The nature reserve covers an area of over 200 000 hectares while providing merely 44 beds for guests. It would be easy to triple the amount of beds, while reducing our rates and as a result increase profits. This, however, would be contradictory to the philosophy Wolwedans adopted and has subscribed to since 1996. Foremost - the tourism operations on NamibRand were designed to serve conservation and to date Wolwedans has invested over N$ 10 000 000 into conservation and management programmes. NamibRand has since recovered its sensitive ecosystems and we hope to preserve this paradise and maintain its healthy balance for future generations. In 16 years we have not paid out a single cents in dividends.