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Ultimate Safaris

ultimate safaris "Ultimate Safaris, through the Conservation Travel Foundation (nee Tou Trust), is committed to conservation in Namibia. The AfriCat Foundation’s work with regards to large carnivore conservation in Namibia is crucial, from both a conservation perspective but also from and environmental education perspective. We are proud to be associated with the AfriCat Foundation and feel that our contribution towards their efforts is of national importance."


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 February 2015 04:45

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Benthin African Agencies

Benthin African Agencies’ proud history

benthin african agenciesBENTHIN AFRICAN AGENCIES, situated in the Northern Industrial area in Windhoek boasts a proud history of service-delivery that spans more than 50 years.

The wholesaler, with its humble beginnings in the supply of fencing material, dates back to 1957 when Egon Marschall began to work for Mr. Benthin, the original owner. Six months later Benthin decided to move back to Germany because the business was no longer rewarding. Marschall however continued and officially became the sole owner of Benthin African Agencies.

He had already started importing handbags, washing machines and car parts form Hamburg, Germany.

Locally, the Pupkewitz brothers, Morris, Julius and Harold were the biggest clients of Benthin African Agencies and stored their goods without any security fences at nearby Ausspannplatz!

The outbreak of the foot and mouth decease at the beginning of the 1960’s caused the government to buy all the available fencing material in the country, as farmers were forced by necessity to fence off their farms in order to control the movement of the cattle. The redistribution of land in line with the Odendaal plan provided further inputs to the growth of the fencing industry.

This got the ball rolling for the sale of fencing material, which also became the company’s main focus. This included poles, gates and fences.

The company’s first premises were established in the old "Continental Building" and were later moved near the DHPS (Deutsche Höhere Privatschule) in Windhoek. They occupied their current premises in Newcastle Street in the Northern Industrial Area 13 years ago.

Today the company is the proud supplier of all kinds of fencing material, as well as a wide variety of agricultural equipment and tools to clients in Namibia and Angola. Hardware for basic housing is also offered, including doors, locks, kitchen interiors and roofing material.

According to Heiko von Ludwiger, Managing Director of Benthin African Agencies, a major part of the products, including fencing, agricultural machinery and hardware are sold to retailers in the northern parts of the country. According to him the local market expanded significantly after the end of the Angolan war.

During their 52nd year in operation Benthin African Agencies officially changed from sole-ownership to company status and is now importing products from England, America, Germany, Italy, South Africa and the Middle East.

Von Ludwiger says that the company’s ambition to provide competitive prices, to have sufficient and quality products in stock and above all, to deliver a fast and effective service, enabled Benthin African Agencies to grow into a prominent firm in the agricultural and housing sector.

The four directors of the company are Egon Marschall, Heiko von Ludwiger, Gesa Flemming and Hilko Marschall.


The Marschall family met the Hanssen’s in the ’80s, when the girls competed in horse riding tournaments. Years later, they met again at AfriCat and kindly offered to support the Human-Wildlife Conflict Mitigation Programme in the communal conservancies of north western Namibia. Their most generous donation of kraal materials will support the better protection of livestock and reduce the persecution of lions.


Last Updated on Monday, 19 January 2015 05:24

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Namibia Tourism


Climb the highest sand dunes in the world.
Descend to the floor of the deepest canyon in Africa.
Immerse yourself in the past at one of the Africa’s richest rock art sites, and watch wildlife shimmer against one of the most spectacular pans on earth.  
Explore the oldest, driest desert in the world and take time to listen to the silence and to your soul. 

Namibia is home to vibrant cities where people are excited about the future, while remaining deeply connected to their rich, cultural past.  A stable, democratic government, infrastructure that allows guests to move confidently off the beaten path and endless horizons that beckon you to explore define this country and its people.

This is Namibia, where you are sure to find adventure, and you may just find yourself.

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Last Updated on Monday, 13 May 2013 13:27

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Wecke & Voigts

Wecke & VoigtsOkonjima and The AfriCat Foundation are honored with the recognition
from the Wecke & Voigts Group

The Africat/Okonjima Fund is a very successful and professionally managed fund which the Wecke & Voigts Group would like to be associated with. The group supports conservation of Namibian wildlife, one of the biggest assets of Namibia, and as a 100% Namibian corporation, it is their duty to ensure that these assets are protected. "People that spend these incredible amounts of energy and time in conserving such beautiful creatures, should be supported by everyone, and that is the reason why we as a company are doing it." says Dieter Voigts, Chairperson of the Wecke & Voigts Group.


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Last Updated on Thursday, 20 August 2015 13:55

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Air Namibia


"Carrying the spirit of Namibia" by Air Namibia.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 06:09

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