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December 10, 2013

Happy Trails

Gondwana Hiking The newly established Quagga Hiking Trail is now open to guests to meander and explore the fynbos clad valleys in the 1200 hectare predator free area of Gondwana Game Reserve. Hikers can now amble on foot and see the many treasures on the reserve with points of interest signposted. The trail traverses an area rich in biodiversity that is largely in
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December 10, 2013

Gondwana Joins Africa Live App

Gondwana africa live Africa Live helps you find and share real-time African animal sightings on your phone or tablet as well as generate data for conservation.The live safari sightings map shows you what animals are near you right now and allows you to easily and immediately share your sightings with people around the world. It is a must-have for any African safari, an
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December 10, 2013

A Cracker of a year for Wildlife

Cape Mountain Zebra Calf born on Gondwana As 2013 comes to a close, we are able to look back on the past year with smiles on our faces, love in our hearts and a little mud on our hiking boots...The year began with a BANG as we welcomed our third buffalo calf into the Gondwana herd, just after our first elephant calf was born on Christmas Day 2012, not to be outdone by three more lion cub
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October 25, 2013

Gondwana Game Reserve’s chef sees the bigger picture

  True to country life, Gondwana Game Reserve’s recently-appointed chef, Christo Nortier, believes in fresh, natural food; and in supporting local, organic farmers - those practicing sustainable agriculture. “Balance in life, nature and food is difficult to maintain yet worth the effort,” he says. “I want Gondwana to be a pos
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October 7, 2013

Big Bird in Africa

Secretary Bird at Gondwana A large and distinctive bird of prey, the secretary bird is said to take its name from the elongated distinguishing feathers on the back of its neck. These spatula shaped feathers are believed to give the secretary bird the appearance of an old-fashioned secretary who would carry quill-pens tucked behind the ears. More recently, scientists believe
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September 30, 2013

The Elusive Cape Leopard

Cape Leopard Elusive and mysterious, this shadow-walking predator is just one of the species which reside on Gondwana Game Reserve. occupy a home range of between 120-250km2 and despite what many believe, Cape Leopards do not only prowl caves but rather find appropriate areas to rest as they move. Preying upon dassies, small antelope and mice, the Cape Leopard
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September 26, 2013

Endangered Bontebok

Gondwana Bontebok One of the rarest antelope species in Southern Africa has found sanctuary on the plains of Gondwana Game Reserve. The handsome bontebok antelope naturally occur only in a little stretch along the southern coast of South Africa namely the Cape Floristic Region. Bontebok were hunted so extensively in the early 1800s by colonists that only 22 individu
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August 14, 2013

Babymoon at Gondwana Game Reserve

Enjoy one last indulgent getaway … Just the two of you at Gondwana Game Reserve The nursery is ready, the essentials have been bought and your cupboards are spilling over with nappies … and now the wait begins. Why not spend the last days as a twosome in a beautiful setting promising serenity and tranquility. There is nothing like a babymoon – one last interlude of utter indulgence – and Gondwana Game Reserve is the i
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July 30, 2013

Becoming a Junior Ranger on Gondwana Game Reserve

Fishing Junior Ranger Lily Joubert had the most fun taking part in the Junior Ranger Experience. On the first day we set out picking unique fynbos flowers for her Mom Jackie who had to stay at the Bush Villa with the little one. During the experience she learned about the relationships between sunbirds and the F ynbos flowers and how all the little creatures are depend
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