Gondwana Lodge offers a private location in the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. Overlooking Bellair Dam and resembling a typical thatched Karoo homestead, offering 12 luxury suites, each with endless views over the plains, Anysberg mountains and beyond.
Gondwana Lodge Highlights
Gondwana Lodge offers a private location in the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve situated at the foot of the Warmwaterberg, in the heart of the Little Karoo on the famous Route 62 in the Western Cape. Sanbona Wildlife Reserve consists of 54 000 hectares of rolling mountains and plains, indigenous fauna and flora, rock formations and rock art, a combination that makes this destination an experience of a lifetime.
- Children of all ages will be entertained with an exciting "Kids on Safari” program.
- Relaxation Retreat with 2 therapy rooms and steam room.
- Game drives, nature walks, birdwatching, star-gazing, rock-art and formations.
Gondwana Lodge Nature Activities
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve consists of 54 000 hectares of rolling mountains and indigenous fauna and flora. Qualified rangers will accompany guests on game drives conducted in open 4x4 landrovers. During the drive, be it in the early morning or for sundowners, various species of plants, animals, big game and birds can be seen. Sundowner evening drives offer spectacular displays of light as the evening sun sets over the Little Karoo. Returning to the Lodge, nocturnal animals can often be seen. Animals to look out for at Sanbona include white lion, elephant, cheetah, buffalo, black rhino, leopard, wildebeest, brown hyena, hippo, zebra, ostrich, springbok, kudu, red hartebeest, and many other antelope. Other activities include guided nature walks, photography, bird-watching, rock formations and features, trout fishing, a Wellness Centre, and spectacular star gazing.
De Hoop Nature Reserve
Few other reserves offer as complete an outdoor experience as De Hoop with the sea, sand dunes, the vlei, rare fynbos plants, diverse antelope and the Potberg Mountains, which are home to a colony of endangered Cape vultures. Hikers and cyclists have close-up encounters with bontebok, Cape mountain zebra, eland, baboons and ostrich. Activities are diverse and guests choose between various day walks through the rich fynbos plains or along the deserted coastline or mountain biking along the many gravel roads or scenic game drives.
Enjoy a spectacular and exclusive break in the Cape Winelands staying at 5 Star lodges nestled at the foot of the mountains. Taste wine, indulge your taste buds in the gourmet capital of Franschhoek and soak up the luxury of this perfectly elite Cape Winelands itinerary.