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June 11, 2012

Protea Forest

proteas The Protea Forest is in full bloom this time of year with thousands of the Bearded Protea dotting the landscape. Fynbos is not only famous for its remarkable diversity, but also the beauty of many of its wildflowers. The landscape has become blanketed in an array of vivid colours, with many of the Proteas and Erica's coming into full bloom. A li
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June 6, 2012

Giraffe Release

Gondwana Game Reserve Giraffe  Gondwana Game Reserve, the Perfect Cape Town Safari Break introduces another signature species - Giraffe Gondwana Game Reserve welcomes the world’s tallest land mammal to the 11,000 hectare reserve. The memorable release of giraffe took placein May in the reserve’s awe inspiring Nauga Valley after their short journey from the Eas
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June 6, 2012

Privately Staffed Bush Villa – Exclusive VIP Package

Private Chef Bush Villas [quote] For the ultimate experience, book your own exclusive Bush Villa complete with personal chef, filed guide, butler and private game viewer.[/quote] Stay in a deluxe 3 bedroom villa (sleeps 6) or a 4 bedroom villa (sleeps 8 ) from as little as R 20 000.00 per night for the complete villa package. Ideal for families or a group of friends wh
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June 1, 2012

Stay for 3 pay for 2!!

Gondwana direct ad [quote] Book a relaxing 3-night stay at Kwena Lodge and ONLY PAY FOR 2 NIGHTS! Take the time to truly unwind and enjoy all that Gondwana Game Reserve has to offer - horse back safaris, spa treatments, Fynbos walks, and the fun Junior Ranger program for your little ones.[/quote] Guests traveling with children will be charged R 650 per child (age
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June 1, 2012

Black Rhino Conservation Experience

black rhino 1 [quote]Gondwana Game Reserve proudly invites you to experience an exclusive and critically important Black Rhino anti-poaching and conservation initiative.[/quote] Given the endangered status of the Desert Black Rhino and dramatic rise of rhino poaching, it is imperative to keep an active tracking device in the horn of all rhino. These need to b
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May 31, 2012

Spotted Eagle Owl

owl   With their eerie calls and silent flight, owls are among the most elusive and misunderstood of all birds. Owls have been described across the world in legends and fables as a mystical being, often synonymous with death, while in other cultures, the owl is considered as being "wise”. The word “owl” is derived from the Icelandic word
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May 31, 2012

Mark’s Reserve Update, May 2012

Gondwana Pincushions With the passing of the new wildlife translocation policy in the Western Cape the doors have been opened, ever so slightly, for us on Gondwana. Western Cape Nature Conservation (Cape Nature) has come to terms that reserves within our unique region have to become more competitive to the rest of the country. After months of negotiations between the t
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May 24, 2012

The Days Of Our Lions

gondwana 128 The lion has been an icon for humanity and have enjoyed a positive depiction in culture as strong but noble. Gondwana’s male lion fits the description perfectly. Until recently the male and female lions have avoided each other residing on opposite ends of the reserve. Gondwana management intervened to promote a bonding process whereby the entire
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December 5, 2011

7 Unforgettable Nights, 3 Extraordinary Destinations

blog 7 mights Experience an unforgettable trip that will commence in Cape Town, the most popular destination in the world as rated by Trip Advisor at the magnificent Cape Royale Luxury Hotel. The journey will continue onto Gondwana Game Reserve a 5 star, 11 000 hectare private reserve on the Garden Route and culminate in the most luxurious golf resort in South
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