Environment, National

Flash floods claim one life at Hobas lodge

WINDHOEK, FEB 10 – A staff member from Namibia Wildlife Resorts’ (NWRs) Hobas lodge recently lost their life after the lodge experienced flash floods last Friday night.

                                                                Hobas Lodge restaurant

Mrs Zelna Hengari, reportedly rushed to the scene and was quoted as saying: “I can confirm that all our clients are safe; however, it is unfortunate that we lost one of our young staff members from one of our other camps. I would like to pass on my condolences to his family and assure them that they are in our prayers and have our support as a company.”

                                                         Inside of Hobas Lodge restaurant

A statement from NWR said, “Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) Hobas lodge experienced flash floods which resulted in the rivers along the lodge causing damage to their office area, restaurant and camping site.”

                                                                               Hobas Lodge


Hobas Lodge is located in the /Ai-/Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park, near Fish River Canyon, one of the largest canyons in the world and the main attraction in Southern Namibia. It also sits at the start of the 90 km long Fish River Canyon Hiking Trail, ranked one of the best hiking trails in Southern Africa.

                                                                Hobas Lodge entrance

NWR has now cautioned the public to be extra careful if they intend to visit Hobas lodge. – NDN Staffer