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Overview of Gondwana Game Reserve

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Fishing
Fishing
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
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Gondwana Game Reserve

5 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • All-inclusive
  • Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationLangeberg Mall28 min drive
    Popular LocationHartenbos Seefront30 min drive
    Popular LocationGourits River Bridge31 min drive
    AirportGeorge (GRJ)56 min drive

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About this area

Mossel Bay

Located in Mossel Bay, Gondwana Game Reserve is in a rural area and next to a golf course. Travellers 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 snorkelling nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with ziplining.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Resort - 27 min drive
  • Langeberg Mall - 28 min drive
  • Hartenbos Seefront - 30 min drive
  • Gourits River Bridge - 31 min drive
  • Santos Beach - 32 min drive

Getting around

  • George (GRJ) - 56 min drive

Restaurants

  • Safari Lodge Dining room — 1 min walk

About this property

Gondwana Game Reserve

5-star, family-friendly hotel, walk to Gondwana Game Reserve
3 restaurants, 2 outdoor pools and a full-service spa are available at this hotel. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free valet parking are also provided. Additionally, 2 bars/lounges, a conference centre and a complimentary children's club are on-site. All 28 rooms boast deep soaking bathtubs, and offer free WiFi and sitting areas. Other amenities available to guests include fridges, minibars and premium bedding.
Gondwana Game Reserve offers 28 forms of accommodation with minibars and a safe. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas. Beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. Full-sized fridge/freezers and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a deep soaking bath and a rainfall showerhead. Bathrooms are also outfitted with bathrobes, designer toiletries and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and blackout curtains. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

Guests can experience the thrill of a safari, and take advantage of complimentary bicycles. 2 outdoor swimming pools are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

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.

All-inclusive details

All-inclusive room rates at Gondwana Game Reserve are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Taxes are included.

Food and beverages

Number or type of beverages limited at one or more venues

Land activities

Cycling
Children's club

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

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 or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (third-party expert - Global)

Check-in

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

Safety measures

Gives staff 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 sanitiser 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 public transport

  • Free uncovered self-parking on site
  • Free uncovered valet parking on site
  • 24-hour return 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 a common area

Things to do

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

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's games
  • Free children's club
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Free supervised childcare/activities
  • Full-sized fridge
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Conference centre (5380 square feet of space)
  • A meeting room

Outdoors

  • Firepit
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sunloungers
  • 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 any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Well-lit path to entrance

More

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

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down duvet
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

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

Food and drink

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

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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Policies

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

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children aged 5 years old and younger stay free per registered adult when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

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

  • Resort fee: ZAR 350 per person, per stay

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

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • 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 cots/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

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties
This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
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
Up to 2 children aged 5 years old and younger stay free per registered adult when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
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

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4.7
Exceptional
Rating 5 - Excellent. 101 out of 127 reviews
5 - Excellent 80%
Rating 4 - Good. 18 out of 127 reviews
4 - Good 14%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 127 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 127 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 127 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.7/5

Staff & service

4.8/5

Amenities

4.7/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

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

Travelled with family, Travelled with partner, Travelled with group
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

Travelled 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

Travelled 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

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service
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.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019