Breaking Travel News interview: Adriaan Mulder, Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve

Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve has been honoured with the title of Namibia’s Leading Safari Lodge on the World Travel Awards.

Here Breaking Travel News speaks to Adriaan Mulder from the property to learn the way it feels to have been recognised by voters from across the globe.

Breaking Travel News: Having claimed a prime title on the World Travel Awards, how does it really feel to have received?

Adriaan Mulder: It is really an honour to have been awarded Namibia’s Leading Safari Lodge 2021 within the World Travel Awards.

It has been a really troublesome 12 months within the journey and tourism trade and to be given this recognition is simply implausible. 

We need to thank everybody who voted for us, our staff and company.

BTN: How will the trophy provide help to to advertise Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve as we transfer into 2022?

AM: The World Travel Awards celebrates excellence in journey and tourism and being recognised will assist tremendously in selling Sandfontein.

With this award travellers can put belief in Sandfontein to know they may have a as soon as in a lifetime expertise.

We need to use the award to advertise all the nice issues we do at Sandfontein.

Conservation and our surroundings are very near our hearts.

In current years Sandfontein has expanded the boundaries of the reserve and launched extra animals.

We used sustainably sourced native supplies for the lodge and bungalows, in addition to persevering with to make use of such supplies for any constructing or enchancment work going ahead.

We are aware that even mild ranges of tourism can have an effect on the atmosphere.

The contribution to the reserve and conservation from company visiting Sandfontein ensures the safety of fauna and flora, because the revenue generated from their keep assists with the acquisition of kit to do subject work, employs our reserve staff who do the work on the bottom, assists with the maintenance of infrastructures reminiscent of watering holes and fences.

We are actively eliminating alien invasive plant species to revive the ecological stability, in addition to monitoring flagship species on the reserve to get an concept of animal numbers close to optimistic progress of sure species.

Their presence reveals an curiosity within the space which justifies defending the atmosphere.

Further, we’re utterly off the grid, making use of solar energy for electrical energy, boreholes for water, and seasonal fruit and greens from our orchid and backyard.

Basically, we all know the place our produce is coming from!

There can be a wealthy historic component to the property the place the battle websites are of curiosity to many, and contributed within the formation of Namibia.

BTN: What is it that caught the attention of voters; what do you assume it’s that separates Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve from its rivals in Africa and the Indian Ocean?

AM: Sandfontein is a really particular place – however you need to go to to expertise it!

At 81,000 hectares, it’s considered one of Africa’s largest personal nature reserves and is a uniquely personal hideaway with solely 5 bungalows, that means a most of ten company at any time.

That’s one visitor per 81 sq. km!

Exclusivity, silence, world-class star-gazing and seclusion make Sandfontein the proper location to reconnect with nature. 

This is what we consider units us other than our rivals.

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Find out extra about Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve on the official website.

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