Ranger Diaries

March 12, 2018

Wildlife update with Jono Berry (Conservation and sustainability Manager)

Photo credits: Zebra - Magdelene, Rainbow - PierreGondwana has enjoyed some lovely rain in January with over 94 mm falling at Lehele and an additional 15mm in February. This is up to three times the figure of neighbouring farmers in the area. The rainfall has provided a fantastic green flush of grass for the grazers.There has been a lot happening w
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March 12, 2018

Radio Jargon at Gondwana

Whilst out on game drive in many reserves in South Africa, there is another language that comes into play between field guides over their radio network. This radio jargon has evolved over time derived mostly from local African languages to allow the field guides to discuss sightings and updates . There is no translation app or google connection to
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February 7, 2018

Snap Shot Safari Website Launches

 We are pleased to be a part of SnapshotSafari, an international camera trap survey that looks to citizen scientists to classify wildlife caught on camera. The website (www.snapshotsafari.org) officially launched today! You can explore Tanzania, Mozambique, and South Africa through camera-traps spread through the first six reserves. Over the n
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December 1, 2017

The Cape Sugarbird

The Cape Sugarbird is a common sight, seen fluttering above the Fynbos of Gondwana Game Reserve. Not only does this bird signify one of the Magnificent 8 birds in this region (which are sought after by bird watchers across the world) but it also has many interesting characteristics.The sugarbirds are easily recognizable by a spot of yellow under
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December 1, 2017

Controlled Burning at Gondwana

 Why do we undertake controlled burning?Joe :  “We do controlled burning for two purposes. For the vegetation / conservation management of the reserve and for fire protection for all infrastructure. On the vegetation front, we know that Fynbos needs to burn approximately every seven years for regeneration purposes and some Fynbos can even
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October 26, 2017

Stay in Style this summer at Ulubisi House and SAVE 20%

Imagine a luxuriously spacious and stylish African villa with your own Field Guide, Chef and Butler situated in a private Big 5 game reserve. Save 20 % when you book your luxury stay at Ulubisi House. Valid 1 Nov - 15 Dec 2017What’s IncludedLuxury accommodation for up to 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 childrenPool and Jacuzzi/hot tub with extensive
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July 25, 2017

GCF, Riding to Save Rhino

 In under a decade, 7 134 rhino have been killed in South Africa alone.Once again, the Gondwana team will be riding the Cape Pioneer Trek, presented by Biogen, presented by Biogen, to raise funds to continue the fight against rhino poaching in South Africa. Our team this year consists of Devon Naude and Tristan Sandwith from Table Mountain Bikers
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June 20, 2017

Luxe For Less – Ulubisi House Winter Retreat

Imagine a luxuriously spacious and stylish African villa with your own Field Guide, Chef and Butler situated in a private Big 5 game reserve. Save 30 % when you book your luxury stay at Ulubisi House this winter! Valid until Sept 30, 2017.What’s IncludedLuxury accommodation for up to 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 childrenPool and Jacuzzi/hot tub wi
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March 31, 2017

The Best of Beach and Bush Special Offer

Enjoy a 6 night Garden Route Package 3 nights at Gondwana Game Reserve & 3 Nights at the Rex Hotel in Knysna Gondwana’s package includes luxury safari suites, 3 gourmet meals and 2 game drives daily The Rex’s package is on a B&B basis in a luxury studio apartment with complimentary mountain bike hire. Only R7 770 per adult sharing for t
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