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Luxury Villa (Ulubisi) | Premium bedding, down comforters, minibar, in-room safe
Fishing
Fishing
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of Gondwana Game Reserve

VIP Access

Gondwana Game Reserve

5.0 star property

4.7/5 Exceptional

Top rated for eco-friendliness (5.0/5)

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • All inclusive
  • Spa
Map
Heuningkip Farm, R327, Mossel Bay, Western Cape, 6500

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHartenbos Seefront30 min drive
  • Popular LocationGourits River Bridge31 min drive
  • Popular LocationLangeberg Mall37 min drive
  • AirportGeorge (GRJ)56 min drive
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Room options

About this area

Mossel Bay

Located in Mossel Bay, Gondwana Game Reserve is in a rural area and next to a golf course. Travelers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Dias Museum, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Gondwana Game Reserve and Santos Beach. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking, scuba diving, and snorkeling nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with ziplining.

What's nearby

  • Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Resort - 27 min drive
  • Diaz Beach - 29 min drive
  • Hartenbos Seefront - 30 min drive
  • Gourits River Bridge - 31 min drive
  • Langeberg Mall - 37 min drive

Getting around

  • George (GRJ) - 56 min drive

About this property

Gondwana Game Reserve

5-star luxury hotel adjacent to a golf course
Take advantage of free full breakfast, 18 holes of golf, and game and wildlife viewing at Gondwana Game Reserve. Adventurous travelers may like the hiking/biking and fishing at this hotel. Indulge in a body wrap, a hot stone massage, and a manicure/pedicure at Tented Bush Spa, the onsite spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 3 onsite restaurants, which feature African cuisine and a poolside location. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a roundtrip airport shuttle and a terrace.
Additional perks include:
  • 2 outdoor pools with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking and valet parking
  • Free bicycle rentals, a safari, and wedding services
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby, a gift shop, and a TV in the lobby
  • Guest reviews say good things about the dining options, helpful staff, and location
Room features
All 28 rooms have comforts such as premium bedding and laptop-friendly workspaces, in addition to perks like separate sitting areas and bathrobes.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Childcare services and free infant beds
  • Recycling and LED light bulbs
  • Rainfall showers, designer toiletries, and deep soaking tubs
  • Decks/patios, wardrobes/closets, and separate sitting areas

All inclusive details

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.

Food and beverages

À la carte meals and snacks included
Number or type of beverages limited at one or more venues

Land activities

Bicycling
Kids club

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Languages

Afrikaans, English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free uncovered self parking on site
  • Free uncovered valet parking on site
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 7 AM–10 AM
  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Restaurants on site

  • Safari Lodge Dining room

Things to do

  • 18 holes of golf
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Fishing
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Full-service spa
  • Game/wildlife drives
  • Game/wildlife viewing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Mountain biking
  • Private picnics
  • Safari

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's games
  • Free children's club
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Free supervised childcare
  • Full-sized refrigerator
  • In-room child care (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library

Guest services

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

Business services

  • Business center
  • Conference center (5380 square feet of space)
  • Meeting room

Outdoors

  • Firepit
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

  • 2 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Spa open daily

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Handrails in stairways
  • No elevator (single level property)
  • Well-lit path to entrance

More

  • Communal living room
  • Couples dining
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Romance packages available
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down comforter
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator

Outdoor space

  • Deck or patio

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • LED light bulbs
  • Local maps
  • Phone
  • Recycling
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Turndown service

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Check-in

90% of travelers were happy with check-in
Check-in from 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Late check-in subject to availability

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
If you are planning to arrive after 4:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
2 children, per adult, up to the age of 5 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: ZAR 400 per person, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 1500 per person (one-way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
This property uses solar energy
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
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
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
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
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is 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

Frequently asked questions

Does Gondwana Game Reserve have a pool?

Yes, this property has 2 outdoor pools.

How much does it cost to stay at Gondwana Game Reserve?

As of Oct 1, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Gondwana Game Reserve on Oct 13, 2022 start from $485.61, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Gondwana Game Reserve pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Gondwana Game Reserve?

Self parking and valet parking are free at this property.

What time is check-in at Gondwana Game Reserve?

Check-in is from 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Gondwana Game Reserve?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Does Gondwana Game Reserve provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of ZAR 1500 per person applies.

Are there all-inclusive benefits at Gondwana Game Reserve?

Some rate plans available at this property are all-inclusive.

Overall score and ratings

4.7

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 110 out of 136 reviews
5 - Excellent 81%
Rating 4 - Good. 18 out of 136 reviews
4 - Good 13%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 136 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 136 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 136 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.7/5

Staff & service

4.8/5

Amenities

4.7/5

Property conditions & facilities

5.0/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

Lisa
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Philip
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
An amazing stay, beautiful surroundings, abundant game, lovely food and great service. Everyone went out of their way to accommodate us, especially with a young child. Megan was an awesome driver and guide, very patient and informative. Overall, a magical experience and we have been on 6 previous safaris, this was by far the best. Our only complaint was the lack of air conditioning or even fans in our villa. It made sleeping well impossible and should be addressed. They could not locate fans and it is a hot climate with few windows that would open. Doors could not be left open due to free roaming wildlife.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Marko
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveler
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A very nice place to spend time for a day or two watching the animals in the forest in addition to the calm and nature, the staff are very excellent, the best time to visit them is during the summer when the temperatures are moderate and enjoy watching the animals during that time and enjoy the game drive.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Axel
Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Awesome luxury Safari
Great game lodge that is in driving distance from Cape Town. All big 5 can be seen free roaming at the reserve. Zebras were roaming right in front of our window one day. Incredible experience. We had Henning as our guide and he tried to find all the animals for us on the game drives. Sadly we were out of luck to spot the 🦁.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2021

5/5 Excellent

Kristel
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Highly recommend!
Wow, I want to go back. Absolutely amazing place, people and service.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2021

5/5 Excellent

Steven
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Two nights at Gondwana...A wonderful experience
We stayed in one of the Kwena huts which was very fitting as part of the game reserve experience. The hut was enclosed, so reasonably private, and overlooked two water holes. We saw a group of Cape Buffalos wander down to one of the water holes, munching on the vegetation on route. There were a three hour drive in the morning and evening. The reserve is vast but we saw plenty of wildlife thanks to our guide, Patrick’s, endeavours. Unfortunately, the lions were hiding on our drives, but others had seen them. Watching animals in their own free to wander environment was wonderful to see. We spent two nights at the reserve and enjoyed every minute
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Val, Charlotte, NC
Traveled with group, Traveled with partner, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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!!!
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

BAJ
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Sarah, Boston, Ma
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Highlight of our trip. Staying in the kwena lodges is key. Beautiful setting, staff, and experience
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020