Koffylaagte Game Lodge offers the best value for money game experience in the Eastern Cape

BY GRAEME LUND - APRIL 5, 2016

The Eastern Cape is known for its malaria free game reserves. These range from National Parks such as the world famous Addo Elephant National Park and the lesser known Mountain Zebra National Park, to the magnificent private game reserves of Shamwari, Pumba and Lalibela.

The problem for the average man in the street, that means you and me, is that Addo has become so popular that it is very difficult to obtain accommodation in the short and medium term and if you are looking at the private game reserves then you will have had to save over the long term to afford just one night.

Another problem with both these game areas is that they have potentially dangerous animals such as lions, elephant and black rhino that ensure your game experience is confined to a secure lodge and the back seat of a Land Rover.

So what happens if I want a real bush experience, with big game, comfortable accommodation that is readily available all at a reasonable price?  The answer is Koffylaagte Game Lodge, winner of four Lilizela Tourism Awards - namely Best Four Star Lodge, Best Cultural Experience, Best Value for Money and Best Wildlife Encounters.

Established back in the 1800’s as a stopover for travellers and ox-drawn wagons heading through the Karoo, there is no doubting the rich and colourful history enjoyed by Koffylaagte Game Lodge.

Situated 130km from Port Elizabeth just off the road to Graaff-Reinet, the modern day Koffylaagte, literally meaning coffee hollow when directly translated, has white rhino, buffalo, giraffe, zebra and eland, to name just a few of the big game, and guests are encouraged to walk through the game reserve and enjoy the touch, smell and quiet of the bush.

Accommodation at Koffylaagte is varied and will suite all types of tastes and requirements. There are two fully-equipped, self-catering farmhouse units near the main lodge suitable for families and five luxury, full board, safari tents with private verandas for couples wishing to chill and enjoy breath-taking Karoo vistas. There is also the bush lodge, which is only accessible by the lodges 4x4 vehicles, sleeps up to eight people and has no cell phone or internet connectivity.

Koffylaagte Game Lodge also offers day and night game drives, guided game walks and horse-back adventures to make your stay even more unforgettable. Take your family or your partner for an experience that is simply awesome.

Contact Koffylaagte on 049 836 9188, or visit koffylaagtegamelodge.co.za for more information. Make your booking today!