Coen Welsh | Nov 14, 2017 | 0
Gondwana collects road trip images
Namibia against the Rest of the World. These were the two categories in the Ultimate Road Trip photo competition run on the Facebook page of Gondwana Collection Namibia.
More than 700 pictures were entered and 33,342 fans voted for their favourite. In doing so they shared the competition with their various Facebook friends. Gondwana said according to estimates some 10 million people may have viewed the images. Hitradio Namibia’s Wilfried Hähner, one of the partners in the Ultimate Road Trip competition, was elated when the winning pictures were drawn. “Incredible, I never expected such an overwhelming success”, he said. The winning pictures are a ‘gravel track’ to Spitzkoppe by Goretti Jansen and a road in Argentina against a panorama of the snow-covered Andes by Uys de Vos. Jansen said “we had an amazing trip with our family on Easter Sunday to Spitzkoppe, appreciating God’s wonderful creation of our Unique Namibia.” Of his winning image taken in Argentina, de Vos said “Mirador Fitzroy is one of the most spectacular peaks in the Andes Mountains in Argentina. Late the afternoon upon approaching the mountain range, we were very disappointed because it was quite dark and overcast. As we were driving away in the mid-morning, I looked in my rear view mirror… and there it was… the perfect scene for the perfect road trip.
The prize for each winner is business class return flights sponsored by Air Namibia, 14 days car hire sponsored by Caprivi Car Hire and Savanna Car Hire and 14 days accommodation at Gondwana Collection Namibia on a Bed & Breakfast basis.