Gondwana Lodge, named after the breakaway supercontinent, is a fantastic family destination. This luxury lodge is set in the spacious Sanbona Wildlife Reserve in South Africa’s Garden Route region and offers comfortable, relaxed accommodation for those looking for a special African safari experience.
The twelve luxury suites of this thatched Karoo homestead look out over the lawns, plains, Bellair Dam and onto the Anysberg Mountains setting the scene for a relaxing break. Gondwana takes a special effort to ensure that children have a fantastic safari experience by offering a tailored ‘Kids on Safari’ programme as well as a host of other social and sporting activities. The lodge is fenced off from free-roaming animals so is completely secure for children.
Sanbona is home to the only free-roaming white lions in the world as well as host of Africa’s main wildlife attractions such as leopard, cheetah, elephant, giraffe as well as elephant and buffalo. Your days and nights will pass in a blur of fun activities such as game drives, guided walks, tutored stargazing and superlative meals.
A good overview of the location, type of game viewing, facilities and experience to be had at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve near Cape Town.Play Video
United States wildlife personality Jack Hanna recently spent some time with his family at Sanbona. In this short video he introduces the reserve and gives an overview of the type of experience you can expect.Play Video
The twelve rooms or suites at this luxury lodge are divided into eight with king beds and the remaining four with twin beds. It is possible to book interleading rooms if you are travelling in a group or as a family. Delivering luxury at every turn, Gondwana’s rooms are all en-suite with private patio’s and balconies. Rooms, all with wireless Internet access, have been decorated stylishly to reflect the natural hues and feeling of the surrounding landscapes. Your every comfort is assured with air conditioning, underfloor heating as well as in-room safes and tea/coffee facilities.
While you relax in the bar or lounge around the fireplace with a drink or a book, your children will be delighted by the playroom with its own TV and selection of books, DVD’s and puzzles. Buy a memento of your trip at the gift boutique and make full use of this luxury lodge’s other facilities such as the swimming pool (with a shallow area for children), the spa and relaxation space including a steam room.
This lodge has been approved by the Green Leaf Environmental Standard.
Gondwana Lodge is located along the R62 route which wanders through South Africa’s beautiful Klein Karoo region. It is set on the expansive Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, only three hours drive from Cape Town between the small towns of Montague and Barrydale.
The hotels were too fabulous for words— Ruth Bridges
You made our trip marvelous and memorable!— Pete Spano
MOST magical and special birthday trip!— John Zaller, USA