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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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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.

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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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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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Namib Desert Lodge – ecological awesomeness!

Avatar of inke inke - 25. November 2017 - Gondwana Collection, Environment

A hospitality business which is environmentally sustainable and goes easy on resources: Namib Desert Lodge.

Namib Desert Lodge has set new standards with its excellent results at the Eco Awards, the leading seal of quality for environmental sustainability in Namibia. This year’s awards were presented yesterday (24 November 2017) at a gala dinner hosted by the Hospitality Association of Namibia.  

The five desert flowers for Namib Desert Lodge represent the maximum score (100%) in terms of conservation and guiding, energy, water, staff and health, legal and NTB compliance as well as further excellent scores for management, waste, pollution and sewer, building and landscaping, and social responsibility. 

For a large hospitality establishment like Namib Desert Lodge, which is part of the Gondwana Collection, such results cannot be taken for granted. Picturesquely located at the foot of the fossilised dunes of the primeval Namib, the lodge boasts 65 rooms (140 beds), more than 80 employees and Gondwana’s highest occupancy rate (2017: Namib Desert Lodge 65%, Gondwana Group average 60%). So far, five desert flowers have only been awarded to much smaller accommodation establishments.  

For clean energy generation a solar system was installed at Namib Desert Lodge already back in 2014. It covers about 50 percent of the electricity requirement. A water recycling plants provides the water for the gardens. As far as possible the lodges’ grounds have been planted with indigenous trees, shrubs and succulents which thrive on small quantities of water. Waste is sorted into different materials, and efforts are made to dispose of it in an environmentally sustainable manner. Furthermore, Gondwana introduced glass crushers which enable the lodges to recycle their glass waste in a sustainable way. 

Namib Desert Lodge is located in Gondwana Namib Park (127 km²) in the immediate vicinity of the Namib Sand Sea, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Thoroughly thought-out environmental management plans, a scientifically substantiated wildlife program and competent guides ensure that guests of Namib Desert Lodge are able to experience the oldest desert on earth in all its splendour. 

The Eco Awards experts and panel also awarded high marks for personnel management and social responsibility. The Gondwana Group supports the enhancement of its employees’ skills and competence with its own academy and training courses, especially in the fields of hospitality and environmental protection. The staff of Gondwana Desert Lodge also benefits from regular visits by Gondwana’s trusted partners in healthcare, such as the Namibian Cancer Association CAN as well as ELCAP (HIV/Aids education) and a mobile clinic. The many local products which are on offer in the souvenir shop also show that Namib Desert Lodge is playing its part when it comes to social responsibility.        

The Gondwana Collection combines its hospitality business with nature conservation and social commitment in a sustainable manner. Last year, all the Gondwana accommodation establishments which were reassessed after two or three years were awarded five desert flowers, the highest seal of quality. They are Canyon Roadhouse, Canyon Lodge and Canyon Village, as well as Etosha Safari Lodge and Etosha Safari Camp. In 2016, Hakusembe River Lodge participated in the Eco Awards for the first time and instantly achieved an environmental compatibility rating of four desert flowers. 

Participation in the Eco Awards is voluntary. Lodges that register for evaluation receive an extensive catalogue of possible measures for introducing eco-friendly ways to their operations. Participants are free to decide which steps they want to take. An independent evaluator inspects the lodges and sends his report to the panel who then decides on the evaluation. Similar to the grading with stars for accommodation establishments, up to five desert flowers are awarded under the eco seal of quality.

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MG Retief

07. February 2018

Mrs

Congratulations to you all! As a guest and eco-enthusiast I am truly impressed by your commitment. I always recommend Gondwana lodges to everybody with whom I come into contact. I haven't visited for a while, but I will be back.


SCHALK BURGER

15. December 2017

MR

CONGRATULATIONS WITH THE AWARD I AM VERY PROUD TO BE A MEMBER OF GONDWANA AND CANT WAIT TO VISIT THE AWARD WINNING LODGE IN THE NEAR FUTURE


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