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Gondwana Game Reserve

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Eco Lodges / Private Game Reserves & Safari Lodges - 13 Kwena Huts and 10 Bush Villas, Self-Catering Options
TGCSA 5 Star
Weddings & banquets
Conference venue
All Ages Welcome
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My lasting impression of Gondwana was the passionate conservation ethic that runs through the entire team. Mark and his team are continuously restoring and conserving 11 000 hectares of land, while providing an exceptional safari experience. The Big Five roam free in rolling fynbos-covered hills and beautiful deep valleys, less than 400km from Cape Town. I loved the Kwena huts and the way they settle so softly into the environment. The personal service and attention to detail was exceptional, and as my daughter Indi said, “We were treated like Kings and Queens for two full days”.

Ian, CEO. Entrepreneur. Father. Action-man

ABOUT Gondwana Game Reserve

Gondwana Game Reserve provides the perfect safari break for Cape Town visitors and residents. Less than a four-hour drive away along South Africa’s popular Garden Route or 45 minutes from George Airport, the 11,000-hectare (26,000 acre) private game reserve offers a distinctive and luxurious Big Five safari. Indigenous Fynbos vegetation cloaks the undulating valleys, adding vivid colour and interest to a malaria-free wilderness experience with awe inspiring views of the Langeberg Mountains wherever you look.

Deluxe accommodation for couples is offered in Kwena lodge, a modern and luxurious twist on the traditional Khoi-San dwelling. 14 open plan suites are nestled into the spectacular surrounds with 180-degree views, sky lights for star gazing, clay pot fireplaces and deep baths to keep you warm upon return from an evening game drive. Family or group accommodation is ideally provided in 12 spacious bush villas (3 and 4 bedrooms) which are privately situated with awe-inspiring views from your expansive deck.

World-class tourist facilities and attractions on Gondwana’s doorstep include championship golf courses, great swimming and surfing beaches and the attractive coastal towns. This exclusive reserve offers guests attentive service, superb cuisine, inspiring interiors, expert game rangers, and an array of activities including game drives, cycling, fishing and the popular Junior Ranger program.

Herds of eland, gemsbok, red hartebeest, bontebok and springbok have been re-introduced as well as the endangered Cape Mountain Zebra and rare black rhino. More recently hippo and cheetah have joined the lion, elephant and buffalo populations.

The unique and eye-catching Xhosa-styled Kwena Lodge is the highlight of your stay. Thatched beehive huts with chic and spacious interiors dotted on the hillside, each open-plan suite has clay pot fire places, deep baths, sky lights for star gazing and a patio to enjoy the panoramic view. After a day's safari in a Landrover, on foot or on horseback return to a boma barbeque or elegant lodge dinner.

Fynbos Camp Villas offer a luxury self-catering or catered option ideal for families or groups with en-suite bedrooms, spacious lounge and expansive viewing deck. With sweeping views and organic style, the nearby Lehele Lodge is a separate venue for weddings and conferences.

Day visitors and children welcome | Conferences and Weddings | Self-catering rates on request | Massage treatments by arrangement

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SPECIAL OFFERS

Two FANTASTIC specials!

Valid from 29 March 2017 to 30 September 2017

1. Bush Villa B&B Breakaway

Escape to the bush with family and friends and stay in one of Gondwana's open-plan bush villas. Fully-stocked kitchens, spacious en-suite bedrooms, expansive decks and braai facilities.

R1750 per person including breakfast & a complimentary game drive. Children under 12 pay 50% of adult rate and children under 6 stay FREE. Minimum of two-night stay. Minimum of 4 people per booking. Valid for stays between May and September 2017 (subject to availability).

NOTE: Guests will need to self-drive to the main lodge for meals and game drives.

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2. The perfect safari gift for dad this Father's Day

Treat dad to a luxury bush getaway! R1950 per person per night. Includes: 3 gourmet meals, 2 daily game drives and FREE conservation/fishing experience for the whole family! Kids under 12 - R950 and kids under 6 GO FREE. Minimum 2-night stay. Valid for stays between 1 & 30 June 2017.

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Please contact the Portfolio res team directly for enquiries and bookings - res@portfoliocollection.com // 021 250 0015

Fun Junior Ranger experience for kids available at Gondwana. Ts & Cs apply.


ROOMS

Kwena Lodge
Sleeps 2
14 Units
Valid: 1 Oct 16 - 31 Mar 17 (2016/10/01 - 2017/03/31) From R 3,590.00 p/p sharing Rates include: All meals and activities
Valid: 1 Apr 17 - 30 Sept 17 (2017/04/01 - 2017/09/30) From R 2,925.00 p/p sharing Rates include: All meals and activities
Valid: 1 Oct 17 - 31 Mar 17 (2017/10/01 - 2018/03/31) From R 4,195.00 p/p sharing Rates include: All meals and activities
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Bush Villa
Sleeps 2
7 Units
Valid: 1 Oct 16 - 31 Mar 17 (2016/10/01 - 2017/03/31) From R 3,590.00 p/p sharing Rates include: All meals and activities
Valid: 1 Apr 17 - 30 Sept 17 (2017/04/01 - 2017/09/30) From R 2,925.00 p/p sharing Rates include: All meals and activities
Valid: 1 Oct 17 - 31 Mar 17 (2017/10/01 - 2018/03/31) From R 4,195.00 p/p sharing Rates include: All meals and activities
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Fynbos Villa
Sleeps 2
8 Units
Valid: 1 Oct 16 - 31 Mar 17 (2016/10/01 - 2017/03/31) From R 4,310.00 p/p sharing Rates include: All meals and activities
Valid: 1 Apr 17 - 30 Sept 17 (2017/04/01 - 2017/09/30) From R 3,365.00 p/p sharing Rates include: All meals and activities
Valid: 1 Oct 17 - 31 Mar 17 (2017/10/01 - 2018/03/31) From R 4,825.00 p/p sharing Rates include: All meals and activities
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Ulubisi House
Sleeps 6
1 Unit
Valid: 1 Oct 16 - 31 Mar 17 (2016/10/01 - 2017/03/31) From R 45,000.00 Rates include: Fully Inclusive
Valid: 1 Apr 17 - 30 Sept 17 (2017/04/01 - 2017/09/30) From R 38,000.00 Rates include: Fully Inclusive
Valid: 1 Oct 17 - 31 Mar 17 (2017/10/01 - 2018/03/31) From R 45,000.00 Rates include: Fully Inclusive
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Check in & check-out times

Check-in: 13:00

Check-out: 10:00

Please note: Rates are a guide and subject to change. Please re-confirm rates when booking or enquiring.

GUEST FEEDBACK

Gondwana Game Reserve
11 Apr 2015

"An absolutely top notch resort in every way: service, accommodation, food, location, game viewing and conservation, facilities. Loved every minute and hated to leave."

Lang6
Beautiful lodges
08 Nov 2013

"The lodges have been very well equipped with beautiful view from the bed and also the bath tub into nature! Beside that we enjoyed the fireplace in our room very much. The service at Gondwana was very kind and our ranger was very experienced and sympathic! We can fully recommend this game reserve."

Marion Weissenbach from Germany
Feedback
13 Feb 2012

"Gondwana was brilliant. The welcome from the first security gate was very good. Our car and suitcases were attended to, and we were welcomed and shown to our hut. The hut was superb. Very large and well furnished with beautiful views out over the bush. A large comfortable bed with a ceiling window to enable star gazing. Very comfortable and spacious. The food was extremely good. Good size portions and tasty and imaginative menus and choices. The restaurant staff were friendly, discreet and very professional. The ranger and the game drives were very good too. The ranger was prompt in meetings us, departing etc. and very caring of our needs. His explanation of the wildlife and fauna was clear and informative. Everything was of a high standard and the staff are outstanding. I would highly recommend."

Val from United Kingdom
feedback
26 Dec 2011

"Excellent..."

Anonymous from France

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DIRECTIONS & MAP

Directions:

From Cape Town - approximately 380 km (4 hours)

  • Exit the City onto the N2 highway.
  • Travel on the N2 highway towards George/Mossel Bay – you will be on the N2 for the majority of the trip.
  • Take a left turn at (R327) the Herbertsdale/Mossdustria road just before the Petroport and Engen One-Stop.

GPS Coordinates
S34° 04' 51.72" E21° 54' 40.75"