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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.

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!

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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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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 promotes careers in the tourism industry

Avatar of inke inke - 11. September 2017 - Gondwana Collection, Economics

Working in the tourism industry: What are the employment opportunities? What are the requirements? How can I apply? All these questions were answered by the Gondwana Collection personnel at the NMH #Festival and Career Expo at SKW in Windhoek, on 07-09 September 2017.

Gondwana’s Managing Director, Gys Joubert and Brand Director, Manni Goldbeck presented the popular lodge group and its philosophy of sustainability in a very personal way. “Gondwana’s biggest asset is not our 16 lodges and one hotel, our biggest asset is our staff, our Gondwana people”, says Gys Joubert. “In tourism 85% of what you need is attitude. If you are friendly, self-confident, and you enjoy servicing other people authentically with a smile, the hospitality business has great career opportunities for you.” 

Gondwana’s Brand Director and founder of the company, Manni Goldbeck, told the students the story of two open-minded and friendly petrol attendants who filled his car twenty years ago at a lonely petrol station in Southern Namibia. With the opening of the first Gondwana Lodge, both joined the team as bartenders. They worked hard and took advantage of the training opportunities offered by the company. Today, they are both lodge managers, earn a decent salary and are responsible for 40 to 50 employees. “Try to make a difference in whatever you do”, Manni Goldbeck recommended his young listeners. “If you have a passion for life, for people and for the country, tourism offers many career opportunities. But don’t do anything in life that is not satisfying you.”

Gys Joubert also gave the students a firm warning: “Don’t believe in stories about shortcuts to success – be careful. True success and true purpose in life does not come over night. Be willing to start right at the bottom, be willing to put in many hours of hard work to reach your dreams and be patient. Our country offers amazing opportunities but only for those, who are willing to work for it.”

Gondwana’s Human Relations department opens its doors every Wednesday from 14:30 to 16:30 for those interested in a career in tourism. Book an appointment via email with the reference “Wednesday” or please see our vacancies.

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