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Langsur, Germany
Reviewed 23 October 2016

It was a real pleasure to be there and to be with all these friendly people. The rangers were pleased to show us the animals and to respect there nature. The service was so kind and the stuff was so friendly and always eager to help and to give us an enjoyable stay.

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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

To say this is a once in a lifetime experience is not ok.. one should come again and again. Friendly staff, nice lodges, beautiful houses, good food and fun drives with good rangers. We've seen so many animals and we will always have those encounters in our memories!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had a very special 3 nights at Godwana Game reserve recently. We stayed in one of the Villa's, away from the main lodge and looking out over the safe area of the reserve. The Villa was spacious and catered for our every need. We enjoyed a delicious breakfasts each morning. The game drives were incredible, our ranger was knowledgeable...

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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

You really feel welcome if you arrive. The children enjoyed the villa. The villa was very nice. We also did a game drive which we enjoyed. The food is ok, but could have more variety. Nevertheless we really enjoyed our stay.

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stayed at one of the self catering lodges (Red Rocks 27) and what an amazing experience! We all had such a wonderful time, my only complaint is that we should have stayed longer. On our two game drives, we saw 4 of the big 5; and being able to see the animals in their natural environment (free-roaming as opposed...

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Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We had less than 15 mins before arriving for the evening game trip and our guide was happy to wait for us. We saw lots of different wild animals including a male lion that evening which made us happy. The tea break was a good way of getting to know our "neighbours" and ask our guide questions. Our guide named...

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We are members of a syndicate which owns a home on Gondwana, rather than hotel guests, and have been coming to Gondwana since November 2008, typically staying for two weeks at a time. We have been privileged to go to other reserves, but when doing so we cannot wait to return to Gondwana. The Gondwana staff are professional but friendly....

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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Gondwana the weekend of the 30 september 2016 and it was beyond our expectations. We really enjoyed our stay and everyone was friendly and helpful. We went to Gondwana for the weekend just to look at the venue because we want to get married there and they said we must cime for a site visit first. We...

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Dean P, General Manager at Gondwana Game Reserve, responded to this review

Good day, thank you for your feedback. Firstly a massive apology in regards to the lack of communication from our side. I would really appreciate if you could give me your contact details, so we may chat about this and try and sort it out. Once again, I really do apologise or this !!! Yours Sincerely Dean Pitt General Manager...

Cape Town
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We visited Gondwana in autumn of 2016. We had such a great experience we opted to visit again in spring of 2016. What made us return? If you're looking for peace, quiet and a close encounter with nature while still enjoying creature comforts and being spoiled with great cuisine, this is the place. We spent each day in awe of...

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Perth
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Gondwana for three days with our two teenage daughters (18 and 15). We stayed in a three bedroom bush villa which was absolutely beautiful. It was huge and very well appointed, very clean and serviced daily. The game drives were early morning and evening for about two and a half hours each. Our guide was so knowledgeable about...

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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 

Additional Information about Gondwana Game Reserve

Address: Garden Route | 4 hr drive from Cape Town, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Mossel Bay
Price Range: ₹ 27,294 - ₹ 1,91,386 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Gondwana Game Reserve 5*
Number of rooms: 24
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