Gondwana is an 11 000-hectare private game reserve set at the foot of the picturesque Langeberg and Outeniqua mountains. A mere 45 minutes’ drive from George airport or a scenic 4.5-hour drive from Cape Town, it is the perfect African safari addition to your Garden Route travel itinerary. Gondwana’s Villas offer lodge luxuries in a setting of home-style comfort and privacy ideal for families and groups of friends. Each stylish thatch villa offers a spacious interior with three or four large en-suite bedrooms and expansive outdoor decks from which to enjoy spectacular views. Choose your ideal stay from B&B to full-board options. Lodge dining requires a 10km self-drive from the Bush Villas, whereas Fynbos Villas are situated adjacent to Kwena Lodge where guests can enjoy local fine dining, relishing African cuisine at the lodge restaurant, as well as experiencing a traditional South African barbecue.
Gondwana Game Reserve offers one of the best Garden Route safari experiences. Sunrise and sunset safari drives will take you through the beautiful African landscapes brimming with endemic flora and fauna. Expert rangers are incredibly passionate about the wildlife and its conservation and aim to give you the best experience on every 4×4 game drive. On this Garden Route safari, you will have the opportunity to spot the awe-inspiring Big 5 as well as eland, giraffe, hippo, cheetah, and zebra to name a few. The lodge also offers great adventure activities such as mountain biking and hiking.
- Game drives
- Mountain biking
- Bird watching
- Guided nature walks
- Junior ranger program
- Wellness spa ( Kwena Lodge)
- Swimming pool ( Kwena Lodge)
- Big 5 sightings
- B&B and full-board options
- Breath-taking views
- Great access to other nearby attractions
- George – 64km
- Cape Town International – 368km
Children of all ages are welcome at Gondwana Villa's, More Details but must be 6 years old to join the game drives.Less Details
2 x Game drives per day, all meals at Kwena Lodge and sun-downers on the game drives. Half Board and B&B options are available on request.
Drinks, additional activities, spa treatments, and transfers. Half board and B&B packages vary.
Low: 01 May – 30 September
High: 01 October – 30 April
Terms & conditions
- Rates are per person sharing, per night
- Single supplement of 50% applicable
Fynbos Villas are situated adjacent to Kwena Lodge with easy access to the lodge facilities and game drives. Each stylish thatch villa offers a spacious interior with three large en-suite bedrooms with expansive outdoor decks from which to enjoy spectacular views. Read moreFurther luxurious amenities include a fireplace, barbecue, soaking baths, walk-in showers, double vanity, and fully equipped kitchen with microwave and dishwasher. Less
Refer to seasons and T&C's above
High Season R6 590 per person, per night
Low Season R4 595 per person, per night
Bush Villas are located 10 km from Kwena Lodge and require a self-drive for meals and game drives. B&B options are great to explore the surrounding Garden Route with its top golf courses and beautiful beaches. Each stylish thatch villa offers a spacious interior with Read more three or four large en-suite bedrooms with expansive outdoor decks from which to enjoy spectacular views. Further luxurious amenities include a fireplace, barbecue, soaking baths, walk-in showers, double vanity, and fully equipped kitchen with microwave and dishwasher. Choose your ideal stay from B&B to full-board options.Less
Refer to seasons and T&C's above
High season R5 490 per per, per night
Low Season R3 830 per person, per night
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The reserve is a 50-minute drive from George, or a 4-hour drive from Cape Town, both on the scenic N2 highway through the Garden Route from which you will take the R327 to the reserve.
Flights from all major centres in South Africa to George airport.
- Cape Town to George: 50 minutes
- Johannesburg to George: 2 hours
- Durban to George: 1 hour 50 minutes