Mini-Moon Romance at Gondwana

July 9, 2013

Relax, unwind, and restore … 

A blissful African mini moon like no other

Planning a wedding is a stressful and often an expensive affair and when the big day draws to an end, there is often little budget left over or little time off to plan the big 2-week European honeymoon. It’s in this swirl of tulle and confetti that a new trend for urbanite couples has emerged – the ‘Mini Moon’. Mini Moons are usually enjoyed over a few days at a local destination that requires a self-drive option or a quick flight. Less travelling time also means more enjoyment at the actual destination of choice.

This type of getaway for romance is fast becoming more and more popular in South Africa, thanks to our diverse landscape and travel opportunities. And nothing says romance and luxury like the beautiful Gondwana Game Reserve. Situated in the picturesque Garden Route, Gondwana is a private game reserve, and the only fynbos reserve in the world home to free roaming Big Five game.  Gondwana offers a starry-eyed destination like none other. Think luxurious accommodation, an inspiring mountain setting, expert rangers, warm service, dreamy sunsets and Five Star luxury, and of course … all the romance in the world.

Gondwana Game Reserve offers a diverse selection of luxury safari lodge accommodation from romantic private suites to exclusive use villas. The honeymoon suite at Gondwana’s Kwena Lodge is a private, romantic and luxurious retreat. Beautiful soft furnishings, first class amenities, bathrooms to die for and four poster beds with soft hanging fabrics … throw in spectacular views from every corner and you may never leave your room.

However, if you can pull yourself away, enjoy a relaxing and indulgent spa treatment in African style at the Gondwana Spa and soak in the warm and nurturing qualities of the luxurious Africology product range, which makes use of South Africa’s indigenous plants. With true romance in mind, experience a treatment together in a double volume room or outside for a truly “au natural” experience. In addition, in room treatments for the ultimate in privacy and exclusivity are on request.

And when hunger calls, Chef Jakob Christoffel Nortier, known fondly as JC, is on hand to indulge all your senses with his wonderful creativity and fresh approach to gourmet cuisine. Experience bush breakfasts, evening boma barbecues, elegant lodge meals, romantic picnics, and scenic sundowner spots with gourmet treats as the sun dips behind the mountains. Gondwana Game Reserve also offers a number of wonderful activities including daily game drives and Big Five game viewing, golf safaris, birding, fynbos walks and much much more.

Mini Moon Package:

Prepare to be captivated and create memories of a lifetime thanks to your African mini moon at Gondwana, now only R9 000 for two people for three nights.

The romantic package includes

  • Three nights in the Honeymoon Suite at Kwena Lodge
  • Daily gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Complimentary sparkling wine on arrival.
  • Two game activities per day (morning /evening game drive or fynbos walk)
  • Private picnic lunch with guided fynbos Bush Walk.
  • A private breakfast on the last morning on your patio, as well as a romantic bush dinner experience.
  • Complimentary spa treatment voucher. (R250 per person per stay)
  • Special romantic turndowns to end off each day.

For all reservation enquiries please contact Gondwana Game Reserve by email at or by telephone on +27 (0)21 424 5430.

For any media enquiries, please contact Robyn Elford at Nicky Arthur PR by email at or by telephone at +27 (0)21 424 0384.