Camping

Camping at Oanob Dam

There are not many places in Namibia where you have such a variety of things to do while camping. We swam, fished,...

Dirt roads, desert & starlit dinner

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” – John Muir As we drove...

Campsite of the month

Forty kilometres east of Katima Mulilo, Zambezi Mubala Camp is idyllically set on the water’s edge in a grove of tall, shady trees. For...

Gondwana Grand Masters eyeing for podium standing – 2019 ABSA Cape...

Off they go again… and you might have seen glimpses of them at the 2018 Nedbank Desert Dash as part of the ‘Gondwana Masters’...

Second time’s a charm – Gondwana enters teams for the 2018...

It is not a surprise that Gondwana Collection is on this mountain biking roller-coaster for the second time on 7 December 2018,...

Dashing through the Desert – Gondwana Kaas en Wyn

Have you heard of the unique four man Gondwana Collection team that is gearing up for the Nedbank Desert Dash? The Kaas...

Bass Angling Association runs out of water

The angler on his motorboat is all by himself. A long-sleeved shirt, long pants, socks, a big hat and sunglasses, plus generous lashings of...

Handle fish with care and respect

Passionate angler Henry Loubser has conducted angling safaris for 30 years. Fish, especially Namibia’s surf species, are near and dear to the...

A delicacy, but beware of the sting

The white barbel (Galeichthys feliceps), popularly known as white sea catfish, is one of the numerous species of surf fish caught on the Namibian...

Fish River Ultra Marathon 2019

It was mid-year and time once again to marvel at the creation and formation of the earth. Eyes cast downwards, moving cautiously so as to...

Moonraker – Wild at Heart

The weekend was upon me once again, as I planned to put in the notorious longer run. A back-to back-session ensued with 45 kilometres due...

Namibian trail runner tackles the Drakensberg Ultra Trail

The Ultra-Trail Drakensberg, from 26 to 28 April 2019, was a festival of ultra-trail mountain running, with events of 30, 62, 100 and 160...

Hiking in Daan Viljoen

One Saturday morning, three friends and I decided to head to Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve, which is situated in the mountainous Khomas Hochland close...

The Kuiseb hike experience

Sometimes you have to go off the beaten track to discover something new! The ephemeral Kuiseb River starts just outside of Windhoek in the Khomas Hochland...

Essential Hiking Gear

Are you embarking on your very first hike? If yes, here are important gear needed when hiking the Klipspringer Trail that you can purchase at...

A small bird as a symbol of love and forgiveness

He is nimble, clever, cheeky. A feisty little guy who nevertheless tries to keep safe as far as possible. Not much attention is paid...

Chobe candle-pod acacia in bloom and Greater Honeyguide

At Hakusembe River Lodge west of Rundu the creamy-yellow catkins of the Chobe candle-pod acacia (Acacia hebeclada subsp. Chobiensis) attract Grey Louries to the...

Chobe River Camp, the bird nursery

Researcher Sinvula Michael Lukubwe is excited: Yellow-billed Oxpeckers, usually very shy birds, have chosen a hollow wooden pole in the fencing around the boma...

People in Namibia, people in Africa, photographic encounters on the journey.

Animals, landscapes, the lodges and camps and your off-road vehicle are probably the main subjects on the photos that you bring home from a...

Taking pictures of grey giants

Stately, enormous, powerful, gentle and quiet, loving, calm and sweet, huge, dangerous and wild. Elephants. They epitomise Africa. Tourists consider them...

We are stepping onto an island…

The grey ribbon of the tar road carries an endless array of enormous trucks, crowded minibuses, pick-ups packed to capacity, donkey carts, bakkies, fancy...

Off the beaten track