Located southeast of Windhoek, with the Kalahari Desert to the east and the Khomas mountain plateau to the west, Gmundner Lodge is where old-world safari meets today, offering guests an intimate setting for complete immersion into the vast landscapes of Namibia.
Built to be self-sustaining, Gmundner Lodge is 100% solar-powered and decorated with locally sourced materials and furnishings, all of which are a nod to Namibia’s unique landscape and rich culture. Outside, a large veranda with a pool, very comfy sun loungers and a shared dining space makes for the perfect spot to meet, relax and enjoy the views. Inside, soft leather chairs, rich mahogany furniture, and antiques complete the lodge’s contemporary yet classic look and feel.
Food & service
The dining experience at Gmundner is world-class. Menus are centred around seasonal produce harvested from the lodge’s farm and served on the finest quality Gmundner Keramik tableware (a hallmark of the brand that dates back to 1492). Guests can choose to pair meals with some of the best South African wines. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main lodge, in the privacy of your own suite or outdoors on the farm.
There are twelve suites at Gmundner Lodge, with options suited for couples, friends travelling together and families. All rooms are extremely spacious with an open bedroom and living room space that opens onto a shaded private lounge area with an outdoor shower and clawfoot bathtub. The indoor bathroom includes both a shower and bathtub, dual vanity, and a separate toilet. The family suite has two separate bedrooms and two bathrooms, which can accommodate either four adults or parents travelling with kids. WiFi is available in the rooms.
With over 6,000 hectares of wild landscape to explore, Gmundner’s range of activities will entertain even the most adventurous of travellers; and includes game drives, clay pigeon shooting, longbow shooting, e-motocross, golf, horse riding, tennis and star gazing. There is also an on-site wellness centre with a gym, sauna and spa.
All ingredients used for meals at the lodge are harvested from the Gmundner farm, which is founded on sustainable farming practices and also supports the Gmundner team, their families, and the surrounding communities. Gmundner is committed to actively engaging in projects to train and upskill team members at the lodge.
The Gmundner San Art Project is an ongoing social initiative where the local San community paints paper and ceramics to be sold in collaboration with Gmundner, and in connection with their Academy of Ceramics in Austria.