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Share your heart at the Namibia Tourism Expo

Gondwana’s Heart & Soul Market at the Namibia Tourism Expo.

Gondwana Collection invites you to our Heart & Soul Market at the Namibia Tourism Expo from 31 May until 3 June 2017 in the Gondwana Hall. Join us in our support of the many excellent local craftsmen and worthy projects we have had the privilege to promote and be involved in the past 20 years.Our Heart & Soul Market at the Tourism Expo...[more]

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Gondwana Academy – Vocational Training

Incredible atmosphere at the Gondwana Academy at the Kalahari Farmhouse.

You are only successful if you make others successful. This is the motto amongst the leadership of the Gondwana Collection Namibia. With this in mind, courses have been presented since January of this year at the Gondwana Training Academy at the Kalahari Farmhouse in Stampriet. The last course of this year’s academy was attended by young...[more]

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Renaming: Camp Chobe becomes Chobe River Camp

We had to learn to swim quickly… We had barely taken over Camp Chobe in March, when the heavy rain and masses of water arrived. Wellington boots were our daily companions and our trucks got stuck in the mud while carrying urgent equipment needed for renovations.But with rain, come blessings. Our new lodge in the Zambezi Region has been renamed...[more]

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The Roadhouse revamped!

Canyon Roadhouse

Over the years, the Canyon Roadhouse has become a ‘must-do’ stop in southern Namibia.You simply can’t drive past it. The large barn-like Roadhouse with its collection of classic automobiles draws you in with its character, humour and zest for life. This is the place, pardner, to cruise in and unsaddle.Whether you sip on a cold beer at the...[more]

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Coming home – a wedding to remember

Professor Mburumba Kerina and his wife Naomi (Kikii) Zauana.

‘Welcome’, the heart-shaped sign above the gate of the homestead beamed in bright yellow. It was the first thing I spotted as we arrived at the homestead in Okomumbonde in eastern Namibia for the 3-day traditional Herero wedding. The red sand of the Kalahari spread out like a carpet between the abundant green grass of a good summer and the gnarled...[more]

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Blue skies, dry scenery – but the danger of floods is lurking

The two occupants of this off-road vehicle escaped through a window in the nick of time but were swept away by the muddy flood waters. At a sandbank in the middle of the Omaruru River they were able to get onto a thorny tree where they had to sit tight in the relentless summer heat for six hours until a police helicopter came to the rescue. With the help of a policeman they retrieved some belongings from their vehicle which was found several hundred metres further downstream.

2017 has brought good rainfalls to large parts of Namibia. After two years of drought numerous seasonal rivers came down in flood, filling dams and replenishing essential ground water reserves. In places the rain was even above average and the gift from above was a great relief for the whole country. For some, however, it had disastrous...[more]

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Across stick and stone – Klein-Aus Vista Mountain Bike Challenge

Klein-Aus Vista Mountain Bike Challenge

Over the last weekend in April, over 78 ambitious mountain bikers met for the 7th annual Klein-Aus Vista Mountain Bike Challenge. The various stages were marked by difficult terrain, steep climbs and a few head-to-head races. More than half the competitors participated in the marathon and took on the full 60km challenge, while the rest of the...[more]

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Namibian Economics to the Point – April 2017

Sunset at Gondwana's new Zambezi Mubala Lodge.

Namibia’s rainy season continued to the end of April improving water levels of major dams though some areas northwest of Omaruru received little rainfall. The mining sector featured prominently during the annual mining conference and expo. Government announced that an updated version of the economic empowerment draft law – NEEEF – is in...[more]

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Don’t miss it: Zambezi Mubala Lodge opens soon

Construction of the new Zambezi Mubala Lodge is underway. It will open its doors on 1 November 2017. (3D model: Sven-Erik Staby)

A new Gondwana Collection lodge located in the Zambezi Region, will open in November. The Zambezi Mubala Lodge is a paradise for nature and fishing enthusiasts and a must for all bird lovers. Atmospheric boat trips during sunset allow you to dive into the colourful water and animal world of the Zambezi. A healthy filling for every...[more]

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Gondwana pioneers water vending machines in Namibia

Machine handover – Gondwana’s Environmental officer Quintin Hartung with DAWN Director Gabriel Malakia

In an effort to reduce and eventually eliminate plastic water bottles at our lodges, Gondwana contracted a local business – Dial a Water Namibia (commonly known as DAWN) to source and import a machine that allows us to still sell purified water to our guests, but more importantly get rid of the loathed plastic bottles. This is in line with...[more]

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