ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK
Adventure, wildlife and wilderness just an hour from Grahamstown (104km from Grahamstown). For the complete outdoor experience including elephant encounters on horseback and on foot, day, night and sunset drives, 4x4 trials and excellent elephant viewing.
AMAKHALA GAME RESERVE
Situated between Grahamstown and Port Elizabeth (60km from Grahamstown), this private game reserve boasts a wide selection of owner managed accommodation ranging from intimate bush lodges to majestic colonial residences.
EMLANJENI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
Situated on the banks of the Bushmans River, Emlanjeni offers a river cruise and a 2-hour guided game drive in one package, including snacks and refreshments on the return cruise to Bushmans River Mouth.
The region is home to over 200 bird species including rare and endangered varieties. The Ghio Wetland Reserve is incorporated within Emlanjeni and is a haven for many bird species.Game include white rhino, buffalo, zebra and a large variety of antelope. Luxury accommodation available.
FRASER'S CAMP ADVENTURES
Fraser's Camp Adventures offer's the first zipline tours in Frontier Country. An adrenalin fuelled teambuilding or family adventure sends people rushing at speeds of over 70kms over a forested gorge on the hedge of the Fish River Valley. There are six zip lines between 240 and 135 metres long. Guided tours take place every 30 minutes, for more information contact Robyn 072 550 4460, or firstname.lastname@example.org
GREAT FISH RIVER RESERVE
Rugged Africa in full splendor, these spectacular Eastern Cape valleys and rivers will inspire you. (38km from Grahamstown) The reserve is rich in history, with several forts bearing witness to the frontier conflicts between Xhosa and settler. Homes belonging to the famous Knott family have been converted into luxury lodges, and Mvubu Lodge and chalet complex has been built on the banks of the River out of local materials for the ultimate bushveld experience. The Double Drift Reserve is 23 000ha in size and on the Great Fish River; it forms a combined conservation area of 44 000ha with the Sam Knott Nature Reserve and the Andries Vosloo Kudu Reserve. It conserves one of the best examples of the succulent Valley Bushveld, and its rough terrain provides diverse habitats and spectacular views. Various accommodation options, hiking trails and the well stocked Inyathi Game Camp with numerous species for excellent game viewing.
Enquiries and Reservations: +27 (0)40 635 2116
KARIEGA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
Walk safely alongside African Game in the unspoilt beauty of South Africa's Eastern Cape...
Situated half an hour's drive from Grahamstown near Kenton-on-Sea (35km from Grahamstown) This private malaria-free game reserve is set in 5 000 hectares of pristine wilderness above the Kariega River Valley. Abundant game and birds, safe hiking, game drives, river cruises, canoeing, mountain biking and swimming. Guests in search of the Big-5 can book Kariega's Game Trails to nearby reserves. Exclusive new Ukhozi Lodge offers luxurious suites and main Lodge spacious and comfortable log chalets, all with private viewing decks providing stunning views and intimate contact with nature; some with private pools. Fine African cuisine in bomas and spectacular restaurants. Day visitor's centre and conference facilities also available.
Tel: (046) 636 7904, Fax: (046) 636 2288
International Dialing: Tel: +27(0)46 636 7904
KOEDOESKLOOF PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
An hour’s drive from Grahamstown and 5km from Adelaide, Koedoeskloof lies at the foothills of the Great Winterberg mountains. A number of activities are offered for the outdoor enthusiast, these include game viewing, horse trails, bird watching, hiking and mountain biking. Accommodation available in Mbabala Lodge, sleep 10, self-catering.
KWANDWE PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
Situated on the Fort Beaufort road (30km from Grahamstown) Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is targeted to open with its first camp, Kwandwe Camp, mid-2001. Kwandwe will boast a wide variety of game and bird life on the reserve, ranging from Elephant and Rhino to Steen buck and Bushbuck, all of which will have free roam of the Reserve.
LALIBELA GAME RESERVE
Just outside Grahamstown off the N2, Lalibela spans 4 ecosystems and offers luxury accommodation, early morning and sunset game drives, escorted bush walks and night drives. Lalibela is home to the Big Five and has six out of South Africa's seven vegetation types. Day visitor programme includes a 3-hour game drive and lunch. Lalibela brings you the charm of authentic Africa and is a perfect blend of the formal and informal. Lalibela has two 4-star lodges- Lentaba Lodge and mark’s Camp- both offering service of the highest standard, world-class cuisine, and unforgettable game viewing.
Tel: 041 581 8170, Fax: 041 581 2332
International Dialing: Tel: +27(0)41 581 8170
Late afternoon and evening game viewing when many animals are at their most active. Schotia is home to many antelope, crocodile, warthog, jackal and lions, which are free to hunt at will. After the "Schotia Tooth & Claw Night Safari" a sumptuous safari cuisine supper is served in the open-air lapa
SHAMWARI GAME RESERVE
The Cape's Premier Big 5 Game Reserve - Malaria Free!
Only ¾ of an hour from Grahamstown (40km from Grahamstown), a choice of 5 different lodges, or experience a day programme including a visit to the African Arts & Culture Village. Voted the World's Leading Game Reserve as well as the World's Leading Conservation company 1998 and 1999 by IATA agents worldwide.
THOMAS BAINES NATURE RESERVE
Home of "Tom the Rhino"
Thomas Baines Nature Reserve is situated in the Makana District. (12km from Grahamstown) The Reserve is named after the famous 19th Century artist who left a valuable record of the rich diversity of fauna and flora in the region, including the now-extinct quagga. There are also numerous signs of the hunter-gatherer- and later Nguni communities that once inhabited the region. The reserve boasts an impressive herd of 45 Cape Buffalo as well as "Tom", one of the oldest white rhino's in Southern Africa. A total of 25 reptiles and 53 mammals have been recorded. Besides the buffalo and white rhino, numerous antelope - including eland, red hartebeest, bushbuck and kudu - as well as small mammals such as vervet monkeys and genets, can be seen in the reserve. 175 species of birds have been recorded. Picnic sites with braai facilities and toilets are provided at Settlers Dam where one can also go boating and fish for black bass. Overnight accommodation only for school groups at the Environmental Education Centre is available.
For further information concerning bookings of school groups for Environmental Education courses, as well as details relating to the Friends of Thomas Baines Nature Reserve, contact the Eastern Cape Nature Conservation Office on Tel: (046) 622 7216