A journey through history and modern times

Pages: 96
Language: English
ISBN: 9789991688688
Publication date: 01/03/2016
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The secret town in the Namibian Sperrgebiet - the forbidden territory
In April 2014, the very first travel book about Oranjemund, the secret town in the Sperrgebiet, was published in a print edition. Since founding of a worker’s camp in 1928, visitors could only travel to Oranjemund with a special permit. In 2011, it was proclaimed as a Namibian town, and the 80 km gravel road through the Sperrgebiet will be tarred soon.
Visitors from all over the world will travel Oranjemund in the near future and use the travel book as a broad information, including a town map, a list of restaurants and places of interest.

„Oranjemund – A Journey through history and past“ is an unique travel book about the history of the diamond funds, the life of people in the old times as well as the development of Oranjemund into a modern and open town.

A broad part of the book shows rare artifacts of the historic diamond era in the Oranjemund Museum. Unique documents like shopping lists from Kolmanskuppe and the very first maps of the Sperrgebiet enlighten the live of the people in old times.
Namdeb provides an overview about the development into modern times, while the first elected Mayor of Oranjemund, Hon. Henry Coetzee, composed an official “Message from the Mayor” for the unique travel book. Additionally, exciting and funny stories about old and modern times make this book fascinating for readers from all over the world that’s why its no available as ebook for the first time.

Author Konny von Schmettau is a journalist and tour guide („Made in Germany“) who lives in Swakopmund. She publishes travel books under the title „Auf Pad mit Konny“ (On the road with Konny) as well as historical books, like „120 Years Swakopmund -The Official Yearbook“ (together with Peter Brüggemann).
Her aim is, not only to educate, but also to entertain her readers. Amongst historical backgrounds, factual information and tips for travelers, lots of fascinating and amusing stories make her books unique.
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Konny von Schmettau, born 1962 in Hesselbach, in the Wittgensteiner Land, already knew as child exactly what she wanted: To became a journalist and live in Africa. She fulfilled both her dreams.
In the age of nine she composed her first short stories and poems. During her University studies of Classical Archaeology and History of Art she began writing as free-lance journalist.
From 1989-1993 she reported from Uganda as first accredited foreign correspondent and war correspondent after Idi Amin’s dictatorship
In December 2011 she published her first book “Auf Pad mit Konny von Schmettau - Reportagen und Geschichten” including reports and short stories from Namibia, Uganda and Malawi.
Together with Peter Brüggemann, she composed “Swakopmund 120 Years- The official Yearbook 2012”.
Also in 2012, her second book from the series “Auf Pad mit Konny” („On the road with Konny“) was published: “Mit Konny von Schmettau durch den Süden Namibias - inkl. Oranjemund” was released.
2014 she composed the first official travel book about the diamond town in the restricted area: “Oranjemund - a journey through history and modern times”.
In 2015 she first published „Sangwali - David Livingstone at Linyanti“.
2. Extended Editions: October, 2016 (English and German).
In addition, the Namibia Scientific Society published a Special Edition (English) in October, 2016.

Apart from writing and tour guiding, Konny is active in Charity for African mothers and children. Form every book sold, a donation is made to those in need.

Konny von Schmettau, geboren im Wittgensteiner Land, zwischen den Bergen und Tälern des Rothaargebirges, wusste schon als Kind genau, was sie wollte:
Journalistin werden und in Afrika leben.
Beide Träume erfüllte sie sich.
Mit neun Jahren verfasste sie ihre ersten Kurzgeschichten und Gedichte.
Während ihres Studiums begann sie, als freie Journalistin zu publizieren und berichtete als

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