Archive for the ‘Benguela town’ Category

There can be few places in the world riper than Angola for an exponential growth in tourism

February 4, 2012

Until a few years ago, Angola was off-limits to leisure visitors. There was no guidebook and reliable information for travellers was hard to come by. Tourist visas did not exist, decent hotels were rare and outrageously expensive and oil workers filled all the flights into Luanda. In the space of 3 or 4 years, much of this has changed. Although still not an easy destination, Angola remains off the mainstream tourist circuit but will reward visitors with miles of deserted beaches, an extraordinarily rich bird life and stunning examples of Portuguese colonial architecture. Read the rest of my article on the Angola -today website

Benguela railroad in Angola expected to reach Zambian border in 2012

December 2, 2011

Lobito, Angola, 28 Nov – Angola’s Benguela railroad is die to arrive at the Zambian border in 2012, the Angolan Transport Minister said in Lobito adding that it was necessary for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Zambia, “to do their work,” to have “links between the railroad networks.” More…..

Rail link re-established between Lobito and Benguela

September 21, 2011

A passenger and freight rail link has been re-established between Lobito and Benguela. The new 4 carriage long Chinese built trains carry 256 passengers. The cost of a ticket is 50 Kwanzas and there is a fine of 300 Kwanzas for those caught travelling without a ticket.

Initially there will be two trains daily, stopping at Catumbela, Negrão Damba-Maria and Universidade Jean Piaget stations.

The trains leave Benguela and Lobito stations at 0600 each day, arriving 65 minutes later. The return journey leaves each station at 1700.

Benguela railroad in Angola partially reopens after 27-year stoppage

September 4, 2011

At  the end of August, President dos Santos inaugurated the repaired train service linking Benguela, Lobito and Huambo. The rail service had been interrupted since 2002. Repairs began in 2006. In order to reach Luau in 2012 , a further 347kms of track will need to be repaired. Ticket and timetable details are not yet known but a ticket between Lobito and Benguela is understood to cost 30 Kwanzas compared to 150 Kwanzas travelling by taxi.

 

 

 

Autódromo de Benguela, Angola

May 30, 2011

Originally, touring cars and club class machinery ran around the town of Benguela, but it was in May 1972 that the 4km long permanent circuit was opened; however as with much of the African continent, various economic and political problems had kept the arena virtually abandoned for the most part over the next nearly 30 years.
It was a great loss considering the layout possesses some truly fantastic corners – in particular the nearly flat turns 4-5 section and difficult last two corners are stand outs, followed by a very long straight for overtaking. More…….

Inaugurada unidade hoteleira nos arredores de Benguela

February 25, 2011

 

Benguela – Um empreendimento hoteleiro denominado “MarcDani”  foi inaugurado no último final de semana na zona A, arredores da cidade de Benguela, pelo administrador local, Chicunga Barbante.

A unidade hoteleira possui 13 quartos com casa de banho privativa, televisão por satélite, mini-bar, restaurante, parques de estacionamento, serviços de transporte para hóspedes, “rent-a-car”, lavandaria e loja de conveniência.

O empreendimento custou USD 818 mil e a sua construção teve uma duração de dois anos.

O administrador Chicumba Barbante indicou que o hotel vai proporcionar 12 postos de trabalho e ajudar na redução do desemprego.

De acordo com Cláudio Raimundo, responsável do “MarcDani”, a sua empresa participa no combate ao desemprego e à pobreza, ao proporcionar emprego a pessoas da região, que possui uma população estimada em 268 mil e 750 habitantes.

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New hotel in Benguela

November 29, 2010

A new 24 room Hotel, the  L’Imob hás opened in Benguela. The exact address was not reported in the news report but it is located near to the Avenida dos Combatentes da Grande Guerra, between the Nossa Senhora da Pópulo church and the Criminal Investigation Office. The three story hotel has 24 rooms spread over 3 floors, a bar, and restaurant

Novo residencial em Benguela

November 29, 2010

Longe de ser apenas um “jardim à beira-mar plantado”, Benguela afirma-se cada vez mais como palco de grandes decisões políticas, culturais e financeiras. Situado junto da Avenida dos Combatentes da Grande Guerra, entre a igreja da “Nossa Senhora da Pópulo” e a unidade de investigação criminal, “O Hotel L´Imob” reúne as condições ideais para ser o destino de eleição para grandes acontecimentos. Os respeitáveis 3 andares revelam a amplitude de um dos maiores residenciais da cidade das acácias rubras e supõem vistas para lugares privilegiados, mas o cenário fica ainda por desvendar.

“O Hotel L´Imob”, do grupo L´Imob, integrando a colecção dos estabelecimentos de luxo, apresenta-se com um amplo ‘lobby’, cujo brilho transmite uma incessante vibração luminosa. A arte de bem receber e a dedicação à satisfação dos hóspedes está estampada no rosto dos funcionários, o que faz antever uma estadia acolhedora. Leia mais…..

Catumbela bridge

September 11, 2009

The new bridge over the Catumbela river is now open.  See the Updates : Provinces page.