Ulubisi House | Gondwana Game Reserve

Gondwana's most exclusive private safari villa offering OPENS it's Doors!

Privately Staffed, exclusiveuse lodge with 3 en suite bedrooms sleeping 6, or 4 adults and 4 children. Villa rate includes daily: Private field guide and game viewing vehicle for game drives and other game activities (bush walks, fishing, mountain biking, Junior Ranger program) - Personal chef and butler preparing and serving 3 meals daily and afternoon tea, all local beverages included. 4th loft apartment above garage can be booked at no additional cost


Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to Availability

Private Staffed House
1 Apr 2019  to 30 Sep 2019 R36 340
1 Oct 2019 to 30 Apr 2020 R51 920
1 May 2020 to 30 Sep 2020 R39 615
1 Oct 2020 to 30 Apr 2021 R56 595

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 VALID: 01/02/2019 – 30/04/2021
ACTIVITIES Per Adult Duration Children 6 - 12 Private
Vehicle
Game Drive
* 2 drives included in full board
* 1 drive included in half board
R660 Approx. 3 hours R330 N/A
Family Fishing Picnic R240 Approx. 2 hours R150 N/A
Guided Walks R360 Approx. 2 hours no children
under 12
N/A
Fynbos Conservation Experience R360 Approx. 2 hours no children
under 12
N/A
Mountain Biking
*various trails on offer, see trail map.
6 adult bikes and
2 children’s bikes.
complimentary Approx. 2 hours N/A N/A

Please note
• All rates are inclusive of VAT at 15%.
• All rates are per person per activity.
• Conservation levies per person not included.
• Reserve your activities prior to arrival to avoid disappointment.

Game Drives
• Each drive includes beverage and snack on drive and Afternoon Tea prior to evening Game drive.
• Minimum of 2 persons per Game Drive, maximum of 10.

Tented Bush SPA
• Located at Kwena Lodge with 2 treatment rooms.
• Utilises Africology products. Treatments range from facials, body wraps, waxing, massage, manicures and pedicures.
• Kiddies treatments on offer: facials, massage, manicure and pedicures.

Bass Fishing
• There are two dams that one can fish at in the 1200 hectare Protected Endangered Species Area. The entire area is fenced from dangerous game.
• Strict catch and release policy applies.
• Includes basic fishing gear and a soft beverage.
• Children 4 years and older are welcome. Maximum 4 persons.
• Guests can order a picnic as a lunch option whilst fishing.
• Guests will be charged when on Half Board basis. Picnic lunches to be pre-arranged prior.

Guided Fynbos Walks
• Walks are conducted in the 1200 hectare Protected Endangered Species Area. The entire area is fenced from dangerous game.
• Includes soft beverage.
• No children under the age of 12 years old permitted on guided walks with a maximum of 6 persons – excluding guide.
• Our Fynbos biome is unique and spectacular to walk through, guests will be introduced to the fascinating plants and their life cycles, as well as endemic birds and animals that reside in the fynbos areas on Gondwana.

**NEW
Fynbos Conservation Experience
The Fynbos experience is conducted in different monitoring zones throughout the reserve lead by our resident botanist.
Guests will assist in identifying, recording, monitoring and geo-mapping Fynbos species on the reserve. Guests will collect scientific data and be introduced to live conservation and bio-diversity projects on the Reserve. Participants will gain a greater understanding of Fynbos and the diversity of life that exists within this critically endangered biome. The activity is two to three hours in duration with some walking required.

Mountain Bikes
• COMPLIMENTARY OFFERING.
• Located in the 1200 hectare Protected Endangered Species Area. The entire area is fenced from dangerous game.
• We offer 4 routes starting from the activity shed where the bikes are housed:
 o Red Route – Novice rider 7.44km’s
 o Blue Route – Novice rider 8.62km’s
 o Green Route – Advanced rider 10.4km’s
 o Orange Route – Advanced rider 12.4km’s
• Please make bike reservations in advance to ensure availability.
• Unguided rides on demarcated routes for a maximum of 6 adult riders and 2 children, (6 adult bikes and 2 children’s bikes).

The Junior Ranger Programme
• Is complimentary for all Full Board and Half Board guests with children.
• With a dedicated children’s guide, the program includes educational Game Drives and interactive conservation activities.
• The younger children’s activities will be based mainly around the lodge to stay closer to parents.
• On arrival, families will be informed about the Junior Ranger program and their ranger will enquire about any special requests, dietary, babysitting or otherwise.
• Children will receive a fun Ranger’s backpack and cool safari booklet to fill in throughout their stay. During game drives and other activities with their ranger, kids will be taught how to identify mammals, birds, Fynbos species, and even stars. They will gain a greater understanding of conservation and our precious eco systems.
• see children’s policy pg 2
Rates are quoted in South African Rand, inclusive of VAT 15%
• Rates exclude Gondwana Game Reserve’s Conservation Levy. The 2019 Conservation Levy is R300 per adult per stay and R150 per child under 12 per say in addition to the quoted rates. The 2020 Conservation Levy is R350 per adult per stay and R175 per child under 12 per stay in addition to the quoted rates. Please see page 5 for an explanation of the Reserve’s Conservation levy. Please note these fees are subject to change with notification and billed in advance and non-commissionable.
• Soft and alcoholic beverages are not included in the rates except on game drives. This excludes stays at Ulubisi house of which local beverages are included in the rate.
• Single supplement rates apply to Kwena Lodge Accommodation only. No single supplement is charged in the Villa accommodation if 2 or more adults are sharing. Single supplement rates apply at the Tented Eco Camp for adult and children single pax who request not to share a tent.
• Kwena Lodge suites can be split from King beds into twin beds in 7 of the 14 rooms.
• Families and groups are accommodated in the Villas for their comfort and convenience. No children under 12 are accommodated in Kwena Lodge.
• Full Board rate includes accommodation, 2 game drives daily, dinner, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, Junior Ranger Program and mountain biking.
• Half Board rate includes accommodation, 1 afternoon game drive, dinner, breakfast, afternoon tea, Junior Ranger Program and mountain biking.
• Minimum 2 nights length of stay in Kwena Lodge and all Villas for the following period: 19/04/2019 – 23/04/2019 and 20/12/2019 - 15/01/2020, 08/04/2020 - 14/04/2020, 23/12/2020 – 15/01/2021 and 01/04/2021 - 06/04/2021
• Half Board rates will not b bookable over the following period: 19/04/2019 – 23/04/2019, 20/12/2019 - 15/01/2020, 08/04/2020 - 14/04/2020, 23/12/2020 – 15/01/2021 and 01/04/2021 - 06/04/2021
• Airport Transfers can be arranged at an additional charge and must be pre booked via our reservations department.

CHILDREN’S POLICY

Pricing
• Children 0 - 5 years of age stay free of charge when sharing with two full paying adults.
• Children 6 – 11 years of age pay 50% of full adult rate regardless of whether they stay in their parent’s room or occupy another room in the Villa.
• Children 12 years and older pay the full adult rate.
• Babysitting in your villa is available at an hourly rate of R150, and needs to be pre-booked to avoid disappointment.

Game Drives
• Children under age of 6 not permitted on Game Drives, only on a private vehicle.
• Children under the age of 2 years old are not permitted on a Game Drive for their own safety.
• A private vehicle can be reserved at additional cost of R3000 per day, to facilitate children from 2 - 6 years of age on Game Drives, should the family require this. This option is only bookable 48 hours prior to arrival and is subject to availability.
• The Lodge Team will, upon check-in, endeavour to facilitate young family Game Drives at no additional charge for families with children aged 4 – 6 years of age.

The Junior Ranger Programme
• Is complimentary for all Full Board and Half Board guests with children.
• With a dedicated children’s guide, the program includes educational Game Drives and interactive conservation activities.
• The younger children’s activities will be based mainly around the lodge to stay closer to parents.
• On arrival, families will be informed about the Junior Ranger program and their ranger will enquire about any special requests, dietary, babysitting or otherwise.
• Children will receive a fun Ranger’s backpack and cool safari booklet to fill in throughout their stay. During game drives and other activities with their ranger, kids will be taught how to identify mammals, birds, Fynbos species, and even stars. They will gain a greater understanding of conservation and our precious eco systems.

Additional Family information
• Families are booked into Fynbos Villas and Bush Villas for their convenience (cots are available on request).
• Villa rates are per person.
• Various beds in the villas can be split into a twin configuration.
• Children’s menus are available for lunch and dinner. Please do advise the Reservations Team of any specific dietary requirements so that we may accommodate them.
• If parents wish to have dinner at the lodge without their young children, babysitting and in-room dining can be arranged in the Villas. Parents’ meals can also be delivered to the villa, though our chefs would prefer you to experience Gondwana’s cuisine first hand in the lodge dining areas.
• Villa picnic baskets are available as a lunch alternative for families, as well as fishing picnics subject to availability.
Traveling on the N2 From Cape Town or George, take the R327 turn off to Herbertsdale / Mosdustria (on the Cape Town side of Mossel Bay). Travel 14.5kms on the R327 to the sign posted turn off to Gondwana Game Reserve. Go over the cattle grid and keep right at the fork in the dirt road. The Gondwana entrance gate will be on this road (3.2km from fork). Gondawana Game Reserve is 4hrs drive from Cape Town and 45 min drive from George Airport.

What’s Included

  • Luxury accommodation for up to 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 children
  • Pool and Jacuzzi hot tub with extensive deck area to take in spectacular surrounds
  • Private field guide for the duration of your stay with private vehicle
  • Private chef for the duration of your stay
  • Private butler and laundry service
  • All meals and drinks including spirits, liqueurs and soft drinks. The only drinks excluded are French champagne and premium wines.
  • Premium specialty coffee maker
  • Guided walks including Fynbos and wildlife hikes
  • Mountain biking, fishing and trail running
  • Fun Junior Ranger Experience for children including custom activity book
  • Wi Fi and DSTV

Rates

  • Rates are quoted per room per night.
  • Rates include all meals, tea and coffees, all local drinks and 2 game activities per day
  • Rates are inclusive of VAT

Payment Policy

  • To secure your booking, we require a 50% deposit on confirmation and the balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.
  • For bookings made less than 30 days prior to arrival, full payment is required on confirmation

Information

  • Luxury accommodation for up to 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 children
  • Babysitting facilities are offered ta R 150/ sitter/hr.
  • There exists an option of a sole use vehicle at R 3600 per day to facilitate children under 6 on game drives should the family require this.
  • Children under age of 6 not permitted on game drives.

Game Lodges Policy

  • Children: 0 - 5 years of age, Stay free of charge only when sharing with two full paying adults, meals charged on consumption
  • Children: 6 - 11 years of age, Pay 50% of the adult sharing rate when sharing with two full paying adults
  • Full adult rate applicable if occupying their own room
  • Children: 12 years & older, Occupy their own room and pay full adult rate
  • Where a child shares with 1 adult the adult sharing rate applies.
  • At Game Lodges, children under the age of 12 years will be accommodated on special children's game drives. This is subject to availability and at the discretion of the lodge manager.
Gondwana Game Reserve is the ultimate boutique venue for weddings with luxury amenities, attentive service, stylish interiors, and gourmet cuisine located in a spectacular natural landscape.
  •  A weekend wedding itinerary can be planned and facilitated by our team (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Our Events coordinator often works hand in hand with the couple’s wedding planner to customize every last detail.
  •  For wedding for 60 pax or more, the Bride and groom receive 2 nights complimentary luxury accommodation.
  •  Kwena Lodge has 2 Honeymoon Suites.
  •  Our Honeymoon package includes:
        o Accommodation in Honeymoon Suite
        o Private dining / bush picnic or outdoor dinner for 2 pax (weather dependent)
        o Complimentary sparkling wine on arrival
        o Complimentary neck, back and shoulder massage to the value of R350 for her and him
        o Daily romantic turndowns

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