Finding affordable lodges in Namibia can be tricky. While petrol is more affordable than in South Africa, there are only 2 million adults in the country. Low populations tend to mean low resources. As a result, the cost of amenities is driven up, which impacts the consumer.

And, if you’re like me, the thought of pumping mattresses at dusk, waking up to sandy tent floors and cooler-box living probably lost its appeal with the last music festival you ran away from in 2019!

So, if you’ve done your tent time, apply for a Gondwana Card and get up to 40% PERCENT OFF your stays at the Gondwana Collection lodges and hotels. This can make a huge difference when costing your next Namibian holiday.

This is an initiative I’m keen to support as too few Africans travel within the continent and this is a great way to improve African travel.

Namibian Lodge Discounts with Gondwana Collection

What Does the Card Offer?

The Gondwana Collection offers some deals at an absolute steal. 40% off can make a HUGE difference to an overall journey. These are the main points of offer:

  • Discounts on breakfast and accommodation only.
  • Namibian citizens and residents get 50% off.
  • SADC citizens get 40% discount.
  • Dinner and activities are discounted by 25% for all Gondwana Card Holders.
  • Campaign and Camping2Go are also covered by the card (as of 2021).

Card Validation

If you have not received your physical card yet, you can still book with your card number (which you will received after applying and paying for you card).

If your card was issued before November 2015, it is valid forever. If it was issued after November 2015, they are valid for 5 years.

Who Qualifies for a Gondwana Card?

Citizens of the Southern African Development Countries (SADC) quality for the Gondwana Card. This means if you are a citizen of South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Eswatini (Swaziland), Madagascar, Tanzania, Angola, Zambia, Lesotho, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mauritius and Seychelles.

Kalahari Anib Lodge by Gondwana Collection

How Much Does a Gondwana Card Cost?

  • Adults (14 yrs older) – N$ 300 per card (ZAR300) as from 1 November 2019.
  • Children 6-13 yrs – N$ 150 per card (ZAR150) as from 1 November 2019.
  • Children 0-5 yrs – No Card required.

Please note that each person needs to have their own, individual Gondwana Card to qualify for any special rates. There are no “family cards”.

How Do I Apply For a Gondwana Collection Card?

  1. Register on the Gondwana Collection website (e-mail addy & PW).
  2. Go to the Gondwana Card page (must have store.gondwana in the URL).
  3. Add your personal details (ID number, Nationality, City, Postal Code, Country, Mobile number, e-mail address).
  4. Select how you want to receive the card (collected, posted, etc.).
  5. Add Copy of your ID and click Submit Card.

You need to do this PER PERSON. You can’t have 1 card per couple, each individual must have their own card.

Alternatively, e-mail to apply. You will receive a response from a consultant with a form requesting the full address for each applicant and a copy of each person’s ID/passport and proof of payment.

Etosha Safari Lodge by Gondwana Collection

How Do You Pay For It?

The form e-mail will include banking details which you can use to make an EFT. Attach your proof of payment, with your form and return to the consultant.

Canyon Lodge by Gondwana Collection

Once you’ve added your details your information will be processed over the next 2 weeks. A consultant will validate your details and confirm whether everything is correct.

Once the cards are printed the consultant will notify you via email with your new card numbers. You can use these numbers to make a discounted booking until the real cards arrive in your post box.

Terms & Conditions to Note:

  • Tour operator bookings do not qualify.
  • Bookings made before the card is received do not qualify.
  • Discounts do not apply to camping rates or expired cards.
  • Geisterschlucht Cabin does not qualify.

Enjoy applying and happy traveling through Namibia!

Namib Dune Star Camp by Gondwana Collection

Is This Helpful?


  1. Hi, My wife and I who are South African passport holders, are travelling to Namibia On Friday 8 November 2019 by road. Is it possible for us to enjoy your offer at your resorts? If so, how can we do this. your speedy response will be much appreciated.

    1. Hi Ronnie,
      You will need to book at the Gondwana Collection lodges directly, this is just my review/experience of our stay.
      If you don’t have a Gondwana Card then I’m not sure if you will qualify for the discount.
      They do, however, have camping options which are incredibly affordable.
      Check their website or give them a call from the road in the morning.
      Meg 🙂

  2. At what stage must you pay the card fees and how?

    1. Hi Marietjie,
      When you mail them then they will reply after a few days with the information they need and the banking details that you can use to pay them. Thanks for your query, will update blog post to include info.

  3. I would like to know the gondwana card price

    1. Hi Nicoleth,
      I have updated the 2020 rates in the blog post.
      Please look again at the blog post and happy travelling!
      Meg 🙂

    2. Hi Nicoleth, I believe I put the rates for 2020 into the post earlier this year. Please take a look again 🙂

  4. Good day,
    Is the Gondwana card the same as the Namleisure cards? And if not does that mean if I have both the Gondwana and Namleisure card, I will get discounts using both cards?

    1. Hi Ester,
      The Namleisure card is for NWR resorts and the Gondwana Card is for Gondwana locations.
      So, yes, I suspect you would need both if you were trying to get discounts from either group of companies.
      Meg 🙂

  5. It takes how long-term for my card to get expired


    I need a Gondwana membership card for all my visits to Namibia – please help

    1. gotthepassports

      Hi Rigard, try this link here:

  7. Good Morning,

    I planning my holiday to start of first week of November and in need Gondwana cards, how long do i need for it to be approved? Can i make payment at your office? When are you having your special once again?


    Mrs Bainga

    1. Hello Ms Bainga,
      This is a travel blog that featured the Gondwana Cards through our personal experience.
      We are not affiliated nor represent Gondwana in any way.
      If you’d like more information, you’ll need to
      contact them directly.
      Thanks and good luck! Meg & AJ

  8. Ek wil graag die Tok Tokkie staproete doen. As ejk ‘n Godwanna kaart het sal ek enige afslag kry.

    1. I’m not sure Annetjie, you’ll need to chat to whoever organises the Tok Tokkie staproete 🙂

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.