For those people that have seen and heard us going on and on about our site, www.my.na and about how it can vastly help you promote your business and attract more customers and still thought it was poppy-kok, we are proud to announce that thus far 97 388 have “!na’d” a business on our site.
Imagine having access to all those people and more if you just register your business at absolutely no cost. Not only does it make it easier for people to find your business, it also helps you see how many people are interested in your business and you can also get feedback on your business to see what you’re doing right and what you’re doing not so right. Picture it, 97 388 people. That is quite a number.
Now don’t you want to re-evaluate your my.na is just a fad position? Just register your business at www.my.na, we’ll be waiting…
Yep, its expo time again. The 2012 travel and tourism expo was as big as its ever been and this year’s is set to be another showstopper.
Tons of businesses are going to be there showcasing their stuff and your My Namibia team will be there as well. My Namibia in collaboration with The Warehouse Theater have come up with something really cool, there are going to be people walking around the expo in yellow shirts, now remember that, because you could win tons of prizes by playing our favorite game scratch and win, so be on the lookout for that.
If you’ve been to the expo already, drop us a little comment of what your experience there was and if it was better than last year. Have your say.
Windhoek is located in central Namibia in the Khomas Highland plateau area, at around 1,700 meters above sea level. The inhabitants of Windhoek were about 322,500 as of 2011 and this number is continuallly growing.
The town developed at the site of a permanent spring known t the indigenous pastoral communities. It developed rapidly after Jonker Afrikaner, Captain of the Orlam settled here in 1840 and built a stone church for his community. However in the decades thereafter multiple wars and hostilities led to the neglect and destruction of the new settlement such that Windhoek was founded a second time in 1890 by Imperial German major Curt von Francois.
Windhoek is the social, economic and cultural center of the country. Neaarly every Namibian enterprise, governmental body, educational and cultural institution is headquartered here.
Windhoek is located in a basin between the Khomas Highland, Auas and Eros mountains. Windhoek is also thought to be the cleanest in Africa, which is no mean feat.
Rundu is the capital of the Kavango region in Northern Namibia, on the border with Angola on the banks of the Okavango river about 1000m above sea level.
Rundu is rapidly growing, it had about 80,000 inhabitants as of the 2010 census. The area produces mahangu (millet), cattle, goats and wood carvings.
Due to its close proximity to Angola, Rundu has a slight Portuguese influende. The closest large towns are Katima Mulilo, around 500 km’s to the east and Grootfontein to the south-west. This remote location makes Rundu an obvious refueling stop and also makes the lodges in and around the town an ideal stop-over. Many tourists use Rundu as a stop-over when heading to or from The Etosha National Park and on to the Caprivi Strip, bwabwata national park, mudumu national park, the okavango delta and the chobe national park.
Walvis Bay, Walvisbaai in Afrikaans, both translating to Whale Bay, is a town of about 85,000 inhabitants. The bay has been a haven for sea vessels because of its natural deep-water harbor, protected by the Pelican Point sand spit, being the only natural harbor of any size along the country’s coast. Being rich in plankton and marine life, these waters draw a large number of whales, attracting whalers and fishing vessels.
The town is situated just north of the Tropic of Capricorn in the Kuiseb River delta and lies at the end of the TransNamib Railway to Windhoek, on the B2 road.
Walvis Bay, with its large bay and sand dunes is a major tourist attraction. Other attractions include the artificial bird island, centre of a guano collection industry, Dune 7 sand dune, salt works, bird life and a museum. Kuisebmund Stadium, home to two clubs in the Namibia Premier League, is also located in the city and the beach resort of Langstrand (long beach) lies just a few kilometers north.
Oshakati is a town of about 30,000 inhabitants in the Oshana Region of Namibia. Oshakati is considered the largest town and capital of the northern area known as Owamboland. Oshakati contains the electoral constituencies of Oshakati East and Oshakati West.
The town is the hub of trans-border with Angola, and the region’s main town is surrounded by Oshanas, palm trees, farmlands and settlements. Oshakati is Namibia’s second largest town and shares an airport with neighboring Ondangwa.
The town enjoys a vibrant local entertainment scene, with a variety of small clubs that usually feature live bands.
Swakopmund, translating to “mouth of the swakop” in German, is a town on the north-western coast of Namibia. It is the capital of the Erongo administrative district. The town has about 42,000 inhabitants. It lies on the B2 road and the TransNamib railway from Windhoek to Walvis Bay. Attractions in Swakopmund include a museum, the National Marine Aquarium, a crystal gallery and spectacular sand dunes near langstrand, south of the Swakop river.
Outside of the city is the Rosemund Desert Golf course, which is one of only 5 all grass desert golf courses in the world. If you’re a bit of an adrenaline junkie, this is the place to be, Swakopmund offers sandboarding, quad biking, dune carting, parachuting, hot-air ballooning, shark fishing, deep sea fishing, beach angling and so much more.
If a thrill isn’t what you’re seeking, Swakopmund still has so much to offer. A stroll on the beach perhaps? A nice laid back day at an adorable cafe maybe? Or a visit to the museum or aquarium is more up your alley. The choice is yours.
Katima Mulilo which means “quenches the fire” in Silozi (referring to the nearby Zambezi) is the capital of the Caprivi strip. It comprises two electoral constituencies, Katima Mulilo rural and Katima Mulilo urban. Katima Mulilo is often shortened to just Katima. It is located on the B8 banks of the zambezi river in lush rivine vegetation with tropical birds and monkeys.
The nearest Namibian town to Katima is Rundu, which is about 500km away. About 40km east of Katima lies the settlement of Bukalo, where the road to Ngoma branches off that joins Namibia to Botswana.
Grootfontein, translating to “large spring” from Afrikaans, was named that because of the nearby hot springs. It is a town of about 14,200 inhabitants and is located in the Otjozondjupa region. It is one of the three towns in Otavi Triangle. The town is abundantly endowed with wildlife and Game and is well known for its cattle and crop farming.
Attractions to the town include the Hoba Meteorite which was discovered by Jacobus Hermanus Brits in the 1920s. It is the world’s largest meteorite and weighs 60 tonnes; The Das Alte Feste museum is also a point of interest; Baobab trees can be found in abundance in the area and a visit to the Gaub Cave should definitely be on the itinerary. The Gaub Cave is located on the historical farm Ghaub. The cave entrance is literally a hole in the ground. There are many attractive and interesting geological features in the cave including petrified waterfalls, organ pipes, crystal growths and rock curtains.
Rehoboth is a town of about 21,000 inhabitants in central Namibia, just north of the Tropic of Capricorn. Located on the B1 road, approximately 90km south of Windhoek. Rehoboth lies on a high elevation plateau with several natural hot-water springs.
Rehoboth is set in a dense acacia woodland of camel thorn, sweet-thorn and candle-pod acacia. Many travelers pass through this town on their way to Sossusvlei, Hardap Dam, Fish River Canyon and many other tourist destinations.
The main inhabitants of the town are the Baster community, the descendents of people of mixed parentage who trekked across the Orange River under their leader Hermanus van Wyk and settled in Rehoboth in about 1870. The town is divided into neighborhoods called Blocks.