Luxury Gondwana Game Reserve vacations

Gondwana Game Reserve

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Gondwana Game Reserve is an 11,000-hectare private reserve. It’s a great place to pursue the Big 5 and discover the magic of the African bush. You’ll be staying in luxury accommodation in a place of great natural beauty. A full itinerary can be plotted out for you. Expect early starts as you set out on game drives in an open rover. Full-board and half-board packages are available.

Located in the heart of the Garden Route, this is a truly stunning setting. Cape Town is just a four-hour drive away. The reserve is covered in Fynbos vegetation that illuminates the surrounding valleys. The luxury suites are nestled within the verdant surroundings and each offers a different perspective of the area’s stunning wildlife. Gondwana is one of the finest game reserves in South Africa and you can expect the best of the best when it comes to enjoying magnificent nature without ever compromising on an elevated level of luxurious comfort.

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  • Haute Grandeur Hotel Award Winner
  • One of the top African game reserves
  • Luxury accommodation
  • All-inclusive options available
  • Four-hour drive to Cape Town

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A modern twist on traditional Khoi-San dwellings, these luxurious lodge suites come with infinity pools, a separate dining room and an open plan lounge and bar. You’ll have a traditional boma outside (a firepit and sitting area). There are 14 open plan suites at Kwena Lodge. Each one is around 70m2.

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The Bush Villas And Fynbos Villas are like private homes. They’re ideal for families or larger groups. The layout is open plan and there are three or four bedrooms. All of the villas are very private and come with stunning and outdoor decks.


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Stay in a luxurious African villa and have your own chef, butler and field guide. The villa is located within a part of the reserve that’s full of game. There are three luxury suites overlooking the rolling mountains. All meals and drinks are included. This is the most glamorous way to experience the African bush.

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African boma breakfasts are served each morning. You’ll have veranda lunch platters, boma barbecues, picnics and outdoor sundowner dining options. The food is Pan African Cuisine and the wine menu is geared toward local wines from the Cape area.

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Jaike Rowe

Jaike Rowe

Luxury Travel Expert

"There's no better way to appreciate the natural world than by taking part in a South African safari. You'll have the chance to see the Big Five whilst never compromising when it comes to luxury. "

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Luke Matthewman

Luke Matthewman

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"The cosmopolitan hub of Cape Town is often overlooked as a fantastic travel destination. It has a palpably vibrant character and a flourishing food scene. I'd recommend it to anyone wanting to experience something completely different. "

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