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Meet Gondwana’s Guiding Team

Gondwana’s guiding team is growing!  We are pleased to announce the appointment of a new senior position to head the department and game drive experience at Gondwana.  Gawie Grobler has been hired as Gondwana’s new Safari Manager.  Gawie is well known in the industry with significant credentials and expertise and has trained field guides throughout …

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Gondwana in the Press

Gondwana has been visited by many journalists and media outlets over the past few months including Kevin Richardson AKA the Lion Whisperer with a media crew from BBC UK as well as Top Gear Magazine who came to highlight the great work done by the GCF and APU team. Click here to read the article …

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Nesting Knysna Woodpecker

Our Pioneer trail guests were delighted to experience this woodpecker building a nest in an old tree at camp 3. ​The Knysna woodpecker is excavating a new breeding cavity, which they do every season. The nest will take a few weeks to build. ​ They choose a different location every year for their nest. The …

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Satyrium Muticum

In August, the Gondwana Conservation Foundation (GCF) did the annual count of Satyrium muticum, a very rare and endangered orchid species known from four small, severely fragmented subpopulations. When the Orchid was first found on Gondwana in 2017 it was listed as critically endangered on SANBI’s red data list (South African National Biodiversity Institute). No …

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Gondwana Goes Solar

With the ever-growing need for alternative energy, Gondwana is proud to announce that we have established a solar plant on the reserve that generates all of the game reserve’s electrical needs during daylight hours. The solar system is a 250kw plant and consists of 560 solar panels. Over and above Gondwana’s needs, the solar plant …

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Anti Poaching

We are ever grateful to Gondwana’s Anti-Poaching Unit (APU) for their constant vigilance and hard work to keep our wildlife safe – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our APU team consists of dedicated men and women who put their lives at stake as the first line of defence protecting Gondwana’s wildlife. They …

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World Elephant Day

Gondwana has pioneered the re-introduction of elephants into a Fynbos biome and is home to the first free-roaming breeding herd of elephants in the Southern Cape of South Africa in 200 years. Today in celebration of World Elephant Day, we support global efforts to raise elephant awareness for the preservation of this magnificent species. The …

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Spots In The Fynbos!

Cheetah, (Acinonyx jubatis) You have to look very carefully to spot the spots in our landscape as cheetah camouflage so well in the fynbos. The brother coalition (2 males) on Gondwana Game Reserve have become experts at hunting in this environment. They have also mastered the art of sharing this territory with their ultimate natural rival – lions. ​   ​ Cheetah are one of the most incredible cats with a body modified for …

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