Wildlife Corner

December 6, 2019

260 Animals Released onto the Reserve and New Baby Rhino and Hippo Born this Year!

A herd of 20 buffalo and a tower of 10 giraffe were released onto the Reserve this year as well as large numbers of Red Hartebeest, Wildebeest, Impala, and Springbok.  We also introduced endangered Cape Mountain Zebra and Sable into our protected endangered species area on the Reserve.  The newcomers are settling in nicely and Gondwana
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August 30, 2019
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Mamma Sunbirds Wear Camo

Sunbirds: Birds have various family structures including single parenting, monogamous families and polygamy (many females) and polyandry (many males) families. Most bird species are monogamous where the male and female share nesting and parenting responsibilities relatively equally. Usually, these bird couples look pretty much the same, since they need to spend less time and energy attracting […]

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August 20, 2019
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The Queen Bee

Bee in Fynbos

Extraordinary Queen Bee Each bee colony consists of one queen bee that rules over her female workers and drones/honey bees (male bees).  The queen bee has a very important role to play. She needs to ensure that her colony builds a hive that is strong and well ventilated. The colony also needs to forage for food, take care of the […]

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October 9, 2015
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Sunbird Family of Lehele Lodge

Sunbird Fledgings on Gondwana

Gondwana’s landscape comprises of open grass plains and plateaus, wetlands, rolling fynbos, renosterveld hills, riverine and sub-tropical thicket valleys and cliff faces. The array of vegetation types allows for a variety of bird species. One of the many bird species found on Gondwana is the gorgeous Malachite Sunbird. This large sunbird is found in hilly fynbos including […]

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September 9, 2015
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The Very Strong Dung Beetle

dung beetle

Dung beetles are some of the most amazing insects out here in the bush! We have been experiencing some very warm weather at Gondwana Game Reserve lately and with this have noticed many signs of dungbeetles. Dung beetles (coprophages, which means faeces eaters – although some do feed on mushrooms and rotting vegetation), are the clean-up crew of nature. […]

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October 9, 2014

Gondwana introduces 800 new animals including an additional family herd of 5 elephant!

Elephant herd - new on Gondwana Garden Route, South Africa: South Africa’s biggest reserve in the Southern Cape, the 11,000 hectare Gondwana Game Reserve has kicked off the summer season with a bang with many exciting wildlife introductions taking place recently. Herds of Eland and Gemsbok have already arrived as well as hundreds of Blue Wildebeest, Springbok, Red Hartebeest
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August 12, 2014

Gondwana Celebrates World Elephant Day

World Elephant Day - Gondwana Game Reserve Gondwana celebrates World Elephant Day today and recognizes the impact it's herd has had on the Southern Cape.  Its elephant herd was established from 4 adult individuals who came from some form of confinement or limited space and needed to be released into a larger area allowing them to roam free, forage and interact naturally.  Gondwana has pro
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June 22, 2014

Gondwana to Introduce 800 New Animals this Year

Red Hartebees - Gondwana Game Reserve Gondwana has kicked off with a bang this game capture season with many exciting wildlife introductions taking place.   Herds of Eland and Gemsbok have already arrived with hundreds of Blue Wildebeest, Springbok, Red Hartebeest and Waterbuck to set hoof on the reserve in June and July!  These introductions will take Gondwana Game Reserve's wildl
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December 10, 2013

Gondwana Joins Africa Live App

Gondwana africa live Africa Live helps you find and share real-time African animal sightings on your phone or tablet as well as generate data for conservation.The live safari sightings map shows you what animals are near you right now and allows you to easily and immediately share your sightings with people around the world. It is a must-have for any African safari, an
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October 7, 2013

Big Bird in Africa

Secretary Bird at Gondwana A large and distinctive bird of prey, the secretary bird is said to take its name from the elongated distinguishing feathers on the back of its neck. These spatula shaped feathers are believed to give the secretary bird the appearance of an old-fashioned secretary who would carry quill-pens tucked behind the ears. More recently, scientists believe
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