Gondwana Kwena Lodge’s unique layout, design, and décor draw inspiration from the nomadic lifestyle of the San people who inhabited this area thousands of years ago, providing guests with a distinctive and culturally immersive experience.

The lodge features expansive facilities, including an open-plan lounge and bar area. 

Dining options abound in various beautiful indoor and outdoor settings, with two elegant dining rooms situated around fireplaces beneath thatched roofs, and an alfresco dining experience on our striking dining deck overlooking two waterholes.

In addition to these amenities, Gondwana Kwena Lodge boasts an infinity pool surrounded by private pool lounging areas, an outdoor poolside bar with comfortable seating and lounge spaces, a curated curio shop, and a secluded tented bush spa.

The spa, set at a distance, comprises two treatment rooms offering a selection of deluxe spa treatments.

Accommodation at Gondwana Kwena Lodge:

Gondwana Kwena Lodge provides an exclusive experience with 14 well-appointed, privately situated bedroom suites.

The Kwena Suites’ dome-shaped thatched structures, draw inspiration from the nomadic dwellings constructed by the San tribes millennia ago.

Each suite boasts a comfortable lounge area featuring a wood-burning fireplace.

The spacious bathrooms include a deep indulgent bath with a picturesque window, double basins, a rain shower, and a separate toilet.

Unwind under the outdoor shaded deck area of your suite enjoying breathtaking views of two waterholes and a mountainous landscape.

The romantic double pool lounger is an ideal spot to immerse yourself in the surrounding beauty of the Cape landscape.

Safari Activities at Gondwana Kwena Lodge:

Embark on captivating game drives in open game viewers, led by Gondwana’s skilled field guides dedicated to providing you with an immersive experience.

These expert guides not only share their profound knowledge and passion for our magnificent reserve but also unveil its hidden treasures, offering you unforgettable encounters with nature. Departure times for game drives are adjusted seasonally, ensuring optimal opportunities for witnessing the diverse wildlife in its natural habitat.

Indulge in the thrill of game drives, seamlessly integrated into your stay with our full board packages, promising exclusive and enduring connections with the extraordinary beauty of the reserve.

Health & Wellness at Gondwana Kwena Lodge:

Gondwana’s Spa offers a full treatment menu utilizing the luxurious Africology product range which makes use of South Africa’s indigenous plants.

Indulge in a rejuvenating escape at Gondwana’s Tented Bush Spa, where our treatment menu showcases exquisite, all-natural products from Africology.

Nestled within the pristine beauty of the reserve adjacent to Kwena Lodge, our two private treatment rooms offer an intimate and strategically positioned sanctuary to immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring surroundings.

Bringing Ancient Wisdom to Today’s World, Africology makes use of the healing essences of some of South Africa’s indigenous plants, Rooibos, Aloe Ferox, Marula, and African Potato.

The active ingredients in our skincare products are valuable in the repair process and assist with the restoration of damaged skin tissue.

We select activities that bring balance and harmony to the skin.

The Wildlife at Gondwana Kwena Lodge:

Our expert field guides reveal Africa’s wildlife to Gondwana’s guests in a Cape Fynbos environment, a truly unique safari experience!

Exhilarating encounters on game drives with endangered species like the Cape Mountain Zebra and Rhinoceros will provide lasting memories.

Over 15 species of antelope can be found on the reserve including kudu, eland, bontebok, waterbuck, sable, grey reebok, and many more.

The free-roaming Big 5 species also keep things interesting with many visits to the lodge from the elephants and lions!

Gondwana is home to 17 carnivore species ranging from the small grey mongoose and small-spotted genet to medium-sized species such as the caracal and bat-eared fox, to the very large and powerful lion.

Gondwana’s Endangered and Protected Species Area is 1000 ha and home to the endangered Bontebok, Cape Mountain Zebra, and sable.

Guests can also enjoy informative Fynbos walks with their field guide and explore the diversity of our fynbos plants, as well as endemic birdlife that occurs nowhere else in the world, such as the Black Harrier and Orange Breasted Sunbird.

The vastness of Gondwana, coupled with the area’s excellent climate and terrain, make the reserve well suited to multiple species of game which are frequently seen by guests.

Gondwana’s wildlife population is thriving, with numerous offspring from zebra, eland, wildebeest, and Red Hartebeest, in particular.

Book your stay with Gondwana and experience the joys of our breathtaking wildlife first hand.


From R8350 per person sharing per night.

Single from R12 500 per night.

Minimum 2 Night Stays.


Rates Include:





2 x Game Drives Per Day.

Rates Exclude:


Spa Treatments.

Additional Activities.


Shop Purchases.

Conservation Fees.

Travel Insurance – highly recommended. 


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R327 Heuningklip Farm, Herbertsdale, 6505, Mossel Bay, Western Cape, South Africa


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