Gondwana has a green heart

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. Similar to the star-rating system used for tourist accommodation, Eco Awards Namibia awards up to five flowers for environmental sustainability. It is a voluntary programme. Currently, ten of the Gondwana lodges have a five-flower rating. Categories include conservation and guiding, energy, water, legal compliance as well as staff management and health, amongst others. All the above-mentioned lodges received an excellent score. In 2019, The Delight Swakopmund was awarded the newly introduced “Green 5 Flowers” for outstanding environmental compatibility at its first evaluation followed by The Desert Grace in 2020. Other lodges that had previously received a three or four flower rating are due for a new review.