Big five roam among Garden Route fynbos

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Big five roam among Garden Route fynbos

The fynbos-clad hills of the fabulous Gondwana Game Reserve make for a safari unlike any other

Richard Brown

The Garden Route was calling once more. The destination this time: Gondwana, an 11,000ha fynbos-blanketed big-five game reserve near Mossel Bay. We’d be spending a few days in the luxury of an exclusive-use villa, but most of all, we were looking forward to being back in the bush and far away from the city and any reminders of global pandemics.

Big-five reserve with a difference

When I say “bush”, you may conjure up classic images of lowveld mopane scapes and tawny shrubbery, but the bush I refer to in this instance is mostly made up of one of the Western Cape’s most celebrated exports, fynbos...

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