Sustainability Commitment

Gmundner Lodge aims to provide guests with a unique and luxurious experience in the wilderness of Namibia, bringing people back to nature while minimising the impact on the natural and cultural environment.
The Gmundner Vision
We are aware that the land on which we farm has a deep cultural significance to the people of Namibia. As custodians of this fragile ecosystem, we have a responsibility to protect and conserve our natural environment.


About Gmundner
Our people are at the heart of everything we do. We strive to make a difference in their lives and the lives of their families.
Through our investment in tourism, we are committed to job creation, community development, the provision of social services and the preservation of local culture and traditions. Gmundner Lodge aims to introduce travellers from all over the world to the cultural diversity of Namibia. Through various important community projects and guest experiences, meaningful contacts and cultural exchanges will be initiated.

Gmundner Lodge and its associated projects create valuable opportunities for the exchange of skills and knowledge in the following areas:

  • We work with indigenous groups in Southern Africa in the field of arts and crafts. Our aim is to provide a livelihood for these groups while developing the art of ceramics through our community-based Art Aid Project.
  • We strive to employ local staff and train team members. We aim to be an asset to Namibia’s tourism and hospitality industry by training and developing chefs, restaurant and spa staff and safari guides.
  • We train our farm workers to practice sustainable agriculture and grow high quality produce.
  • We continually involve local communities in the development of our projects to ensure that they provide both economic and educational benefits to community members.
  • The visitor experience is enriched by the ongoing integration of environmental and cultural education.


The Gmundner Vision
We have committed to the following protocols to reduce our impact on the environment:
  • Using environmentally friendly technologies for sustainable water supply and safe disposal of solid waste and wastewater.
  • Use of solar energy as a renewable energy source to create a self-sufficient ecosystem.
  • Water is drawn from an underground well for use on the property.
  • Where possible, food for guests and staff is produced on the Gmunden farm. This will encourage a self-sufficient food supply.
  • Use of building materials that blend in with the natural environment; environmentally friendly and sustainable building materials such as sand from a river on the farm that does not carry water all year round and decking made from Envirodeck, an environmentally friendly composite decking made from 95% recycled plastic.
  • The design and landscaping of Gmundner Lodge was carried out by local contractors to minimise the negative impact on the land.