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Shark Island campsite set to reopen soon: NWR

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Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR), which had intended to renovate its Shark Island campsite in the 2019/20 fiscal year, was forced to postpone its plans due to COVID-19.However, the project began in April of this year and is now scheduled to end on 08 Oct…

Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR), which had intended to renovate its Shark Island campsite in the 2019/20 fiscal year, was forced to postpone its plans due to COVID-19.

However, the project began in April of this year and is now scheduled to end on 08 October 2021.

The campsite will now reopen on 01 November 2021, NWR said in a press release on Thursday.

During the restoration all of the ablution blocks, the field kitchen, and Lighthouse were renovated. NWR collaborated with Telios Namibia Consulting Engineers, Jaco Wasserfall Architects Incorporated, Britz Quantity Surveyors and Geckoh Fifty-Eight Investments, all of which are Namibian firms, on the project to ensure that the historic site “received the much-needed attention it deserved,” the statement indicated.

“Because of the historical significance of Shark Island, which dates back to pre-independence Namibia, NWR exercised extra caution in its work there. It was critical for all work completed to be of high quality and to be able to withstand the test of time,” it said.

The total cost of the project was N.dollars 3 163 859, according to the statement.

Shark Island is a small island off the coast of Namibia’s Lüderitz Bay. The resort has good views of the bay, town and harbour. The seals and pelicans that frequent the rocky areas around the site can also be seen by onlookers.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency