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Welcome Desert Grace – jewel of the desert

24. December 2018, inke - Gondwana Collection, Tourism

It was an auspicious day when I travelled south for the opening of The Desert Grace on 1 November, positioned elegantly and robustly between a belt of apricot dunes. Dusky pinks and soft luxuriant touches grace the interior with stylish flourishes and artistic finishes. The Grace generously shares the ancient wisdom of the Namib that it keeps (so secretly) to itself - that a wealth of fragile loveliness can be found in its seemingly tough exterior. 

Welcome Desert Grace – jewel of the desert

Swakopmund’s super talent is barely taller than his instrument

21. December 2018, inke - Culture, Gondwana Collection

Kati places both his hands onto the hard-stretched skin of the bongo drum. Energetically, the knuckly part of his palm touches the edge of the drum, effortlessly his fingers follow, bouncing off the head. In alternation of thumb and fingertips he makes a gentle sound, changing to a faster tempo, creating a rhythmic liveliness. His enthusiasm is evident. Kati is five years old and barely taller than his instrument.

Swakopmund’s super talent is barely taller than his instrument

Second time’s a charm – Gondwana enters teams for the 2018 Nedbank Desert Dash

29. November 2018, inke - Gondwana Collection, Sport

It is not a surprise that Gondwana Collection is on this mountain biking roller-coaster for the second time, with two social and two competitive teams entered. Furthermore, Gondwana looks forward to welcoming cyclists at the Langer Heinrich water point for a quick stop, drink and snack.   

Second time’s a charm – Gondwana enters teams for the 2018 Nedbank Desert Dash

New graceful lodge opens in the Namib Desert

29. October 2018, inke - Gondwana Collection

Treat yourself to desert elegance and an extra touch of grace! The Gondwana Collection Namibia opens its new lodge The Desert Grace in the endless expanse of the Namib on 1 November 2018. 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 vast desert scenery from one of the twenty spacious double rooms and four family units, each with its own plunge pool. 

New graceful lodge opens in the Namib Desert

A week in the Zambezi with the Gondwana Collection

05. October 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

A boat trip from Namushasha River Lodge on the Kwando in winter

27. September 2018, inke - Gondwana Collection, Environment

A boat trip on the Kwando River is a wonderful experience not only for bird lovers. Mammals in the water and on the banks are also part of the diverse animal world. In contrast to the other Gondwana lodges in north-eastern Namibia, Namushasha River Lodge does not have a neighbouring country on the other side of the river, but Bwabwata National Park. A total of 19 wetland bird species were recorded during the boat trip and altogether 84 bird species at Namushasha River Lodge during two days in mid-July this year. 

A boat trip from Namushasha River Lodge on the Kwando in winter

Quo vadis Namibia?

26. September 2018, inke - Economics, Gondwana Collection

Namibia gained independence in 1990 and has since become a politically and economically stable country. However, the country currently faces challenges including a high unemployment rate and the unresolved land issue. Where will Namibia be in 30 years? The German freelance journalist Fabian von Poser asked Gys Joubert this question. He is the Managing Director of Gondwana Collection Namibia, one of the leading tourism companies in the country.

Quo vadis Namibia?

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