The Best of Beach and Bush

February 5, 2016
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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 vacation of a lifetime.

kwena lodge pool scene

Gondwana Game Reserve, an 11 000 hectare private game reserve on the Garden Route and the only fynbos reserve in the world where the Big Five roam freely, has teamed up with The Rex Hotel in Knysna to offer guests an incredibly good value holiday package with minimal travel required. The special offer, valid between April and September 2016, is as follows:A 6-night package with three nights at Gondwana Game Reserve and three nights at The Rex Hotel for R6 720 (per person sharing) or R9 810 (single). The Gondwana Game Reserve package includes three gourmet meals and two game drives daily and The Rex package is on a B&B basis in a Luxury Studio Apartment. Families are also welcome, with children under 6 staying complimentary and children under 12 enjoying 6 nights for only R2850 each.While staying at Gondwana guests can expect incredible game viewing in a spectacular setting – the free-roaming Big 5, as well as 16 antelope species and 17 carnivore species all call the reserve home, not to mention remarkable birdlife and fynbos. Apart from game drives, visitors can hike, mountain bike, lounge at the pool, or relax with a spa treatment. For the younger visitors, there is also the Junior Rangers programme, where kids will be taught how to identify mammals, birds, fynbos species, and even stars. They will gain a greater understanding of conservation and the precious eco system they live. In terms of dining, visitors can look forward to exceptional locally sourced cuisine, prepared passionately – guests will enjoy lazy boma breakfasts after an exhilarating morning game drive, elegant lodge dinners al fresco, romantic picnics or family fishing excursions, and scenic sundowners throughout their stay – all of which promise an experience unlike any other.


The Rex Hotel combines urban-style accommodation with superior service in one of the Western Cape’s most beautiful locations, Knysna. Guests can expect comfortable, modern accommodation, superb cuisine and the perfect base from which to explore the charming town of Knysna and its beaches, forests, markets and restaurants.


If this sounds like the perfect mid-year escape, book now to avoid disappointment, as space is limited. All bookings should be made through Gondwana Game Reserve and this special offer is subject to availability at both properties.

For more information or for any reservation enquiries please contact Gondwana Game Reserve by telephone on +27 21 555 0807 or by email on reservations@gondwanagr.co.za or visit www.gondwanagr.co.za

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Notes to Editor:

The 11 000 hectare Gondwana Game Reserve is situated 25 minutes outside the coastal town of Mossel Bay and a mere four hours’ drive from Cape Town. George Domestic Airport is only a 45-minute drive from the game reserve (transfers provided) with daily flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town International airports. As a Garden Route game reserve, Gondwana shares the route’s idyllic climate, second most moderate in the world, is malaria-free and it’s the only reserve in the Southern Cape offering prime year round game viewing of free roaming Big Five animals.