Namibia's Hosea Kutako International Airport set for R246m upgrade

2018-11-15 11:18 - Selene Brophy
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Hosea Kutako International Airport is set to undergo a major upgrade with the Namibian government approving a R246m or €15.2m overhaul to begin in March 2019. 

The upgrade of the airport, located some 45kms east of Windhoek, will include modernisation of check-in and departure halls as well as security screening points, arrival halls and luggage handling areas, according to a Tourism Update report

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Namibia is one of South Africa's most popular regional flight routes, with South Africans qualifying for a 30-day visa on arrival. 

The improvement of airport infrastructure, safety and passenger facilities for the country is expected to bode well not only for regional travel but also international tourism. 

TRAVEL PLANNING: Quick guide to Namibia: Visa-free travel for South Africans

Border break adventure for Saffas

Namibia may be a desert country, but its richness lies within its natural attractions, both landscape and of the animal kingdom, as well as its vivid cultures.

With some of the highest dunes in the world, you can take on the wilderness with a tent under hot sunsets, or feel the breeze of quiet stretches of beaches that go on for miles, without seeing another person.

READ MORE: The lonely road to the middle of nowhere for the best apple tart in Namibia

You can also hike the second-largest canyon in the world, or you can visit a traditional Himba village where you can learn more about their daily lives and their traditional craftsmanship.

The best part - it's just a border hop away from South Africa!

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