Gondwana Game Reserve is a private, Big Five game reserve that’s situated in the heart of the Garden Route. Just a 45-minute drive from George Airport (or a stunningly scenic 4-hour drive from Cape Town), will lead you to 11 000 hectares of bush paradise, complete with free-roaming lion, buffalo, elephant, rhino, and leopard. Not only does the reserve boast the Big Five, but you’ll also be treated to the sight of herds of wildlife, like giraffe and eland. Set against the backdrop of the majestic Langeberg and Outeniqua mountains, the luxury reserve is a wilderness experience to remember.
A stay at Gondwana Game Reserve will be a comfortable and peaceful one. Gondwana’s Fynbos villas and Bush villas offer the luxury amenities of a safari lodge with all the comforts of home, making it the ideal stay for families or groups of friends. Each villa is situated for complete privacy, as well as awe-inspiring views from their expansive outdoor decks. Various packages can be booked with the villa accommodation, from Full Board (three gourmet meals at the nearby Kwena Lodge*, plus two daily game drives) to Half Board, and B&B and daily game drive packages, too. The B&B package allows for family braais at your villa and time to explore the Garden Route with its award-winning golf courses and top beaches, using Gondwana as a base.
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Not in the mood to cook? Gondwana’s Kwena Lodge offers gourmet Pan African Cuisine and also boasts a large infinity pool, lounge and bar area, elegant dining room, as well as Wi-Fi access throughout the lodge. As for the wildlife, pack your binocs for the game drives – you’ll be joined by
expert field guides in open Land Rovers for a true safari experience. You’ll get to see endangered species like the cheetah, Cape mountain zebra, and the white rhino – Gondwana has the largest rhino population in the Western Cape. Over 15 species of antelope can be found on the reserve, and Gondwana is home to 17 carnivore species. Guests can also enjoy informative fynbos walks with their field guide and discover endemic birdlife that
occurs nowhere else in the world.
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Although children under the age of 6 aren’t allowed on game drives for safety reasons, kids won’t be left out: the lodge can make a family game vehicle available (subject to availability, for a fee), and there’s a Junior Ranger programme for kids of all ages. There’s also a baby-sitting service (for a fee, per child), while kids over 12 are welcome to join in on guided walks. If game drives aren’t your thing, the reserve has loads of hiking, fishing and mountain biking opportunities, as well as an on-site Africology spa for your pampering pleasure. The game reserve is located in the heart of the Garden Route, so there are many attractions nearby, including seaside Garden Route golf courses, charming coastal towns like Mossel Bay, Knysna, and Plett, stunning swimming and surfing beaches, vast vineyards, and heart-pumping adventure sports such as paragliding and deep-sea fishing.
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Terms and conditions apply.
Additional terms and conditions:
Transfers/flights/car hire not included, self-drive only. Stay anytime from 1 September 2017 – 1 September 2018, subject to availability.
*Kwena Lodge is a 10km drive from the Bush villas.
This competition closes on 31 July 2017.