Etosha King Nehale – Gateway to the kingdom of nature and culture
Etosha King Nehale honours the rich cultural heritage of Namibia’s central north. Photo: Gondwana Collection
The final countdown has begun; the newest lodge of Gondwana Collection Namibia, Etosha King Nehale, will open its doors on 10 June with an extra discount of 15 percent on accommodation on top of the Gondwana Card benefit until 31 July 2020. The lodge is situated on the Andoni plains just one kilometre from Etosha’s northern-most King Nehale gate. To the north, the conservancy is surrounded by the pulsating life of the communal areas of the Oshikoto, Oshana, Ohangwena and Omusati Regions. The new Gondwana lodge gives guests the opportunity to combine the natural wonders of Etosha with the cultural vibrancy of the Owambo people.
Etosha King Nehale has the shape of a head of Nguni cattle, the chalets radiating out from the central area like a cow’s horns. Each of the spacious chalets, fit for a king, will have its own plunge pool and views over the plains, offering guests the exceptional feeling of endless space and limitless horizons. The lodge hosts 40 rooms, which pay homage to the rich cultural heritage of the area. Local craftsmen and artisans supplied the decorative items.
All rooms offer an unrestricted view over the Andoni plain. Photo: Gondwana Collection
There is one detail that puts this new lodge over the top: It is its private access to a secluded waterhole inside Etosha National Park. This waterhole is reserved for Etosha King Nehale guests only. Together with their private guides, guests enter through a gate leading to a securely closed-off parking area that offers space for three vehicles at a time. A staircase leads to an elevated wooden platform that allows a maximum of 27 visitors to immerse themselves in the tranquility of nature and observe the rich diversity of the animal world in this corner of paradise.
This natural waterhole in the Etosha National Park is only accessible to guests of Etosha King Nehale – and of course to the wild animals that enjoy visiting the waterhole. Photo: Gondwana Collection
Namibian Gondwana Card holder: N$973.25 (N$1216.35 single)
Direct bookings (no Gondwana Card): N$1946.50 (N$2432.70 single)
Existing bookings cannot be changed.