Gondwana Game Reserve
George, Garden Route
Gondwana is the only fynbos reserve in the world that’s home to the Big Five as well as species such as the Cape mountain zebra, bontebok and red hartebeest. But what’s a fynbos we hear you ask? Well, it literally means ‘fine bush’ and this fynbos is one of the world’s 6 floral kingdoms, perhaps even the finest of them all! You can enjoy guided walks through the incredible flora and fauna, getting close to nature and marvelling at how beautiful it is. Bird watchers too are in for a treat. This part of the Western Cape is home to 42 of South Africa’s 53 endemic bird species – binoculars at the ready we think! Game drives go out every morning and afternoon, enjoy breakfast as the sun rises or drinks as the sun sets. Elegant lodge meals are also a highlight. Alternatively, join everyone round the campfire for a barbecue, swapping tales of what you’ve seen and experienced that day. Golfers can enjoy preferred tee rates at local courses or treat yourself to a massage at the spa. There’s also a brilliant Junior Ranger Experience which really brings the bush to life for young children.
- Babysitting service
- Laundry Service
- Swimming Pool
Where is itSet in 11,000 hectares, 25 minutes from the charming coastal town of Mossel Bay and a 4-hour drive from Cape Town. Transfer time from George Airport: 45 minutes.
Half Board option: includes dinner, breakfast, afternoon tea and afternoon game drive with drinks and snacks. Complimentary mountain biking.
Full Board option: includes 3 meals and afternoon tea. 2 game drives per day, with snacks and beverages.
Meals are served in the lodge or at the outdoor boma. Bush breakfasts, sundowners and picnics available. Daily game drives. Junior Ranger Programme (educational family game drives and interactive activities). Tented bush spa*. Complimentary mountain bikes. Guided bush walks*. Hiking*. Complimentary WiFi.
Please note: Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on game drives. A private vehicle can be booked for R2500 per day for a private game drive for children under 6 and their parents. Children under the age of 12 years are not permitted to have dinner in the restaurant; they are welcome for breakfast and lunch.
* Denotes local charge.