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February 5, 2016
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The Best of Beach and Bush

Best Of Beach and Bush Ad

Enjoy the best of bush and beach between April and September 2016 with Gondwana Game Reserve A Big 5 Safari Experience at Gondwana Game Reserve, just four hours out of Cape Town, makes for a phenomenal holiday. Throw in three nights at The Rex Hotel in Knysna, surrounded by exquisite beaches and forests, and it promises to be the […]

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February 5, 2016

Heavy Breathing

I had heard it on previous nights; an ominous noise in the background of my world. It made the hair stand up on the back of my neck. There was some deeply ingrained primal fear as I lay in the dark and listened. But until this night it had been, somehow, at a distance. Over there. Not imminently threatening. Tonight it had changed. It was in my roo
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February 3, 2016
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Grey Elephant Turned Red

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On a blistering summers day with temperatures reaching  40 degrees Celsius, even the animals take strain. Most animals will seek shade, moisture and or mud to assist in cooling their bodies down and to get some form of protection from irritating insects.   on one such scorcher of a day, the Gondwana Elephant herd moved to the nearest […]

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January 20, 2016
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Spotted eagle owl, ‘spotted’ In broad daylight.

Owls are not often seen hunting in the daylight, they prefer to hunt at night when their vision is up to six times better than that of their prey. Most predators prefer to hunt when the sun has set, since their preys’ vision becomes impaired. A recent study concluded that owls also use sound to detect prey in […]

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December 24, 2015
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Countdown to Christmas Daily Special #1

STAY 2 and ONLY PAY FOR 1! – Book a 2 night stay between 1 May and 30 September 2016 and receive the 2nd night Free of charge #C2C1-stay2pay1.To Book email reservations@gondwanagr.co.za or call 021 555 0807 using code #C2C1-stay2pay1. T&C’s apply In the spirit of giving we have extended this special to be bookable until […]

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December 23, 2015

Countdown to Christmas Special #2

Book TODAY to stay between 1 May and 30 September 2016.All children under 12 stay Free when booking today only. To Book email reservations@gondwanagr.co.za or call 021 555 0807 using code #C2C2-KIDSFREE. T&C’s apply
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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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