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Gondwana Game Reserve

5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Garden Route | 4 hr drive from Cape Town, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A wonderful experience, friendly rangers with great knowledge. Smiles everywhere, beautiful animals, spotted an African wild cat to every ones delight. An elephant experience really close up, unforgettable, happy to have great pictures to remember it all by. Double Rooms have a safari deco feel with great views, food good but not amazing. Most enjoyable stay, 2 nights was perfect.

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Cape Town
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not great value for money - Kwena lodge is very basic not a "luxury" suite in my opinion. The service was not bad & staff are friendly but could be better. Food (breakfast & dinner) was very, very bad.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the final night on a six day road trip between Addo and Cape Town and it was a perfect finale. Accommodation was fantastic, we stayed in a Bush Villa (number 18) with amazing views across the reserve and beyond. We had a lovely time watching the elephants from our deck. Staff couldn't do enough to make us feel... More

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The game makes this a special place. The hotel and it's lodges are very good as is the food and atmosphere; however, the stars if the show are the animals and the guides who are so knowledgable about them. Time constraints meant that we only had 3 nights but still managed to see everything we wanted. Others were less fortunate... More

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Sydney, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for two nights, this place is amazing. Saw 4 out of big 5, and could not have been happier. our guide Vernon (?) was one of the most knowledgable people I have ever met. He was just amazing, not just about the animals, but the plants, birds and the historic of the area. There wasn't animals at every turn... More

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Essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The lodges are amazing, the staff attentive and food excellent. Good first time experience but the reserve need to grow the numbers of their stock as at times I wondered if we were going to see anything. Got up close to the lion and lioness with the cubs, hippo walked across our path as we entered the reserve and giraffes... More

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Maputo, Maputo, Mozambique
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great place due to the setting. We did not see many animals but the bush and staff were fantastic. Families with children are not able to eat at the restaurant (meals were brought to us but arrived quite late due to the drive to bring them to us) and we had to stay away from the main... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had a fantastic 2 day stay at the Gondwana Game Reserve, the staff is extremely friendly and helpfull, the rangers are enthisiatic and have good knowledge about the wildlife. It's a relatively small scale and cosy lodge, the cottages are very tastefulley decorated. The game drives are very exciting drives through beautiful and rough terrain. And really one night... More

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wales
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exceptional, From the moment you arrive where your keys and car are taken from you and your luggage taken to your room to the second they deliver them back after your stay. Staff, services, environment, accommodation all excellent, superb. The safari guide was relentless in his search for the wildlife he wanted us to see, up close and personal. Despite... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The property itself was excellent, the huts were well appointed and very comfortable and the staff superb. The Pool was overlooking a waterhole and whilst it was a bit cold for swimming I could imagine in summer what it would be like. My only negative comment was that whilst there were some great sightings of larger game we seem to... More

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Additional Information about Gondwana Game Reserve

Also Known As:
Gondwana Game Reserve Hotel
Gondwana Game Reserve Hotel Mossel Bay
Address: Garden Route | 4 hr drive from Cape Town, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Mossel Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 22 Specialty lodging in Mossel Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Gondwana Game Reserve 5*
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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