Mossel Bay luxury game reserve, Garden Route

From: ZAR1750 - AU$3250

per person

Full Board: R2400-R3250
Half Board: R1750-R2250
B&B & Game Drive: R1395-R1595
Accommodation Only: R700-R1000

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Mossel Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
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Mossel Bay luxury game reserve, Garden Route

Mossel Bay luxury game reserveThe private reserve is accessibly situated 25 minutes outside the charming coastal town of Mossel Bay and a mere four hours drive from Cape Town. George Domestic Airport is only a 45-minute drive from the game reserve (transfers provided). As a Garden Route game reserve, it shares the route’s idyllic climate and second most moderate in the world, and is Malaria-free, offering prime year round game viewing.


This Mossel Bay game reserve provides the perfect safari break for Cape Town visitors, offering a distinctive and luxurious malaria-free nature experience. Indigenous fynbos vegetation cloaks the undulating valleys, adding vivid colour and interest to a Big Five Safari experience with awe inspiring views of the Langeberg Mountains wherever you look.


Guests can look forward to attentive service, superb cuisine, luxury accommodation with inspiring interiors, expert game rangers and an array of activities including Africology spa treatments, and the popular Junior Ranger Program. World-class tourist facilities and attractions on the reserve’s doorstep include championship golf courses at Pinnacle Point, Pezula, Oubaai and Fancourt, great swimming and surfing beaches that offer a variety of activities, and the attractive coastal towns of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.



Kwena Lodge

Nov-Mar - Full Board: R3250, Half Board: R2250 (per person) 

Apr-Sep - Full Board: R2400, Half Board: R1750 (per person)

Children under 6 stay free. Children Rates apply for 6 - 11 years. 

Bush Villas

Nov-Mar - Full Board: R3250, Half Board: R2250,  B&B & Game Drive: R1595, 

Apr-Sep - Full Board: R2400, Half Board: R1750, B&B & Game Drive: R1395, 

Children under 6 stay free. Children Rates apply for 6 - 11 years.


Kwena Lodge Accommodation

A modern and luxurious twist on the traditional Khoi-San dwelling. Each open plan suite is nestled into its spectacular surrounds with 180-degree views, sky lights for star gazing, clay pot fireplaces and deep baths to keep you warm upon arrival from an evening game drive.


The spacious bush lodge accommodation facilities include a large infinity pool, chic open-plan lounge and bar, with food and beverage services offered in an elegant dining room set around 2 open fireplaces or in the outdoor boma. Guests are treated to surprise bush breakfasts, romantic picnics, evening barbecues and scenic sundowner spots.


Room Specifications

  • 14 open plan suites with beds centered under skylight with private dressing area behind
  • Spacious bathroom open to bedroom with deep bath, walk in shower and double sinks
  • Option of either Twin or King Size beds available on request
  • Wood Fire Place, private patio, Mini bar, Tea station, Telephone and Safe. Internet access in public areas.
  • Approximately 70m² in size


Bush Villa Accommodation

Game Lodge Accommodation on the Garden RouteEnjoy your own luxurious bush home on a private Big 5 game reserve with ample outdoor space to take in your natural surroundings and the comfort and ease of the open-plan design.


Our luxury private bush villas are the ultimate alternative to a Five Star hotel offering complete privacy and awe inspiring views. These luxury self catering bush villas are ideal for families and groups of friends who want longer stays and the flexibility to enjoy the surrounding Garden Route and its top golf courses and beaches using as a base. All private villas are situated within a large, safe area which is fenced for freedom of movement and inhabited with plains game. Our game reserve is one of the only private game lodges which offers good value and luxurious bush villa accommodation convenient for families and groups of friends. There are several packages in the villas starting from R800 per person per night for accommodation only.


Villa Specifications:

  • The spacious Afro chic villas are approximately 240m2 in size with 2, 3 and 4 en-suite bedroom options.
  • Double volume thatch roof with open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area
  • Living room has wood fireplace and folding windowed doors leading onto an expansive deck with breathtaking views
  • Large luxurious bedrooms with seating areas,private decks and gas fire places.
  • Spacious bathrooms with deep baths, walk in showers and double sinks
  • Flat screen TV, DVD player, Telephone (Note – TV Network services not offered)
  • Built-in Braai, fully equipped kitchen with microwave and dishwasher completes this premium self-catering accommodation



Safari lodge in Western CapeNearby five-star lodge serves gourmet meals and shows sports on big screen TV at the bar. It also boasts a library with computers and wi-fi, as well as expansive outdoor areas featuring an infinity pool overlooking one of the beautiful valleys. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives or fynbos walks with one of our expert guides. 1000 hectare protected area available for hiking, fishing and mountain biking.


The reserve, is accessibly located in the idyllic Garden Route with numerous top seaside garden route golf courses (within 25 to 45 minutes drive from the reserve), charming coastal towns, stunning swimming and surfing beaches, local vineyards, and many adventure sports such as deep sea fishing, shark cage diving, and paragliding. Our staff will be happy to organise any of these activities for you.

Kids of all ages are welcome at Gondwana Game Reserve. On arrival families will be informed about the Junior Ranger experience and their ranger will enquire about any special requests, dietary, babysitting or otherwise. Children will receive a fun Ranger’s backpack and cool safari booklet to fill in throughout their stay. During game drives and other South African safari activities with their ranger, kids will be taught how to identify mammals, birds, Fynbos species, and even stars. They will gain a greater understanding of conservation and our precious eco systems. They will be quizzed on what they’ve learned by their ranger and receive a level 1 Junior Ranger Patch and completion certificate, as well as a picture with their ranger for their safari book.


Game Drives

Game Drive in Western CapeGame Drives are conducted in open Land Rovers with expert field guides who reveal the free roaming Big 5 in a Cape Floral setting – a once in a lifetime experience. Morning and afternoon safaris are included in your stay on the fully inclusive package with gourmet breakfast treats or delicious hors d’oeuvres and sundowners in the afternoons. Day visitors can also book morning or afternoon drives and are subject to availability.


Bird Watching

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 are 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 bird watching.  The reserve supports healthy populations of sought after endemics such as the Cape Sugarbird, Orange Breasted Sunbird, Protea Seedeater, and Black Harrier. The landscape comprises of open grass plains and plateaus, wetlands, rolling fynbos, renosterveld hills, riverine and sub-tropical thicket valleys and cliff faces. The array of vegetation types allows for a variety of bird species. Denhams Bustard, Blue Crane, African Fish eagle, Verreaux’s eagle Ostrich, Secretary bird, Jackal Buzzard, African Stone Chat, Cape Grassbird, Malachite Sunbird, Black crowned night heron, and Bokmakierie are all prominent species on the reserve. The close proximity of the coastline and the Southern Capes Great Wetlands allows for species such as the endangered African Black Oyster catcher along with many other sought after pelagic species.



Activities here are under the escort of experienced field guides who know the bush and its secrets intimately. Their passion for sharing experiences is enthralling, particularly the rich botanical heritage of Fynbos. Fynbos is one of the world’s six Floral Kingdoms, the smallest yet richest of the kingdoms. Similar to wild flowers Fynbos creates a tapestry of colour and ongoing interest as it is ever changing.



Enjoy a relaxing and indulgent Spa treatment in African style at the Spa. Our Spa offers a full treatment menu utilizing the luxurious Africology product range which makes use of South Africa’s indigenous plants.Treatments are done in the double volume treatment room or open air for a truly “au natural” experience. In addition guests can request in room treatments for the ultimate in privacy and ease.Have a look through our Spa Menu and spoil yourself during your luxurious stay here at our Garden Route Game Reserve.



Fine Cuisine at our Western Cape game lodgeGuests are treated to surprise bush breakfasts, evening boma barbecues, elegant lodge meals, romantic picnics, and scenic sundowner spots with gourmet treats as the sun dips behind the mountains. Our Mossel Bay lodge is proud to not only offer a variety of dining venues but also a range of gourmet flavours from the freshest local ingredients we can source or grow.  Head chef JC has worked in various restaurants and studied at the Marco Pierre White Restaurant School in London. JC pays homage to the great dishes and styles of cooking that have evolved since the beginning of time and likes to put his own little spin on them. Gondwana offers gourmet meals and high tea daily.We are very privileged to be able to offer the fantastic wines of the Cape, with food and wine pairings suggested every night as part of the menu. Guests are highly recommended to advise of any dietary requirements and/or allergies at reservations stage.  Children’s menus are provided for lunch and dinner. Children under 12 are not permitted in the restaurant for dinner, however in room dining is provided in the bush villas.