IT’s back with vigour and fun for all as the festive season fast approaches.
Since its launch last year, the Namibia International Beach and Cultural Festival is going big this year, and families are encouraged to bring along their ‘bambinos’ along to enjoy the camaraderie to be held along the Langstrand Beach, Walvis Bay (Namibia) from December 23 to 26 December 2016.
On offer is music fest featuring local and international acts (kwaito, house, motswako, Hip Hop), Beach Volleyball, Fun Park (ages 5 to 17), Consumer Expo (exhibition stalls) and loads of twerking by revelers along the beach.
Each day will have its own theme and activities, according to the organisers i.e. #Youth In Tourism and #Xmas in Namibia, etc.
This year’s event follows hot on the heels last year’s successful Beach Party that saw thousands of revelers and beach lovers descending at the festival.
The key purpose of the fest is to inculcate diverse cultures and promote tourist attractions of what Southern Africa has on offer for visitors, amongst others, who’s this year’s theme is ‘Cultures of Southern Africa Route’.
It is brought in partnership with Namibia Tourism Board, Regional Tourism Organization of Southern Africa (RETOSA), Ministry of Environment and Tourism and organisers Flying Promotions whose offices are found in SA, Botswana and Namibia.
Although unconfirmed, there’s a possibility of a fun train to the fest but organisers are still keeping mum.
Namibia (one of SA’s trading and political partner’s) is found in the southwest Africa, distinguished by the Namib Desert along its Atlantic Ocean coast. The country is home to diverse wildlife, including a significant cheetah population.
The capital, Windhoek, and coastal town Swakopmund contain German colonial-era buildings such as Windhoek’s Christuskirche, built in 1907.
In the north, Etosha National Park’s salt pan draws game including rhinos and giraffes.
For more information on artists, tickets and full programme, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.culturalfestivals.net or facebook: www.facebook.com/CultureRoute
Oh, please don’t forget your passport my fellow South Africans!
The itinerary for 2017 is as follows:
Bokone Bophirima Beach and Cultural Festival – 30th March – 02nd April 2017, Sun City, South Africa.
Kasane Adventure and Cultural Festival – 28th – 30th October 2017, Kasane, Botswana.