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Gondwana Game Reserve

Garden Route | 4 hr drive from Cape Town, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
Apr 9 Apr 10
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    All reviews kwena lodge game reserve cape town bush villa evening drive free roaming safari experience male lion flora and fauna full board high tea his knowledge the main lodge memorable experience spent nights hut ranger hippos animals felix
    Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

    What a wonderful stay. This place is great. We stayed in a 3 bedroom villa which was huge. Very clean place with all the equipment for self catering. However we were half board which was plenty as the breakfasts are very big and the dinner...More

    Reviewed 5 September 2016

    What an experience in the Western Cape! It competes with the best the bushveld can offer. From excellent facilities, cuisine and a really knowledgeable guide that loves the animals, birds and fynbos. You are never to old to learn some fascinating facts of nature from...More

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    Response from Dean P, General Manager at Gondwana Game Reserve

    Thank you very much for the fantastic comments from your recent visit with us. It is wonderful to get positive feedback such as yours. I will pass this onto my Team , especially Brian for making your experience great. I trust we will see you...

    Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

    A gem on our doorstep, just 4hrs from cape town, proved to be the tranquil escape that resets one's clocks. Set in the midst of nature, the cozy rondavels are beautifully designed and decorated with a secluded, private bathtub with a view of immaculate landscape....More

    Reviewed 26 August 2016

    Totally wonderful 2 nights here. Saw big 5 incredibly close up. The Rangers are so knowledgeable and considerate and really try and tailor make the drives to suit you. We went with our 3 teenage children who cannot stop talking about it and learnt so...More

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    Reviewed 26 August 2016

    The reserve was everything we hoped for and more. A couple of issues with the coldness of the room but otherwise no complaints. Bedding was luxurious and the hut well furnished. Some people have commented that the food was not up to standard but this...More

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    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Breakfast Available
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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    • Business Centre with Internet Access
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    Asha S
    Hello. Are there washing machines in the bush villas?
    26 March 2017|
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    Asha S
    Hello. Are there washing machines in the bush villas?
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    How many lions does Gondwana currently have?
    4 January 2017|
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    Response from neera a | Reviewed this property |
    just went last week. saw one male on its own only. still pretty epic though
    Room Tips
    "Kwena lodges are beautiful"
    AmsterdamSusie, 3 days agoRead review
    "Superb rooms"
    Mark N, 7 days agoRead review
    "We don't think you would be disappointed in whatever you stayed in"
    Rosselli2016, 16 days agoRead review
    "The Villa Nr. 21 was great."
    helmuth752, 22 days agoRead review
    "All the 'pods were fine and no need to prefer any particular one."
    183Ann, 1 month agoRead review
    "All of the locations are a bit different, and there will be something to suit everyone's taste"
    Vic S, 1 month agoRead review
    "All the lodges were amazing."
    Debgreenwood, 1 month agoRead review
    "The fynbos lodges are very comfortable and not too far from the hotel hub where the restaurant, pool, spa etc..."
    Louloubelle49, 1 month agoRead review
    "All accommodation is ideally located.The cottages are preferred"
    sdsbatth, 1 month agoRead review
    "Bush Villa in Red rock valley was excellent"
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