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October 9, 2015
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Sunbird Family of Lehele Lodge

Sunbird Fledgings on Gondwana

Gondwana’s landscape comprises of open grass plains and plateaus, wetlands, rolling fynbos, renosterveld hills, riverine and sub-tropical thicket valleys and cliff faces. The array of vegetation types allows for a variety of bird species. One of the many bird species found on Gondwana is the gorgeous Malachite Sunbird. This large sunbird is found in hilly fynbos including […]

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September 29, 2015
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Why You See Earthworms After Heavy Rains (Lumbricus terrestris)

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Gondwana recently experienced heavy rains which flooded allot of the reserve. With this, allot of earthworms have made their way to the surface and can be seen on the jeep tracks.   If you pick up an earthworm you’ll feel a slimy mucus surrounding them. This mucus makes moving around in the soil a lot easier. The […]

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September 22, 2015
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In Honour of World Rhino Day

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Today in honour of World Rhino Day, we would like to acknowledge Gondwana’s Head of Security Theo Kluits who joined Gondwana Game Reserve on 1st March 2009. With pride, excitement and huge compassion he took up the challenge of looking after the safety of all of our treasured assets on the reserve including the reserve’s rhino […]

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September 21, 2015
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Gondwana has a Rare Visitor – the Brown Snake-eagle

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The 6th of September was a stunning spring morning on Gondwana Game Reserve. During the morning game drive I decided to head down to the beautiful Nauga Valley. Just before descending down into the valley, I drove past a couple of dead trees and I noticed a large bird of prey sitting in one of the […]

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September 9, 2015
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The Very Strong Dung Beetle

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Dung beetles are some of the most amazing insects out here in the bush! We have been experiencing some very warm weather at Gondwana Game Reserve lately and with this have noticed many signs of dungbeetles. Dung beetles (coprophages, which means faeces eaters – although some do feed on mushrooms and rotting vegetation), are the clean-up crew of nature. […]

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August 24, 2015
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Pan African Cuisine at Gondwana

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Gondwana is proud to offer Pan African Cuisine which is a mixture of elements from the European and African art of cooking. With the recent renovations to Kwena Lodge and the introduction of the new indoor and outdoor dining area Gondwana chefs are busy testing, tasting and generating new and delicious menus for the upcoming season. […]

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July 29, 2015
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Facts About The Burchell’s Zebra

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Burchell’s Zebra ( Equus burchelli) Afrikaans-Bontsebra On Gondwana we have a large number of Burchell’s zebra and it’s always pleasant to see them roaming on the reserve. There are days when they roam close to the lodge while grazing and in summer they like the shade created by the Bush villa’s. It is quite humorous to witness them all […]

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July 28, 2015
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Gondwana Nominated for World Luxury Hotel Award

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The World Luxury Hotel Awards is a global organisation providing luxury hotels with recognition for their world class facilities and service excellence provided to guests. Awards are presented to luxury hotels in different categories on a country, continent and global basis. Voting for The World Luxury Hotel Awards has now closed, and we would like to […]

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July 28, 2015
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Gondwana Wins Luxury Travel Guide Global Award

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The Luxury Travel Guide Awards recognise and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the affluent travel and tourism industry.  Their team of experts have scoured the globe and travelled extensively in order to identify everything from the very best hotels, airlines and tour operators through to highlighting the most reputable transfer service companies. Each year the Awards […]

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