Gondwana Ulubisi House is a private villa with your own Field Guide, Chef, and Butler.

Breathtakingly stylish and refreshingly simple, Ulubisi House provides the ideal venue to reconnect with friends and family and to share an exciting safari adventure in the Western Cape’s leading private game reserve. 

With 180-degree views of grass plains dotted with game, fynbos-covered rolling hills, and the Outeniqua mountain range, Ulubisi House is tucked away in the reserve’s 1000-hectare protected walking area for endangered species.

Sleeping 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 children, the property has a full complement of staff, including its own butler, chef, and field guide.

The timetable runs to your schedule, and you will feel like this is your second home.

Ideal for friends or families seeking peaceful, quality time together, the privacy is only interrupted by the numerous wild visitors who drop in regularly for a drink from the swimming pool.

Facilities at Gondwana Ulubisi House:

  • Privately staffed, 500m2 exclusive-use lodge, located in the reserve’s 1200-hectare walking area.
  • Three luxurious guest suites with mountain views and expansive open-plan bathrooms.
  • Bathrooms with rain shower, deep bath, double sinks, outdoor shower, and private deck.
  • King or Twin Beds, 100% cotton 500 thread count linen, bath towels and bathrobes, non-allergenic pillows, hairdryer, electricity: AC 220V.
  • Twice-daily housekeeping with turn downs.
  • The Villa can accommodate 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 children.
  • Pool and Jacuzzi / hot tub with extensive deck area to take in spectacular surroundings.
  • Inclusive of all meals and local beverages.
  • Private chef, butler, field guide, and game viewer for your stay.
  • Additional included activities: Guided Fynbos Bush Walk, Junior Ranger Programme, Mountain biking (6 adult bikes and 2 children provided), and trail running.
  • Premium specialty coffee maker, Wi-Fi, and DSTV.

Safari Activities at Gondwana Ulubisi House:

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 Ulubisi House:

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 Ulubisi House:

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 firsthand.


1 October 2024 to 30 April 2025.

Villa from R68 495 per night.

Minimum 2-night stays.


Rates Include:





2 x Game Drives Per Day.

Local Beverages.

Hot Tub Use.

Personal Chef and Butler.

Rates Exclude:

Spa Treatments.

Additional Activities.


Shop Purchases.

Conservation Fees.

Travel Insurance – highly recommended. 


-34.05642336673347, 21.924890130685764

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


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