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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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  • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Basel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful accomodation in breathtaking landscape. Guides were very professional. It's true you don't encounter lots of animals, however, that's one thing you should know before. However, we were quite lucky and so a variety of different species. The charm of this place is surely the location. Service and food can be improved in our opinion. Food, especially for lunch, was... More

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

Its a unique location housing a safari game reserve in fynbos vegetation. Most safari reserves are in open land but this area is covered with low lying bush and steep mountain sides adding a new dimension to game drives. Delicious, our game ranger, found 4 of the big five (missing leopard) and we were fortunate to see one of the... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly amazing place! Natural beauty with amazing views from all angles. Free roaming game makes it a unique location to visit in the area. we were lucky enough to get close to lions feeding on a fresh kill as well as the cheetahs at sunset. friendly staff, amazing food and luxurious accommodation made it a special stay.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing place! You couldn't ask for a better place to go on your first, second and fifteenth safari. We got to see all of the Big 5 and so much more and Delicious are field guide (as he liked to be known) was outstanding his knowledge of the reserve and all the animals just made it even more... More

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Somerset West, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gondwana touts itself as a game reserve with the big 5 but the only thing we noticed was the distinct lack of game. Granted we did see lion, cheetah and a rhino but one almost gets the feeling they have been "placed" in a particular spot for viewing. Unfortunately, having been to other game lodges in South Africa, Gondwana leaves... More

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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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