Construction of lodge at Meob Bay

The Namibian Affirmative Management and Businesses (Pty) Ltd. (NAMAB) has applied for environmental clearance for the construction of a lodge at Meob Bay, some 190km south of Walvis Bay. Environmental consultant Knight Piésold is conducting the impact study and the application for an environmental clearance certificate on behalf of NAMAB.

On its website NAMAB explains in 2009 a consor-tium was formed by residents of Southern Namibia to create work opportunities and to bring skills to marginalised communities. A concession was obtained by NAMAB on 3,3 million hectares of land, according to the information on the website, to develop sustainable tourism ventures. The concession is more or less in the form of a square with Saddle Hill being the southernmost corner on the coastline, Conception Bay the northernmost corner on the coastline and then stretching eastwards to Solitaire and down south to Kanaan Gate in the Namib Naukluft Park.
Namab already operates a semi-permanent ecotented camp at Meob Bay and also has accommodation infrastructure at Fishersbruhn, according to information on its website.
According to a public notice in the media by Knight Piésold, the lodge planned at Meob Bay will include ten luxury chalets, constructed from wood, aluminium and lightweight steel, and twenty tented chalets. The facility will have a restaurant and its target market will include tourists undertaking off road trips between Walvis Bay and Lüderitz.

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