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Around the world in a vintage car

The world traveller, Heidi Hetzer, is currently traveling through Namibia in her classic car.

If you come across a vintage car on the streets of Namibia, with an elderly lady at the wheel, you can expect a special rendezvous. In her Hudson Model Great Eight Coach (built in 1930), the Berlin-based Heidi Hetzer is following the tracks of the early world traveller Clärenore Stinnes. In 1927, a male-dominated era, this strong woman travelled...[more]

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The first Gondwana Lodge opened its doors 20 years ago

Canyon Lodge

Exactly 20 years ago, the Canyon Lodge received its first guests. A few months earlier a group of businessmen with a love for nature in southern Namibia acquired several farms at the Fish River Canyon and established the Gondwana Canyon Park. The group decided to finance nature conservation with income generated by the hospitality business. The...[more]

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Namibia copes with drought

Extremely dry conditions in most parts on Namibia.

Namibia has been hit hard by severe droughts over the last three years. Crop harvests have reduced as a result, cattle and other livestock died. Even wild animals compete for dwindling water resources and grazing. There is good news however - the latest weather forecasts at the end of October point to a higher likelihood of normal rainfalls during...[more]

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Lappet-faced Vultures are nesting close to Namib Desert Lodge

Close shot of a Lappet-faced Vulture.

They are scruffy, they look somehow strange, and they are scavengers making a living from others' misery - Vultures aren’t necessarily the birds with the best reputation.Well, a trip with MET’s Holger Kolberg and the Vultures Namibia team to the remote parts of the Namib Desert may change your mind. On the eastern boundary of the Namib Naukluft...[more]

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Namibia: economic review - October 2016

Namibia's Minister of Finance, Calle Schlettwein. (Photo: Brigitte Weidlich)

This review highlights interesting developments about Namibia’s economy during the month of October 2016.Marketing Namibia in the USNamibia’s President Hage Geingob returned from his USA trip in early October. Apart from attending the UN General Assembly in New York, President Geingob hosted several business events in New York and in Washington....[more]

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The Pink Day for Breast Cancer – Gondwana and CAN consolidate their cooperation

May HOPE be our North Star and guide us to life!This is the message the Cancer Association of Namibia CAN, would like to spread with this year’s Pink Day on 28 October. This day aims to give hope and support all those suffering from breast cancer. It also aims to promote awareness, and that breast cancer can be cured if it is diagnosed early...[more]

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The Delight Swakopmund receives the DBN Good Business Award

The Honourable Minister in Charge of the National Planning Commission, Tom Alweendo, presented the prestigious Good Business Award to Gondwana’s CEO Mannfred Goldbeck.

The Development Bank of Namibia has presented The Delight Swakopmund, the latest of the Gondwana Collection’s properties, with the “Good Business Award 2016” for large enterprises. The Honourable Minister in Charge of the National Planning Commission, Tom Alweendo, presented the prestigious award to Gondwana’s CEO Mannfred Goldbeck during a...[more]

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Clean-up in the Fish River Canyon

A group of volunteers at Hiker’s Point shortly before their descent into the Canyon.

The Fish River Canyon is one of the main tourist attractions in Namibia, and annually attracts thousands of visitors to enjoy the breath-taking views and the rugged canyon scenery at the main viewpoint. Some visitors also participate in the various hiking trails that move along the canyon floor. At the end of the hiking season, the Ministry of...[more]

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Kalahari Farmhouse will be open to guests as of the end of April

The eleven rooms for the Kalahari Farmhouse are available in chalets reminiscent of the Cape Dutch style. Kalahari Farmhouse and the Self-Sufficiency Centre are supplied by the Stampriet Aquifer. It is one of Namibia's largest and most important aquifers and lies underneath the Kalahari dunes like a huge water reservoir.

The Kalahari Farmhouse in Stampriet will be closed for renovations and the Gondwana Training Academy the first four months of 2017 as of 1 January. It will open to guests as soon as 28 April 2017. Originally the Kalahari Farmhouse was to be used for the Gondwana Academy as from January until July 2017. However, this year's training programme...[more]

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Excellent! HolidayCheck praises Gondwana Lodges

The guest chalets of the Damara Mopane Lodge are surrounded by beautiful gardens.

Three of the Gondwana Lodges are enjoying particular popularity on HolidayCheck. With reviews like “Pure Romance” for Klein-Aus Vista Eagle’s Nest Chalets, “Beautiful grounds – highly recommended” for Damara Mopane Lodge and “Ideal starting point for photo safari” for Etosha Safari Lodge. These are among the highest ranking lodges of the year. In...[more]

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