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From Windhoek to Lima for the World Congress on Biosphere Reserves

Quintin Hartung will attend the 4th World Congress on UNESCO Biosphere Reserves from 14 to 17 March in Lima, Peru.

Gondwana boasts a new coordinator for matters regarding nature conservation. Quintin Hartung started on 1 March – and he is already packing his bags! For the unique opportunity, that is, to attend the 4th World Congress on UNESCO Biosphere Reserves from 14 to 17 March in Lima, Peru.Windhoek-born Quintin Hartung is 27 years old and deeply committed...[more]

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Namibia’s President applauds Rain Dance Initiative

They joined in many shapes and places: Spiderman on a mission to make it rain in Windhoek, young women on the chilly North Sea coast in the Netherlands, farmers of the Maltahöhe Resettlement Community in front of their farmstead, or half of Swakopmund at the Mole beach... 31 rain dances were recorded for the #RainDanceNamibia Competition arranged...[more]

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Fire and Ice team up for the Cape Epic

Piet Swiegers, training at 32° C.

Two passionate mountain bikers from opposite sides of the globe, separated by 10 000km, team up for the legendary Absa Cape Epic. Piet Swiegers, the 48-year-old Namibian Veteran cross-country mountain-bike champion from Aus, in Namibia’s arid south-western corner, will join 55-year-old Swedish Masters mountain-bike champion, Atle Hansen, from...[more]

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Air-conditioned rooms at Namushasha River Lodge

Lights on for 24 hours: Namushasha River Lodge has been connected to the national power grid.

Click. The main switch is pushed up. At last, on 27 January, Namushasha River Lodge is connected to the national power grid. Everybody is tremendously pleased. “There was no time to celebrate, though”, says Reini Hoppe, the technical manager of the Gondwana Group. “We had to test the air conditioners in each of the 27 rooms.” Since that memorable...[more]

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Sustainability builds bridges

The Gondwana Collection is green at heart. This has been noticed by the Council for Sustainable Development (Rat für Nachhaltige Entwicklung) in Germany. The organisation recently awarded its Werkstatt N seal of quality to Gondwana. Since 2011 the Council annually honours 100 ideas and projects which bring alive a sustainable way of thought and...[more]

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Namibia gets its first Google Street View

Gondwana Collection is the first company in Namibia introducing Google Street View technology to give users a spectacular three-dimensional experience of some of its lodges and the nearby attractions in a 360° interactive format. The lodges, which recently joined the program, are The Delight Swakopmund, Damara Mopane Lodge, Etosha Safari...[more]


Feel closer - at the new Kalahari Anib Lodge

Artist impression of the renovated rooms.

Kalahari Anib Lodge will be undergoing a rigorous three-month facelift early next year. Following the rebranding in 2014, the ‘Feel Closer’ theme will now be implemented to enhance the Kalahari experience of our guests. The lodge will close for alterations and extensive renovations on 4 January 2016 and reopen on 1 April.“We trust that our...[more]

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Aktion Sonnenstern - Join the Christmas spirit of giving

Christmas is a time to give, thus December is the time for the annual charity drive by Hitradio Namibia, Aktion Sonnenstern. In support of this initiative, the MD of Gondwana Collection Namibia, Mannfred Goldbeck, will introduce one of the beneficiaries, the Namibia Wild Horses Foundation, with a presentation at the Namibia Scientific Society...[more]

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Prehistoric discoveries in Gondwana Canyon Park

Gondwana Canyon Park and Canyon Lodge

As published in the Quarterly Park Report in September 2015, the British archaeologist Terry Hardaker discovered prehistoric stone tools in the Gondwana Canyon Park. In August he and a team of post graduate students spent a few days looking at different sites. They were assisted by Gondwana park staff showing them around the area. "The task...[more]

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The Delight Swakopmund charms its first guests

The very first guests at The Delight Swakopmund, Mr Freddy Frewer and his wife Carola

The new hotel of the Gondwana group, The Delight Swakopmund received its first guests on 1 November. The very first ones arriving were Mr Freddy Frewer and his wife Carola from Windhoek. They are staying at The Delight for a week and are more than satisfied: "The ambience is fantastic, the breakfast 100 percent and the staff is very...[more]

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