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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!

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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 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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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 engages like-minded Namibian company as shareholder

Avatar of inke inke - 06. July 2018 - Gondwana Collection, Economics

Signing the subscription agreement (ltr): Jaco Visser and Gys Joubert (Gondwana Holdings Ltd) and Walter Don (Nam-mic Financial Services Holdings (Pty) Ltd).

Inke Stoldt

“We are obsessed with sustainability and therefore we do not practise inclusivity on the strength of envisaged legislation, but rather because we believe it is the right thing to do. We want to actively build Namibia’s future, not only having sustainability at heart, but also the people of our country and their well-being. We passionately believe tourism can change the future of our beautiful country but for that to happen the benefits must be shared inclusively, from shareholder level to the communities where we operate.”

These were the words used by Gondwana’s Managing Director Gys Joubert when he signed the subscription agreement between Gondwana Holdings Ltd and Nam-mic Financial Services Holdings (Pty) Ltd on 3 July 2018, after one year of negotiations. The deal was made possible by the Gondwana group’s transformation to a holding company in November 2017. Upon completion of the restructuring process, the Gondwana group issued shares to all of its 800 employees as a generous once-off gesture of thanks to staff for laying a solid foundation for the company to grow into one of the largest hospitality groups in the country. 

A strategic policy change at Nam-mic Financial Services Holdings (NFSH) established the enabling environment to make Gondwana its first strategic partner outside the financial sector. “We are joining Gondwana with the best of intentions,” says Walter Don, the NFSH Chief Executive Officer. “We want to get involved and add value to Gondwana. We are glad that we found a partner in the tourism sector who is a cultural fit and shares the same values.” 

Nam-mic Financial Services Holdings is a truly broad-based black economic empowerment company with the vision “to sustainably change/impact the lives of the communities in which we operate”. All its shares are owned by NUNW affiliated unions. Other strategic partners are Capricorn Investment Holdings, Santam Namibia and Sanlam Namibia Holdings. Since its establishment in 2001, NFSH has successfully evolved into a socio-economic powerhouse beyond its 93 000-strong membership base.

With the signing of the shareholding agreement on 3 July 2018, Nam-mic Financial Services Holdings will become a 10% shareholder in Gondwana Holdings Ltd. The capital invested flows directly into the expansion of the tourism group and will be used for developments like The Desert Grace (opening 1 November 2018) and the new lodge in the King Nehale Conservancy with construction commencing within the next few months.

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