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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

New Dining Area - Gondwana

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

Scorpius

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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July 6, 2015
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Scorpius Constellation

Scorpius

The most prominent constellation in the night sky over Gondwana at the moment 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 […]

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June 29, 2015
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Spotted Eagle Owl

Spotted Eagle Owl at Gondwana

I heard a beautiful bird call at Kwena lodge recently and after following the sound I managed to spot this majestic silent hunter, The Spotted Eagle Owl. Hunting usually starts at dusk after a couple of hooting calls. They feed on mammals from small rodents and shrews up to the size of hares to birds, reptiles, frogs, […]

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June 23, 2015
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Autopsy of an Animal Carcass

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Ever stumbled across a carcass that has been lying concealed in a thick bush and wondered what the story behind it is? Look at the picture again and see how it unfolds… Just by first glance at the carcass, we can already say a lot. 1. No skull present This might have been taken away […]

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June 19, 2015
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Conglomerate Rock on Gondwana

Conglomerate Rock

Conglomerate is a sedimentary rock that contains large (greater than two millimeters in diameter) rounded clasts. The space between the clasts is generally filled with smaller particles and/or a chemical cement that binds the rock together. Conglomerate can have a variety of compositions. Conglomerate forms where a sediment of rounded clasts at least two millimeters in diameter […]

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June 8, 2015
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Paper Wasps

Paper Wasps

Paper wasps are a social species that build paper like celled beats from wood pulp and saliva. These are attached to a sheltered overhang by a tough stalk of fibre coated in ant repellent. A fertilised female or queen begins the construction and is then joined by other females who form a small colony. The […]

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