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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.

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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.

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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TripAdvisor distinction for Gondwana lodges

Avatar of inke inke - 24. January 2018 - Gondwana Collection


Inke Stoldt


Leave it or go for it? When it comes to planning a trip and deciding on accommodation, TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site is a popular source of information on any place in the world (source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, July 2017). Four of our lodges received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the excellent reviews posted in 2017: Kalahari Farmhouse, The Delight Swakopmund, Namib Dune Star Camp and Eagle's Nest Chalets of our marketing partner Klein-Aus Vista.

This is a huge honour: TripAdvisor websites are visited by 455 million unique users per month (TripAdvisor log files, average monthly unique visitors, Q3 2017). They can choose from 570 million reviews and opinions of travellers and can add their own experiences of 7.3 million accommodations, airlines, attractions and restaurants.

Our lodges are among the 10 percent of excellent lodgings which have been awarded the coveted distinction. Guest comments such as “Charming Oasis” for Kalahari Farmhouse, “Amazing” for The Delight Swakopmund, “Spectacular setting” for Namib Dune Star Camp or “Priceless views from Klein-Aus Vista” for Eagle's Nest Chalets have contributed to the high ranking. The certificate is awarded when an accommodation establishment is given excellent marks on the TripAdvisor pages within one year by a sufficient number of guests, scoring at least 4 out of 5 points for the general assessment criteria. 

The Gondwana lodges are more than a place to spend the night and have a meal. They offer unforgettable experiences: sleeping between granite boulders, having breakfast at the foot of fossilised dunes, taking a dip in the vast expanse of the desert... Each lodge has its own specific character and allure. Furthermore, Gondwana combines tourism with nature conservation and social commitment in a sustainable manner. 

The Gondwana Collection started to list its lodges on TripAdvisor as far back as 2010. Since then the lodge group received Certificates of Excellence every year. Canyon Lodge, Klein-Aus Vista’s Desert Horse Inn & Eagle’s Nest and Kalahari Anib Lodge even made it to the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame in 2015 after receiving Certificates of Excellence for five consecutive years. 

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