- Prime Minister Hage Geingob announced this morning that recent oil exploration off the Walvis Bay coast has confirmed that the country has oil reserves, although not in commercial volumes.
The ultimate crossroads pub
One of these venues is the Sande Bar. Situated on the main road between Oshakati and Ondangwa, this exciting yet laidback bar is the perfect place to go when you want to escape the buzz of the city.
Offering peerless Namibian hospitality, Sande opened its doors nine years ago and is still entertaining and offers well-prepared traditional and western food. In the summer months there is a traditional verandah and an open Lapa for lunch and dinner or for simply relaxing with your friends.
There are two bars, the VIP one if you want to have a little privacy and the public bar, both with comfortable settings.
Sigo Amunyela, the owner of the bar, laughed when I asked him what Sande means.
“Well it’s a funny one really, my name is Sigo and my wife’s name is Elize so it was suppose to be S and E and from that the people just started saying Sande because S and E is too long,” he said.
He said there is a carwash and an open space for holding events like birthdays and weddings on to workshops. “Sande is the perfect place for families to come on Sundays and just relax, enjoying the breathtaking landscape and soul food.”
Sigo added that he wanted to create an atmosphere where everybody can feel welcome, and so far he succeeded.
“We try to entertain people from all walks of life. That’s why we have the popular beauty pageant every August at the time of the Trade Fair and it is getting better every year,” he says.
The bar offers a comprehensive wine, brandy and whiskey list, Sande Bar is open every day from 10 a.m. till late. So next time you find yourself between Oshakati and Ondangwa and are thirsty, Sande is the place to stop.