Donovans is a small township situated on the banks of the South Australian section of the Glenelg River.
The area was initially known as Donovans Landing, and was owned by and named after Thomas John Donovan. The area was subdivided in 1947. Thomas John Donovan was famous because he shot the Tantanoola Tiger, a 'phantom cat’, which is now preserved at the Tantanoola Hotel in Tantanoola.
Donovans is popular for fishing, skiing and river cruising. Numerous shacks and sheds line this section of the river. It is located 30 kilometres south-east of Mount Gambier.