Neil Sandilands explores the Namib Desert in a new local series
Neil Sandiland in Die Groot Niks.
Acclaimed South African actor and musician Neil Sandilands explores Namibia in a new show on kykNET (DStv 144).
the old 7from Laan The actor is best known for his roles in local productions such as Koning, Orion, Jakhalsdans and international productions like Greedy, world news and the flash.
In Die Groot Niks, premiering on Saturday, February 12 at 6:00 p.m. Neil takes a closer look at the incredible natural beauty of the Namib as well as the tales of the constant struggle between man and nature. The focus will be on the heart of the Namib, ie the section between Lüderitz and Walvis Bay.
The series is created by Hannes Visser and Waldo van der Waal, best known for the popular motor show La’t Wiel with voiceover by Ruda Landman.
“This gem of a program happened at the right time in my life,” says Neil. “When Waldo and Hannes contacted me at the beginning of 2021 with the concept and the title of the series, it was a very easy yes on my part”, he says.
I have been to Namibia twice and each time was amazed by the magical and uplifting experience which is breathtaking and frightening at the same time. Exploring the region between Lüderitz and Walvis Bay, in the oldest desert in the world, is a privilege that presents itself very, very rarely.
The first episode looks back at man’s desire to exploit nature’s riches and how Mother Nature is doing everything in her power to protect herself. The second episode takes a look at the mining that took place 90 years ago. The Otavi, a steamer that ran aground at Spencer Bay in 1945, is the focus of the third program.
Tune in to Die Groot Niks on kykNET (DStv 144) starting Saturday, February 12 at 6:00 p.m.