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Top Game Reserves of the Eastern Cape: Get into the bush this winter...

By Graeme Lund - May 30, 2016
Top Game Reserves of the Eastern Cape: Get into the bush this winter...

Amakhala Game Reserve


Tricia Wood, the Sales Manager at Lion Roars Hotels and Lodges says; “Amakhala Game Reserve is situated in the Greater Addo and Frontier Country area of the Eastern Cape.  This 18 000 acre Malaria Free Reserve offers accommodation in a selection of luxury, star rated establishments. Our four star rated Hlosi Game Lodge is a tranquil grassland retreat offering rich game-viewing and luxurious accommodation for the whole family. “

Contact: 083 556 9120 Email: [email protected] Website: www.amakhala.co.za

Pumba Private Game Reserve and Spa


Pumba Private Game Reserve and Spa...where five star luxury meets adventure! “Situated in the Malaria-free Eastern Cape, Pumba Private Game Reserve offers an intimate and exclusive Safari experience, never to be forgotten. Experience the thrill of spotting the BIG 5 in their natural environment, including a pride of rare, free-roaming White Lion, various antelope and more than 300 bird species, while staying in one of our two five star luxury lodges for the unbelievable all-inclusive winter special rate of R2450.00 pp sharing.” says, Lin-Maré Reeves-Williams, the Marketing Manager.

Contact: 041 502 3050 Email: [email protected]  Website: www.pumbagamereserve.co.za

Kuzuko Lodge


Catharina de Lange, Assistant General Manager at Kuzuko Lodge within the Addo Elephant National Park, says; “we have a very unique ethos. Kuzuko was founded as a community upliftment project that also offers luxury accommodation and an awesome wildlife experience.  Specials on offer include a Mother’s Day special where, during the month of May, Mom receives a complimentary one hour pamper session in the wellness centre when you book any two nights.”

Contact: 079 521 7490/1 Email: [email protected] Website: www.kuzuko.com

Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve


Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve is just north of Port Alfred on the R72 and Chris Roberts, the General Manager,  says; “Oceana combines the best of both worlds, bush and beach, in 5 star luxury and privacy. We’re only an hour and half from PE and East London and we’re ideally situated for a romantic weekend away. We have a winter special of R2 100 per person per night which includes all meals and game drives.”

Contact: 083 616 0605 Email: [email protected] Website: www.oceanareserve.com

Pabala Game Farm


Wernich and Lurina Cronje, the owners of Pabala Game Farm say; “Pabala Game Farm forms part of the gateway towards the Baviaanskloof. We offer accommodation, hiking trails, photo safaris and mountain bike trails. We are more than just another game farm and assure you of serenity, encircled by natural beauty. Come and take advantage of our winter special which is to stay for three nights and only pay for two nights’ accommodation.”

Contact: 042 296 2950 Email: [email protected] Website: www.pabalagamefarm.co.za

 Kariega Game Reserve


Mark Rushmere, the Managing Director at Kariega Game Reserve says; “Kariega is a 10,000 ha malaria free, Big Five, private game reserve situated 80 minutes from Port Elizabeth.  The reserve offers amazing landscape diversity, incorporates two major rivers and offers spectacular game viewing.  We have a choice of 4 and 5-star lodges to suit all needs and we have a winter specials running from 1 May – 30 September 2016.”

Contact: 046 636 7904 Email: [email protected] Website: www.kariega.co.za

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve


Saskia Brown, the Sales and Marketing Manager at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, a few kilometres north of Grahamstown on the R67, says; “We have a 22 000ha private, Big Five wilderness area, accommodating a maximum of 44 guests. We have the highest land to guest ratio of all private game reserves in the Eastern Cape which gives a great wilderness experience. Winter specials include two long stay offers valid from 1 April to 30 September 2016, but excluding the month of June. A four night stay at the lodge gets 15% off your accommodation and if you book for six nights you will only pay for five nights.”

Contact: 046 622 7897

Email: [email protected] Website: www.kwandwe.com

 Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve 


Graham and Keith Stanton, the owners of Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve say: “Inkwenkwezi is situated in the malaria free Eastern Cape, only a 30-minute drive from East London on the Wild Coast.  Some of the activities on offer include game drives, bird watching and hiking trails. We also have a Sunday lunch carvery and a Wednesday evening a ’la carte dining.  We offer facilities for functions, conferences and weddings. Whether you wish to journey alone or bring your entire family along, Inkwenkwezi is the ultimate vacation destination. One of our specials is a 10% discount to any person booking accommodation with us if they mention that they saw us in the Home, Food & Travel Magazine.”

Contact: 043 734 3234 Email: [email protected] Website: www.inkwenkwezi.com

Sibuya Game Reserve


Sibuya Game Reserve’s owner, Nick Fox, says; “Spanning the magnificent Kariega Estuary on its course to meet the warm Indian Ocean, malaria-free Sibuya is South Africa’s only game reserve accessed solely by boat. Sibuya is home to nearly 400 species of birds and 45 species of game including the Big Five. The lush, sub-tropical vegetation ensures a high density of wildlife and guarantees one of the best game-viewing experiences in the country. Please contact our reservations department for specials running during our winter months May - September 2016.”

Contact: 046 6481040 Email: [email protected]  Website: www.sibuya.co.za                                          

Koffylaagte Game Lodge


Koffylaagte Game Lodge, which is situated just off the R75 and 130 km from Port Elizabeth, is owned by Cem Kumral.  He says “Our objective is to provide our guests with the best bush experience we can.  We have three of the Big Five and a huge variety of other animals including Giraffe and Zebra.  We offer guided walks and horse-back rides and our lodge has a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.  We have luxury four star tented accommodation as well as a variety of self-catering units.  Visit our website to see our winter specials.”

Contact: 049 836 9188 Email: [email protected] Website: www.koffylaagtegamelodge.co.za