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GONDWANA GAME RESERVE

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Gondwana Private Game Reserve provides an authentic African Safari Experience less than a four-hour drive from Cape Town along South Africa’s scenic Garden Route. The 11,000-hectare (26,000 acre) Private Game Park offers a distinctive and luxurious malaria-free Safari Holiday destination with free-roaming Big 5 Safari Animals. Herds of wildlife including eland, giraffe, hippo, gemsbok, cheetah and zebra can be seen in the majestic landscape with awe-inspiring views of the Langeberg and Outeniqua Mountains in every direction. Indigenous Fynbos vegetation cloaks the undulating valleys, adding vivid colour and interest to the wilderness experience. This exclusive Safari Park offers guests attentive service, fine African Cuisine, inspiring interiors, expert Game Rangers, and an array of activities including Big 5 Game Drives, Mountain Biking, Hikes and the popular Junior Ranger program. Take an active role in Wildlife Conservation and enroll in the Eco Camp Program when you visit Gondwana Private Game Reserve. Throughout this 6-day program you will engage in activities vital to ensuring the welfare of the wildlife in the Park. In addition, you will receive instruction in conservation from our expert Game Rangers, and experience guided Big 5 Game Drives.

For the avid birdwatcher, there is no other area in Africa like the Western Cape that offers such a high level of endemism in such an accessible setting. The province is well known among international and local birders alike for the remarkable array of birds that is found here and nowhere else in the world: a staggering 42 of South Africa’s 53 endemic bird species occur in the Western Cape.

The region offers a diverse range of habitats and is home to approximately 300 species of birds, making it an ideal destination for Garden Route bird watching. The reserve supports healthy populations of sought after endemics such as the Black Harrier, Protea Seedeater, Cape Siskin, Cape Sugarbird and Orange-breasted Sunbird. Gondwana’s landscape comprises of open grass plains and plateaus, wetlands, rolling fynbos, renosterveld clad hills, riverine and sub-tropical thicket valleys and cliff faces. The array of vegetation types allows for a variety of bird species. Bokmakierie, Denham's Bustard, Jackal Buzzard, Blue Crane, Verreaux’s Eagle, African Fish-Eagle, Cape Grassbird, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Common Ostrich, Secretarybird, African Stonechat and Malachite Sunbird are all prominent species on the reserve. Gondwana also serves as an ideal base from which to explore the birding delights in the surrounding areas. The Herbertsdale road, Langvlei and Voëlvlei, the Wilderness National Park and many more offer top class birding.