Fodor's Expert Review Gondwana Lodge

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, Montagu, Western Cape, 6720, South Africa

Within easy striking distance of the best game-viewing areas, this lodge overlooking the Bellair Dam is unashamedly family-friendly. The layout is fresh and funky, with a grassy inner garden that invites impromptu cricket matches, as well as an outdoor pool with a shallow area for children. There's also a playroom, babysitting for the under-fours, and a "Kids on Safari" program. The accommodations incorporate traditional Karoo-style architecture. Each of the rooms has a private deck or a balcony with a commanding view. Meals focus on traditional South African cuisine with a twist. A specialty is lamb shank, a typical Karoo dish.

PROS

  • Staff is attentive and accommodating
  • Lots of options for families
  • On-site spa

CONS

  • Steep stairs to the upper level
  • Not ideal for couples
  • Not ideal for a secluded stay

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Family
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 021-010–0028

HOTEL DETAILS

12 rooms
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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