Riemvasmaak- Desert lodge and tourist research centre
Riemvasmaak is a isolated area about 56 kilometres from Kakamas adjoining the Orange River to the South, Namibia to the West. Current unemployment borders on 99% in the region. The present eco-tourism projects in Riemvasmaak provides for employment to the minority of its community members during off-peak periods, adding up to about 34 people out of a 1 000 residents. Throughout the crest tourist period, April to September, the employment levels doubles providing jobs for up to 80 casual workers, including a small number of field guides on a regular basis. The new desert lodge and research tourism centre will provide for approximately 35 job opportunities as permanent staff and also generate jobs during the construction period.