Ranger Diaries

February 22, 2016
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Live the safari life at Gondwana’s private residences

It’s one thing to enjoy a safari while on holiday, but it’s quite another to live the lifestyle every day. With Gondwana Game Reserve’s private residences, game reserve living can easily become a reality. With one hectare private home sites available from R800 000 and fully furnished deluxe bush villas from R4 000 000, there are numerous investment opportunities. […]

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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

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?

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!

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 9, 2015
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Red chested cuckoo

The red chested cuckoo currently contributes to the melody heard on gondwana game reserve. The distintive trisyllabic “wip-wip-weeu” call can be endlessly repeated for hours, by day and night. It’s Afrikaans name, Piet-my-vrou, is an apt rendition of this call. There are many interesting facts about this cuckoo. It generally lives in forests, closed woodlands, open […]

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October 12, 2015
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The “Rooikat” on the Road

caracal at Gondwana

On 25 August 2015, at the crack of dawn, we were slowly driving down the meandering road that would eventually lead us to the Nauga Valley. The Fynbos vegetation was growing thick and tall on both sides of the road. Suddenly the road curved to the right and as we came around a corner we spotted […]

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