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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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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.

The Desert Grace - Opening November 2018!

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!

Self Drive Safari Packages - Expecially4You

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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Go Active

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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Gondwana's Newsroom

Farewell Aloe land? Please not!

Avatar of inke inke - 29. June 2017 - Environment, Gondwana Collection

Gondwana’s environmental officer, Quintin Hartung, with Gunhild Voigts. She is the driving force behind the ‘Cactus Clean Up’ campaign.

When you see workers removing cacti from riverbeds in Windhoek or undeveloped, open land, know that they are providing an invaluable service. The workers are part of the voluntary ‘Cactus Clean Up’ campaign, which is now supported by the Gondwana Collection. 

Cacti are not indigenous plants; their natural habitat is found on the American Continent. That is why they do not have natural enemies in Namibia, and why they are not threatened by any diseases. Since they are optimally adapted to dry climates, they survive long drought periods whereas our own plants have to start from seeds. Since the start of the rainy season cacti are growing at an incredible rate. It is unbelievable how fast they form thickets and displace our indigenous plants. Our aloes, maeruas and stapelias are under threat.

The ‘Cactus Clean Up’ campaign is organized by volunteers who work closely with the Botanical Society of Namibia and the Lions Club Windhoek Alte Feste. They collect donations to pay workers to remove the cacti. Gondwana supports the campaign by financing a worker for half a year.

In the nature parks and gardens of our Gondwana properties, cacti are also consistently eliminated to create space for native plants and to preserve the natural Namibian landscape. 

If you are interested in supporting the ‘Cactus Clean Up’ campaign, either by yourself or through donation, please contact Gunhild Voigts or transfer your donation to the following account:


Bank Windhoek, Kudu Branch 482172
Account 8005224758

Please send your proof of payment to hille.schwarting(at)gmail.com

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