NWR establishments received lesser visitors

WINDHOEK; Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) has recorded fewer visitors to their resorts, with 2 649 visitors received during the month of December 2014.

This is a sharp drop compared 2013, when 3 258 visitors who visited NWR facilities during the same period.

This statistics were recorded at 18 resorts countrywide between 16 and 31 December 2014, NWR’s Manager for Corporate Communications and Online Media Mufaro Nesongano told Nampa on Thursday.

“Although the figure went down in 2014, it is worthwhile to mention that more people bought the NamLeisure cards in 2014 as compared to 2013, which means that they intend to travel more during 2015,” Mufaro said.

NamLeisure cards entitled cardholders to a 50 per cent discount at NWR establishments.

Mufaro noted that the newly renovated Gross Barmen Resort in Okahandja was one of the resorts which was visited by numerous day-visitors and overnighters.

The Gross Barmen Resort was officially re-opened to the public on 03 December 2014 by President Hifikepunye Pohamba, after it was closed in December 2010 for renovations.

The N.dollars 220 million refurbishment of the now state-of-the-art facility was funded by Government through the Targeted Intervention Programme for Employment and Economic Growth (TIPEEG).

Gross Barmen is situated about 100 kilometres (km) outside Windhoek, and some 25km south-west of Okahandja.