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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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ROOMS

Kwena Lodge
Sleeps 2
14 Units
The spacious Safari Lodge Accommodation facilities include a large infinity swimming pool, chic open-plan lounge and bar, with food and beverage services offered in an elegant dining room set around two open fireplaces, the new covered veranda from which to appreciate the animal life and landscape, and the outdoor African boma (a fire pit and sitting area surrounded by a windbreak fence). Upon arrival at the Safari Park, just a 4-hour drive from Cape Town, Guests are treated to the finest African Cuisine at Gondwana’s Luxury Hotel, prepared using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients: bush breakfasts, romantic picnics, evening barbecues and relaxing sundowners in the picturesque Garden Route. Each private suite of the Luxury Safari Hotel is a well-appointed, free-standing building with a spacious bedroom overlooking two waterholes across the valley and onto the Outeniqua and Langeberg mountain ranges, which once formed part of the supercontinent known as Gondwanaland.
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 18 (2018/10/01 - 2018/03/31) From R 4,615.00 p/p sharing Rates include: All meals and activities
Valid: 1 Apr 18 - 30 Sept 18 (2018/04/01 - 2018/09/30) From R 3,220.00 p/p sharing Rates include: All meals and activities
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Bush Villa
Sleeps 2
7 Units
Gondwana’s Fynbos Villas and Bush Villas offer the luxury amenities of a Safari Lodge with all the comforts of home ideal for families and groups of friends. Each stylish villa offers spacious, open plan interiors with three or four en-suite bedrooms. Each villa is situated for complete privacy and awe-inspiring views from their expansive outdoor decks.
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 18 (2018/10/01 - 2018/03/31) From R 4,615.00 p/p sharing Rates include: All meals and activities
Valid: 1 Apr 18 - 30 Sept 18 (2018/04/01 - 2018/09/30) From R 3,220.00 p/p sharing Rates include: All meals and activities
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Fynbos Villa
Sleeps 2
8 Units
Gondwana’s Fynbos Villas and Bush Villas offer the luxury amenities of a Safari Lodge with all the comforts of home ideal for families and groups of friends. Each stylish villa offers spacious, open plan interiors with three or four en-suite bedrooms. Each villa is situated for complete privacy and awe-inspiring views from their expansive outdoor decks.
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 18 (2018/10/01 - 2018/03/31) From R 5,310.00 p/p sharing Rates include: All meals and activities
Valid: 1 Apr 18 - 30 Sept 18 (2018/04/01 - 2018/09/30) From R 3,700.00 p/p sharing Rates include: All meals and activities
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Ulubisi House
Sleeps 6
1 Unit
Imagine a luxuriously spacious and stylish African villa with your own Field Guide, Chef and Butler. The villa is privately situated in the reserve’s 1000 hectare walking area surrounded by grasslands teaming with game. Three luxurious guest suites, with endless mountain views, provide extravagant accommodation for 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 children. The ultimate bush getaway to restore and revive with friends or family in a Big 5 game reserve ideally and accessibly located on the Garden Route.
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 18 (2018/10/01 - 2018/03/31) From R 50,000.00 Rates include: Fully Inclusive
Valid: 1 Apr 18 - 30 Sept 18 (2018/04/01 - 2018/09/30) From R 35,000.00 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
12 Oct 2017

"Our stay at Gondwana in the Kwena Huts were magical! Everything about the place exceeded our expectations. The game viewing was top; the food was delicious; the huts and facilities at Kwena Lodge were beautiful; and the staff were super friendly.It's also so much more convenient for us to get to from Cape Town. Travelling all the way to Kruger Park for example will take 2 long and exhausting days return. We'd definitely love to go back. :) "

Ute
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"