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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.

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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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Treat yourself to desert elegance and an extra touch of grace! Graceful spaces and gracious hospitality imbue this modern lodge with its elegance of yesteryear, spirited character and refreshingly stylish interior. Sip on a pink gin while appreciating the expansive desert scenery from one of the 24 bungalows, each with its own plunge pool. Book now!

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Namibia 2 Go

Experience Africa like nowhere else. Discover what makes Namibia so special and as it should be, with Namibia2Go. Easy. Up close. Unforgettable. Explore Namibia your way with Gondwana Collection's new unbeatable self-drive safari package for two. Includes accommodation, 4x4 vehicle and a detailed on route map guide.

Go Big

Discover Namibia’s main attractions.

This package offers a four-wheel drive vehicle and a twelve 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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Enjoy an active Namibian adventure.

Have an active adventure in Namibia with this ten day trip. See a new side of Namibia that includes a wide variety of activities. All from the comfort of a four-wheel drive vehicle that is included in the package. Starting in Windhoek you head west towards the coastal town of Swakopmund.

 

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Go Wild

Track Namibia's awesome wildlife.

This 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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Go Epic

Experience Namibia's famed locations.

Take ten 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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Passing the baton - Gondwana welcomes new Managing Director

Avatar of inke inke - 18. January 2017 - Gondwana Collection, Tourism

Gondwana's MD in the past 21 years, Manni Goldbeck, passing the baton to the new MD, Gys Joubert.

“I am a passionate Namibian. I have a special love for my country, its environment and people.” Gondwana Collection Namibia’s new MD, Gys Joubert, uses these words to describe himself. Mr Joubert wants to direct this passion into the company in his role as MD, a position he filled on Monday 16 January.

“In my eyes, Gondwana is a phenomenal brand in the Namibian market and Manni Goldbeck, founder and MD for the past 21 years, is an icon in the tourism industry. In this light, it is extremely humbling and a massive honour for me to take on this position. I’m very glad, however, to say that I don’t have to fulfil Manni’s shoes, I’ll find my own individual path. And as Manni will remain with the company as the Brand and Marketing Director, I will have the honour and the privilege of his guidance, as well as the guidance and support of the rest of the Gondwana team.”

Joubert holds two Masters degrees in law. He brings his professional expertise as an attorney into the company, as well as his ten years’ experience in the banking world. When he applied for the position of Gondwana’s MD, he already had a taste of what he was getting himself into after serving on the Board of Directors for the past year.

“As I got to know the company better, I fell head over heels in love with it and its potential,” he says. “My primary focus will be on growth, rather than change. In fact, the value of the Gondwana brand, of the way we do things here, is vital to me. It’s sacred.”

He expresses how grateful he is to have successfully completed the lengthy selection process, which was professionally handled by the renowned recruitment agency, Potentia, and how he looks forward to the new challenges that lie ahead. 

Joubert, forty years of age, draws his strength from family and an active lifestyle. He enjoys spending weekends on the family farm with his wife and three children and keeps fit with mountain biking and jogging, preferably in the wild expanses of Namibia.

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