Anna Kapanna hosts Flavours of Namibia

Namibian farmers unite with local tourism sector during Covid-19

11 December 2020 | Others

STAFF REPORTER





Drive towards the airport from Windhoek and you’ll find Namibia’s very own Kapps Farmstall. Having had their own vehicle hire company, Anna and Chris Sandmann had to change gear and start a new business after Covid-19 hit Namibia’s tourism industry hard.

All fresh produce is grown locally, and is sold by various farmers. Namibian farmers had to connect, digitise and diversify noticeably since March, and Namibia also saw its very own ‘Namibia Farmers Online’ launch recently.

Dressed in her colourful apron and head scarf, Anna’s accent soon surprises you as Russian, with a hint of Afrikaans. Walking through the shop, you find locally made shoes, jams, honey, fresh baked bread, beer, rusks, animal skins, and ever-so-yummy home-baked pies.

You walk out with a good deal, and a really good meal.

You’ll also notice motorcycle clubs and bike riders stopping for a quick beer, or families having a bite to eat on their way home after school. A Christening, bachelor or bachelorettes or a birthday party – this small venue has its fun moments.

The home-run is the classic burger, which is big enough to share if you dare. This café-linked-shop also hosts an outside caravan selling meat and potato salad. Truck drivers, tourists and airport staff love this hearty treat, and members of the public partake in boot sales, potjiekos competitions or events.

Perhaps there is always something good to come from the unexpected, if you aim to grow?

To make a booking or order, call 081 127 4285 or check out their Facebook page.

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