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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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July 28, 2015
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Another Baby Elephant Born on Gondwana

Elephant herd at Gondwana

Gondwana Game Reserve is now home to 13 elephant after the recent birth of a third calf. The initial herd of four introduced onto the reserve in 2008 have bred successfully with 2 calves born. Another five elephant were introduced in 2014 and have recently had an offspring. We were delighted to welcome the most recent addition […]

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July 28, 2015
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Gondwana Introduces Sable

Sable

Gondwana is excited to announce the introduction of a new antelope species onto the reserve – Sable! This beautiful antelope with majestic horns will be located on Gondwana’s 1200 hectare protected area for rare and endangered species. Gondwana is now home to 16 different antelope species giving our visitors fantastic diversity in their sightings.

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July 28, 2015
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A new carnivore species spotted on the reserve . . . the Serval

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Gondwana Game Reserve is home to seventeen carnivore species, which are animal species, belonging to the Order Carnivora. These animals range from very small carnivores such as the Small grey Mongoose and Small Spotted Genet, to medium sized species such as the Caracal and Bat-eared Fox the very large and powerful Lion. We have however […]

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July 28, 2015
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Gondwana to Open New Eco Camp

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Gondwana Game Reserve, an 11 000 hectare private Big 5 reserve on the Garden Route is launching a 6 day/5 night conservation experience for individuals, families and groups who want to get more involved in Africa on their safari. Participants will be involved in wildlife and veld management, learn important bush skills and interpretation, as well […]

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July 28, 2015
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Gondwana Game Reserve Welcomes More Big-Sky Dining

New Dining Area - Gondwana

When it’s time to savour the delectable pan-African cuisine at Gondwana – the Southern Cape’s award-winning big-five game reserve – you can now drink in dramatic views of the ancient landscape in which the lodge rests from every table in the house, including the new spectacular alfresco dining veranda and expanded breakfast boma.   The […]

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July 24, 2015
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The Gondwana Conservation Foundation and Project Rhino Charleston have joined forces

Black Rhino Gondwana Game Reserve

The Gondwana Conservation Foundation and Project Rhino Charleston have joined forces to further protect rhino in Africa. Project Rhino Charleston has recently donated $16 000 (R198 000) to the Gondwana Conservation Foundation (GCF) for the development of an anti poaching training facility in the Southern Cape of South Africa. One of the four objectives of […]

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July 13, 2015
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Why is the Struthiola Striata, Only Fragrant at Night?

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Driving down our valleys at dawn and dusk you often get a surprise whiff of a very pleasant and sweet aroma that  brings a smile to ones face. This aroma comes from a plant known as the Struthiola striata, and is indigenous to the southwestern and southern cape section of South Africa.  As can see […]

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