By | March 5, 2021

Cardboard Box Travel Shop Job Vacancies in Namibia


The origins of the Travel Shop are closely linked to the Cardboard Box Backpackers, which was started by Aulden in October 1993. This was Namibia’s first backpackers hostel (and one of the first to open in Southern Africa). The beginnings of the Travel Shop where selling tours / car hire etc from the bar at the backpackers, where it quickly became apparent that there was a need for a more formal structure to perform these duties. In March 2018 Cardboard Box Travel Shop became a operational branch of Gondwana Collection Namibia and continues to operate as a travel specialist.

Our Identity

One of the most commonly asked questions over the years has been ‘Why the Cardboard Box?’ Well, Aulden, who came up with the name (and claims to have been drunk for most of the ’90’s) is not entirely sure. However, it dates back to a letter sent to some friends regarding their lack of prospective employment opportunities after graduating from University. It went something along the lines of ‘I’m renting a large property with plenty of rooms and starting a backpackers hostel, so at least when you enter the real world you’ll have somewhere to stay and won’t have to live in a cardboard box’. Thus the name was born and we’ve stuck with it even though the nod to the budget side of things no longer reflects the reality of our business.


Our friendly staff are always ready to assist you at Safari2Go.

Telephone: +264 61 256580
Fax: +264 61 256581


42 Nelson Mandela Avenue – Entrance on Kwame Nkrumah Str.
P.O. Box 80205
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