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December 14, 2011

Namibia Tourism News December 2011

Namibia Tourism Industry News brought to you by: PO Box 32004 – Windhoek, Namibia – Email:

In this issue:
• Namibia: How to get more UK, AUS/NZ and US customers
• New 2012 Special: Tribal Namibia – from Unique Tours & Safaris
• Beat event & function stress with Probst Catering Services
• Sam’s Giardino – Swakopmund’s very own inspiring oasis
• Duwisib Guest Farm – cosy beds & camping in a historic setting
• Sasendle Adventures – tailored ‘Cape – Namibia’ 4×4 adventures
• KAT Photography – learn how to capture Namibia digitally
• Die Muschel Book & Art – Christine Marais Christmas Exhibition
• Omandumba – a treasure amongst Erongo Mountain gems
• RBJ Trust’s Namibia Film Directory 2012 – opportunities galore!
• Pinocchio – rare antique finds at Namibia’s Skeleton Coast

Upcoming Eventsin Namibia Tourism: Vakantiebeurs – Jan.
Need a website, advert, newsletter or other marketing tools from a tourism expert? Contact Web-doS Email: Tel: +264-(0)61-242431

We are bi-lingual and also assist customers in Europe with graphic design, copywriting and social media campaigns at affordable rates. Request a quote today! Summer arrived in Namibia with bright blue skies and lots of grazing left for wildlife, providing safari travellers with game viewing and photographic success stories that are ‘out of this world’. Our colonies of seals, dolphins and pelagic birds are thriving and well fed too, by the Southern Atlantic’s arctic Benguela Current. It’s prime time for birding, with winged foreign visitors creating a buzz amongst our large breeding populations. Historic sites, outdoor fun sports, vibrant African cultures & much more … A perfect time to escape to soulful, liberating Namibia!

Present your customers with some insider tips with these uniquely Namibian options for
Accommodation: Duwisib, Omandumba, Sam’s Giardino
Activities: KAT Photography Courses, Die Muschel Art Exhibitions
Dining & Shopping: Probst Boulevard Café, Pinocchio Antiques
Touring: Sasendle 4×4 Adventures, Unique Tours & Safaris

San Living Museum on the Omandumba Farm in central Namibia’s mystical Erongo Mountains – a perfect opportunity to meet members of the oldest human race and to experience their way of life in harmony with nature. Enjoy pre-historic rock paintings, bush walks, wildlife and family-friendly hospitality at Omandumba.

Are you planning a conference, seminar, wedding or a function to take place in the Walvis Bay/Swakopmund area of Namibia? The catering services of Probst Boulevard Café & Bakery stand ready to indulge your guests with beautiful cakes hand-crafted to your preferences and cold platters filled with tasty delights from the traditional German-Namibian cuisine.
Next to preparing cold buffets for up to about 35 people, Probst Catering Services specialise in creating unusual theme cakes and other bakery products for birthday parties, company events, anniversaries and whenever you’d like to surprise your loved ones with something special – fascinating to look at and delicious to the taste buds.

Contact Astrid to discuss your requirements: / Cell: 081-2301344

Art, Silverware, Furniture, Jewelry, Bric-a-Brac, Vintage Clothing Buy and sell collectables at our meeting place for lovers of antiques. We take in commissions. Contact Veronika Cell 081-2604194

Visit Pinocchio Antiques at Courtyard of VW Autohaus corner Sam Nujoma/ N. Maxulili Street. Pinocchio Antiques10 years in Swakopmund is a high-quality directory, review site and booking portal for the best in African travel destinations.

Geared at affluent English speaking travellers from across the globe and extensively marketed on search engines as well as social media, the site addresses the info and service needs of a new breed of individual tourists, Namibia is going to see more of in future. Be part of it too! African Solutions is offering Namibian service providers a Special 12-month Listing Deal, until 15 December 2011

Take a look at listings of some of our customers:’s-giardino-hotel-pension

Your business will be part of a monthly blog too:

The Special Listing Deal for Namibia is only available through Web-doS, assisting you with your featured listing, photos and monthly blog & newsletter updates FREE OF CHARGE.
Participating Namibian tourist service providers pay a low annual listing fee and a small commission on successful booking referrals only!
Contact Web-doS for details :Email: / Cell 081-7485989

Sasendle Adventure Tours is creating a buzz amongst 4×4 safari enthusiasts with their custom-built, 7-door, long-wheel-base Land Rover and with unusual Cape-Namibia tour routings tailor-made to suit customers’ preferences and budgets. Sasendle and their 4×4 vehicle fleet are a perfect choice for Africa fans who saw all the usual sights of SA and Namibia and demand something new and exciting – Sasendle will take them anywhere! This year’s hottest flavours where the awe-inspiring Richtersveld and Twyfelfontein, as well as rhino trekking in Damaraland, the Kalahari, Etosha, and some new discoveries in the Cape. Contact Nico in Cape Town at

Register your support service offers online. Contact us for a free copy of the Namibia Film Directory 2012. Contact Andrea:

Unique Tours & Safaris in Swakopmund published a Tribal Namibia Special 2012!

Go off the beaten track, meet the ancient African cultures of the San, Damara and Himba, visit their villages and sacred sites and, if the timing is right, participate in the annual Herero Day celebrations. In between, enjoy Etosha’s rich wildlife and the natural wonders of the central Namibian coast as well as the attractions of the capital city, Windhoek.
This guided or self-drive cultural safari through northern Namibia is suitable for families with children of all ages and there are various extension options available on request too.
A longer version of our Namibia – only different safari published at is on offer for tailor-made holiday travels in Namibia, including cultural and game viewing activities in the Kavango/ Caprivi Regions and a visit to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, if preferred. Contact Heike for details:

Duwisib Guest Farm situated on the fringes of the Namib Desert in southern Namibia, has got a new website at presenting our new Castle View rooms and beautiful clean camping facilities. Together with our self-catering accommodation suitable for small to large family parties as well as our Coffee Shop offering farm-style meals and barbeque packs next to home-baked cake and refreshments, Duwisib is an ideal stopover en route between southern and central Namibia.
With a host of affordable services, activity options on our farm, and excursion opportunities for self-driving guests in place, Duwisib welcomes guests of all ages also for extended farm holidays.
See our Oct. 2011 Blog on! When approaching Duwisib, you’ll see our new sign boards. Contact Christian for info & bookings at

Are you keen to learn how to take photos that say more than a thousand words? Join any of ourPHOTOGRAPHY COURSES with Karl Andre Terblanche in Swakopmund and Windhoek
Requests for closed groups of 6-12 participants at special venues and dates are welcome too. Next courses on offer:
21-22 Jan & 11-12 Feb 2012
Natural Light Photography, Windhoek
10-11 Dec 2011 & 28-29 Jan 2012

Namib Desert Photography, Swakopmund Contact or Cell 081-7485989 for details

Sam’s Giardino in Swakopmund will have an online booking facility, Nightsbridge, from mid-November this year, which integrates with our existing InnKeeper system. Booking agents interested in making use of this new option are kindly requested to contact us.

Between Dec. 2011 and Feb. 2012 (excl. the Christmas/New Year period), a special rate is available for a minimum stay of 30 nights – ideal for escaping to the Namibian summer!
For more info: / Tel. 064-403210

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