Charcoal in Namibia GROUP

The company Cheetah Charcoal cc, situated in Otjiwarongo, Namibia offers a versatile service. From briquette production to distribution of charcoal/briquettes, logistics, containers, administration, weighbridge, as well as a full service for the charcoal/briquette producer and the consumer – we do it all!

All products are pure Namibian and are packed locally. We are creating jobs for locals and bring an appraisal to our community.

We will gladly advise you on any of our products and services!

Packaging of local charcoal in branded bags. We have been certified with the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®).

Are you interested? We will supply you.

Production and distribution of briquettes, which are produced locally. We have been certified with different certifications including the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®).

Producer or consumer? We are there for you.

Transportation of briquettes and / or charcoal from the producer to the processor. Convey containers from the processor to the habour in Walvis Bay.

Are you looking for a transporter? We can help you.


A Certificate by the Forest Stewardhip Council® is necessary for the export whereby it declares that an environmental friendly method is used to harvest and a responsible commitment of sustainability is made. Competent FSC® experts do site inspections on each farm and investigate the procedures on the farms on a regular basis. The professionals help and train producers and their employees to guarantee the correct hand selected harvesting, follow-up and aftercare procedures which are an important pre-requisite of a possible renewable process.

We have been certified with different certifications including the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) license no FSC-C138837.

Goals and objectives

In 2010 Family W. Diekmann started to produce charcoal on their farm in order to reduce bush encroachment. Gradually they gained knowledge and experience dealing therefore with the encroachment of bush and shrubs in Namibia.

The theme of bush encroachment originated gradually in the 1900s, as cattle overgrazing increased. The fauna and flora changed due to colonisation as cattle were introduced. Indigenous species like kudu, giraffe, black rhino feed on grass and leaves while cattle feed mainly on grass. The biodiversity therefore decreased.

According to a study by UNIDO the agricultural productivity in Namibia decreased by two thirds due to bush encroachment, the increase is visible on 45 million hectare land in Namibia. This has severe consequences on the total ecosystem, which also resulted in the shrinking of groundwater resources. Read more

Please feel free to contact us. We are there for you and will gladly advise you on any of our services and products proudly manufactured Namibia.