Participants are loving the new Eco Camp Conservation Experience!

August 2, 2016

Gondwana’s New Tented Eco Camp receives rave reviews for the Hands-On Safari Experience it offers


Gondwana Game Reserve launched its tented Eco Camp just in time for the summer season, offering guests a tangible and authentic wildlife conservation experience, making it a holiday with a difference!

The 5-night or 3-night Eco Camp packages allow guests to participate in wildlife and veld management, learn important bush skills and interpretation, all while enjoying a Big 5 safari experience. 

This new offering has filled a gap in the safari market letting guests get a behind-the-scenes understanding of the conservation work that happens on a game reserve while still enjoying a relaxing and enriching holiday in nature.

Guests can’t say enough about their time at the Eco Camp! 

“We had such an incredible time at Eco Camp that we extended our stay! A truly unique and unbelievable experience with a fantastic bunch of passionate, fun and enthusiastic conservationists.  Learned soooo much, but also haven’t had such great fun in a long time. Our stomachs are sore from all the laughing! So apologies that we didn’t make it back to Cape Town as we extended our stay to continue to play our part in the war against the Wattles! Let me know how we can help to publicize this place more, it certainly deserves a lot of attention and we would love to spread the word for this new venture in any way we can.” – Sam


 “Brendon and Stevie were fantastic hosts (a real asset to our experience), who we miss dearly. Thank you to Gondwana Game Reserve, you have something truly special there. 10 out of 10 – wonderful!”

Thank you for the most wonderful few days at Eco-camp and for the opportunity to spend a couple of days completely undistracted with my family in nature. You have an amazing team running a truly special place and we all came away inspired, thrilled and very, very happy. There is nothing to beat family time in the bush in such a spectacular setting!”– David Farrell, Stellenbosch

“I just want to share this amazing feedback with you from my clients. I met the family yesterday. When they came towards me their eyes were shining and they all said: SUPER!  Listening to their stories and looking into their eyes, you have truly implemented an incredible conservation experience. They felt special compared to the “normal” safari guests, and had the feeling they got more inside information and were able to contribute. Thank you so much! I know you went the extra mile! This will come back 1000 times, I am sure.” – Sandra Claassen ~ Elela Africa


Gondwana’s owner Mark Rutherfoord is overwhelmed by the feedback the Eco Camp is receiving. “It has been a real privilege to see the realisation of this dream come to life, and I am humbled by how well the team is delivering this unique conservation experience.”  Beyond the wildlife interactions, the tented camp itself is anything but average – the tents are modern, eco-friendly and very comfortable. Each of the five tents provides single or double accommodation, with its own en-suite bathroom facilities, set on elevated decks overlooking a grass-covered riverbed. A wooden walkway over the riverbed links the accommodation to a main tent, which houses the lounge, dining spaces and kitchen area as well as a nearby relaxation area with a pool and hammocks. The entire camp runs on solar power and sources its water from a nearby perennial spring.

Gondwana is home to the free-roaming Big Five, 16 antelope species, 17 carnivore species, and endemic birdlife, as well as incredible indigenous Fynbos vegetation.   

Get in touch today to book an unparalleled, hands-on wildlife experience at Gondwana’s new Tented Eco Camp.

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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