Kwena Lodge

Kwena Lodge

Kwena Lodge

A modern and luxurious twist on the traditional Khoi-San dwelling. Each open-plan suite is nestled into its spectacular natural surroundings with 180-degree views, sky lights for star gazing, clay pot fireplaces and deep baths to warm you upon returning from an evening Big 5 Game Drive.

Free-roaming Big 5 in a unique Cape Floral Setting. A once in a lifetime experience!

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Kwena Lodge offers guests 14 stand-alone bedrooms designed with a modern and luxurious twist on the traditional Khoi-San “hut”. Each open plan suite is nestled into its spectacular surrounds with 180-degree views of the spectacular mountains and Fynbos scenery, sky lights for star gazing, fireplaces and deep baths to keep you warm upon return from an evening game drive.

The spacious lodge facilities include a large infinity pool, chic open-plan lounge and bar, with dining offered in beautiful indoor and outdoor settings including an elegant dining room set around 2 open fireplaces, a covered veranda overlooking two waterholes, or in the outdoor boma. Guests are treated to surprise bush breakfasts, fun family picnics, evening barbecues and scenic sundowner spots.

Game Drives

Game Drives are conducted in open game viewers by Gondwana’s expert field guides. They share their knowledge and passion for our beautiful reserve and reveal its beauty and its secrets. Offering you unique memorable experiences with nature that you will never forget.

Game Drives are included in your stay on all of Gondwana’s packages. Each game drive includes a beverage and snack on drive and Afternoon Tea prior to evening Game drive.

Tented Bush Spa

Gondwana’s Spa offers a full treatment menu utilizing the luxurious Africology product range which makes use of South Africa’s indigenous plants. Treatments can be in the double volume treatment room or open air for a truly “au natural” experience.

Mountain Biking

Gondwana offers 4 demarcated mountain biking routes situated in the Reserve’s 1200 hectare protected and endangered species area. The trails are for unguided rides on demarcated routes for a maximum 8 riders – 6 adults and 2 children. The routes are graded from intermediate to advanced. We have complimentary mountain bikes with helmets for use in this area. Please enquire at Reception as regards making a booking and receiving a map of the trails.

Fynbos Walking Experience

  • Explore the beauty and intricacies of Fynbos first hand.
  • R 395 per adult (No children under 12)
  • Walk is Approx. 2 hours

Guest Conservation Activity

  • Get out in nature on foot and give back!
  • Volunteer an hour of your time to help remove invasive Black Wattle from the reserve

Birding Safari

  • The Western Cape offers a high level of endemism in unique floristic settings
  • 42 of South Africa’s 53 endemic bird species occur in the Western Cape

Garden Route Attractions

World-class tourist facilities and attractions on Gondwana’s doorstep.

Wildlife on Gondwana

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 drive 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 breath-taking wildlife first hand.

Gondwana can help with custom itineraries including:

  • Weddings
  • Honeymoons
  • Golfing Safaris
  • Mountain Biking Tours
  • Safari Yoga Retreat
  • Team Building 

Available Packages

  • Full Board: Includes daily: 3 meals, afternoon tea, 2 game drives with drinks & snacks, complimentary mountain biking.
  • Half Board: Includes daily: dinner, breakfast, afternoon tea and afternoon game drive with drinks & snacks, complimentary mountain biking.


  • 5 star luxury stand-alone bedroom suites – max 2 adults (families are accommodated in the Villas at the same rate)
  • Meals & game drives according to package booked
  • Mountain biking (bikes are provided or bring your own) in Gondwana’s 1000 hectare Protected Species Area with demarcated trails for hiking, trail running or mountain biking.
  • Housekeeping
  • Free Internet Access (Wi-Fi) in the lodge and rooms


Kwena Lodge Facilities Bath
Kwena Lodge Facilities Boma
Kwena Lodge Facilities Daily Housekeeping
Kwena Lodge Facilities Pool
Kwena Lodge Facilities Restaurant
Kwena Lodge Facilities Shower
Kwena Lodge Facilities WiFi
Kwena Lodge Facilities Lounge
Kwena Lodge Facilities Scenic Views
Kwena Lodge Facilities Fire Place

Make a Booking

For rates, enquiries & special packages, please send an email to or WhatsApp Just Reserves on +27 63 768 8504.


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