Gondwana Game Reserve
Garden Route, South Africa
At a Glance
The only fynbos reserve in the world that’s home to free roaming Big Five game
Only a short drive to Mossel Bay
Family friendly, children can become part of the Junior Ranger Program
Awe inspiring views of the Langeberg Mountains wherever you look
Meet our specialists
Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Gondwana Game Reserve or take a look at our itineraries to Garden Route
For being so close to both Cape Town and Plettenburg Bay, Gondwana Game Reserve has some great game viewing opportunities for anyone looking to go on safari along the Garden Route. Gondwana is the only fynbos reserve in the world that is home to free-roaming Big Five Game, as well as other species such as the Cape Mountain zebra and the Black Harrier.
The reserve is ideally situated only a twenty five minute drive from Mossel Bay and hence perfectly combines the safari experience with beach activities: surfing, golf and a whole host of other fun things to do. Gondwana Game Reserve offers a unique safari vacation in a malaria-free zone and guests can look forward to attentive service, luxury accommodation, expert game rangers and superb cuisine.
The two accommodation options are the Bush Villas which are ideal for families or groups. These are three, luxury, self-catered villas, all situated within a large, safe area which is fenced and inhabited with plains game. The other option is more suited to couples and is the Kwena Lodge, which has fourteen cottage rooms, all with unbelievable views across the valley and skylights for star gazing at night.
Gondwana’s goal is to continue to expand its current 11,000 hectare area and provide the Western Cape with a large eco-tourism destination, the reserve has already reintroduced the first endangered black rhino to the Western Cape from where they historically came, and the wildlife population continues to grow year upon year.
Gondwana Game Reserve offers a diverse selection of luxury safari lodge accommodation. Kwena Lodge has fourteen open plan rooms, which have all been designed to make the most of the beauty of the surrounding area, with 180-degree views and skylights for star gazing. All rooms are en-suite with deep baths and walk in showers. They also have their own private patios and fireplaces for when the evenings get cooler. The other option for guests are the three chic bush villas with two, three and four en-suite bedroom options. The Bush Villas are family friendly with luxurious bedrooms, private decks and spacious bathrooms. Lehele Lodge is situated very close to the Bush Villas and has gourmet meals and an infinity pool overlooking the valley.
Children of all ages are welcome at Gondwana. However, children under 12 may not stay at Kwena Lodge as the rooms are separate and do not cater for families. The Bush Villas are ideal for families to stay at and there are a whole host of activities to keep children entertained and babysitting can be arranged. There is a children's menu available at all times and dinner can be organized in your villa or in the boma for children under twelve either with their parents or a sitter.
Location & Directions
Garden Route, South Africa
Conveniently located in the heart of the Garden Route of South Africa, Gondwana Game Reserve is centerd at the heart of the Cape's abundant floral and wild life landscapes. The Garden Route is rightly referred to as the Jewel of South Africa, with lush indigenous forest, free flowing rivers, expansive lagoons, sunkissed beaches and majestic mountains.
When to go
Garden Route enjoys a moderate climate all year round. In peak summer season, from December to February, temperatures can climb as high as 34ºC, although winter temperatures can drop to as low as 4ºC. Generally, this season has many sunny days with high wind at times. During the winter months of June, July, and August, expect frequent rains and a couple of chilly evenings.