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June 12, 2013

Zoo animals -Set Free

Elephant-Thandora feeding at Gondwana   Thandora who was released from the Bloemfontein Zoo and into the wild on Gondwana Game Reserve has shed light on the argument of whether animals should be in captivity... Read article from Care2.com about  a tiger who escaped form a zoo as well as our Thandora who is happily enjoying the wild of Gondwana.  
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May 30, 2013

New Arrival to Gondwana Game Reserve

bush pig This young female bushpig arrived at Tenikwa Rehabilitation Centre at about 5 weeks of age. She comes from the Knysna area where she was attacked by dogs, but fortunately escaped and spent the night in a residents swimming pool.  She lost an eye and developed pneumonia in the process. This young bushpig was in a poor state but with the hard work a
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May 22, 2013

Award-Winning Chef Joins Gondwana Family

JC Photo[1]  When food is prepared with love and creative flair, shared with family and friends over a glass of wine and hearty conversation … well that is the meaning of life, isn’t it? Jakob Christoffel has joined Gondwana Game Reserve as their new head chef and promises to bring an exciting flair to Gondwana’s fine dining in the Garden Route. Of
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May 9, 2013

Blue Wildebeest Arrive at Gondwana Game Reserve

DSCF8280 With its large head, shaggy mane, pointed beard, curved horns, one can understand why they are called “wild beasts”. The blue wildebeest seems as if it was assembled by the spare parts of other African animals. The hind quarters from a hyena, forequarters from an eland and a tail from a zebra. One can appreciate why they are known as the clo
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April 30, 2013

Lion Pride Family Time

DSC06641 Our Lion Pride was spotted altogether on Gondwana Game Reserve, catching some sun and trying out some acrobatics in the trees. We were fortunate enough to see our 3 brand new cubs taking part as well. See images below  
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April 11, 2013

What’s in Flight

Black Harrier This month we highlight the brilliant photography on one of our private residence owners, Peter Boardman. He has established an extensive photographic library of Gondwana’s avian species. See Below album of many birds spotted on Gondwana.   [nggallery id=67]  
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March 14, 2013

Morning game drive with the lions- by Colin Smit

Male Lion at Gondwana game reserve 5 March 2013 We were out before the sunrise and boy, was the feeling good! It was somewhat misty and a little fresh, but by no means cold. We set out on our respective game drives to find the lions who we hadn't seen them for a couple of days, 1 Ranger took his guests down to the Nauga Valley and myself and another vehicle stayed near the top.
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March 11, 2013

Gondwana Joins AHA Portfolio

AHA logo-02 landscape Gondwana has selected African Hotels & Adventures to manage and market the property. AHA will provide global sales representation and management support to the operational team headed up by Neil Davison.   Click here for AHA Press Release AHA - Gondwana Reserve press release - 11 Feb 2013
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