How to survive the December heat in Namibia?

My friends often worry about me and my relationship with the Namibian sun. Kacey asks: “Buddy why do you fear being in the sun?” I tell her: “I am tanned enough and melting like ice cream is no fun”. And there’s Mewawa, who says: “You’re the one person I know that...
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Travelling to Namibia – but when?

Namibia travel tips: When is the best time to travel to this African country? Essentially, Namibia is a great travel destination all year round, with different appeals for each season. With roughly 300 days of sun, you can expect a sunny travel experience all year...
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Why you should avoid contact with the //Karas Euphorbia plant in Namibia?

It was a breezy morning at the Canyon Lodge, we woke up to birds chirping and as we made our way to breakfast, an Oryx quietly greeted us. My Gondwana colleague Anouchka, four other people and I embarked on a six kilometres morning hike. We set off into the winding...
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Welcome to the Gondwana Blog

A collection of travelogues from all around Namibia…

Travel Tips

Have you ever seen a Monkey Orange Fruit in Namibia?

To be honest for a few Namibians (including myself) the monkey orange is known as the ‘Kavango Lemon’. It is one of the most delicious wild fruits grown in Namibia. When it is ripe, it contains a bright orange colour with a hard exterior. Whereas, on the inside one...

Ecology & Nature
Have you ever seen a Sociable Weaver nest in Namibia?

Have you ever seen a Sociable Weaver nest in Namibia?

One would ask why the name "Sociable Weaver" for a bird. It’s because they have a character that is compassionate and social. They are self-made engineers, building the biggest bird nests that house various birds for years.These nests are a form of legacy, as they...

People & Culture
Why the Oktoberfest in Namibia is a must!

Why the Oktoberfest in Namibia is a must!

When I meet up with Nela, our colleague Koney and a few of my buddies at the Windhoek Oktoberfest on Saturday, people, dressed in traditional German dress already crowd the SKW-sports grounds around the yellow and white beer tent. My friend Björn asks “Are you ready?”...

Stories & History
Do you know the origin of the Cape Cross in Namibia?

Do you know the origin of the Cape Cross in Namibia?

To most, the name Cape Cross relates to the Fur Seal Reserve along the Namibian Skeleton Coast. However, its origins are rather interesting. During the Great Exploration, the Portuguese were the first Europeans to land on Namibian soil. Namely, Diogo Cão in 1486....

Miscellaneous

What does Gondwana mean?

The Gondwana Collection is celebrating its 21st birthday this year. To the public we are known as a lodge group that strives for service excellence and to conduct business in a way that is environmentally conscious. One of our major aims as a company is to preserve...

Gondwana Collection

Have you been to Chobe River Camp in Namibia?

As I enjoyed my morning coffee on the Chobe River Camp’s deck, distantly I could see the Chobe National Park with its open field and herds of zebras and cows roaming freely in search of their daily nourishment. Mornings here were my favourite, cool, quiet, sounds of...
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Why you should visit the Kalahari Farmhouse

Working for Gondwana definitely has its perks, and sitting on my own little terrace in front of my room with a refreshing drink in hand… it is obvious that life cannot get much better than this. In the past week, my work took me to The Kalahari Farmhouse. A small...
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101 sunsets with Gondwana  

In Namibia, clear skies and delicious warm evenings have inspired an important tradition – and celebration of life – sundowners! As part of their 20th anniversary celebrations, the Gondwana Collection held a ‘101 Sunset Competition’, inviting the public to share their...
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