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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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