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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.

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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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Namibia2Go Car Rental

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

We offer a comprehensive travel service including car rental, accommodation, safaris and self-drive itineraries and day trips. Interested?

Boxed2Go Self-Drive Safaris

Let us spoil you with Gondwana Collection’s exceptional self-drive safari packages including accommodation, vehicle and a detailed route map guide. Make use of our comprehensive travel services to book an unforgettable safari. Discover the spectacular secrets Namibia holds. more

GO EPIC - Experience Namibia’s famed locations (11 days)
GO BIG - Discover Namibia's main attractions (13 days)
GO WILD - Track Namibia's awesome wildlife (12 days)

Safari2Go - The easiest way to travel the country!

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 Safari Shuttle
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.

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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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