Ranger Diaries

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

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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 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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July 6, 2015
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Scorpius Constellation

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The most prominent constellation in the night sky over Gondwana is arguably that of Scorpius. Scorpius is also one of the constellations where one does not need a lot of imagination to see the scorpion in the sky. It consists of 17 stars with Antares being the brightest. Antares is about 520 light years away from us […]

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