Find Game & Nature Reserves in the Eastern Cape

Eastern Cape Game & Nature Reserves

Alexandria Dunefield

Located in or near Addo / Alexandria / Colchester / Kenton On Sea / Nanaga / Paterson / Sundays River / Sunland
Alexandria Dunefield, Eastern Cape
Alexandria Dunefield is a reserve on the Sunshine Coast, Eastern Cape, that is privately owned by a family who has been farming chicory and livestock here since 1899. These extensive dunefields cover 142 square kilometers of ...

Amalinda Nature Reserve

Located in or near Cove Rock / East London / Hamburg / Hogsback
Amalinda Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape
The Amalinda Nature Reserve is situated less than 10 kilometres from the ever-growing city hub of East London in the Eastern Cape. Established in 1968, this reserve measures 134 hectares and boasts some of the stunning vegetation ...

Blaauwkrantz Nature Reserve

Located in or near Grahamstown
Blaauwkrantz Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape
The Blaauwkrantz Nature Reserve was proclaimed for the sole purpose of conserving the habitat of the largest known anabantid fish (or Eastern Cape rocky - Sandelia bainsii), found in a few isolated areas in the Eastern Cape. The ...

Cape St Francis Nature Reserve

Located in or near Cape St Francis / Jeffreys Bay / St Francis Bay
Cape St Francis Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape
Between Cape St Francis and St Francis Bay lies the Cape St Francis Nature Reserve, one of four nature reserves on the tip of this cape - the others are Seal Point Nature Reserve, Seal Bay Nature Reserve and the Irma Booysen ...

East London Coast Nature Reserve

Located in or near Cintsa / East London / Glengarriff / Gonubie / Hamburg / Kei Mouth / Kidds Beach / Kwelera / Morgans Bay / Mpekweni / Sunrise On Sea / Winterstrand
East London Coast Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape
The East London Coast Nature Reserve is a gorgeous stretch of coast that extends from the Great Kei River in the north east all the way to the Tylomnqa River in the south west. Between these two bodies of water lies well over 3 ...

Ghio Wetland Nature Reserve

Located in or near Kenton On Sea
Ghio Wetland Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape
The Ghio pans lie barely inland of Kenton-on-Sea on the floodplain of the Bushmans River. During times of drought they dry out completely, which is why they are described as either 'erratically flooded pans' or 'a wetland that is ...

Irma Booysen Flora Reserve

Located in or near Cape St Francis / St Francis Bay
Irma Booysen Flora Reserve, Eastern Cape
Irma Booysen Flora Reserve is a small veld reserve in Cape St Francis. Much of this part of the coastline is given over to preserving nature and so the Irma Booysen reserve lies behind another reserve, the Seal Point Nature ...

Island Nature Reserve

Located in or near Beachview / Blue Horizon Bay / Seaview / Van Stadens
Island Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape
The Island Nature Reserve boasts dense indigenous Alexandria coastal forest, through which there are a number of pathways and trails along which to walk. These are safe and easy to manage, even for little ones. The Bushbuck ...

Kragga Kamma Game Park

Located in or near Kragga Kamma / Maitlands / Port Elizabeth / Sardinia Bay / Seaview / Theescombe
Kragga Kamma Game Park, Eastern Cape
One would scarcely expect that, just a few hundred metres from the main road, there are some of Africa’s wildest species, exploring what has become their natural habitat. These species include giraffe, zebra, buffalo, rhino, a ...

Kwelera Coastal Nature Reserve

Located in or near Cintsa / East London / Glengarriff / Gonubie / Kwelera / Morgans Bay / Sunrise On Sea
Kwelera Coastal Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape
Kwelera Coastal Nature Reserve is one of ten nature reserves that collectively make up the East London Coast Nature Reserve – a gorgeous stretch of coast that extends from the Great Kei River in the north east, all the way to the ...

Maitland Nature Reserve

Located in or near Blue Horizon Bay / Hunters Retreat / Maitlands / Parsons Vlei
Maitland Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape
Port Elizabeth’s Maitland Nature Reserve is a rich source of natural beauty and variety. It boasts indigenous coastal forest, stunning views of the Indian Ocean and impressive giant sand dunes. The reserve occupies 250 hectares ...

Nahoon Point Nature Reserve

Located in or near East London / Gonubie
Nahoon Point Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape
Dubbed one of the most scenic coastal reserves in the country, the Nahoon Point Nature Reserve in East London is a South African gem. But, it is not only for this its extraordinary natural beauty and breath-taking vistas that it ...

Noorsekloof Nature Reserve

Located in or near Cape St Francis / Jeffreys Bay / St Francis Bay
Noorsekloof Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape
The Eastern Cape is abundant in fascinating fauna and flora. It has a unique combination of species and is rich in its biodiversity. The Noorsekloof Nature Reserve is dedicated to showing some of this off to locals and visitors ...

Seal Point Nature Reserve

Located in or near Cape St Francis / Jeffreys Bay / St Francis Bay
Seal Point Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape
Pretty Seal Point Nature Reserve is one of four nature reserves that lie at the cape alongside the villages of Cape St Francis, Port St Francis and St Francis Bay. It is situated at the Cape St Francis lighthouse, beyond Cape St ...

Seekoei Nature Reserve

Located in or near Jeffreys Bay
Seekoei Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape
The Seekoei Nature Reserve is situated between Aston Bay and Paradise Beach, just outside of Jeffrey’s Bay in the Eastern Cape. The reserve has a total area of 60 hectares and lies on the estuary formed by the confluence of the ...

Settlers Park Nature Reserve

Located in or near Humerail / Humewood / Mount Croix / Port Elizabeth / South End / Walmer
Settlers Park Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape
The Baakens River Valley runs through the heart of Port Elizabeth, and is frequented by picnicking families, bridal couples having beautiful photographs taken and hikers taking in the beauty of the lush surrounds. The entire ...

Sibuya Game Reserve

Located in or near Bathurst / Boesmansriviermond / Cannon Rocks / Kasouga / Kenton On Sea / Kleinemonde / Port Alfred
Sibuya Game Reserve, Eastern Cape
Sibuya Game Reserve covers more than 2000 hectares and incorporates the unique East Cape Valley Bushveld, Grasslands and Coastal Forests. Antelope abound, including the rare Bontebok and Oribi. Malaria Free and conveniently ...

St Croix Island Marine Reserve

Located in or near Beachview / Blue Horizon Bay / Bluewater Bay / Chelsea Conservancy / Glendinningvale / Greenacres / Humerail / Humewood / Kini Bay / Kragga Kamma / Lovemore Heights / Lovemore Park / Maitlands / Richmond Hill / Schoenmakerskop / Seaview / Summerstrand
St Croix Island Marine Reserve, Eastern Cape
The St Croix Island Marine Reserve lies in Algoa Bay, a series of three islands (the islands of the cross) just north-east of Port Elizabeth. St Croix and its two sister islets – Jahleel Island and Brenton Rock - are quartzitic ...

Swartkops Estuary

Located in or near Bluewater Bay / Despatch / Redhouse
Swartkops Estuary, Eastern Cape
It might be right in the heart of urban living but the Swartkops Estuary, 8 km north of Port Elizabeth, and its adjacent salt pans are a highlight for any bird fundi intent on sighting estuarine waders and terns. Over 10 000 ...

Waters Meeting Nature Reserve

Located in or near Bathurst / Port Alfred
Waters Meeting Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape
This pretty but small nature reserve lies just 4 km west of Bathurst, north west of Port Alfred, on the Kowie River. The well sign-posted dirt road leaves the R67 into Grahamstown, down to Waters Meeting Nature Reserve with few ...

Woody Cape Nature Reserve

Located in or near Alexandria / Cannon Rocks / Colchester / Nanaga / Sundays River / Westering
Woody Cape Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape
The conservation area extends over about 25 000 ha of lightly undulating to flat terrain and incorporates the Alexandria coastal dune fields (known as the Woody Cape Nature Reserve). This is a young and expanding dune system and ...

Addo Elephant Park

Located in or near Aberdeen / Addo / Addo Elephant Park / Adelaide / Alicedale / Colchester / Greater Addo / Jansenville / Kirkwood / Nanaga / Paterson / Riebeek East / Somerset East / Sunland / Wolwefontein / Zuurberg
Addo Elephant Park, Eastern Cape
Situated in a malaria free area the magnificently diverse Addo Elephant Park offers a wide variety of game viewing, outdoor adventure, accommodation and cultural experiences. You will be amazed at the variety of South Africa ...

Amakhala Game Reserve

Located in or near Alexandria / Alicedale / Amakhala / Bathurst / Colchester / Nanaga / Paterson
Amakhala Game Reserve, Eastern Cape
Steeped in history and beauty, this 6000-hectare game reserve creates an ideal environment for an unforgettable safari and an intimate experience of the varied landscape, including breathtaking views of the Bushman's River. ...

Blaauwkrantz Nature Reserve

Located in or near Grahamstown
Blaauwkrantz Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape
The Blaauwkrantz Nature Reserve was proclaimed for the sole purpose of conserving the habitat of the largest known anabantid fish (or Eastern Cape rocky - Sandelia bainsii), found in a few isolated areas in the Eastern Cape. The ...

Bosberg Nature Reserve

Located in or near Cookhouse / Middleton / Pearston / Somerset East
Bosberg Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape
Set on the southern slopes of the Bosberg Mountains, the Bosberg Nature Reserve is a thickly wooded nature reserve that looms over the town of Somerset East. The lower slopes and sheltered kloofs are covered with beautiful ...

Bucklands Private Game Reserve

Located in or near Fish River / Fort Beaufort / Grahamstown
Bucklands Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape
Bucklands Private Game Reserve is a Stewart Family conservation initiative which was launched in 2007 culminating from the families deep love of the African continent's splendid diversity and natural beauty found within its ...

Great Fish River Reserve

Located in or near Fish River / Fort Beaufort / Grahamstown / Mgwalana / Middleton / Mpekweni / Port Alfred
Great Fish River Reserve, Eastern Cape
The spectacularly beautiful Great Fish River Reserve lies in the valley of the Great Fish River, between the town of Grahamstown and Fort Beaufort, extending eastwards all the way to the Kieskama River. It is a malaria-free area ...

Kamala Game Reserve

Located in or near Cookhouse / Middleton / Somerset East
Kamala Game Reserve, Eastern Cape
Kamala Game Reserve is a private reserve lying between the Bruinjieshoogte and Boschberg mountain ranges that each rise to about 6 000 feet, close to Somerset East. Through the reserve the Little Fish River winds for some 34 ...

Kwantu Game Reserve

Located in or near Alicedale / Sidbury
Kwantu Game Reserve, Eastern Cape
Kwantu Private Game Reserve offers Africa's Big 5, an elephant sanctuary, endangered and exotic wildlife. This untouched wilderness boasts a past as rich as its abundant wildlife population. From the comfort of our specially ...

Pumba Game Reserve

Located in or near Alicedale / Grahamstown
Pumba Game Reserve, Eastern Cape
Lying in a particularly breathtaking setting that includes five of the world’s seven biomes, Pumba Private Game Reserve has a couple of major advantages: one, it is set in a malaria-free part of the Eastern Cape, and two, it ...

Shamwari Game Reserve

Located in or near Addo / Alicedale / Cannon Rocks / Greater Addo / Kenton On Sea / Kleinemonde / Nanaga / Paterson / Port Alfred / Riebeek East / Sidbury
Shamwari Game Reserve, Eastern Cape
Shamwari Game Reserve is the southernmost, Big Game, private reserve in Africa - Malaraia Free. This ultimate African adventure stretches along the Bushman's river, halfway between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown, and forms a ...

Thomas Baines Nature Reserve

Located in or near Alicedale / Grahamstown
Thomas Baines Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape
The Thomas Baines Nature Reserve is situated 12km from Grahamstown. The Thomas Baines 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, ...

Tsolwana Game Reserve

Located in or near Cradock / Dordrecht / Queenstown / Tarkastad / Winterberg
Tsolwana Game Reserve, Eastern Cape
Nestled against the northern slopes of the Winterberg Mountain range at the edge of the Karoo, Tsolwana Game Reserve lies between Cradock and Queenstown, near Tarkastad. It is situated in a mountainous area with its grassy plains ...

Camdeboo National Park

Located in or near Aberdeen / Graaff Reinet / Jansenville / Middelburg / Nieu-Bethesda / Pearston / Queenstown / Somerset East
Camdeboo National Park, Eastern Cape
Formed hundreds of millions of years ago, the Karoo of South Africa is one of the great natural wonders of the world. Camdeboo National Park provides the visitor with insights into the unique landscape and ecosystem of the Karoo ...

Fonteinbos Nature Reserve

Located in or near Aberdeen / Graaff Reinet / Middelburg
Fonteinbos Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape
Deep within the Karoo Heartland, along the Kraai River banks, lies the 1 500 hectares of the Fonteinbos Nature Reserve. This reserve, just outside the small town of Aberdeen, is both beautiful and functional, as its natural ...

Lawrence de Lange Nature Reserve

Located in or near Molteno / Queenstown / Tarkastad
Lawrence de Lange Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape
The Lawrence de Lange Nature Reserve is characterised by semi-arid vegetation. This is made up of scrubby bush, cycads, acacias, aloes and stretches of untouched grasslands. This makes for the ideal habitat for a number of ...

Mountain Zebra National Park

Located in or near Adelaide / Bedford / Cradock / Somerset East / Tarkastad / Winterberg
Mountain Zebra National Park, Eastern Cape
The craggy heights of the Mountain Zebra National Park's Bankberg embrace rolling plains and deep valleys, and has become an entrancing preserve for the Cape mountain zebra. The proclamation of the park in 1937 saved these ...

Mountain Zebra Wilderness Corridor

Located in or near Adelaide / Bedford / Cradock / Graaff Reinet / Nieu-Bethesda / Pearston
Mountain Zebra Wilderness Corridor, Eastern Cape
The valuable grasslands between the Mountain Zebra National Park and the Camdeboo National Park are now formally protected by a partnership between the Wilderness Foundation and SANParks. Known as the Mountain Zebra Wilderness ...

Tsolwana Game Reserve

Located in or near Cradock / Dordrecht / Queenstown / Tarkastad / Winterberg
Tsolwana Game Reserve, Eastern Cape
Nestled against the northern slopes of the Winterberg Mountain range at the edge of the Karoo, Tsolwana Game Reserve lies between Cradock and Queenstown, near Tarkastad. It is situated in a mountainous area with its grassy plains ...

Amalinda Nature Reserve

Located in or near Cove Rock / East London / Hamburg / Hogsback
Amalinda Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape
The Amalinda Nature Reserve is situated less than 10 kilometres from the ever-growing city hub of East London in the Eastern Cape. Established in 1968, this reserve measures 134 hectares and boasts some of the stunning vegetation ...

Commando Drift Nature Reserve

Located in or near Cradock / Molteno / Queenstown / Steynsburg / Tarkastad / Winterberg
Commando Drift Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape
The 6 000 hectare Commando Drift Nature Reserve lies roughly 60 km north of Cradock on the road to Tarkastad. At its heart is the Commando Drift Dam, fed by four rivers. On what is essentially a mixture of Karoo veld and ...

East London Coast Nature Reserve

Located in or near Cintsa / East London / Glengarriff / Gonubie / Hamburg / Kei Mouth / Kidds Beach / Kwelera / Morgans Bay / Mpekweni / Sunrise On Sea / Winterstrand
East London Coast Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape
The East London Coast Nature Reserve is a gorgeous stretch of coast that extends from the Great Kei River in the north east all the way to the Tylomnqa River in the south west. Between these two bodies of water lies well over 3 ...

Fort Fordyce Nature Reserve

Located in or near Adelaide / Fort Beaufort / Hogsback / King Williams Town
Fort Fordyce Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape
Set close to the little community of Blinkwater, Fort Fordyce Nature Reserve lies on the Post Retief road, almost equidistant between Adelaide and the historical town of Fort Beaufort, in the Amatola escarpment. This roughly 2 ...

Kologha Forest Reserve

Located in or near Hogsback / Keiskammahoek / Stutterheim
Kologha Forest Reserve, Eastern Cape
The home of the second largest natural forest in the country, after Knysna Forest, the Kologha Forest Reserve (sometimes also spelled Xhologha for those who can’t pronounce the Xhosa name, which means peace) lies ...

Kwelera Coastal Nature Reserve

Located in or near Cintsa / East London / Glengarriff / Gonubie / Kwelera / Morgans Bay / Sunrise On Sea
Kwelera Coastal Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape
Kwelera Coastal Nature Reserve is one of ten nature reserves that collectively make up the East London Coast Nature Reserve – a gorgeous stretch of coast that extends from the Great Kei River in the north east, all the way to the ...

Mpofu Nature Reserve

Located in or near Alicedale / Balfour / Cathcart / Fort Beaufort / Hogsback / Stutterheim
Mpofu Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape
Mpofu Nature Reserve is situated in the heart of the Katberg Mountain Range, about 2.5 hours’ drive from Port Elizabeth. Mpofu Nature Reserve covers an area of 7 500 hectares and occupies the valleys and escarpments of the ...

Umtiza Forest Reserve

Located in or near East London
Umtiza Forest Reserve, Eastern Cape
The Umtiza Nature Reserve is a forest reserve on the Buffalo Pass. It lies alongside the bell-shape of the Buffalo River as it sweeps away to follow the course of the pass road, before curving south to run through the reserve ...

Dwesa Cwebe Nature Reserves

Located in or near Bisho / Lusikisiki / Port St Johns / Qunu / Umtata
Dwesa Cwebe Nature Reserves, Eastern Cape
The two fairly small sister nature reserves of Dwesa and Cwebe lie separated only by the Mbashe River on the central wild coast, bordered on one side by the forest-fringed shores of the Indian Ocean, and on the other by the ...

Hluleka Nature Reserve

Located in or near Coffee Bay / Lusikisiki / Mbotyi / Port St Johns / Qunu / Umtata
Hluleka Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape
The virtually undiscovered Hluleka Nature Reserve lies roughly 20 kilometres south of Port St Johns on South Africa’s Wild Coast, a part of the world most aptly described in terms of its rugged and natural unspoiled beauty. The ...

Luchaba Nature Reserve

Located in or near Lusikisiki / Port St Johns / Qunu / Umtata
Luchaba Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape
Close to the town of Umtata, now known as Mthatha, lies the charming 460 hectare nature reserve of Luchaba. Luchaba Nature Reserve lies adjacent to the Mthatha Dam and is home to a variety of wildlife, a series of wetlands and ...

Magwa Waterfall

Located in or near Coffee Bay / Lusikisiki / Mbotyi / Mngcibe / Port St Johns
Magwa Waterfall, Eastern Cape
The Magwa waterfall is pretty impressive. It is one of few waterfalls on the rugged Wild Coast that is accessible – others entail such effort to reach that they're seldom seen by any but the most intrepid travellers. It lies in ...

Silaka Nature Reserve

Located in or near Coffee Bay / Haga Haga / Lusikisiki / Morgans Bay / Port St Johns
Silaka Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape
The Silaka Nature Reserve serves to protect the biodiversity of the coastal forest in the region, and stretches along the coastline between Second Beach and Sugarloaf Rock - 400 hectares of striking coast, a forest of towering ...

Oviston Nature Reserve

Located in or near Aliwal North / Bethulie / Gariep Dam / Norvalspont / Oviston / Venterstad
Oviston Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape
The Oviston Nature reserve lies close to the little Karoo towns of Venterstad and Oviston roughly two hours’ drive from Bloemfontein. That it is in the Karoo should impart the potential for blinding hot summer days, but along ...
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