Go back to the e-newsletterGondwana Game Reserve has added a new luxury lodge to its portfolio, Ulubisi House, named after the Black Harrier that hunts in the grasslands surrounding the private lodge. This creation is the most exclusive accommodation offering on the 11,000-hectare Big 5 reserve on South Africa’s Garden Route. Ulubisi House provides the ideal venue to reconnect with friends and family and to share an exciting safari adventure in the Western Cape’s leading private game reserve.With 180-degree views of grass plains dotted with game, fynbos-covered rolling hills and the Outeniqua mountain range, Ulubisi House is tucked away in the reserve’s 1000-hectare protected walking area for endangered species. Sleeping either six adults or four adults and four children, the property comes with a full complement of staff, including its own butler, chef and field guide. The timetable runs to guest’s guilt-free whim and they will instantly feel as though this is their second home. Ideal for friends or families seeking peaceful, quality time together, the privacy is only interrupted by the numerous wild visitors that drop in regularly for a drink from the swimming pool.Developer Mark Rutherfoord, skillfully incorporated the large scale, modern African structure made of stone, wood and thatch into the natural environment. There are three spacious bedroom suites and an enormous central living space with seating and dining areas overlooking an open grassy pan. A loft apartment is also available adjacent to the lodge for extra guests.Lynette Kuhn from local interior design firm Urban Jungle brought the vast spaces to life with an understated Afro-chic décor style: a mix of African artifacts and texture, with contemporary custom furniture. Local wood artisans Meyer von Wielligh created a unique design for every wood element in the house including the kitchens, closets, and gorgeous furniture statement pieces. The layout, style and décor of the house was all carefully selected by Gondwana’s owner Wendy Rutherfoord right down to the forks and knives and handmade, mouth blown glassware.Accessibility is key in making Gondwana an easy choice for Cape Town visitors and time-pressed travellers. An easy four hour drive on the N2 from Cape Town, Gondwana is just 30 minutes inland from the coast of Mossel Bay. For those wishing to fly, George Domestic Airport is only 45 minutes from the game reserve (transfers provided) with daily flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town International airports.Go back to the e-newsletter
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