Renovated Shark Island to open in November

27 September 2021 | Tourism

ELLANIE SMIT

WINDHOEK

The Shark Island campsite is set to reopen on 1 November after some delays in the renovation project.

The total cost of the project was N$3.163 million.

According to Namibia Wildlife Resorts, it initially planned to renovate the Shark Island campsite in the 2019/2020 financial year, but had to postpone its plans due to Covid-19.

The project started in April this year and is scheduled for completion on 8 October.

“The restoration saw all the ablution blocks, the field kitchen and the lighthouse undergoing renovations. The campsite will officially reopen on 1 November,” said NWR.

Dr Matthias Ngwangwama, NWR managing director, said on this project they worked with Telios Namibia Consulting Engineers, Jaco Wasserfall Architects Incorporated, Britz Quantity Surveyors, and Geckoh Fifty-Eight Investments, which are all Namibian companies, to ensure that this historical site would get the much-needed attention it deserved.

Sunday Nelenge, NWR senior operations manager for the southern resorts and coastal facilities, said because of the site’s historical significance, NWR took extra caution on the work done at Shark Island.

“It was imperative that all work being done would be able to stand the test of time and be of high quality.”

Shark Island is located on Shark Peninsula in Lüderitz Bay in Southwest Namibia. The resort overlooks the bay, town and harbour. Onlookers can spot the seals and pelicans that frequent the rocky areas around the site.

RENOVATED: The renovated ablution block at Shark Island. Photo: NWR

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