Gondwana Game Reserve - Mossel Bay, Garden Route

Mossel Bay Accommodation
Mossel Bay, Garden Route

Gondwana Game Reserve

Mossel Bay, Garden Route - Accommodation

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Gondwana Game Reserve in Mossel Bay

Set on 11,000 hectares of dramatic terrain, Gondwana Game Reserve holds the distinction of being the only Fynbos reserve in the world with free roaming big five game as well as endangered species like the Cape Mountain Zebra, Black Rhinoceros and Black Harrier among many others. Its breathtaking beauty will soothe and delight you with its endless mountain views and green rolling hills blanketed in colourful Fynbos. The reserve is accessibly located in the Garden Route just 4 hours drive from Cape Town and 45 minutes from George Airport.

Activities in the malaria free game reserve include game drives with expert field guides in open game viewing vehicles as well as horse-back safaris, bush picnics, fishing, hiking, mountain biking and bird watching in the reserve’s 1000 hectare protected area. Children are encouraged to join the Junior Ranger’s program while parents enjoy some quiet time or indulge with a spa treatment.

Gondwana Game Reserve offers a diverse selection of luxury safari lodge accommodation from romantic private suites to exclusive use villas perfect for families all ideally situated to take in the spectacular landscape of the Garden Route. The resort accommodation provides a wonderful all around nature experience for those seeking an alternative to Mossel Bay accommodation or Garden Route accommodation.

Kwena Lodge offers world-class game reserve accommodation with a modern and luxurious twist on the traditional Khoi-San dwelling – augmented with all the luxuries of a modern hotel. Each open plan Kwena Room is designed to make the most of the beauty of its surroundings with 180-degree views and skylights for star gazing. At night, keep warm next to the clay pot fireplace and laze in a deep bath upon arrival from an evening game drive.

The luxury lodge accommodation facilities include a large pool, a chic open-plan lounge and bar, a spa and reception area with curio shop. Gourmet meals are offered in an elegant and intimate dining room set around open fireplaces, the outdoor boma or private outdoor dining spots.

Gondwana’s luxury private bush villas are the ultimate alternative to a Five Star hotel offering complete privacy and awe inspiring views. These luxury self catering bush villas are ideal for families and groups of friends who want longer stays and the flexibility to enjoy the surrounding Garden Route and its top golf courses and beaches using Gondwana as a base. All private villas are situated within a large, safe area which is fenced for freedom of movement and inhabited with plains game.

Gondwana is one of the only private game lodges which offers good value and luxurious bush villa accommodation convenient for families and groups of friends.

Facilities & Activities nearby:

Facilities available at Gondwana Game Reserve,Mossel Bay, Garden Route

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Conference Venues
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Romantic
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool
Activities Nearby
  • 4 X 4 Trails
  • Big 5
  • Bird Watching
  • Body Boarding
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Climbing - Traditional
  • Fishing
  • Fishing - Deep Sea
  • Fishing - Saltwater
  • Game Drives
  • Health & Fitness
  • Horse Riding
  • Jet-Skiing
  • Ocean Safaris
  • Quad Biking
  • Sand Boarding
  • Scuba Diving
  • Scuba/Snorkeling
  • Shark Cage Diving
  • Surfing
  • Walking
  • Waterhole
  • Whale Watching

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GPS Co-Ordinates: 21° 54' 40.6" E / 34° 4' 50.7" S

By Car / Driving

Driving to Gondwana Game Reserve in Mossel Bay, Garden Route

Departing: Cape Town International Airport
Address: Airport, Cape Town International Airport (CPT), Cape Town, 7490, South Africa
Distance: 2.5 km / Duration: 3 hours 52 mins
1.Head south0.3 km
2.Continue straight0.3 km
3.Slight left toward Michigan St78 m
4.Turn left toward Michigan St0.1 km
5.Turn right onto Michigan St0.4 km
6.Turn left onto Borcherds Quarry Rd0.7 km
7.Merge onto Settlers Way/N2 via the ramp to Somerset3.9 km
8.Keep right to continue on N2346 km
9.Turn left1.2 km
10.Turn right5.9 km
11.Turn left onto R3273.4 km
12.Turn right0.7 km
13.Turn right
Destination will be on the right
2.5 km

Nearest Airport & Flights

Cape Town International Airport - Cape Town


Cape Town International airport used to be called D.F. Malan Airport and was opened in 1954 replacing the old Wingfield Aerodrome Airport.

This airport is the second busiest and second largest airport in South Africa and third busiest in Africa, by 2015 it is expected to have 14 million passengers pass through the airport. It is within easy driving distance (20 km) from the centre of Cape Town.

Reviews for Gondwana Game Reserve

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One of the best getaway places I have visited the staff were all friendly without being intrusive...rooms were serviced twice daily yet we never saw housekeeping..amazing

review by Elaine Rodel

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Luxury Safari experience, many animals - though not all Big 5 (Leopard and Buffalo is missing; cheetah only in separate territory). Free roaming animals within very large fenced territories. Very good accommodation, excellent food, friendly personell and ranger, in addition to animals: very nice Fynbos landscape.

review by Nico Surflifefusion

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Gondwana was an absolutely great experience. Both the accommodations and food were outstanding. Our guide during the game runs was extremely informative and willing to go the extra mile to help us try and see lions. This is truly an experience I will never forget!

review by Riley Taylor

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Fantastic game reserve! So happy with our choice, worth the extra drive from Cape Town. There is something for everyone, whether its romantic trip, serene getaway or family vacation. All the staff are top notch as are the facilities. The food is ok, but I think they can do much better. Really fell flat in comparison to the gorgeous facilities, setting and price point. Our guide Abagail was incredible, she was so passionate about her vocation and to serving others on their Safari experience. She made certain we saw as many of the game as possible. I would also recommend the Chetah experience. It makes for a long day, but worth it. Do dress warm on the winter months, it gets colder than you think. Enjoy!

review by Bass T

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Gondwana game reserve is a spark of luxury into the wild of a beautiful natural park. The huts and villas are simply outstanding. We have stayed in a villa (as per picture) which was equipped with all kind of amenities and it was super spacious and comfortable. Our friends stayed in the huts which were also extremely luxurious. All accomodations had fireplaces which could be lit by guests creating even a warmer atmosphere. The service is also very luxurious. Everything is planned in the finest details. Food is extremely well cooked and presented and it was delicious. The day is very well organized: wake up at 6am - coffee at the bar at 6:45am - first game drive starts at 7:00am and ends at about 10:30am - once back to the lodge full breakfast is served. At this point you could relax by the pool and maybe look over the pond where elephants are normally coming to drink. After lunch, the second game drive starts to finish at about 6:30/7:00pm. During the second drive the ranger stops to have a drink enjoying the sunset. The natural reserve itself is amazing. Tons of acres of nature with many wild animals going around. The beauty about it is that animals are not fed by rangers but they need to predate to feed themselves - which makes everything very real and naturale. Definitively recommended

review by Gianmarco CICUZZA

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Absolutely gorgeous reserve with beautiful accommodation. We had a great safari where we saw a lot of animals. Dinner was delicious and the staff was super friendly. Would love to have stayed longer!

review by Jessy Lipperts

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Stunning spot. Beautiful rooms with plenty of attention to detail (towels; amenities; fire made while you're at dinner etc); great views. The food, staff and service were all outstanding. Not that much game to view when we visited, but I'm sure it has increased now.

review by Janine Westerweel

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Wildlife scantuary mostly Elephant Reserve park in Kenya. Covering huge area with green surroundings. Elephants mostly all tuskers are preserved here.

review by Anil Chakravorty

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very kind and amazing place with excellent service. very attentive staff. Lucky to see so many animals - good Safari feeling! even for those where being to Safaris before. I highly recommend the Cheetah Tour.

review by Susie Wons

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Great.. Got to see all the big five animals... Will come again... Lodges are very spacious

review by Waheed Hattas

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Best place to ever go see real live animals and great hospitality plus great service

review by Claire Ingram

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Gondwana is a wonderful location for a holiday along the Garden Route. The hotel is intimate and so friendly. It also has larger lodges where families can stay and self cater or use the hotel. The animals are amazing and the game drivers knowledgeable, the scenery is just stunning. We have been several times and look forward to returning soon.

review by Tina Barlow

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