Namibian born, I (Valereis) was raised appreciating the sunshine, abundant of wildlife, scenic splendor and beauty and the diversity of country. This inspired me to qualify as a biology teacher. For four years I was actively involved with game capture traveling throughout the country of grandeur and of contrasts studying many aspects of its inexhaustible inheritance. During my travels I stumbled across the farm Jakalswater in the Erongo Region. Experiencing the bliss of this overpowering vast natural habitat, I decided to purchase the farm and to develop it into guest farm and a tourist destination.
On this hauntingly beautiful landscape we found so many artifacts of the pre-colonial times, that we could establish a museum resurrecting the past:
• “Dorland Trekkers”- “Transportryers “- Ox wagon transport along the “Baiweg” – road to the Harbors.
• The Narrow gauge railway line from Swakopmund to Windhoek via Jakalswater.
• The Battle of Riet between the British Imperial forces and the German troops which ended on Jakalswater.
Our guest house in Swakopmund, Jakalswater - Zwilling enhancing this fascinating history, joining the Zwilling (twins) the farm historical experience with a tranquil Swakopmund base.
Valereis and Johannes invite you to enjoy the vast Namib, the amazing fauna and flora, to enjoy the enrapturing photographer and painters paradise and to experience first hand, the exciting history of the past. For the young at heart the Swakopmund area, with the ambiance associated with a small German village, offers the following: ballooning, beaches, boating, canoeing, a casino, fishing, skydiving, horse riding, shopping/curios, a museum, a aquarium, a golf course, desert tours, dolphin cruises and quad-biking.