Sustainability

AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN NAMIBIA

Sustainability in Namibia is our philosophy

Gondwana Collection’s sustainable hospitality business strongly promotes nature conservation and social commitment in Namibia.

Our commitment to nature conservation comes a long way

At the beginning of the 1990s the land bordering the Fish River Canyon in southern Namibia was overgrazed and barren. Ecotourism seemed to be the only sustainable form of land use with the potential to balance the scales and restore the wildlife and vegetation

Gondwana holds Namibia’s highest eco quality seal

During the past years our sustainability efforts at the lodges have been repeatedly acknowledged with the highest seal of quality awarded by the environmental initiative Eco Awards Namibia and the Responsible Tourism Award.

Solar energy for lodges and camps in Namibia

There is plenty of sunshine in Namibia, so we have equipped almost all of our lodges with solar panels.

Sparing use of precious water

Most of our lodges in Namibia are equipped with wastewater recycling plants.

Responsible Waste Management at Gondwana Lodges

A lot of effort goes into minimising non-recyclable materials at our lodges all over Namibia and implementing sustainable measures to ensure proper waste management.

Sustainable construction methods for our new lodges in Namibia

Our latest lodges, The Desert Grace in the Namib Desert and Etosha King Nehale close to the Etosha National Park in northern Namibia were built using a unique environmentally-friendly construction method.

Staff development – Together we are strong

In 2017 the Gondwana Training Academy opened its doors.The hospitality training and leadership development programme aims to provide service excellence, thereby promoting Namibia as a top African tourist destination. 

Gondwana Care Trust – Sharing our hearts

Gondwana lodges are in close connection to their surrounding communities. The Gondwana Care Trust supports more than 20 projects across Namibia.

Self-sustaining supply of organic meat and fresh veggies

Guests at our lodges and camps in Namibia always marvel at the appetising buffets with large selections of fresh salads, dairy and meat products.

Cooperation with conservancies and communities in Namibia’s communal areas

The Gondwana lodges in Namibia are well-connected to the communities in the vicinity of the properties.

Small things also matter in Namibia

Visiting researchers to the Gondwana Canyon Park along with the park management were recently treated to a very rare and wonderful sighting of the shy black-footed cat.