Gondwana Family Lodge

Gondwana Family Lodge

Gondwana Family Lodge

From ZAR 5651 per person sharing

Immerse yourself in a landscape where wildlife and flora leave you truly captivated. Take a journey to the Western Cape’s Premier Wildlife Destination, more than a Big 5 wilderness reserve, it’s the vastness of the landscape and alluring stillness that makes Sanbona unforgettable.

This spacious thatched Lodge offers guests a sense of modern comfort with a touch of bush authenticity. Interconnecting rooms, indoor and outdoor play areas and a child-friendly pool cater for guests of all ages plus the Kids on Safari programme offers educational and recreational wildlife experience.

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Overlooking Bellair Dam and resembling a typical thatched Karoo homestead, offering 12 generously proportioned luxury suites, each with endless views over the plains, Anysbergmountain and beyond. 

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 Family Lodge are inter-leading.

There are several options of rooms available at Gondwana Family Lodge:

Six suites on the ground floor with private deck

6 Luxury Suites that can be configured as King or Twin bedded Luxury Suites:

Six suites upstairs with private balcony/viewing deck

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

This spacious thatched Lodge offers guests a sense of modern comfort with a touch of bush authenticity. Interconnecting rooms, indoor and outdoor play areas and a child-friendly pool cater for guests of all ages plus the kids on safari programme offers educational and recreational wildlife experiences. 

This is an Ideal Setting for a Family Safari Getaway.

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

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

Interactive nature drives last up to 3 hours and take place in the tranquil moods of sunrise and sunset.

You will traverse this wild landscape with a qualified ranger in a comfortable open Land Cruiser. During the drive, either in the early morning or at sunset, numerous species of plants, animals, big game and birds can be seen.

A hot beverage of your choice is offered during the sunrise game drives. Sundowner evening drives offer spectacular displays of light as the sun sets over the Little Karoo.

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
  • Kids on Safari
  • Nature Walks
  • Photography
  • Relaxation Retreats
  • Rock Art
  • Rock Formations & Features
  • Sanbona Boat Safari
  • Stargazing

Upon arrival at Sanbona, kids can expect to have the time of their life through our Kids on Safari packages. With exciting activities planned, interactive welcome packs and even child minding services on request, mom and dad won’t have to worry about a thing.

While kids under 4 years old are not permitted on game drives, there are a host of exciting adventures that await your little ones and mom and dad too, such as:

  • Interpretive trail: This takes your kids through the garden of Gondwana, to learn about animals on the reserve as well as their tracks, important plants, and more.
  • Sanbona Activity Book: An educational, fun and interactive book, teaching children about the wildlife at Sanbona while also encouraging them to get involved with everyone as they often require the ranger’s assistance to answer some of the questions.

Indoor Activities for Children:

Should the weather not be in our favour, it doesn’t matter because Gondwana Family Lodge is prepared to accommodate the unpredictable Western Cape climate through:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Puzzles of varying sizes and difficulties covering a broad age range
  • Documentary DVD’s on various conservation topics and animals as well as animated movies
  • Entertaining and educational children’s books
  • A selection of fun board games

When travelling with little ones to Sanbona, it’s important to take note that:

  • Children younger than 4 years are not permitted on game drives.
  • Child minding is done by lodge staff at an additional cost and can be arranged with reservation prior to arrival.
  • All swimming activities must be supervised by parents at all times.
  • All children’s activities are age and weather dependant.

Rates include:

  • Lunch, dinner, breakfast
  • All non-alcoholic beverages
  • “Kids on Safari” program
  • 2 Nature drives
  • Guided walks
  • Nature drive beverages
  • Tourism levy 
  • 15% VAT (All other beverages are excluded and can be settled upon departure).  

We strongly recommend a minimum stay of 2 nights throughout the year. A minimum 2-night stay restriction is applicable over the festive period during peak season.


Child rates are applicable to children from 4 years up to and including 11 years; irrespective of whether children are sharing with adults or staying in their own room/suite (single or sharing). 0 to 3-year-olds are accommodated at no additional cost, on a sharing basis only with adults.


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