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COVID-19. Status quo in Namibia.

It is with regret that Gondwana Collection Namibia has learnt that the COVID-19 virus has reached Namibia. On 14 March 2020, President Hage Geingob confirmed the first two cases. On 17 March, the President declared a state of emergency.

On 24 March 2020, the additional measures in response to the COVID-19 outbreak have been announced. They include a lockdown of the Khomas and Eronogo regions from 27 March until 16 April 2020. For regulations and guidelines please click here

Gondwana is fully aware of the current situation and continues to monitor the spread of the virus and the resulting changes to our industry. In view of the state of emergency and the additional measures ordered by the government, employees at Gondwana House in Windhoek will be working from home. Due to international and regional travel restrictions Gondwana has reduced its operations at the lodges as far as possible. Most employees have been sent home, at full pay. 

The Ministry of Health has made availability for a toll-free phone number within Namibia for queries with regards to COVID-19. The toll-free number is 800-100-100 or alternatively 911.

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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Gondwana welcomes their Desert Dashers

Avatar of inke inke - 07. December 2017 - Sport, Gondwana Collection

The Gondwana Dust Devils (back ltr): Robert Sim, Andrew McLean, Jan Dams, Piet Swiegers, Frank Snyman (team manager); Gondwana Gravel Gliders (front ltr): Heiko Redecker, Christo Swartz, David Marée, Ingram Cuff (Photo: Dirk Heinrich)

Yesterday afternoon, the Gondwana Collection welcomed the arrival of the two European, and three South African based riders, who will be tackling the 2017 Nedbank Desert Dash.

This initiative was introduced to the Gondwana Collection by the enthusiastic and competitive cyclist, Piet Swiegers from Klein-Aus Vista Lodge with the idea to promote Namibia as a cycling destination by participating in this international cycling event.

Gondwana Collection entered two four-man teams. Hand-picked, packed with experience and well recognized riders from Belgium, Germany, South Africa, and Namibia. These riders will ride in two well balanced teams, namely Gondwana Dust Devils, made up of senior, experienced riders who have competed in the well-known Cape Epic, and the Gondwana Gravel Gliders, consisting of a younger, powerhouse generation.

Andrew McLean, a well-known celebrity in the southern African cycling community, will surely be a highlight to the initiative, and is earmarked to form the backbone of the onslaught with his wealth of knowledge and racing aptitude.

According to Gondwana’s Director of Brand and Marketing, Manni Goldbeck, the company aims to establish cycling as an activity driven element in the Namibian tourism industry. Two of the properties that form part of the collection, already offer mountain bikes for hire. They have also already invested into well designed and developed tracks, offering guests an eco-friendly experience close to nature. Klein-Aus Vista offers a challenging and unique annual event, which has become a popular date on the Namibian cycling calendar.

This first taste the Gondwana Collection has had of the Desert Dash is surely marked by a strong competitive edge within the 2017 event. Despite this, the group of eight riders have set a target of at least one or two podium positions at the finish line in Swakopmund. 

The tremendous support offered by the Gondwana Collection towards the two teams, forms the solid foundation toward a visionary success story for the future of cycling within the tourism industry.

Gondwana will also be sending a team of photographers en route with the Desert Dash. Please feel free to share and download the photographs.

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