We chose Gondwana after reviewing its website, which was very promising. Summary of our experience:
Accommodation - excellent and as shown on website
Service - very hospitable and nice people
Food - not 5 star but good enough.
Ranger - Colin. Passionate, skillful, polite, knowledgeable, helpful.
Lions - definitely present
Ranger Mike- comes across as being aloof and arrogant, self centered and not too caring towards clients. We were freezing while he carried on driving madly in search of animals. Didn't take time to explain nor prepare any hot beverage. Told us not to interrupt while he is talking! We felt like HE was the boss and the client and we his followers who depended on him. He was also busy taking his own pictures.
Not enough animals. Disappointing. No lack of Zebras though...
- Also Known As:
- Gondwana Game Reserve Hotel
- Gondwana Game Reserve Hotel Mossel Bay
- 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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