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A week in the Zambezi with the Gondwana Collection

05. octobre 2018, inke - Gondwana Collection, Tourism

Welcome to the Zambezi! Lush waterways adorned with waterlilies and resounding with birdsong; the languid waters of mighty African rivers; and national parks frequented by elephant and buffalo. The pocket of wild land in Namibia’s north-eastern corner is a rich wonderland of rivers and national parks, balancing the more arid swathes of the country perfectly. The beauty is as exceptional and the region holds its own special magic and charm.

A week in the Zambezi with the Gondwana Collection

On the Road: From the wild horses into the arms of the spectacular Namib Desert

18. septembre 2018, inke - Tourism, Gondwana Collection

Follow the Namib Desert Route through some of the most scenic roads on the continent... It’s a good feeling to hit the road again after a restful stop at Klein Aus Vista, nestled snugly in the Aus mountains. The vast limitless landscapes call to your soul – and old man Namib whispers to you from the ancient alleyways of time. I hear him whispering my name and calling to me as I veer north from the B4 on to the gravel. I am on my way to Sossusvlei and the Namib Sand Sea. 

On the Road: From the wild horses into the arms of the spectacular Namib Desert

Ending the week On the Edge

07. septembre 2018, inke - Tourism

Nestled on a hilltop in a rather isolated location in Windhoek, adorned exquisitely with palm trees is Hotel Thule. It’s somewhat a haven, where you can sit and reflect amid the cool breeze drifting through your hair, birds chirping the day away, the therapeutic sound of children playing in the background, while appreciating the view of the city from the Terrace restaurant and sipping on a glass of Middelvlei Merlot. Surely this is the perfect way to end your week!

Ending the week On the Edge

Thonningii, home to artisan wine in the Otavi Valley

17. août 2018, inke - Tourism, Discover Namibia

The maize triangle of Otavi, Grootfontein and Tsumeb is often bypassed en route to the northern and north-eastern regions. We entered the heart of the triangle recently and made a pleasant stop to visit the family-owned winery. The Thonningii cellar’s ethos is to keep their production as close to nature as possible, creating wines that express the character of the Otavi mountain valley.

Thonningii, home to artisan wine in the Otavi Valley

Gondwana and the King Nehale Conservancy join forces

04. juillet 2018, inke - Gondwana Collection, Tourism

Exciting developments are afoot, as the Gondwana Collection Namibia signed a Joint Venture Agreement with the King Nehale Conservancy on 28 June 2018. The agreement will allow Gondwana to develop and construct a new lodge within the Conservancy, about 5km north of the King Nehale Gate to the Etosha National Park. The envisioned lodge will host 40 rooms, which will pay homage to the rich cultural heritage of the area. Furthermore, it enables the conservancy to generate an additional income.

Gondwana and the King Nehale Conservancy join forces

Tourists are dining where the blacksmith used to work

27. juin 2018, inke - Tourism

Castle Duwisib in the arid south was remarkable from the very start – something special in the local farming community and for the country as a whole. The grand opening ceremony took place in the middle of 1909. The owners, Captain Hansheinrich von Wolf (1873-1916) and his American-born wife Jayta, née Humphreys, chose this particular spot in a sparsely vegetated landscape. Nowadays, Duwisib Castle is utilized for tourism purposes. The former smithy was turned into a restaurant, and adjoining rooms and stables became eight guestrooms. 

Tourists are dining where the blacksmith used to work

On the road: along the Canyon-Diamond Route

15. juin 2018, inke - Tourism, Gondwana Collection

Sparkling stones, wild horses, sweeping desert vistas and old diamond-mining towns epitomise this section of Namibia... There’s mystery and intrigue to be had in Namibia’s south-western corner where diamonds were once so numerous that they were said to sparkle by the light of the moon. And, where champagne was cheaper than water. But, that doesn’t mean that you have to rush to get there. No siree. The canyon first needs its due respect.

On the road: along the Canyon-Diamond Route

Kalahari Anib Lodge makes it into the Hall of Fame

06. juin 2018, inke - Gondwana Collection, Tourism

Gondwana Collection Namibia is proud to announce that Kalahari Anib Lodge has become a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame winner. The lodge qualified for the Hall of Fame after earning Certificates of Excellence for the past five consecutive years. The award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently receive great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over a 12 month period. 

Kalahari Anib Lodge makes it into the Hall of Fame

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