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Gondwana Game Reserve

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$361*
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Auckland, New Zealand
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We recently spent three days at Gondwana Game Reserve in South Africa. Dwayne our driver/ranger was experienced, informative and a lot of fun. Game drives were from 6.30-9.30 each morning and 4.00-7.00 each evening. It was dark when we left in the morning and was an amazing experience to be out on the reserve amongst the wildlife, watching the sun...

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Matlock England
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In April we stayed at Gondwana Game Reserve in one of the Kwena Huts. The whole experience was truly amazing. The huts are beautifully furnished and equipped. As it was almost the start of winter, we loved the wood-burning stove! Breakfast was served on the deck, afternoon tea was amazing, the game drives were spectacular and all finished off with...

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GondwanaGameReserve, General Manager at Gondwana Game Reserve, responded to this review

Good afternoon, thank you so much for your very kind words from your stay with us at Gondwana. I have passed this onto my Team, and we are very appreciative of your business and wonderful comments. We look forward top welcoming you back to Gondwana in the future Yours Sincerely Dean Pitt General Manager

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

+++ AMAZING Rooms. I cannot get over the sprawling 3 bedroom villa we stayed in with a stunning view of the hills and grasslands. Loved the fireplaces and the rustic quaint bathrooms. ++ The dine in options were limited at the restaurant but the food was great. The lamb shank was to die for and the presentation deserves a special...

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coimbatore
Reviewed 1 week ago

the place was very beautiful, mike, brian and chris some of the people there who were very helpful to us and at the same time some of the others were extremely unhelpful. We checked out in the morning as we had to leave and were a group of 12, after checking out and having breakfast our pick up said he...

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Oklahoma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed full board at Gondwana for 3 nights and had an incredible time! The food was fantastic and our guide, Felix, was amazing. He was incredibly knowledgable about the animals and you could hear the passion in his voice everytime he talked about them. He made sure we got the full experience and made it his mission to attempt...

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GondwanaGameReserve, General Manager at Gondwana Game Reserve, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you from our entire Team at Gondwana Game Reserve for the fantastic feedback and kind words, from your recent stay at Gondwana. This feedback motivates the entire Team to keep on doing better and better for all our guests. I have sent your thank you to Felix already. He is definitely a major player in our Guiding...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were welcomed and pampered with delicious meals at different settings in the main lodge area - all with beautiful views. Our game driver, Lizann, was informative and was a keen observer of the animals.

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GondwanaGameReserve, General Manager at Gondwana Game Reserve, responded to this review

Good afternoon, thank you so much for the lovely comments from your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again in the future Kind regards Dean Pitt General Manager

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First-rate! The whole visit was extremely well organised and everything was taken care of from the moment we arrived. The Kwena Lodge area was amazing and everything is on one site, including an impressive infinity pool. The Kwena Huts (‘hut’ doesn’t quite do these suites justice) are built into the surrounding landscape and look incredible, especially at night. The accommodation...

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GondwanaGameReserve, General Manager at Gondwana Game Reserve, responded to this review

Wow, Thank you, Thank you form the Gondwana Team. It is always awe inspiring to receive these type of compliments from you our guest. I have passed on all your comments to my Team, and to Lizanne. We cannot wait to host you again in the future, and once again THANK YOU Thanking you kindly Dean Pitt General Manager

Cape Town
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful accomodation, highly knowledgeable rangers, magnificent setting and a very respectable selection of big and small game and bird viewing... all within a 4.5 hr drive from Cape Town. I have been to many private and national parks and Gondwana rates right up there with the best of them.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the spirit of full disclosure, this was our first game reserve stay so we do not have any basis for comparison. Having said that, Gondwana delivered an unforgettable experience in a beautifully designed property that provides spacious and well appointed private huts, friendly service, excellent facilities, in a peaceful location that delivers on adventure and packs some nice surprises....

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Cape Town
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The entire visit was absolutely brilliant! Unfortunately I have forgotten our game drive guide's name but he was possibly the best and most knowledgeable guide we could ever wish for. All the staff were excellent and beyond our expectations. All in all a wonderful experience.

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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 

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Address: Garden Route | 4 hr drive from Cape Town, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Mossel Bay
Price Range: $443 - $4,423 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Gondwana Game Reserve 5*
Number of rooms: 24
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“Go for the three bedroom villas if budget isn't a concern and you are visiting with 3-4 people.”
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“Kwena huts are closest to eating facilities and where the game drives leave from”
LABull, 13 May 2017 | Read review
“Kwena Lodge or Fynbos Villas”
FireZulu, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We were in Red Rocks 18. Whilst it was a little bit away from the main building, Kwena it provided a stunning setting with peace and quiet. All bedrooms within the villa were well spaced apart. ”
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