squashed again in the back seat of a shared taxi. I have no idea where Florence is taking me - somewhere outside the city of Okakarara. We reach the home of her parents

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at around 5pm. Her four children live here with their grandparents. Florence is a single mom, she can‘t afford to take care of them alone. Here the children get sent to public boarding school and when it‘s vacation, like now, the children come home and Florence comes to visit. Everyone helps on the farm tending the animals her parents have 700 cows. Traditionally, Hereros are cattle-herding pastoralists who rate status on the number of cattle owned. The cattle are free to move around to graze further than the borders of their 20 hectare property. Every day around 20 cows are milked, all for self consumption. “We don’t sell milk…in our belief, it would be like giving away your cattle.” Florence explains. And rarely do they eat the cow meat: “Cattle are for us what diamonds are for you,” I’m told. If they need money, they sell a cow – that‘ll bring them around 2000 Namibian dollars. But other than that, everything they need is on the farm, they don’t need much money. They grow their own maize and pumpkin and a few vegetables; “We‘re not big vegetarians” Florence tells me, but they love sour milk - it’s the best way to preserve milk without electricity. Each person in this home drinks at least 2-3 litres of sour milk throughout the day, sometimes with sugar and sometimes plain. Sometimes as a snack or for lunch or dinner together with the staple food, pap, which is a porridge made out of maize. The lady of the house, 63-year-old Efet Gutare, is responsible for making the sour milk, but also for cooking. The Herero woman’s traditional clothing is a long “colonial style” dress with a headpiece that symbolises the horns of cattle. Efet has made herself 20 dresses, and as a married woman, wears the traditional dress. The next day I’m back to prepare breakfast, everything outside - “Where else should we cook if not outside,” Efet says to me. We’re making fat cakes, it’s sort of like a doughnut just without the hole. First we prepare the dough: flour, sugar, salt, yeast and water all mixed together. While it’s rising, the lady of the house milks the cow. And while were deep-frying the fat cakes over the fire, Florence’s 16-year-old daughter named Praise-the-lord is churning butter from sour milk, by moving a calabash back and fourth until the substance is firm. The best time to make it is in the morning when the temperature is not too hot or cold. At around 11am breakfast is ready: a fat cake and a glass of sour milk with a bit of sugar. To get back to town, we’re about to hop on the family‘s means of transport: a donkey cart. But the wheels are flat and the neighbour hasn’t returned the pump he borrowed. Luckily a

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car passes by and takes us with them. “Will you go back to see your kids again this week?” I ask, as it is quite a way out. “No, that was it for this month,“ Florence answers. “So it was good that I brought you home,” I said. “Yes, God sent you here”, she answers. Whoever it was that sent me, I always seemed to land in the right places. Continuing the journey, near Ondangwa I cooked at the “Ongola Village homestead lodge” with the chef called Nande, who says about his job: “Cooking is my hobby.” We made marathon chicken, named that way because you have to run after it to catch it. And boy did Nande run. Next came a homestead in a small village called Tsandi in the north of Namibia. A homestead is a farm made up of many little huts, in one of them which I slept. In the evening, the 85-year-old father cooked and, afterwards, entertained the family with stories; we sat around the dinner table with a single solar lamp, the only light source on the farm. And finally I reached the Himba tribe. It was a challenge to get there. Sixty kilometres outside of Opuwo, which meant a two hour drive on slippery roads, driving in a VW Polo. Oruhere porridge was prepared, but because it was raining we cooked inside the hut - it was hard to breathe with the smoke from the fire. My eyes were burning and I had to keep crawling outside for air. “Welcome to my life,” said the 35-year-old tribeswoman, her eyes full of tears too. For me that moment sums up what‚ 'Eating with Africa‘ is about: African life explained through food. A year is gradually passing and I still have six more countries to visit. It’s a challenge in every way, financially as well as logistically. But until the journey is through, I’m encouraged by words from Nelson Mandela: “It always seems impossible until it is done.” Find out more on www.eatingwithafrica.com

My tips for eating and sleeping: Windhoek: Restaurant and lodge: Immanuel Lodge http://www.immanuel-lodge.de Restaurant: Xwama http://www.xwama.com Erongo Mountains: Eating and sleeping: Omandumba Bush Camp http://www.omandumba.de Ondangwa: Restaurant and lodge: Ongula Village Homestead Lodge https://www.ongula.com Swakopmund: Hotel: The Delight Swakopmund https://store.gondwana-collection.com/ accommodation/the-delight-swakopmund Eating and Hotel: Strand Hotel https://www.strandhotelswakopmund.com

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At a time when there’s very little that’s really new. Inspired by the fascinating character of Namibia and So much more than just another restaurant. For people Where true discoveries are harder to come by, and real its people, Joe’s is where a love for adventure, stories who still dream of a truly great escape. connections are harder to make, it’s great to know that and living to the fullest, comes to vibrant life. Through That place is Joe’s. there is still one road, that will take you on a journey our unique combination of delicious and authentic food, like never before. To a destination like nowhere else, Arlien: heartfelt hospitality, one-of-its-kind atmosphere, +264 81 and 124our 8814 Fax: + 264 61 23 11 78 into the heartland of Namibia, where real community we feed the mouth and soul, celebrate old memories; 39 Edison Street Christiaan: +264 85 523 7771 (Coastal Region) MAKE FRIENDS IN THE still exists. and build new ones withHEART you. OF THE ERONGO MOUNTAINS WWW.OTJOHOTOZU.COM

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estcliff is a truly South African gin, a handcrafted copperdistilled Joburg Dry gin. Like the city after which it’s named, Joburg, it’s complex, with layer upon layer of flavours, a floral gin perfume with four distinct characteristics: a gin base with juniper and coriander…a fragrant vanilla tone…a soft citrus tone…earth tones with soft peppers. This is a gin inspired by the gold rush of 1884 and the rich heritage of gold that flows through the veins of the Joburg landscape. Westcliff Joburg Dry Gin is a gin for all seasons, so no need to serve it up the same two days in a row. The creator of Westcliff Gin – Jacqueline Grobler says, “This gin is the next chapter in my love affair with Joburg as a city. I wanted to develop a gin that heroes the heritage of gold, but has the fresh taste of a forest; the man-made forest of the Westcliff area.” Westcliff was named the Best Gin at the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards at the end of last year, and secured a Bronze Medal in the category Best International Contemporary Gin in the 2017 American Distilling Institute’s (ADI) craft spirits competition. Westcliff is best paired with gentle flavours that don’t overpower the more delicate tasting notes of this artisanal gin. Made in the London dry tradition, it’s rested for two months before bottling and the result is a soft spirit that can be served simply over ice, or paired with interesting ingredients that enhance its profile.

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MARKETING

MARKETING

The rainmaker Hospitality & Tourism Marketing Academy The rainmaker Tourism and Hospitality Marketing Academy keeps you up to date with the most recent developments in Digital Presence Exposure, 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 Industry. 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 35 years of experience in IT and 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.

TIP #14 | Rainmaker’s clients score more than 8.7 Million Views for Namibia “Thomas Müller CEO @ rainmaker digital "Google Agency and Digital Marketing Agency for the Hospitality and Tourism Industry has 35+ years of experience in IT and 15+ years of experience in digital marketing in the hospitality and tourism industry, as well as 8 years of experience in the Southern African tourism industry, Thomas has an in-depth understanding of the relevant source markets, value chains and the market dynamics in Southern Africa. Thomas used to work in Digital Marketing and in on site Resort management at the 5-star TUI and Thomas Cook properties. As General Manager Marketing & IT he was part of the turnaround team of O&L Leisure Hotels & Lodges in Namibia. From the marketing perspective, he was part of the design, development and opening team of O&L’s Strand Hotel Swakopmund.”

In December 2017, the unique rainmaker VISTA.360 virtual tours, powered by Google Street View Trusted, was viewed by more than 5 million people. This means that 5 million potential guests were focused on Namibia, an incredible milestone. Four months later, that figure already increased to 8.7 million and it keeps growing due to rainmaker’s activities. This is more than an average of 16,300 views per day since the very first VISTA.360 virtual tours by rainmaker were published and a record 30,700 views per day throughout the past 4 months. This marks an astonishing achievement for Namibia as a destination and a great prospect for rainmaker digital’s Hospitality and Tourism customers. Since its launch in 2016, rainmaker has built a solid and stable customer base, most of which are based in Namibia and South Africa. Thomas Müller, the founder and CEO of rainmaker, started rainmaker digital after 7 years in the Namibian Tourism and Hospitality industry and with extended experience from his involvement with TUI and Thomas Cook. His everyday exposure to the digital marketing field while being General Manager of Marketing & IT at O&L Leisure Hotels & Lodges, led to the realisation that Namibia’s and Southern Africa’s digital presence could be dramatically improved. According to Chris McIntyre, Managing Director of the Tour Operator Expert Africa, “rainmaker’s great 360’s have helped us bring Namibia, and many of its lodges and camps, to life for our website’s visitors. Working with them has vastly improved the images and perspectives that our prospective visitors can see on Namibia, and they have certainly helped us to persuade more visitors to visit this stunningly beautiful country.” rainmaker digital is the only Google Street View Trusted Agency in Namibia and one of only seven Trusted Agencies in the whole of Africa.

rainmaker has created more traffic and impact with its VISTA.360 service than any other travel related website in Namibia, putting Namibia as a destination and the participating hotels, lodges, guest houses, guest farms, etc. at the very forefront of the digital marketing landscape in Southern Africa. To put this into perspective, according to the global web statistics platform alexa.com, one of the largest tourism websites in Namibia gets around 650,550 views per year, less than 10% of what rainmaker has achieved for its customers and the Destination. The VISTA.360 virtual tours have a significant impact on rainmaker customers’ business in terms of occupancy, revenue, reputation and profit. From the 8.7 million visitors, more than 370,000 of all visitors took action on the immersive virtual tours they saw, either by visiting the respective accommodation website (112,500 or 30% of all actions), asking for directions while they were planning their itinerary (243,600 or 66% of all actions) or directly calling the property by phone (14,500 or 4% of all actions).

The VISTA.360 virtual tour is a critical element, especially for accommodation providers. “rainmaker’s 360° tour is the most amazing sales and marketing tool for online bookings and our tour operator partners. We have been overwhelmed with more than 370,000 views of Twyfelfontein Country Lodge in just 9 months. I am really happy we went for it because it significantly added to our bookings" says Riaan Brand of Twyfelfontein Country Lodges. “rainmaker provides the respective virtual tour footage free-ofcharge to local and global tour operators to further improve the visibility and the business of our customers”, says Thomas “It is all about partnering and collaboration within the Namibian Hospitality and Tourism Industry. The entire rainmaker focus is to create a competitive advantage for the local in-destination hospitality and tourism businesses, against the global and market dominating giants and to gain more tourism spend remaining in the Country.” Müller continuous.

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TECHNOLOGY

TECHNOLOGY

SciTech

Kombuis Biofuel Camping Stove

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Victorinox Swiss Army Swiss Card

Galaktika Armchair for Airport VIP Lounges

Kombius is a portable camping stove made of stainless steel. It’s a set of reliable cooking equipment for travelers and campers, everything is packed up in just 6.3-inch tall and 4.7-inch thick. The name itself comes from a Dutch word for kitchen on a ship, “kom” and “buis” are also two words that translate to bowl and tube. Basically Kombuis wants to be known as a kitchen that consists of “a bowl”, the pot and “a tube”, the stove. The largest part of Kombius is the base of the stove that has half grill and the hole in the side. This base fits the side tube where it gets fixed in place with the slide. The stove also comes with a pot on top that fits the pot-stand. No need for batteries or fans, the burn chamber has been designed to make the fire burn well. The insulation wall allows for more hot air to go out the top of this stove, thus making more air flowing into the stove. This airflow generates good flow underneath the burning wood, which means more oxygen for better combustion. You can use twigs, sticks or other biofuel material to fuel this stove, that 45-degree angle allows the stove to have a self-feeding process.

Victorinox Swiss Army Swiss Card keeps small, handy tools neatly packed in credit card sized case. It looks like this card carries a series of simple tools, but you’ll be surprised at how often you’ll be needing one of these while on-the-go. This piece offers an award winning design with amazing functionality, it stays neatly in your wallet and ready whenever you need it. All tools are made of high-quality steel with precisely tuned features; the steel is tempered and polished to reach the necessary hardness, including optimum resistance to corrosion. This credit card sized tool and manicure kit comes from the same company that created Swiss Army knife. It’s a smart and innovative adaptation for an outdoorman’s pocket knife yet it’s perfect for 21st century urbanites. You can slip it into a purse, wallet, pocket, or personal organizer. Victorinox Swiss Army Swiss Card consists of nine stainless steel tools: scissors, ballpoint pen, plastic toothpick, letter opener, tweezers, screwdriver, nail file, needle, and ruler. The entire kit weighs just less than one ounce; this is what we call a fine example of Swiss engineering precision.

Submitted by Vasil Velchev, this project is called Galaktika. It is an armchair that is designed especially for airport VIP lounges or public spaces where people need to spend more time and their staying has to be comfortable. You can read Vasil’s explanation below. This armchair has a double function, it can be used either for sitting or resting. Switching between the positions is easy because of the clicking mechanism that is placed below the side handles. It is connected to the middle swinging axis and allows lock and release of the internal wooden core in upper and lower position. The rotating angle can be changed with 15 degrees. Depending on your needs you can choose between one of the two positions. The upper bar (the top bent metal part) is rotatable and can be used to attach electronic devices. Vasil Velchev says that the original aim was to produce an attractive and at the same time functional armchair for public spaces and especially airports where the furniture is most commonly used for rest. Design is based completely on the spherical shape. The back is made by bent metal bars that can be chrome plated or powder coated. The legs are made from steel, with a wooden spherical core part covered with leather. The internal one has an ergonomic shape and is made from soft material covered with velvet. The overall dimensions of the product are approximately: Height – 1270 mm, Length – 1290 mm, Width – 1130 mm.

Designer : Arnaud Desseyn

From: Victorinox

Designer: Vasil Velchev

Beyond: Smart Home Incubator Unit

Beyond Home Incubator Unit is a concept project dedicated to all parents. It was based on Taewan Kim’s experience (the designer). He was born as a premature infant, and his parents had to face emotional problems such as guilty feelings for leaving their baby at the hospital for a long time, as well as the financial issue. Most of the time, his parents could only see him through a plastic box. Handling premature babies is not an easy task; it requires professional knowledge and practices which most parents don’t have. This home incubator unit wants to tackle these issues by allowing parents to take care of their premature baby at home. Beyond Home Incubator Unit by Taewan Kim has been designed after extensive research to ensure it has all supportive equipment and systems needed to take care of the newborn and its development. usually after 33 weeks. By keeping to the perfect temperature, the incubator enables the baby to grow up without any device. Conventional hospital incubators usually feature boring, mechanical shapes, Beyond concept was inspired by the egg or animation characters to achieve its ergonomic and friendly form. This smart incubator unit also comes with a companion app that helps parents or caretakers to maintain the baby's ideal conditions at all time. Designer: Taewan Kim

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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 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.

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.

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

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

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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Domestic

Schedule 25 March till 23 June 2018 ( ALL times local) NOTE: check-in time should be two hours before departure.

International Flight no SW 286 SW 285

From Frankfurt Windhoek

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Frankfurt

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21:35

07:55+1

Regional Flight No SW 708

From Cape Town

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SW 716

Cape Town

Walvis Bay

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Cape Town

Windhoek (via Walvis Bay)

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Durban

Windhoek (via Gaborone)

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12:15

15:40

SW 742

Durban

Gaborone

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

12:15

13:35

SW 741

Gaborone

Durban

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

10:20

11:35

SW 742

Gaborone

Windhoek

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

14:10

15:40

SW 412

Harare

Windhoek

Tue, Fri, Sun

11:20

13:35

SW 722

Johannesburg

Windhoek

Daily

06:40

08:45

SW 726

Johannesburg

Windhoek

Mon, Wed, Sat

11:15

13:20

SW 726

Johannesburg

Windhoek

Tue, Thu

11:20

13:25

SW 726

Johannesburg

Windhoek

Fri

11:40

13:45

SW 726

Johannesburg

Windhoek

Sun

12:10

14:15

SW 728

Johannesburg

Windhoek

Daily

17:55

20:00

SW 304

Luanda

Windhoek

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

11:55

15:25

SW 376

Lusaka

Windhoek

Mon, Wed, Sat

11:25

13:45

SW 406

Victoria Falls

Windhoek

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

16:30

18:10

SW 303

Windhoek

Luanda

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

09:30

11:10

SW 375

Windhoek

Lusaka

Mon, Wed, Sat

08:40

10:55

SW 411

Windhoek

Harare

Tue, Fri, Sun

08:45

10:50

SW 405

Windhoek

Victoria Falls

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

14:15

15:50

SW 703

Windhoek

Cape Town

Daily

07:45

09:45

SW 741

Windhoek

Gaborone

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

08:15

09:45

SW 741

Windhoek

Durban (via Gaborone)

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

08:15

11:35

SW 723

Windhoek

Johannesburg

Mon

07:10

08:55

SW 723

Windhoek

Johannesburg

Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun

07:55

09:40

SW 723

Windhoek

Johannesburg

Fri

08:15

10:00

SW 727

Windhoek

Johannesburg

Mon, Wed, Thu

14:10

15:55

SW 727

Windhoek

Johannesburg

Tue

14:25

16:10

SW 727

Windhoek

Johannesburg

Fri, Sat

14:15

16:00

SW 727

Windhoek

Johannesburg

Sun

14:45

16:30

SW 729

Windhoek

Johannesburg

Daily

17:30

19:15

SW 715

Walvis Bay

Cape Town

Daily

15:45

17:55

SW 715

Windhoek

Cape Town (via Walvis Bay)

Daily

14:30

17:55

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From

To

Days

Departure Arrival

SW 101

Eros

Ondangwa

Daily

07:00

SW 103

Eros

Ondangwa

Tue, Thu, Sat

10:35

11:35

SW 105

Eros

Ondangwa

Mon,

14:30

15:30

SW 107

Eros

Ondangwa

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

17:45

18:45

SW 107

Eros

Ondangwa

Sun

17:25

18:25

SW 125

Eros

Rundu

Wed, Fri

14:30

15:35

SW 125

Eros

Rundu

Sun

14:15

15:20

08:00

SW 133

Eros

Katima Mulilo

Mon, Wed, Fri

10:05

11:35

SW 133

Eros

Katima Mulilo

Sun

10:00

11:30

SW 173

Luderitz

Windhoek(via Oranjemund)

Thu

12:55

15:05

SW 173

Luderitz

Oranjemund

Thu

12:55

13:30

SW 173

Luderitz

Oranjemund

Tue

15:45

16:20

SW 173

Luderitz

Windhoek( via Oranjemund)

Tue

15:45

17:55

SW 176

Luderitz

Windhoek

Sat

16:55

17:55

SW 134

Katima Mulilo

Eros

Mon, Wed, Fri

12:15

13:55

SW 134

Katima Mulilo

Eros

Sun

12:05

13:45

SW 126

Rundu

Eros

Wed, Fri

16:05

17:10

SW 126

Rundu

Eros

Sun

15:50

16:55

SW 174

Oranjemund

Windhoek

Thu

13:50

15:05

SW 174

Oranjemund

Windhoek

Tue

16:40

17:55

SW 175

Oranjemund

Luderitz

Sat

16:00

16:35

SW 175

Oranjemund

Windhoek (via Luderitz)

Sat

16:00

17:55

SW 102

Ondangwa

Eros

Daily

08:30

09:30

SW 106

Ondangwa

Eros

Mon,

16:00

17:00

SW 108

Ondangwa

Eros

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

19:15

20:15

SW 108

Ondangwa

Eros

Sun

18:55

19:55

SW 104

Ondangwa

Eros

Tue, Thu, Sat

15:35

16:35

SW 153

Ondangwa

Walvis Bay

Tue, Thu, Sat

12:05

13:20

SW 154

Walvis Bay

Ondangwa

Tue, Thu, Sat

13:55

15:05

SW 716

Walvis Bay

Windhoek

Daily

13:10

13:50

SW 173

Windhoek

Luderitz

Thu

11:25

12:25

SW 173

Windhoek

Oranjemund (via Luderitz)

Thu

11:25

13:30

SW 173

Windhoek

Luderitz

Tue

14:15

15:15

SW 173

Windhoek

Oranjemund (via Luderitz)

Tue

14:15

16:20

SW 175

Windhoek

Oranjemund

Sat

14:15

15:30

SW 175

Windhoek

Luderitz (via Oranjemund)

Sat

14:15

16:35

SW 715

Windhoek

Walvis Bay

Daily

14:30

15:10

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From

To

Frankfurt

Istanbul

Daily

14:50

19:50

Frankfurt

Istanbul

Daily

12:05

17:10

Istanbul

Frankfurt

Daily

12:40

13:55

Istanbul

Frankfurt

Daily

15:45

17:05

Johannesburg

Istanbul

Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat

19:10

05:45

Johannesburg

Istanbul

Wed, Fri, Sun

19:20

05:55

Istanbul

Johannesburg

Wed, Fri, Sun

02:15

11:05

Istanbul

Johannesburg

Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat

02:15

11:05

Nairobi

Lusaka

Daily

07:40

09:30

Lusaka

Nairobi

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

18:20

22:00

Lusaka

Nairobi

Wed, Fri, Sun

00:45

05:55

Nairobi

Johannesburg

Daily

07:45

10:55

Nairobi

Johannesburg

Daily

12:55

16:10

Nairobi

Johannesburg

Daily

21:15

00:25+1

Johannesburg

Nairobi

Daily

12:10

17:15

Johannesburg

Nairobi

Daily

17:15

22:20

Johannesburg

Nairobi

Daily

01:15

06:15

Nairobi

Harare

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

13:35

15:35

Nairobi

Harare

Daily

07:40

11:25

REVISION IN ENTRANCE FEE AT GROSS BARMEN

Harare

Nairobi

Wed, Fri, Sun

00:20

05:40

Windhoek

Addis Ababa

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

14:35

21:25

Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) recently increased its day visitor entrance fee at Gross Barmen Resort to N$ 200.00 per person (pp).

Addis Ababa

Windhoek

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

08:35

13:35

Frankfurt

Windhoek

Mon

21:55

09:15+1

Windhoek

Frankfurt

Tue

20:00

05:25+1

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

GROSS BARMEN RESORT Starting from as little as N$ 200 Key activities: Hiking and Sight-Seeing

ENHANCED SKILLS FOR VEHICLE OPERATORS Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) vehicle operators recently underwent an advanced 4x4 driving skill training from Indongo Toyota in Southern Namibia with the sole purpose of refreshing their vehicle handling abilities. The drivers were shown how to get the most of their 4x4 vehicles in different environments with great ease. Mr Salomo Kuwa (NWR Senior Mechanic) standing with Mr. John Lyonga (NWR Driver), Mr. Vennet M. Mwangala (NWR Driver) and Mr. Samuel Hilundwa (NWR Driver) after they received their certificates.

The price adjustment is for day visitors intending to make use of the braai facilities and mini pool at the campsites. If a day visitor would like to make use of the thermal pool and other facilities, an additional payment of N$ 100 pp will be required. Mr Francois Snyders, NWR Gross Barmen Resort Manager, says that "the increase is necessary to ensure the upkeep of

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As a tourism company that transports tourists around Namibia's various terrains, NWR saw it fit for its vehicle operators to be better equipped with the handling of the

Mr. Daniel David Nghiwilepo - NWR Manager - Customer Relations, Mr. Paul Brinkmann - Managing Director of Wild Africa Travel and Mr. Epson Kasuto - NWR Chief Marketing Officer

WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA

4x4 Toyota Hilux and Land Cruiser vehicles that the company uses for its expeditions. "We place great value towards the safety of our guests, that is why we were compelled to update our vehicle operators’ skills with the latest knowledge on how to handle the cars we transport our valuable clients in", says Mr Mufaro Njabulo Nesongano, NWR's Corporate Communications and Online Media Manager. Mr Salomo Kuwa, NWR's Senior Mechanic said that “this training will equally reduce the maintenance costs of our vehicles because the drivers now understand how to better handle them”.

the facilities that are accessible to day visitors. At the same time, this will also preserve the facilities for future generations to come". GROSS BARMEN QUICK FACTS 1. 2.

Gross Barmen is located 100 km from the capital city of Namibia, Windhoek. Gross Barmen was originally known as Otjikango Otjinene - meaning large fountain in Otjiherero - and is built on the site of an early Rhenish mission.

NWR REWARDS TOP PERFORMING TOUR OPERATORS

that we value the business we get from our tour operators”, said Ms Kaulu.

Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) recently held an awards ceremony at its Gross Barmen Resort aimed at awarding its top performing tour operators. The awards were given based upon the value of business that the tour operators provided NWR.

Mr Epson Kasuto, NWR Chief Marketing Officer, used the opportunity to highlight the direction the company is taking to further provide value to the tourists that visit it. During his presentation, he appealed to tour operators to look at making use of the lesser visited resorts and camps that the company is currently operating to diversify their product offering.

During the awards ceremony Ms Tangeni Kaulu, NWR Trade and Promotions Manager, recalled how during her school days, students always looked forward to receiving an award at the end of the year. Based upon this noble gesture that she recalled, herself and the marketing team with the blessing of the NWR board decided to host an event specifically aimed at rewarding the best performing tour operators.

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“As a company that is geared towards appreciating the hard work of our partners, we believe that this award ceremony is an opportunity for us to say thank you to them and to encourage them to continue working hand in hand with us. It is through such platforms that we as a company can show

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“There is an opportunity for tour operators to consider having their client’s sleepover at Gross Barmen Resort just before they leave for their respective destinations since we have a SPA facility here. I believe that tourists can enjoy the services offered at Gross Barmen while they wind down before they leave Namibia”. Mr Kasuto concluded by saying that, “due to the important role that tour operators play, we look forward to making this an annual event”. Some of the entities that received awards were Sense of Africa, Wild Africa Travel, Namibia Travel Connection, Abenteuer Afrika Safari and Namibia Tracks and Trails.

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