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Belfast, United Kingdom
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We chose Gondwana as we wanted a Game Reserve experience within driving distance of Capetown. From the outset we received a very warm and friendly welcome from all staff. Our accommodation, as we were a party of seven, was in a bush villa. Whilst this was a little bit away from the main Kwena building the setting was spectacular. The...

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Curitiba,Brasil
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We were travelling in 3 persons (me, my daughter and my son) and in my opinion it was unnecessary to stay in the villa (3 suites, kitchen, dining and living room) when the hotel has the lodges that accomodates 2 persons and could be easily add an extra bed. The hotel it’s beautiful, breathtaking, this i can assure! Our villa...

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a real first After teething issues over trying to book over the phone or by email where the sales team having being told I did not bring my laptop,scanner and printer on holiday they relented and took the money over the phone The welcome was great apart from the speed bumps and we were driven to the lovely...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Three years after getting married at Gondwana Game Reserve, we returned to celebrate our anniversary. The whole weekend was amazing! The staff were friendly and helpful at all times, even placing a celebratory bottle of wine and a card in our room on arrival. The game rangers were knowledgeable and we had the most wonderful game drive experiences. The spa...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

went here as part of a group of 6 and stayed in one of the villas. bedrooms were lovely, and very spacious. safari drives were great - big factor was mike our guide, who was very knowledgeable and really entertaining! great to see a good variety of animals. food in the evening was good quality (one server wasnt the best,...

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United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a group of six friends from the UAE visiting the Eco reserve. Spent three full days with wonderful hosts Brendan and Stevie and their little son Lachlan. Brendan would wake us up at the crack of dawn for breakfast and away we would go all day looking for game - elephants lions eland wilder beast buck giraffe hippos...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for my family to have their first safari, animals acclimatised to vehicles which made sightings last longer and easier, but well controlled by guides with only a couple of vehicles - and most of the time we didn't see anyone else. Lovely lodges, huge! Bedrooms quite far apart so kids a bit scared but lovely vistas. Central lodge...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing service with such friendly staff. You can see the owner must have taken a lot of effort and pride making this lodge outstanding. Well looked after animals, all with young makes the game drives an awesome experience. We were privileged to dine with elephants walking right through an unfenced Boma. Staff were so accommodating when we got our dates...

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to head for an authentic game drive experience. With such a vast space the reserve is self sustaining unlike others where the animals have to be fed. Our morning treat was to see the lion and what remained of his wilderbeast breakfast! The Fynbos lodges are exceptional and ideal for a family. Do take very...

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Manly, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very impressed with Gondwana. Our guide was brilliant - very passionate about making sure we saw as many animals as possible. The views were also breathtaking. We stayed in a bush villa as we were with our toddler which was outstanding - we were blown away. We organised a babysitter for our little one through Gondwana, she was...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gondwana Game Reserve provides the perfect safari break less than 4 hours drive from Cape Town and 45 minutes from George airport along South Africa’s popular Garden Route. The 11,000 hectare private game reserve offers a distinctive malaria-free safari experience in a spectacular mountain and Fynbos landscape adding vivid colour and interest to a Big Five wilderness experience. This exclusive reserve offers guests attentive service, superb cuisine, inspiring interiors, expert game rangers and a fun Junior Ranger Program for the kids. Kwena Lodge boasts 14 Khoi-San inspired Kwena Rooms. Each open plan suite is nestled into its spectacular surrounds with 180-degree views of the spectacular surrounds overlooking 2 waterholes where elephant frequent. The rooms offer sky lights for star gazing, clay pot fireplaces and deep baths to keep you warm upon return from an evening game drive. The spacious lodge 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gondwana Game Reserve

Address: Garden Route | 4 hr drive from Cape Town, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Mossel Bay
Price Range: RM1,669 - RM13,403 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Gondwana Game Reserve 5*
Number of rooms: 24
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