Hollandia Trading

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Description and Facilities

Hollandia Trading

Ghanzi,

History
Hollandia Cash Store was established in 1950 by Christiaan Lewis. Hollandia served as a wholesale and filling station which supplied the Ghanzi District long before this quaint little town on the Kalahari frontier knew about tarred roads, ice cream and cold beer. The store was then taken over by the de Graaff family who still owns it today. In 2019 Hanri Ehlers renovated the building into a restaurant and coffee shop. Hollandia reopened its doors shortly before COVID-19 in January 2020. Sadly the restaurant burned down in October 2020 but nothing was going to stop Hanri, Wiena and the community from getting the best coffee shop in Ghanzi back on its feet. On the day of reopening on 21 June 2021 Hanri tested positive for COVID-19. Unfortunately things took a turn for the worst. 2 months in ICU, 10% lung capacity left and 14% chance on survival meant the end for the Hollandia dream. However, it was not time to depart yet! Hollandia reopened for the second time in January 2022 with Hanri and her team firmly behind the operations.

Unique Design
The original state of the building was preserved including the interior shelving, counters and the famous railing in front of the counter. The interior contains a selection of antique collectibles which is carefully paired with modern interior design. Most of our guests say that Hollandia is a little piece of Cape Town in the Kalahari.

Coffee
We have two exclusive coffee bean blends carefully selected by our Master Barista and Two Beards Coffee Roasters in Swakopmund. Our Hollandia Trading Post and Ouma Nelie blend originates from East Africa (Uganda), Indonesia, Central (Guatemala) and South America (Brazil and Colombia) which ensures that each cup lingers with a smooth aftertaste. Word has it that it is the best coffee in Botswana.

Cocktails & Wine
Hollandia is fully licensed and we offer a wide selection of signature cocktails and hand-selected wines from our favorite wine farms in the Western Cape.

Art Gallery and Curio Shop
At Hollandia we believe in “local is lekker” and we support artists from our local community. We stock a selection of local crafts including books about our area and Botswana in general.

Trading Times
Monday 08:00 – 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 – 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 – 22:00
Thursday 08:00 – 22:00
Friday 08:00 – 23:00
Saturday 09:00 – 23:00
Sunday Closed

This venue offers the following services and amenities

  • Internet Wi - Fi
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking