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Kwena Lodge at Gondwana

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.  Kwena Safari Lodge features an infinity swimming pool, open-plan lounge, and bar, elegant dining room, veranda from which to sight wild animals and magnificent views as well as an outdoor African boma. You will experience fine dining throughout your stay, relishing gourmet African cuisine at the lodge restaurant, as well as experiencing a traditional South African barbecue.  The lodge offers great adventure activities such as mountain biking and hiking.  Glorious galaxies of stars light up the night sky for beautiful stargazing as the sounds of the wild sing you to sleep.


Gondwana Game Reserve offers one of the best safari experiences in the area. 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.


  • Game drives
  • Guided nature walks
  • Hiking
  • Junior ranger program
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  • Wellness spa
  • Swimming pool
  • Bird watching
  • Picnic
  • Mountain biking


  • Picturesque Garden Route location
  • 5-star luxury
  • Big 5 sightings
  • Exceptional African Cuisine

Closest airport

  • George – 64km
  • Cape Town International – 368km

Children policy

Kwena Lodge welcomes children over 12 years old.


2 x Game drives per day, all meals and sun-downers on the game drives.


Drinks, additional activities, spa treatments, and transfers.


Low: 01 May – 30 September

High: 01 October – 30 April

Terms & conditions

  • Rates are per person sharing, per night
  • Single supplement of 50% applicable

Accommodation Options

Free-standing Suite

Sleeps 2 Adults

Each of the 14 free-standing open-plan suites boast spectacular 180-degree views overlooking 2 waterholes, skylights for star gazing, and clay pot fireplaces. Luxurious bathrooms have a deep soaking bath, walk-in shower, and double vanity.

Refer to seasons and T&C's above

High Season R5 490 per person, per night
Low Season R3 830 per person, per night

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Getting there

By Road

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.


Flight Duration

  • Cape Town to George: 50 minutes
  • Johannesburg to George: 2 hours
  • Durban to George: 1 hour 50 minutes