Gondwana Collection’s sustainable hospitality business strongly promotes nature conservation and social commitment in Namibia.
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.
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.
There is plenty of sunshine in Namibia, so we have equipped almost all of our lodges with solar panels.
Most of our lodges in Namibia are equipped with wastewater recycling plants.
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.
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.
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 lodges are in close connection to their surrounding communities. The Gondwana Care Trust supports more than 20 projects across Namibia.
Guests at our lodges and camps in Namibia always marvel at the appetising buffets with large selections of fresh salads, dairy and meat products.
The Gondwana lodges in Namibia are well-connected to the communities in the vicinity of the properties.
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.
People who started working together with a common purpose more than 20 years ago, turned a conservation dream into Namibia’s leading lodge group today.
“You can only be successful if you make others successful”
We know what it takes to develop and enhance talent.
Transferring skills and building confidence in our talented employees is essential for our growth as a company.