Dear customers and industry partners, welcome to our latest blog post. “Time flies when you’re having fun” they say and I certainly can’t fault whoever came up with that pearl. African Hoopoe have been on the move of late and it seems like yesterday that I sat down to write the last Blog, despite so much having happened in between.
African Hoopoe Tours have recently returned from Namibia, where once again we have been in consultation with various parties to assist us in developing exciting packages for our local and overseas customers. We share the vision of Gerhard van der Merwe, prominent Swakopmund businessman and owner of Atlantic Villa Guesthouse, who is striving to promote Swakopmund as a focal point from which to easily explore the many wonderful attractions that make Namibia such an intruiging country to visit. His investment in Atlantic Villa Guesthouse, a first rate accomodation and conferencing facility and more recently in a local air charter company is testament to his committment and we are extremely excited about the opportunities that this represents for our clients.
Swakopmund is a vibrant city with much to offer, apart from its stunning Germanic architecture and world renowned hospitality, Swakopmund is also within close proximity to some of the world’s most awe inspiring scenery. There are also a host of exciting excursions on offer, from 4×4 trips in the dunes, to sandboarding, quad biking, harbour cruises and more. With its temperate climate, Swakopmund offers a unique opportunity for our Northern Hemisphere customers to escape winter and experience a holiday of a lifetime. Etosha Game Reserve, Sossusvlei and Fish River Canyon are also just a short charter flight away for extended packages or longer stays.
Our intern Romane Javelaud has recently left for Paris and we thank her for her enthusiasm and commitment to the African Hoopoe brand during the time she spent with us. She has no doubt left with fond memories of her travels and experiences, having recently visited the Okavango Delta, Botswana and Fish River Canyon. We wish her well until we meet again.
From Botswana to Baardskeerdersbos!,…after our trip North of the border it was straight to Port Elizabeth to meet up with a Canadian group for a Garden Route Tour. A rare treat this time, was to be able to share this tour with my brother Andre, as we are so often in different parts of the country. Our clients enjoyed a fantastic trip, as did we.
As always there are several establishments and individuals that I would like to acknowledge for their impressive service over the past few weeks. Our Canadian group were particularly impressed with La Quartier Francais in Franschhoek. Harbour House in Hermanus was also absolutely fantastic, as was the service at the Mount Nelson and the ever consistent Knysna Quays. I would also like to thank Gerhard van der Merwe, owner of Atlantic Villa Guesthouse in Swakopmund for his hospitality and insights into the huge potential of the area.
African Hoopoe Tours are proud to be aligned with forward thinking industry leaders who compliment our vision and enable us to regularly provide our customers with new and exciting product offerings.
Please feel free to mail us with any queries relating to the above.
Marius du Plessis
African Hoopoe Team!