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Gondwana Game Reserve (Western Cape) South Africa

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Gondwana is a private game reserve in South Africa that holds the distinction of being the only fynbos reserve in the world that’s home to free roaming Big Five game as well as endangered species like the Cape mountain zebra, black rhinoceros and black harrier among many others. Set on 11,000-hectares, its breathtaking beauty will soothe and delight you with its endless mountain views and green rolling hills blanketed in colorful fynbos.

The private reserve is accessibly situated 25 minutes outside the charming coastal town of Mossel Bay and a mere four hours drive from Cape Town. George Domestic Airport is only a 45-minute drive from the game reserve (transfers provided) with daily flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town International airports. As a Garden Route game reserve, Gondwana shares the route’s idyllic climate, second most moderate in the world, and is Malaria-free, offering prime year round game viewing.



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This Western Cape game reserve provides the perfect safari break for Cape Town visitors, offering a distinctive and luxurious malaria-free nature experience. Indigenous fynbos vegetation cloaks the undulating valleys, adding vivid colours and interest to a Big Five Safari experience with awe inspiring views of the Langeberg Mountains wherever you look.

Guests can look forward to attentive service, superb cuisine, luxury accommodation with inspiring interiors, expert game rangers and an array of activities including horseback safaris, Africology spa treatments, and the popular Junior Ranger Program. World-class tourist facilities and attractions on Gondwana’s doorstep include championship golf courses at Pinnacle Point, Pezula, Oubaai and Fancourt, great swimming and surfing beaches that offer a variety of activities, and the attractive coastal towns of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.

For a stress-melting getaway in one of the most beautiful settings in the country, visit Gondwana Game Reserve in South Africa and immerse yourself in the wild beauty of the natural surroundings.



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Arguably one of the most beautiful places on Earth, Gondwana Game Reserve will stir your senses and delight you with its endless mountain views and green rolling hills blanketed in colorful Fynbos. Many of our guests are so inspired by the vistas and serenity of the land, they feel the animals are just a bonus on top!

There are gorgeous deep valleys, ravines, hills, mountains and open plain areas, providing excellent terrain for driving and guided walking safaris. Numerous fountains, streams and dams provide spectacular waterholes.
The Outeniqua and Langeberg Mountain Ranges overlook the reserve from the North, East, and West providing breathtaking backdrops for your wildlife photography and sunset views. The Indian Ocean can also be seen from certain elevated areas on the reserve.


Gondwana Game Reserve (Western Cape) South Africa - www.africansafaris.travelAccommodation:
Kwena Lodge:

A modern and luxurious twist on the traditional Khoi-San dwelling. Each open plan suite is nestled into its spectacular surrounds with 180-degree views, sky lights for star gazing, clay pot fireplaces and deep baths to keep you warm upon arrival from an evening game drive.

The spacious bush lodge accommodation facilities include a large infinity pool, chic open-plan lounge and bar, with food and beverage services offered in an elegant dining room set around 2 open fireplaces or in the outdoor boma. Guests are treated to surprise bush breakfasts, romantic picnics, evening barbecues and scenic sundowner spots. Well appointed, deluxe, stand-alone bedrooms overlook two waterholes across the valley onto the breathtaking mountains, which once formed part of the famous landmass known as Gondwanaland.



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•14 open plan suites with beds centered under skylight with private dressing area behind

•Spacious bathroom open to bedroom with deep bath, walk in shower and double sinks

•Option of either Twin or King Size beds available on request

•Wood Fire Place, Deck, Mini bar, Tea station, Telephone, Internet Access & Safe

•Approximately 70m² in size


Chalet at Gondwana Game Reserve (Western Cape) South Africa - www.africansafaris.travelFynbos Villas:

Fully Inclusive accommodation for families or groups is offered in the luxury Fynbos villas which provide more space, exclusivity, and flexibility. This game reserve accommodation is privately situated a short drive from the main lodge and offer awe inspiring views and convenient amenities for children such as kitchen facilities, three en-suite bedrooms, flat screen TV with DVD player, and a large outdoor deck area.

•The spacious villas are approximately 240m2 in size with 2 or 3 en-suite bedrooms
•Double volume thatch roof with open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area
•Living room has wood fireplace and folding windowed doors leading onto an expansive deck
•Each villa is exquisitely furnished in Afro-chic style with 2 or 3 en suite bedrooms
•Large luxurious bedrooms each with seating areas, gas fire places, and private decks
•Spacious bathrooms with deep bath, walk in shower and double sinks
•Twin or King Size beds available on request
•Mini bar, Telephone & Safes
•Internet access available in public areas

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Children at Gondwana:

Gondwana welcomes children of all ages to enjoy its natural splendor. Below are some guidelines to help you plan your stay with the little ones.


•Children rates applicable for children under twelve (12), Children under four (4) are free
•Families are booked into Private Bush Villas for their comfort and convenience with additional amenities like kitchen facilities, separate en-suite bedrooms, large outdoor decks, flat screen TVs and DVD players to assist with the little ones. (Cots & rollaway beds are available)
•Children under twelve (12) years old may not stay in Kwena Lodge as the rooms are separate and do not cater for families






Game Drives

•Children from seven (7) years old may join the normal game drives with other guests
•Children between the ages of four (4) and seven (7) years old may only be taken on a private game drive on a separate game vehicle at a cost of R1200.00 per vehicle per drive (subject to availability)
•Children younger than 4 years old are not permitted on Game Drives at all due to safety concerns





Family Safari at Gondwana Game Reserve (Western Cape) South Africa - www.africansafaris.travelJunior Ranger Program

•A Junior ranger program is inclusive for all children from the age of four (4) to educate and delight them with the wonders of nature.
•The program includes educational game drives, interactive activities, junior ranger packs and completion badges.
•The younger children’s activities will be based mainly around the lodge to stay closer to parents
•On arrival families will be informed about the Junior Ranger program and their ranger will inquire about any special requests, dietary, babysitting or otherwise.
•Children will receive a fun Ranger’s backpack and cool safari booklet to fill in throughout their stay. During game drives and other activities with their ranger, kids will be taught how to identify mammals, birds, Fynbos species, and even stars.
•They will gain a greater understanding of conservation and our precious eco systems. They will be quizzed on what they’ve learned by their ranger and receive a level 1 Gondwana Junior Ranger Patch and completion certificate. Our Junior Rangers will then be emailed a photograph with their rangers along with some great updates on their latest adventure!


Family Safari at Gondwana Game Reserve (Western Cape) South Africa - www.africansafaris.travelDining

•A children’s menu is available at all times. Please speak to your ranger or lodge manager should your children have any specific dietary requests.
•Children under seven (7) years old may not accompany parents in the Lodge Dining room for dinner.
•Dinner will be arranged in your villa or in the boma for children under seven (7) with their parents or with a sitter
•Babysitting is available at a rate of R80.00 per hour per child

Horse Riding

•Children under the age of 12 are not permitted on OUTRIDES for the Horse Riding safari or as an activity
•Children between the ages of 6 and 12 are permitted to ride in the Ring with a Riding Instructor
•Children under the age of 6 are not permitted to ride at all but may visit the stables as an activity
•Children age 4 years and older are welcome to go fishing with Adult supervision

Guided Walks

•Children age 12 years and older are welcome to participate on Guided Walks

Spa Treatment:

Revitalize yourself with nature’s touch, tone and Tempo. Enjoy a relaxing and indulgent Spa treatment in African style and tranquility at Gondwana Spa. Gondwana’s spa offers a full treatment menu utilizing the luxurious Africology product range which makes use of South Africa’s indigenous plants.

Treatments can be in the double volume treatment room or open air for a truly “au natural” experience. In addition guests can request in room treatments for ultimate privacy and ease.
Have a look through our Spa Menu and spoil yourself during your luxurious stay at Gondwana.




Guests are treated to surprise bush breakfasts, evening boma barbecues, elegant lodge meals, romantic picnics, and scenic sundowner spots with gourmet treats as the sun dips behind the mountains. Gondwana Lodge is proud to not only offer a variety of dining venues but also a range of gourmet flavours from the freshest local ingredients we can source or grow. Head chef Alessandro Di Bortoli hails from outside Venice Italy and trained in London under Paul Merritt from the Greenhouse restaurant in Green Park before finding his love in South Africa. His dishes are continental in style with an African flare thrown in appealing to a wide variety of tastes and are always delicious and a bit decadent.

Daily set menus are prepared (3 course lunches and 4 course dinners) with a choice between seasonal game meats, fish and Alessandro’s homemade pastas! Don’t leave without trying his famous chocolate brownie of Tiramisu. Gondwana is very privileged to be able to offer the fantastic wines of the Cape, with food and wine pairings suggested every night as part of the menu. Guests are highly recommended to advise of any dietary requirements and/or allergies at reservations stage. Children’s menus are provided for lunch and dinner.

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Activities / Wildlife:

Gondwana Game Reserve is the only free ranging Big 5 private wildlife reserve in the Southern Cape – home to the lion, black rhinoceros, eland, red hartebeest, endangered Cape Mountain Zebra, springbok, kudu, as well as the elephant, among others.
Our expert field guides will reveal African wildlife to Gondwana’s guests on game drives set in a Cape fynbos environment. This is a truly unique safari experience which includes exhilarating encounters with endangered species such as the cheetah, cape mountain zebra and black rhinoceros.



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More than 10 species of antelope can be found in the wildlife game reserve including kudu, eland, gemsbok, bontebok, Grey Reebok and many more. The free roaming Big Five also keep things interesting, with regular visits from elephants and lions that casually stroll by the wildlife game lodge. The reserve has introduced new key species such as hippo and cheetah while 2012 saw the first giraffes finally taking their first steps on Gondwana soil. We anticipate brown hyena to be happily hunting in the reserve before the year is out.

The vastness of the wildlife game reserve, coupled with the area’s excellent climate and terrain, make the land well suited to multiple species of game which are frequently seen by the wildlife game lodge guests. The reserve also accommodates the rare and endangered black rhinoceros – a first in the Western Cape.
Gondwana’s wildlife population is thriving, with numerous offspring from zebra, eland, wildebeest and gemsbok, in particular. Book your stay with Gondwana today and experience the joys of our breathtaking wildlife game reserve firsthand./p>



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