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...

The only rider to complete all 15 Desert Dash races

Initially there were no solo races in the Desert Dash. The 350 kilometre mountain bike race from Windhoek across the Khomas Hochland and the...

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,...

Traditional fishing equipment: Ensuring a sustainable way to secure livelihood

In 2019, the rivers were low and fish species had difficulty to find appropriate and secure breeding grounds. There were no shallow waters in...

Fishing in Goanikontes: relaxation with a thrill

Sport fishing has always been a popular pastime in Namibia. Surf fishing on the coast or hooking a tiger fish from one of the...

Fish stocks at risk – nets need to be banned

Legal and illegal networks are threatening the fish stocks in Namibia’s rivers and reservoirs. There are regulatory laws, but control is lacking. Sport fishermen...

Experiencing the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc

A great but tough day out and many lessons learned. The awesome long steep-gradient climbs in the Orsières­–Champex–Chamonix Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (OCC UTMB) are intense....

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...

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...

European Roller

It took Farmer Volker Dickhoff by surprise, when together with one of his employees; he was able to catch a European Roller on his...

Nocturnal boat trip to see Fishing Owl, Night Heron and company

It is an exceptional experience to see Namibia's largest owl – the Fishing Owl, also known as Pel's Fishing Owl. This shy and endangered...

Fluffy little balls hovering above fresh green

Less than a metre from the bottom of dried-up Avis Dam on the outskirts of Windhoek, chirping little red and black balls of fluff...

When the lilies appear, so does the red-spotted lily weevil

The black weevil with the 2 mm spots in bright red or orange climbs up the stem of a Sandhof lily (Crinum paludosum) without...

Lions, leopards & other cats

The preparations for a trip to Africa are in full swing – poring over books and watching videos. Evenings are filled with nature documentaries...

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...

Off the beaten track

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