Gondwana Lodge

Gondwana Lodge

Designed for family safaris, Gondwana Lodge overlooks the Bellair Dam and resembles a typical thatched Karoo homestead.

This child friendly lodge offers 12 generously proportioned luxury suites, each with endless views over the Karoo plains, and the Anysberg Mountains.

When not engaged in thrilling safari activities, guests can relax at the pool, or indulge in a spa treatment at the Relaxation Retreat.

Children have their own outdoor play area, activity room, spacious lawn, and child friendly pool. As if that is not enough, we also entertain children on our exciting and educational ‘Kids on Safari’ program.

Rooms and Suites

Each room can accommodate a maximum of 2 adults sharing with 1 child, subject to availability of rooms with sleeper couches. Four pairs of rooms at Gondwana Lodge are inter-leading.

There are several options of rooms available at Gondwana:

  • Six suites on the ground floor with private deck;
    • 2 Twin bedded Luxury Suites
    • 4 King bedded Luxury Suites (2 with sleeper couches)
  • Six suites upstairs with private balcony/viewing deck;
    • 2 Twin bedded Luxury Suites
    • 4 King bedded Luxury Suites (2 with sleeper couches)

Each of these options have several features, such as:

  • Air conditioning
  • Under floor heating
  • Private mini bar
  • Private deck or balcony
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Electronic safe
  • International dial telephone
  • En-suite bathroom with shower, free standing bath, and twin basins

In addition to luxury accommodation, guests can also enjoy the many facilities available at Gondwana, namely:

  • Outdoor dining boma
  • Outdoor pool with shallow area
  • Children’s playroom with TV
  • Lounge with fireplace and TV with satellite channels
  • Gift boutique
  • Relaxation Retreat with steam room
  • Outdoor play area for children
  • WiFi

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve offers a host of exciting outdoor adventures that are fit for the whole family to enjoy.

Activities Overview

Along Route 62 in the Little Karoo, Western Cape, lies a piece of heaven known as Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. Located in one of the most diverse regions of South Africa in terms of fauna and flora, your safari holiday is accentuated by the panoramic landscapes and towering cliffs.  

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is packed with opportunities to learn, love and explore nature around you, while residing in luxurious lodges. And, in order to make the most out of your holiday adventure, there are several safari activities available such as:

  • Birdwatching
  • Flora & Fauna
  • Game Drives
  • Kids on Safari
  • Nature Walks
  • Photography
  • Relaxation Retreats
  • Rock Art
  • Rock Formations & Features
  • Sanbona Boat Safari
  • Stargazing
Spa and Wellness

Step into the privacy, luxury, and comfort of our tranquil retreats and let the gentle atmosphere envelop and embrace you.

All of the Relaxation Retreats at the Sanbona safari lodges are situated within the natural landscapes of Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. While the rejuvenating forces of nature cradle you, delivering a range of world-class treatments and holistic modalities to balance and energise your being.

Spa safari relaxation retreat lodges each boast two therapy rooms and are available at all the lodges:

  • Dwyka Tented Lodge
  • Gondwana Family Lodge – also equipped with a steam room
  • Tilney Manor – also equipped with a steam room and sauna
Rates Include
  • Lunch, dinner and breakfast
  • Accommodation
  • Two game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Tea,and coffee and water
  • Game drive beverages
  • Tourism levy
  • 14% VAT
Rates Exclude
  • Beverages
  • Laundry
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Any items of a personal nature
  • Transfers to the reserve itself
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