Gondwana Private Game Reserve set to relaunch its tented Eco Camp

The award winning Gondwana Private Game Reserve is a beehive of activity preparing for the re-launch of its beloved Eco Camp experience. The new and improved Eco Camp will offer the same off-the-grid, hands on safari experience, without the required 3 or 5 day itinerary starting only on a Monday. This allows guests to check in any day of the week to unwind and recharge in nature. And boy have safari goers responded … with the Camp virtually fully booked from its opening date of November 1!

Gondwana Private Game Reserve is situated in what is arguably the Western Cape’s most breathtaking scenery, and Eco Camp is remotely nestled within the folds of the Reserve’s undulating, Fynbos-adorned landscape. Guests will be blown away to find the luxurious lodge hidden in this gorgeous valley deep in the Reserve. Two nights off the grid at Eco Camp will feel like a week’s holiday recharging the batteries. Guests will not only enjoy a one-of-a-kind Cape Safari experience, but they will also roll up their sleeves and get involved in the Reserve’s conservation work. “Today’s traveller appreciates a more wholistic experience”, explains Wendy Rutherfoord who founded and developed Gondwana Game Reserve with her husband Mark from cattle and sheep farms nearly 20 years ago. “We all need some luxury and papering on holiday to de-stress from the pace of our daily lives, but guests also relish in understanding and experiencing the greater context of a wildlife eco system and the synergy between tourism and conservation.”

Gondwana Private Game Reserve is a conservation-centric organization with extraordinary resource and passion dedicated to protecting its endangered flora and fauna. The Eco Camp guests help to collect important data to guide the Reserve’s management plan.

The conservation activities vary, and the information gathered feeds back into Gondwana’s Conservation Department. Activities include elephant dung sample analysis, checking leopard stealth cameras, water censuses, game counts, predator tracking and helping to eradicate the game reserve of alien invasive plants which is a great work out! Gondwana’s Eco Camp offer guests a tangible and authentic wildlife conservation experience, making it a safari holiday with a difference.

Eco Camp 2.0!

The camp facilities have been upgraded and expanded to provide more communal spaces and all-weather comfort year-round with thatch roofs. The addition of a new bar near the pool will be a cool spot to sip a G&T in an open-air space under thatch. The entire camp runs on solar power, sources its water sustainably from a nearby perennial spring and is a plastic free zone. Eco Camp is an intimate and exclusive experience with only seven bedroom tents set on raised platforms each with a private bathroom and covered deck area. A wooden walkway over the riverbed links the accommodation to two new thatched recreational tents which house the lounge, dining, and bar areas with a nearby pool and hammock relaxation area.

Guests will enjoy wholesome safari-style cuisine and a variety of dining experiences including African boma dinners under the stars with homemade venison, seafood, and vegetable potjies on the fire, hearty brunches out in the game reserve, as well as lovely fresh lunches served under the cool open air thatched dining room. The full board package includes all your meals, morning and afternoon game drives as well as a hands-on conservation experience after breakfast.

Enjoy an intimate, off the grid, luxury African safari while contributing to conservation. Unwind in a pristine natural setting with exhilarating game drives, delicious homemade meals, and enriching conservation activities that will give you great satisfaction knowing you have helped to make a difference.

For more information about Gondwana Private Game Reserve and Eco Camp, go to www.gondwanagr.co.za or get in touch directly at +27(0) 21 555 0807 or by email at reservations@gondwanagr.co.za

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