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Gondwana Game Reserve

Mountain hotel with spa, near Gondwana Game Reserve

  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

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  • Great game lodge that is in driving distance from Cape Town. All big 5 can be seen free…

    Feb 8, 2021

  • We stayed in one of the Kwena huts which was very fitting as part of the game reserve…

    Mar 17, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 28 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 3 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Free children's club

For families

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's club (free)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer

What’s around

  • Gondwana Game Reserve - 1 min walk
  • Dias Museum - 18.9 mi / 30.3 km
  • Santos Beach - 18.9 mi / 30.4 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Fynbos Villa 2 Bedroom
  • 4 Bedroom Bush Villa
  • Fynbos Villa 3 bed
  • Luxury Villa (Ulubisi)
  • Kwena Lodge room double
  • 3 Bedroom Bush Villa
  • Pioneer Trail Tent Twin
  • Tented Eco Camp Twin Tent
  • Luxury Tent
  • Kwena Lodge Room twin


  • Gondwana Game Reserve - 1 min walk
  • Dias Museum - 18.9 mi / 30.3 km
  • Santos Beach - 18.9 mi / 30.4 km

What’s around


  • Gondwana Game Reserve - 1 min walk
  • Dias Museum - 18.9 mi / 30.3 km
  • Santos Beach - 18.9 mi / 30.4 km

Getting around

  • George (GRJ) - 56 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 28 rooms


  • Check-in time 1:00 PM-4:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 4:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Up to 2 children (5 years old and younger) stay free, per registered adult, when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting/childcare*
  • Free children's club


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
  • Free uncovered onsite valet parking
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • Children's club (free)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast daily
  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Free bicycles on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Mountain biking on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 5380
  • Conference space size (meters) - 500
  • One meeting room
  • Conference center


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Number of buildings/towers - 31
  • Year Built - 2010
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas


  • Handrails in stairways

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

All inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Gondwana Game Reserve are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).
Gratuities and taxes
Taxes are included.
Activities and facilities/equipment
Land activities
  • Bicycling
  • Kids club

Not included
  • Minibar
  • Childcare
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Gratuities


Tented Bush Spa has 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

The spa is open daily.


Safari Lodge Dining room - This poolside restaurant specializes in African cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.


On Site

  • Free bicycles on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Mountain biking on site


  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Small print

Also known as

  • Gondwana Game
  • Gondwana Game Reserve
  • Gondwana Game Reserve Hotel
  • Gondwana Game Reserve Hotel Mossel Bay
  • Gondwana Game Reserve Mossel Bay
  • Gondwana Reserve
  • Gondwana Game Reserve Hotel
  • Gondwana Game Reserve Mossel Bay
  • Gondwana Game Reserve Hotel Mossel Bay

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 1500 per person (one-way)


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds.

This property uses solar energy.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global).

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: ZAR 350 per person, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Gondwana Game Reserve does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
  • Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining, African cuisine, and pool views.
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 1500 per person one-way.
  • Have fun with onsite activities like mountain biking, fishing, and hiking. Additional recreation onsite includes game viewing, a wildlife and game drive, and a safari. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. Gondwana Game Reserve also has 2 bars and spa services, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    What an incredible game drive and location. It is about 4 hours from Cape Town. The daily views are incredible. They have lots of animals and they go out of their way to show you all of them. The game drive staff are very knowledgeable and the game drives are very very interesting. Would highly recommend!!!

    Val, 3 night romance trip, Mar 9, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful game reserve with lots of animals and wonderful fijnbos scenery. This is not "a zoo" where numerous cars cue for the elephant or lion, they have a clear policy about exclusivity and respect for the animals and environment. The Fijnbos cottage was luxurious and well equipped. Please note you can enjoy lunch at the restaurant on your day of arrival (check in at 14 pm) so don't grab something on your way to the lodge. Although the food and service at the restaurant is good, I expected a bit more. Several wines were not available, the braai at the cottage is rather limited in the choice of dishes and ingredients. However, our main reason for booking Gondwana was enjoying nature and wildlife and that was a promise they kept

    BAJ, 2 night family trip, Feb 29, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Highlight of our trip. Staying in the kwena lodges is key. Beautiful setting, staff, and experience

    Sarah, 1 night romance trip, Jan 26, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor

    The hotel and the staff were good except that they have lost one of our bags contains important personality such as a laptop. They moved our luggage to the room, so we reported to the front desk that one of our bags was missing. They said they checked with all the guests to see if they have the bag delivered to them by mistake, but as they told me they did not find anything. Also, they said they checked with the one who brought our luggage to the room but ignored seeing the missing bag. The staff started to blame the pervious hotel even we were sure that the bag was with us when we checked-in this hotel. The next morning, staff were concern about that issue, and they took a written statement about what happened. We then checked-out of the reserve and go from there sadly. About one hour later, they called me saying that they have found the bag. We were nearby and told the one who called me to meet him at the gate of the reserve despite the fact that he offered to meet us at the main road. When we go to the gate we found the bag with the security there. He did not know anything about the incident when we asked him how did they find the bag and how did such a thing happened. Unfortunately, they did not explain to us how did they find it. They did not even apologized for such a horrible action. I really recommend anyone who plan to stay in this reserve is to KEEP YOUR EYES ON YOUR STUFF. Also, if you are in romantic or relaxation time I suggest you to find another great reserves.

    1 night romance trip, Nov 4, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    The Gondwana Game Reserve is paradise and very suitable for family and/or couples.

    2 night family trip, Aug 4, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Gondwana provided excellent guided safari's (two per day) with knowledgeable staff. Very relaxing when not on safari, since we could sit in front of our individual "hut" and admire the landscape. No distractions from TV! Warning: Since lions prowl around the accommodation huts, do NOT venture outside once escorted to your hut. On our first night lions were present at the accommodation, which can be a bit scary, although no holiday makers have died at the resort to my knowledge. Also, be warned that there is at least 4km of non-tarmac roads which are okay for 4 x 4s but require great care with normal cars. If you follow the sat nav then you add a further 5km of dirt roads!

    2 night romance trip, May 5, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The beehive bungalows are spacious and well appointed although the lighting in the bathroom could be brighter. Staff are excellent especially Vital who is outstanding ! The food is delicious as well as plentiful and varied. Game Ranger Lizanne was most knowledgeable and generous with her stops for photos. The terrain is unusual for a Game Reserve in that the flora is a feast for the eyes.... anyone who has not seen South African wild flowers in bloom will be bowled over!

    2 night trip with friends, May 5, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We LOVE Gondwana. From check in, to the game drives, to our lodge and our WONDERFUL guide, Felix, and of course the animals, Gondwana blew expectations out of the park. Will definitely return. We had such a magical and unforgettable adventure. Our guide, Felix, was super knowledgeable and has an innate passion for animals. We loved everything about Gondwana!

    2 night trip with friends, Apr 14, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    the best

    The best game reserve i have been to so far and i have been to many. well worth it .Guides are fantastic and informative

    luiz, 3 night trip with friends, Mar 25, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    There for just one night, so the drives were the priority. Excellent guide for both drives.

    1 night trip, Jan 30, 2019

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