Things I should experience this summer in Namibia

Summer seems to be a bit of a teaser this time around, here today and gone the next minute, and then back again with some wind. As the Namibian holiday season – November, December and January – draws closer, for most people it is a period to spend time with family and...
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A sojourn in Namibia’s capital city

The capital city of Namibia, Windhoek, is usually where adventurous journeys begin or come to an end. However, many miss out on opportunities to explore the lovely corners of this city, perhaps never realising that Windhoek makes for a great sojourn after an intimate...
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How would you create your story in Namibia?

Imagine lounging at the pool at one of the Gondwana properties. You have found a nice spot, where you get a bit of sunlight, but not so much that you pass-out of heat exhaustion. On the little table next to you is a well-deserved ice-cold beverage, which you deserve...
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Welcome to the Gondwana Blog

A collection of travelogues from all around Namibia…

Travel Tips

How do you master the art of ‘no worries’ when in Namibia?

At some point or another we have all been the worrying sister, brother, friend or parent. What do we worry about? Tomorrow, of course, tangled in our fictional trials that are often exaggerated. Life is savoured much more when we worry less…but this is definitely...

The highlights of exploring Aus, Namibia

Who said little towns do not have much to offer? Well, Aus is but a little desert town in the south of Namibia, nestled in the ||Karas Region. This quaint town is snuggled between the most visited towns in the south, namely Lüderitz (125 km away) and Keetmanshoop (215...

7 reasons why millennials should visit Namibia

Who are these millennials? That would be my peers and I, referred to as the du jour-generation or generation-Y. We have the desire to travel more and to save up for whirlwind trips around the world. Some of us live by the YOLO (you only live once) or Hashtag Goal...

Ecology & Nature
Five things you can learn from animals in Namibia

Five things you can learn from animals in Namibia

We all have fused common desires – to be heard, to be appreciated, to be encouraged, to be challenged and to make a meaningful contribution to something greater than ourselves. – It is no wonder we are charmed by animals and appreciate game drives. Hence, I admire...

People & Culture
Where in Namibia can you get that pink Aawambo traditional attire?

Where in Namibia can you get that pink Aawambo traditional attire?

Who needs online shopping in Namibia when the latest trends of dresses dangle as gracefully as ornaments on trees or on quirky hangers at open markets? Well, I much rather prefer this simplified shopping as the vendor is often the seamstress, who is ready to tailor...

Stories & History
Namibia’s forgotten artist turns ninety: Ruth Wolter-Stijn

Namibia’s forgotten artist turns ninety: Ruth Wolter-Stijn

Many years ago, while I was rummaging through some old magazines from the 60s, I came across an article about famous woodcarver Ruth Wolter, who lived on a farm in the Omaheke, bordering the Kalahari Desert. Her 26 panels of woodcarvings still grace the top floor of...

Miscellaneous
Does Namibia even have Soccer World Cup Excitement?

Does Namibia even have Soccer World Cup Excitement?

Prior to the first whistle blown, the World Cup Excitement was already ignited, as loyal fans preselected their favourite teams from many years ago. While, others seem to team-hop due to the inconsistency of trusted players like Messi, and some aren’t the slightest...

Gondwana Collection

4 Reasons why travelling to Namibia is good for your soul

Traveling influences our lives in unique and positive ways. Whether it’s an around-the-world adventure or an occasional weekend away to experience the beautiful corners of Namibia, it absolutely is a vital part of reviving our souls. Maybe you are thinking of setting...
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Have you experienced the bliss of rain in Namibia?

Rain in Namibia is something special. When the heavens finally open and rain falls to the earth, Namibian spirits instantly lift. When the first drops finally fall, we shift from a gloomy hot summer day’s mood to absolute ecstasy. I will always remember holidays on...
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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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