game and nature reserves port alfred

Game and Nature Reserves  Port Alfred

The Eastern Cape is a Malaria free area and features some of the best parks and reserves in South Africa. In the immediate area, or within a few kilometres of Port Alfred, we have something in the region of 30 game parks. Many boast the Big Five Experience.

The Eastern Cape, is poised on the brink of becoming the most important "Game Area" equal, if not "easier" than any other region in southern sub Saharan Africa! There are numerous 5-star, world-renowned game reserves less than an hour's drive from Port Alfred.

Sibuya Game Reserve
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. After arriving at Sibuya’s reception near the river mouth in Kenton-on-Sea, guests embark on a meandering 40 minute boat cruise to the Reserve.

Along the way, kingfishers, fish eagles, otters, antelope and other wildlife may be spotted. On arrival at either of our camps, guests settle into their accommodation – luxury en-suite tents on raised wooden decks. With just four tents in our River Camp and eight tents in our Forest Camp, our professional rangers are able to offer personalised game drives, rewarding walks and exclusive boat trips. Swimming, canoeing and fishing are also on offer, or you might choose to simply relax in a hammock under the trees. The ancient floodplains and pristine coastal forest host an abundance of wildlife: nearly 400 bird species and 45 species of game including the "Big Five". The lush vegetation ensures a high density of wildlife and one of the best game-viewing experiences in the country.  Sibuya also offers day trips that consist of a boat trip, game drive and lunch with a maximum of 10 people.  Sibuya has recently acquired cheetah for a breeding programme.

Additional activities by arrangement include: deep sea fishing; horse riding and massages. Under starlit skies, the distant roar of the ocean and the soft glow of lanterns are the only distractions as guests are served fine fireside fare in the embrace of the evening fire. The unequalled splendour of the vistas, with the Indian Ocean as their enduring backdrop, will leave you saying "Sibuya" – we will return.’

Mansfield Reserve 
Nestled amoungst 100 acres of undulating grassland and thornveld plateaus. Vegetation is typical Eastern Cape sweetveld and bush with the landscape and kloofs providing providing ideal habitat for rare cycads, sneezewoods, yellowoods, knobthorns and a variety of game. This combination makes this reserve unique and ideal.

Kariega Game Reserve
Sanctuary to abundant game and wildlife such as lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, rhino, hippo, hyena, giraffe, zebra, eland, wildebeest, waterbuck and a variety of antelope, as well as a myriad of bird species, including nesting Martial, Crowned and Fish Eagles, this 6000 hectare private game reserve is a must, for those seeking the retreat and the thrill of the great outdoors and an African Safari vacation of a lifetime.

Set high above the spectacular Kariega River Valley, you cannot get closer to nature than in this wondrous African wilderness, in the heart of the 1820 Settler Country, with its rich historical heritage.  The golden beaches of  Kenton-on-Sea are less than 15 minutes away.

Kariega offers luxury game lodge accommodation, architectural award winning lodges and a host of activities, such as; game drives, hiking, fishing, bird watching, canoeing, mountain biking and the ever famous river cruises on the Kariega Queen.  Only 80 minutes east of Port Elizabeth, a visit to KARIEGA GAME RESERVE should be considered a natural extension of your trip along South Africa's famous 'Garden Route', between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.

Nduna Game Reserve
In Zulu culture, our name means Elder, one who is respected, honoured and cherished. We in turn, strive to do exactly that with all our guests. We value your visit and not only do we offer an enjoyable stay with us here on our game farm, but also deliver as promised.

We pride ourselves in being flexible and therefore able to accommodate just about everyone’s needs. Our guests arrive and soak up our warm and genuine hospitality - most definitely our most evident strength … Our weakness? Getting our guests to find a reason to complain…

Mansfield Reserve, Shamwari, Kwandwe, Pumba, Nduna and Lalibela all lie within an hours drive. All reserves offer a unique experience focusing on a different aspect of the game experience and most offer day trips and historical tours.

Beggars Bush/Rabbit Bush: (046) 622 8262

Cycad Nature Reserve: (046) 622 7216

Fish River Estuary: (046) 625 0876

Great Fish River Complex: (040) 639 2756

Kap River Nature Reserve: (046) 622 0876

Round Hill Oribi Reserve: (046) 625 0876

Sunshine Coast Reserve: (046) 625 0876

Thomas Baines: (046) 622 8262

Waters Meet Forest Reserve: (046_ 625 0876


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