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Gondwana Game Reserve

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wales united kingdom
Reviewed today NEW

We loved our stay at Gondwana,. The drive there from Hermanus was easy and so enjoyable. When we arrived we were shown to our accomodation which was fab. The drives were fun and interesting and helped along by a wine stop! Although we didn't get to see all of the Big 5, ( we only did 2 game drives) this...

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Zurich, Switzerland
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We booked a two nights stay at Gondwana Eco Camp and extended by one night as we loved and enjoyed it that much. It's a great experience. You learn how to track animals, conserve the nature, install cameras, check the water quality etc. etc. etc. Certainly a different experience than the "normal" stay in a Safari Camp and I can...

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Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having never done anything like this before we were unsure of what to expect. Apart from a sudden influx of flying ants room was good. Ants were dealt with very quickly. Food was good, much better than we expected. Service was extremely friendly and efficient. Game drives were fun, even though the lions had gone awol during our stay. Loved...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here as a couple for three nights in November. We loved it, the accommodation was fabulous, we were staying in one of the Kwena Huts, the food tasty and the rangers were knowledgeable and fun. Our guide was Felix who made our experience even better than we thought it could be, getting really close to the animals while always...

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Gondwana is a gorgeous game reserve spanning thousands of hectares. We arrived just in time for afternoon tea and canapes. We then went on our game drive with Brian (amazing ranger) and saw as much as we could. He really tried hard to find everything but some animals just didnt want to come out. The lodges are gorgeous! Absolute luxuary!...

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Thank Nina B
Ashford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved our stay. The accommodation, the setting, the food and the staff were all 1st class. I have to particularly pick out our ranger Felix who was a great guy, he educated us, entertained us and made us feel so welcome, he is a real credit to the reserve, if anybody can pick there ranger - Felix is your...

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Thank 312Daveh
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 3 nights in August. Weather was not kind (really wet) but we manages to fit 2 rain free safaris in. The huts are exceptional. Wood fires cozy. The quality of the bed and the fixtures and fittings were exemplary. The staff were very helpful and entertaining. Food was very good. Rangers very knowledgeable and helpful. To...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must visit game reserve. Not cheap but it's worth the money. We had a great driver named Lizanne. She was very well informed and answered every question we asked and what she didn't know she found out and told us the next day! We saw most of the big 5 and felt safe throughout each safari drive....

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Landsmeer, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've never been to such a beautiful place in my whole life. Everything was perfect! We were astonished when the guide showed us our villa. A big house with everything you can wish for; a huge balcony, three beautiful bedrooms, big baths with a view outside and even a fire place. But not only the rooms are great, the restaurant...

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a truly magical place set in beautiful surroundings offering luxury accommodation and service. I have Coeliac disease and can often have a dull choice of gluten free food or am given something that makes me very ill . My Gondwana experience was totally the opposite, there was always a choice or the chef made me an alternative and...

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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: $559 - $4,828 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Gondwana Game Reserve 5*
Number of rooms: 24
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