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Namibia – the Land of stunning sunsets

Natural Sunset: Alloyce Makhosi - Beautiful sunset at the coast, breathtaking.

“Celebrate our 20th anniversary with us and win 101 sunsets with Gondwana”. During the Namibia Tourism Expo in May of this year, we called on you to send us your best sundowner moments. And that’s what you did! By the end of August we had received 875 great photographs on Facebook and via email. The evaluation of the five categories, Natural,...[more]

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Tribute to Koos van Ellinckhuijzen (1942 to 2016)

One of Koos van Ellinckhuijzen’s artworks. (Source: Republikein 16/09/2016)

Enduring Imagination. Koos van Ellinckhuijzen, artist, sculptor, musician, poet, skydiver, amateur astronomer, writer, philosopher, Visionary, outsider, invested with a free spirit fired by genius, died on September 5th, aged 73. While taking his cue from surrealist/illusionist artists M.C. Escher, René Magritte and Salvador Dali, Van...[more]

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New record for guest occupancy at Gondwana

Etosha Safari Camp: African flair and live music.

Tourism in Namibia is booming. In August the Gondwana Collection experienced their best monthly occupancy since its inception 20 years ago. More and more overseas tourists are travelling to Namibia to enjoy the luxury of space and guaranteed sunshine.“The bed occupancy for August reached a surprising 78.56%. This is a number we have never reached...[more]

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Facelift for Damara Mopane Lodge

Fresh colors for the renovated and newly decorated rooms of Damara Mopane Lodge.

Damara Mopane Lodge is currently undergoing a soft revamp. Fresh wall paint in all the lodge buildings as well as renovated, newly equipped and decorated rooms will enhance the Damaraland experience of our guests. As the lodge complex is spaciously designed current guests can enjoy their visit completely undisturbed. The hospitality...[more]

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Fire at Hakusembe River Lodge quickly brought under control

Hakusembe River Lodge on the bank of the Okavango river.

Early this morning a fire caused some excitement at Hakusembe River Lodge. It started at 5 o’clock at a separate scullery building and spread over the lawn to the grass-roofed restroom at the swimming pool area. The staff reacted promptly and kept the fire under control until it was extinguished at 7.30 a.m. No one was injured. The cause and a...[more]

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Help is coming

Women from the DRC Women’s Project busy with their needlework.

Help where help is needed. That is the motto associated with the ‘Gondwana Memes & Tates’, an initiative driven by dynamic Gondwana employees. Working with dedicated partner organisations they ensure that donations and assistance reaches the needy and that their actions have the desired effect on the community. An example of these actions...[more]

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Gondwana’s mules go into retirement

The last Mule Trail through the Fish River Canyon will take place in September 2016.

As of 2017 Gondwana will be offering slack-packing tours in the northern parts of the Fish River Canyon. This will give participants the opportunity to enjoy the hiking trail without the added weight of luggage and equipment. The Canyon Klipspringer Trail will replace the Mule Trails, which will only run until mid-September 2016.After ten years of...[more]

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A new journey for Gondwana: MD passes the baton

Mannfred Goldbeck, managing director of the Gondwana Collection

In November this year, the leading hospitality company in Namibia will turn 21. It began humbly with a single lodge, a handful of staff and a dream, and has grown over the last two decades to become what is today the well-loved Gondwana Collection.Over the years, Gondwana has created one of the largest privately protected areas in Africa, the 127...[more]

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Taking out the rubbish! Gondwana's successful clean-up campaign

Volunteers and school-children partook in a waste collection movement in the field around the Hakusembe River Lodge.

640 School children and 60 volunteers came together to partake in a waste collection movement on the 600 ha land around the Hakusembe River Lodge. At the end of a morning of cleaning eight massive bags of rubbish had been collected. The waste collection movement took place on 17 June 2016, and was organised by Gondwana together with the local...[more]

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Waka Waka Solar Lights to be distributed in Namibia

The Netherlands Minister of International Trade and Development, Honourable Lilianne Ploumen demonstrates the use of the solar lights at night.

The smallest light has always been able to break the darkest of nights, and the Dutch designed Waka Waka solar lights are going to make this even easier. On 14 June 2016, the Netherlands Minister of International Trade and Development, Honourable Lilianne Ploumen announced the introduction of the solar lights and chargers to the Namibian...[more]

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