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Gondwana Game Reserve

Gondwana Private Game Reserve provides an authentic African Safari Experience close to Cape Town. Less than a four-hour drive from Cape Town International Airport, along South Africa’s scenic Garden Route, the 11,000-hectare (26,000 acre) Private Game Park offers a distinctive and luxurious malaria-free Safari Holiday destination with free-roaming Big 5 Safari Animals (lion, buffalo, elephant, rhino, and leopard). Herds of wildlife including eland, giraffe, hippo, cheetah and zebra can be seen on the majestic landscape with awe-inspiring views of the Langeberg and Outeniqua Mountains in every direction. Indigenous Fynbos vegetation cloaks the

undulating valleys, adding vivid colour and interest to a Big 5 Game Viewing and wilderness experience.


This Exclusive Safari Park offers guests attentive service, wholesome African Cuisine, inspiring interiors, expert Game Rangers, and an array of activities including Big 5 Game Drives, Mountain Biking, Hikes, Africology spa treatments, and the popular Junior Ranger program.

Luxury Accommodation is offered in Kwena Lodge, a modern and luxurious twist on the traditional Khoi-San dwelling. 14 open-plan suites are nestled into the breathtaking natural surroundings with 180-degree views, sky lights for star gazing, fireplaces and deep baths in which to relax upon returning from an evening game drive. Family or group accommodation for Safari Holidays is provided in 12 spacious and luxurious bush villas (3- and 4-bedroom configurations), which are privately situated, each with spectacular, uninterrupted views from their expansive wooden decks.

World-class tourist facilities and Garden Route 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 Mossel Bay, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay that each offer unique cultural and natural highlights and a range of things to do.

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.

You will experience Fine Dining throughout your stay at Gondwana Private Game Reserve. Enjoy the African Cuisine on offer at our restaurant, share in a traditional South African Braai (Barbeque), and relax amidst the Garden Route’s Fynbos while on a Romantic Picnic.

  • Each of the 14 open-plan suites features the sleeping area beneath a central skylight, with a wall towards the rear of the room creating a private dressing area

  • Bedroom opens to a spacious bathroom with a deep bath, walk-in shower and a pair of basins

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

  • Each suite is approximately 70m² (755ft²) in size

Take a guided nature walk through 1000 different species of fynbos in the Gondwana Reserve. Get out your binoculars and tick off some of the 300 indigenous and 30 endemic bird species found in Gondwana.  Sip on a sundowner on an evening game drive with your significant other and view our Big Five amongst a magnificent Cape floral setting.

Moms and dads can enjoy a fun game drive with the kids while they learn about the botanical heritage of the flora and enjoy the many animal species and how to track them in the Junior Ranger Program. For those parents who need some down time, enjoy a relaxing few hours at Gondwana Nature Reserve’s Spa while your children are entertained by our expert Field Guides. These types of Western Cape safari activities serve as an enlightening experience that inspires an appreciation for nature from a young age.

Take a short drive down to experience top Garden Route activities like golf at Pinnacle Point or Fancourt.  Alternatively relax on the beach or grab your surfboard and experience some of South Africa’s best swimming and surfing beaches in the warm Indian Ocean waters of Mossel Bay, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.  For a getaway filled with nature activities that are sure to both unwind and beguile, book with Gondwana Game Reserve today.

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*Prices may vary according to season

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