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Namibia with Heart and Soul: Take our hand and let us introduce you to this awe-inspiring country. Come and stay with us, experience Namibia.


Where the Namib Desert stretches languidly from the Atlantic Ocean and wild land extends into infinity, dreams become real. At this place where fantasy meets reality, you'll find the Gondwana Collection safely positioned.

Take our outstretched hand and let us introduce you to our extraordinary country, Namibia. From the massive chasms of the Fish River Canyon, the fossilised dunes of the Namib Desert and the red sands of the Kalahari Desert to the waterways of the Kavango and Zambezi, there are countless marvels to behold. Explore this awe-inspiring wilderness from the warmth of our lodges, created with conservation cognizance and ample character. And return to relax after an exciting day of discovery.

This is the Gondwana feeling: Namibia with heart and soul.

Come and stay with us, experience Namibia.

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10-Day Namibian Highlights Tour
Enjoy Namibia’s most popular destinations on this compact guided tour that incorporates visits to the Kalahari and Namib deserts – including the famed Sossusvlei dunes, the intriguing coastal town of Swakopmund, the Twyfelfontein rock engravings and Etosha National Park. more

3 Day / 2 Night – Sossusvlei Shuttle Safari
Exciting adventures await those who partake in this exhilarating safari to Sossusvlei, one of the most spectacular sites in the world. The magnificent star dunes are a photographer’s dream and the spectacular landscape will leave memories to last a lifetime. more

Namibia Road Map 2018/19

Anyone touring Namibia should definitely take our road map along. It is available from Gondwana free of charge, or as pdf download. This map features fascinating experiences plus recommended accommodation. At the same time it is an ordinary road map with all the essential information of the official Namibia road map by Prof. Uwe Jäschke and the Roads Authority of Namibia.

Namibia2Go Car Rental

Namibia 2 Go

Experience Africa like never before. Explore Namibia your way with our well-maintained and fully inclusive rental vehicles.

Easy. Hassle free. Unforgettable.

Go Big

Discover Namibia’s main attractions.

This package offers a four-wheel drive vehicle and a thirteen day trip through the beautiful Namibian landscapes. Starting from Windhoek you will head south, into the Kalahari where your first night will be spent enjoying the sunset at the Kalahari Anib Lodge.


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Go Epic

Experience Namibia's famed locations.

Take eleven days to discover Namibia in an Epic way. This self drive safari - which includes a four-wheel drive vehicle - will take you to the famous Namibian locations that will make you long for the vast open spaces long after you return home. Starting in Windhoek you will head south to the Kalahari Desert.


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Go Wild

Track Namibia's awesome wildlife.

This 12 day self drive safari includes a four-wheel drive vehicle and stopovers at all major wildlife-viewing sites. Starting from Windhoek you will head towards the famous Etosha National Park, where 3 nights will be enjoyed at the unique Etosha Safari Camp.


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Car Rental

Enjoy an active Namibian adventure.

We offer a comprehensive travel service including car rental, accommodation, safaris and self-drive itineraries and day trips. Interested? For detailed information and vehicle specifications of our Renault Dusters SUV 4WD and Toyota Hilux Double Cabs 4x4, please click below.


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Making a difference – Namibia with heart & soul

Avatar of inke inke - 13. May 2016 - Discover Namibia

What a celebration! Who could have imagined such a wonderful (and challenging) journey when Gondwana began humbly twenty years ago - inspired by the spirit of a new Namibia - with just a handful of people and a dream.  

The vision to make a difference – to both people and nature – led a group of like-minded friends to purchase our first farm east of the Fish River Canyon, with the intention of creating a conservation area. Our first lodge, Canyon Lodge, opened its doors in 1996 to help fund the dream. Over the next two decades, as more people who shared our conservation philosophy came on board, we were able to purchase several additional farms bordering the Fish River Canyon. Research was undertaken to ascertain which animals had previously lived in southern Namibia before the mass decimation of wildlife in the 19th century, and animals were gradually reintroduced to the denuded, drought-stricken land. Hundreds of kilometres of farm fences from the later era of intensive sheep farming were dismantled, so game could once again follow the scattered rainfall prevalent in the area. The vegetation began to re-establish itself and the wildlife flourished as the land was slowly re-wilded. Gondwana Canyon Park grew into a 127 000-hectare nature sanctuary, one of the largest professionally-run, privately protected areas in Africa. 

Canyon Lodge, our first and flagship lodge, was followed by another 14 properties positioned throughout the country in close proximity to Namibia’s major tourist attractions. Over the years we have retained the excitement of our first lodge and our essence – warmth, love and spirit, our vision and our innovative zest for life. We were able to build a strong staff complement and a solid company, well-balanced on solid environmental, cultural and financial foundations. From the first farm, Karios, we grew over time to become one of the leading tourism enterprises in Namibia, the Gondwana Collection.  

Intuitively, we became story tellers as we recognised the rich history around us, starting with Canyon Lodge’s century-old farmhouse and the story of the beloved Karios farm. This was coupled with the wish to offer our guests an exceptional experience of Namibia with heart and soul. It naturally led to our brand essence: Have a story to tell, which was incorporated into our rebranding two years ago. We would like our guests to take home more than just photographs; we would like them to have a memorable experience that will last a lifetime - to have a story to tell.

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