Gondwana Game Reserve

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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

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Gondwana Game Reserve

5.0 star property
Luxury hotel with 3 restaurants, near Gondwana Game Reserve

9.4/10 Exceptional

136 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Lounge area
The price is CA $665
Price available on 10/03/2022
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Heuningkip Farm, R327, Mossel Bay, Western Cape, 6500
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 3 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Free children's club
  • Free supervised childcare
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • In-room childcare
  • Conference center
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's club (free)
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

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About this area

Getting around

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

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

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

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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 28 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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

Required at check-in

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

Children

  • 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*
  • Free supervised childcare
  • Free children's club

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
  • Free uncovered onsite valet parking

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Private dining
  • Private picnics

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Free children's club
  • Free supervised childcare/activities
  • Children's menu
  • Children's games

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Safari
  • Fishing
  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Ziplining nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby

Working away

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

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Umbrellas
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • 31 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2010
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Communal living room
  • 18 holes of golf
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Full-service spa
  • Massage/treatment rooms

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Handrails in stairways
  • No elevator (single level property)
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Languages

  • Afrikaans
  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Free crib/infant bed

What to enjoy

  • Deck or patio
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • LED light bulbs
  • Recycling
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps

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.

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

Spa

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.

Dining

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.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: ZAR 400 per person, per stay

Optional extras

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

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • 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

Hygiene & cleanliness

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).

Policies

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.

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 accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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 offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Gondwana Game Reserve does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Gondwana Game Reserve?
As of 25 Sept 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Gondwana Game Reserve on 3 Oct 2022 start from CA $665, 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Gondwana Game Reserve?
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 staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Gondwana Game Reserve?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
Are pets allowed at Gondwana Game Reserve?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Gondwana Game Reserve?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Gondwana Game Reserve?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 1500 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Gondwana Game Reserve?
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.
What is there to do at Gondwana Game Reserve and nearby?
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.
Are there restaurants at or near Gondwana Game Reserve?
Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining, African cuisine, and pool views.
Does Gondwana Game Reserve have rooms with private spa tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep soaking bathtub.
Does Gondwana Game Reserve have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a deck or patio.
What's the area around Gondwana Game Reserve like?
Gondwana Game Reserve is located a short 1-minute walk from Gondwana Game Reserve. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings

9.4

Exceptional

9.6/10

Cleanliness

9.4/10

Staff & service

9.7/10

Amenities

9.5/10

Property conditions & facilities

10.0/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Lisa, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
Philip, 2-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Marko, 4-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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 🦁.
Axel, 2-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Highly recommend!
Wow, I want to go back. Absolutely amazing place, people and service.
Kristel, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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
Steven, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 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 family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 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
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Highlight of our trip. Staying in the kwena lodges is key. Beautiful setting, staff, and experience
Sarah, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review