Over 1.6m tourists visited in 2019

12th of August 2020 10:26

The 2019 tourist statistical report shows that the tourism sector was still healthy and showing slight growth. It shows the foreign tourist arrivals increased by 1.3% from 2018 to 2019 and tourist figures increased by 2.5% for the same period. Launching the report yesterday, environment and tourism minister Pohamba Shifeta revealed it is notable a record of 1,68 million foreign tourists visited Namibia in 2019. The figures indicate

Westair cleared for take-off

20th of June 2019 07:39

WESTAIR Aviation has officially become a scheduled passenger airline in Namibia after it was granted carrier status by the Namibian Transport Commission. In line with this, the airline's first scheduled passenger flight will take off on 24 June 2019. In a statement, the company said they will fly to various destinations in the country and the sub-region under the brand name FlyWestair. Their first route will be three flights pe

New Gondwana lodge opens in the Namib Desert

8th of November 2018 11:32

Treat yourself to desert elegance and an extra touch of grace! The Gondwana Collection Namibia has opened its new lodge The Desert Grace in the endless expanse of the Namib on 1 November 2018. Graceful spaces and gracious hospitality imbue this modern lodge with its elegance of yesteryear, spirited character and refreshingly stylish interior. Sip on a pink gin while appreciating the vast desert scenery from one of the twenty spacious double ro

New lodge planned for Iipumbu ya Tshilongo Conservancy

15th of October 2018 09:43

WINDHOEK - The Ministry of Environment and Nuvella Development Marketing Management have signed a 25-year lease contract with the Iipumbu ya Tshilongo Conservancy for construction of a N$40 million lodge in the conservancy. Construction of the lodge, to be called Olupale Lodge, is expected to take place at the beginning of next year. Olupale, an Oshiwambo noun, refers to the central meeting fire place of a homestead where tales and cul

NWR leads Transfrontier Conservation Area product offering

6th of February 2018 06:12

Windhoek, 5 February 2018 – Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) along with the Ministry of Environment & Tourism (MET) and the Namibia Tourism Board (NTB) recently attended an Expert Workshop that looked at - Cross-Border Tourism Products within the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Transfrontier Conservation Areas (TFCAs). Reflecting on the discussions that took place, it came out came out emphatically that "NWR has taken

The unforgettable vibe of News Cafe comes to Swakopmund

8th of September 2017 07:48

News Cafe, the iconic, pioneering South African franchise, is set to open a new store in the beautiful seaside town of Swakopmund, Namibia. The leader in the social lifestyle category, which recently unveiled its new direction in décor, is ready to bring its unique vibe to the urban sophisticates of Swakopmund. The new News Cafe Swakopmund, which perfectly encompasses the trendy, chic positioning of the brand, opens its doors on 7 Septe

Namibia is a rare gem for tourists

18th of July 2017 09:07

Article by Desie Heita Windhoek-For many European airline and tourism operators Namibia is this rare gem that has either been always overlooked or not appreciated enough. And for a country whose stability and tourist attractions are world class, its world standing as one of the best tourism destinations is elevated by the fact that other countries that had traditionally competed with Namibia are marred by threats of terrorism, and

Air Namibia awarded as second best regional airline in Africa

3rd of July 2017 10:40

Article courtesy of - New Era Windhoek-Air Namibia has been awarded the second best Regional Airline in Africa by Skytrax World Airline Awards. It is the second time in a row that Air Namibia bagged this award. The Skytrax World Airline Awards are prestigious and highly regarded in the airline industry and are often referred to as the “Oscars of the aviation industry,” and are a global benchmark of airline excellence. Tr

Gondwana lodges receive TripAdvisor awards

26th of June 2017 04:00

Gondwana lodges receive TripAdvisor awards The Delight Swakopmund, Namib Dune Star Camp, Etosha Safari Camp, Kalahari Farmhouse and Klein-Aus Vista Eagle’s Nest Chalets have each received a “Certificate of Excellence 2017” to award their dedication to providing outstanding customer service. TripAdvisor is a major travel-aid in the online world and offers travelers the opportunity to review and rate their experiences at