They are still considered an insider tip: The Naukluft Mountains in the southern center of Namibia. But that could change soon. Because recently the realm of mountain zebras and quiver trees featured in several reports – even in well-known print publications in Europe…
Naukluft as an attractive contrast
In February, the German photo journalist Helge Bendl visited BüllsPort Lodge & Farm. The cause was the good rain after a long drought in southern Namibia. His stop before was the lily blossom in the clay pan on the farm Sandhof near Maltahöhe. His stop after was the greening dune landscape of the Namib.
The Naukluft formed an attractive contrast to both. With its high plateau, hundreds of meters above the endless plains in the east and around 1,500 m above the Namib Desert in the west. With its deep gorges and springs that gush all year round. With its mighty rock arch. And with the 14 trails on BüllsPort for hikers, riders and mountain bikers…
Features in two magazines and one newspaper
Helge Bendl’s report on the green south of Namibia was published in May in Süd-Afrika Magazin. In addition, Bendl presented BüllsPort as accommodation on a separate page. The magazine reaches an average of almost 120,000 fans of southern Africa – in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The May issue can also be ordered retrospectively from the publisher Latka-Verlag in Berlin.
The Neue Zürcher Zeitung in Zurich published a modified version of this report in mid-May – in its print and its online edition. Although the feature is much shorter, it has an audience that is almost twice as large, namely around 230,000 readers.
In June, NAUkLuFT and BüllsPort even captured the cover of a traditional travel magazine in Namibia. “Tourismus Namibia” has existed since the 1990s. The June edition, by the way, may be the last issue that will also appear in print.
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