Hobas clean-up progressing well

26 February 2019 | Tourism

The Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) Hobas Lodge, which experienced devastating flash floods over two weeks ago, has been cleaned up significantly, resulting in the restaurant and camping grounds being able to accommodate guests again.

A 22-year-old NWR staff member drowned during the flash floods after the tent he was sleeping in was flooded at the Hobas campsite near the Fish River Canyon in the //Karas Region.

The deceased was identified as Ben Henry Markus. Markus was camping with a group of seven other visitors at the Hobas Lodge in the Fish River Canyon.

Markus was employed at the Boplaas campsite, but was camping at Hobas during the fateful weekend.

“The team at the lodge along with other staff members tremendously pulled together to restore the key areas that are essential to our guests. By the look of things, we anticipate completing the remaining work just before the beginning of the high season,” said NWR spokesperson Mufaro Nesongano.

STAFF REPORTER

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