Gondwana Game Reserve

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The Gondwana game reverse is in the heart of the famous Garden Route in South Africa. Offering ravines, deep scenic valleys, rolling hills and open plains, the malaria-free game reserve is excellent for guided walking safaris and safari drives.

The Gondwana game reserve is the only Fynbos reserve in the world. Guests were staying here enjoy convenient leisure facilities and nearby attractions such as championship golf courses, excellent swimming and surfing beaches as attractive coastal towns await nearby.

Gondwana Lodge features welcoming and comfortable private suites which overlook two waterholes across the valley and the mountains. Each of the spacious open plan suites nestles in a beautiful surrounding where 180-degree views, clay pot fireplaces, as well as deep baths, await.

The reserve is also home to Bush Villas, which are suitable for larger groups and families. These self-contained villas provide a fully-equipped kitchen as well as a built-in-braai making it ideal for travellers who prefer to self-cater.

The lodge features a modern open-plan bar and lounge, with meals served in an elegant dining room set around two open fireplaces or in the outdoor boma. During their stay, guests enjoy bush breakfasts, romantic picnics, barbeques in the evenings and spectacular sundowners. The Lehele Lodge provides indoor and outdoor dining facilities.

The Reserve near Mossel Bay offers a functions venue and boutique conference centre at the Lehele Lodge. For smaller, more private meetings the ten private bush villas on the reserve can be used.

The Spa at the Gondwana Game Reserve offers an excellent spa treatment menu whereby they use exclusive and all-natural Africology products. The treatment room at this safari lodge is completely private and well-positioned so that guests can take in the scenic surroundings. The treatments can be enjoyed either in the treatment room or open air.

Kwena Main Lodge room features:

  • Twin or king-size beds
  • Wood fireplace
  • Deck
  • Minibar
  • Tea Station
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Size: approximately 60m2
  • 14 open-plan suites with beds centred under the skylight with private dressing area behind
  • Spacious bathroom open to the bedroom with a deep bath, walk-in shower and double sinks.

Activities

  • Safari drives
  • Bush Boma
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Guided nature trails and Fynbos walks
  • Bird watching
  • Junior Ranger program
  • Swimming.

Nearby Activities

  • Abseiling
  • Helicopter flights
  • Surfing
  • Shark cage diving
  • Golfing.

Amenities

  • Bathrobe
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Fireplace
  • Housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Indoor Outdoor Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Mini bar
  • Mosquito net
  • Slippers
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Viewing Deck

Facilities Available at Gondwana Game Reserve

  • Barbeque & braai area
  • Boma
  • Conference venue
  • Curio Shop
  • Hiking trails
  • Hotel Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Car Parkade
  • Spa
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Viewing deck

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FAQs about Gondwana Game Reserve
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at Gondwana Game Reserve are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

What is the cost of a room at Gondwana Game Reserve?
The average per night rate at Gondwana Game Reserve is R6,410.00 to R46,220.00.
Where about is Gondwana Game Reserve located?
Gondwana Game Reserve is located at the following location / address: Mossel Bay, Garden Route, Mossel Bay, 6500.

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Tented Eco Camp 3 Night Program

Accommodation: Tented Bush Camp

Your base during the program will be in our eco-friendly tented camp set in a protected valley blanketed in Fynbos in the heart of the game reserve.  The camp facilities include 5 large, comfortable twin share tents set on raised platforms each with a bathroom and covered deck area (2 additional tents are for staff).  All meals are provided in the recreational communal tent which includes a kitchen, lounge, bar and indoor and outdoor dining areas with a nearby pool and hammock area.

What’s Included

  • 3 or 5 Day Program (Thursday arrival).
  • Accommodation in remote solar powered tented eco bush camp.
  • All Food (except additional soft drinks and alcohol).
  • All linen and towels.
  • Twice daily Housekeeping Service.
  • All conservation activities and Game Drives.

A Typical day

  • 06:00  –  Wake up call
  • 06:30  –  Breakfast (cold buffet & Ranger’s fry up)
  • 07:00  –  Depart on Morning activity (Example – locating cheetah / wildlife monitoring / leopard cameras) 10:30  –  Move to conservation project site (Example – Erosion site / vegetation survey site)
  • 13:00  –  Lunch back at camp
  • 14:00  –  Continue with conservation/field project
  • 16:00  –  Depart on evening game monitoring drive
  • 18:30  –  Return to camp and freshen up
  • 19:00  –  Dinner (homemade, hearty meals and braais)
  • 20:30  –  Evening talk and prep for next day’s activity

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES
• Wildlife husbandry and care of rare and endangered species such as disease-free buffalo and sable

• Monitoring of ecological impact of keystone species such as elephant, lion, buffalo and giraffe together with behavioural analysis

• Game Census • Wildlife monitoring and recording

• Monitoring of the cape leopard cameras established on Gondwana and surrounding area

• Alien tree species eradication

• Water assessments

• Elephant dung sampling

• Bird identification and monitoring

• Translocation & veterinary care of wildlife – season dependent

• Bush skills and interpretation

• Veld management

Included in the rate:

  • 3 Day Program (Thursday arrival).
  • Accommodation in remote solar powered tented eco bush camp.
  • All Food (except additional soft drinks and alcohol).
  • All linen and towels.
  • Twice daily Housekeeping Service.
  • All conservation activities and Game Drives.

Excluded from the rate:

  • Flights to South Africa
  • Transfers to and from the Reserve (can be arranged by Gondwana for an additional fee)
  • Personal insurance
  • Reserve conservation fee (R350.00 per adult per stay)
  • Other personal items such as alcohol, soft drinks and snacks (can be purchased on site)

Terms and Conditions:

  • 3 night programme
  • Subject to availability
BOOK SPECIAL

Tented Eco Camp 5 Night Program

Accommodation: Tented Bush Camp

Your base during the program will be in our eco-friendly tented camp set in a protected valley blanketed in Fynbos in the heart of the game reserve.  The camp facilities include 5 large, comfortable twin share tents set on raised platforms each with a bathroom and covered deck area (2 additional tents are for staff).  All meals are provided in the recreational communal tent which includes a kitchen, lounge, bar and indoor and outdoor dining areas with a nearby pool and hammock area.

What’s Included

  • 3 or 5 Day Program (Thursday arrival).
  • Accommodation in remote solar powered tented eco bush camp.
  • All Food (except additional soft drinks and alcohol).
  • All linen and towels.
  • Twice daily Housekeeping Service.
  • All conservation activities and Game Drives.

A Typical day

  • 06:00  –  Wake up call
  • 06:30  –  Breakfast (cold buffet & Ranger’s fry up)
  • 07:00  –  Depart on Morning activity (Example – locating cheetah / wildlife monitoring / leopard cameras) 10:30  –  Move to conservation project site (Example – Erosion site / vegetation survey site)
  • 13:00  –  Lunch back at camp
  • 14:00  –  Continue with conservation/field project
  • 16:00  –  Depart on evening game monitoring drive
  • 18:30  –  Return to camp and freshen up
  • 19:00  –  Dinner (homemade, hearty meals and braais)
  • 20:30  –  Evening talk and prep for next day’s activity

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES

  • Wildlife husbandry and care of rare and endangered species such as disease-free buffalo and sable
  • Monitoring of ecological impact of keystone species such as elephant, lion, buffalo and giraffe together with behavioural analysis
  • Game Census
  • Wildlife monitoring and recording
  • Monitoring of the cape leopard cameras established on Gondwana and surrounding area
  • Alien tree species eradication
  • Water assessments
  • Elephant dung sampling
  • Bird identification and monitoring
  • Translocation & veterinary care of wildlife – season dependent
  • Bush skills and interpretation
  • Veld management

Included in the rate:

  • 5 Day Program (Thursday arrival).
  • Accommodation in remote solar powered tented eco bush camp.
  • All Food (except additional soft drinks and alcohol).
  • All linen and towels.
  • Twice daily Housekeeping Service.
  • All conservation activities and Game Drives.

Excluded from the rate:

  • Flights to South Africa
  • Transfers to and from the Reserve (can be arranged by Gondwana for an additional fee)
  • Personal insurance
  • Reserve conservation fee (R350 per person per stay)
  • Other personal items such as alcohol, soft drinks and snacks (can be purchased on site)

Terms and Conditions:

  • 5 night program
  • Subject to availability
BOOK SPECIAL

Pioneer Trail 3 Night Program

Camp Facilities

3 Tented Fly Camps each with:

  • 4 sleeping tents with en-suite bathrooms (single or king) and covered outdoor seating area
  • Main dining and lounge tent
  • Outdoor dining boma and campfire area
  • Staff complement: Camp Assistant and two Trails Guides (same team for 3 nights)

Pioneer Trail Detail

  • Approximately 10 kilometers per day (+/- 6hrs of walking a day)
  • Exclusive remote footpaths and game trails requiring medium exertion
  • Daily packed lunches and tea and water breaks throughout the trail

 
Requirements

  • 12 years of age and above
  • Physically capable of walking 6 hours a day
  • Set departure days: Tuesday  and Friday

3 Night Itinerary

Day 1

  • Arrival to Gondwana Game Reserve for lunch and check in (meet your trail team and discuss any dietary requirements or other details)
  • Guests to pack 3 days of belongings into provided duffle bags and lock remaining luggage in their vehicle
  • Guests to be issued with all hiking equipment: day packs, water bottles, walking sticks, etc
  • Trails Team to transfer guests to first Tented Fly Camp in open Game Viewer
  • Afternoon tea and treats in camp
  • Afternoon guided Game Drive in Big Five Reserve with sundowner with your Field Guide
  • Dinner and drinks around the fire
  • Briefing for Day 1 on the trail

Day 2 and 3

  • Morning Wake up
  • Camp Breakfast
  • Depart on Trail with packed day pack including provided lunch
  • On the trail: Guided interpretive walking exploring the Fynbos biome, wildlife and birdlife with scenic rest stops and possible waterhole swims.
  • Arrive at Fly Camp 2 and then Camp 3 at approximately 3pm
  • Settle into your new tent with your belongings delivered from Camp 1 and then Camp 2
  • Afternoon Tea and treats provided
  • Afternoon at leisure (Have a drink, take a shower, read a book)
  • Dinner and Drinks around the campfire

Day 4

  • Morning Wake up
  • Camp Breakfast Fry up
  • Morning Game Drive out of remote campsite 3 back to your vehicle for check out

Booking open from 1 November 2019

Rates 1 November 2019 - 30 April 2020: R17,900.00 per person single / R11,940.00 per person sharing

Included in the rate:

  • Tented Fly Camp - 3 Separate Camps.
  • 4 sleeping tents with en-suite bathrooms (single or king) including accommodation, day activities, all meals and select local beverages  

Excluded from the rate:

  • Flights to South Africa
  • Transfers to and from the Reserve (can be arranged by Gondwana for an additional fee)
  • Personal insurance
  • Reserve conservation fee (R350.00 per adult per stay)
  • Other personal items

Terms and Conditions:

  • 3 night programme
  • Subject to availability
  • 12 years of age and above
  • Physically capable of walking 6 hours a day
  • Set departure days: Tuesday  and Friday
  • Bookings from 1 November 2019
BOOK SPECIAL