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December 7, 2015
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Who said lions can’t climb trees?

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Lions will often climb up trees in an attempt to get away from biting or irritating flies,to get a cool breeze, to look for prey ,to get away from hyaenas or simply to steal  a leopard’s kill. However, lions usually fall out of trees rather than climb down gracefully, lacking the agility and balancing skills of leopards. By Field […]

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December 1, 2015
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Countdown to Christmas Specials!

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Countdown to Christmas daily special #03: Book TODAY to stay between 1 May and 30 September 2016 and receive an extra morning game drive free when booking Half Board Package. To Book email reservations@gondwanagr.co.za or call 021 555 0807 using code – #C2C4-GD T&C’s apply.  

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November 27, 2015
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Gondwana Game Reserve reveals Countdown to Christmas campaign

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Ready to plan your mid-year holidays for 2016? You’re in luck! In December, Gondwana Game Reserve will be launching its Countdown to Christmas campaign, where fantastic special offers and accommodation deals will be revealed every day such as free spa treatments, room upgrades, and stay pay specials. Starting 1 December 20151  If you’re looking for […]

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November 16, 2015
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Silver-spotted Bladder Grasshopper (Physemacris variolosa)

The Silver-spotted Bladder Grasshopper can be found in open Fynbos and Renosterveld. They are nocturnal and one of a very few animals that feeds on Renosterbos (Elytropappus rhinoceratus). The male’s body is converted in such a way that it can inflate it with air, so as to amplify the tone of it’s call. The call can […]

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November 13, 2015
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Gondwana Wins as Luxury Eco Safari Resort – World Luxury hotel Awards 2015

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Gondwana Game Reserve was recently awarded a World Luxury Hotel Award in the category: Luxury Eco Safari Resort  The World Luxury Hotel Awards is a recognized global organization providing luxury hotels with recognition for their world class facilities and service excellence provided to guests.  The World Luxury Hotel Awards aim to encourage and raise service standards within […]

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November 9, 2015
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Red chested cuckoo

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The red chested cuckoo currently contributes to the melody heard on gondwana game reserve. The distintive trisyllabic “wip-wip-weeu” call can be endlessly repeated for hours, by day and night. It’s Afrikaans name, Piet-my-vrou, is an apt rendition of this call. There are many interesting facts about this cuckoo. It generally lives in forests, closed woodlands, open […]

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October 12, 2015
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The “Rooikat” on the Road

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On 25 August 2015, at the crack of dawn, we were slowly driving down the meandering road that would eventually lead us to the Nauga Valley. The Fynbos vegetation was growing thick and tall on both sides of the road. Suddenly the road curved to the right and as we came around a corner we spotted […]

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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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