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Mansfield Private Game Reserve
Experience the natural beauty of the Eastern Cape Bushveld at Mansfield Game Reserve. This exclusive reserve is set along the Kowie River, in the heart of the Sunshine Coast. Located a mere 6km outside of Port Alfred on the Bathurst Road by vehicle or come by boat 11km up the Kowie River. With a variety of accommodation options available; from elegant lodging to rustic camping/caravan (each with breathtaking views). You can expect an exceptional level of comfort, rest and relaxation at this unique reserve during your stay.
Mansfield Reserve offers a wide range of activities and facilities available for all to enjoy, be it at our black rock riverside seasonal restaurant, kid`s play park (Jungle Gym, Trampoline, Rock Pool, Sandpit, Old Land Rover), as well as picnic and braai (barbecue) facilities, this is the perfect place to spend the day with family and friends!
In addition the reserve also offers bird watching, picnicking, fishing, canoeing, a picturesque game drive on our open game viewing vehicles ensuring a most memorable game viewing experience. Walking and hiking trails abound through the reserve; view the abundant range of wildlife and birdlife that would satisfy any nature lover. Relish the pleasant and safe encounters with our game, from Zebra, Wildebeest, Impala, Blesbuck, Bushbuck, Nyala, Eland, Waterbuck, Duiker and Monkeys as well as a friendly giraffe called Gambit that will let you get up-close.
Enjoy the warm hospitality that Mansfield has to offer with their open hearted and hands-on style. Mansfield Reserve is a unique destination!
R65.00 pps

  • Mansfield Private Game Reserve - Game Drive
  • Mansfield Private Game Reserve - Eagle's Nest cottage
  • Mansfield Private Game Reserve - Eagles Nest Cabin
  • Mansfield Private Game Reserve - Eagles Nest Cabin
  • Mansfield Private Game Reserve - View from Eagle's Nest deck
  • Mansfield Private Game Reserve - Picnic site next to Kowie River
  • Mansfield Private Game Reserve - Platform
  • Mansfield Private Game Reserve - The Lodge Farm House
  • Mansfield Private Game Reserve - The Lodge Farm House
  • Mansfield Private Game Reserve - Lodge farm House
  • Mansfield Private Game Reserve - Lodge Farm House
  • Mansfield Private Game Reserve - Camping

Facilities & Services:

  • Babies
  • Children under 12 years
  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Elderly
  • Conference facilities
  • Wedding facilities
  • Team Building
  • Self-Braai / Barbecue
  • Other
  • Parking (open and off-street)
  • Fireplace on the Premises
  • Parking (off-street - open)
  • Garden
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Xhosa / Zulu
  • Hiking / Walking Trails
  • Communal Television
  • Swimming Pool
  • Playground
  • Trampoline


The Lodge
The Lodge is a three bedroom farmhouse with two en-suite bathrooms and the third bedroom has a separate bathroom. Other features include a large, fully equipped kitchen, a lounge with TV and selected DSTV, a private swimming pool, two braai areas and a bon fire pit. Braai wood, firelighters and matches provided. All linen, cutlery and crockery provided. Self-catering accommodation. Ideal for a family getaway.

Eagle’s Nest
Eagle’s Nest is a log cabin with panoramic views over the Kowie River. It features a double bed and two single beds in an open plan area with an equipped kitchenette and separate bathroom. The cottage does not have electricity, but lparaffin lamps are provided and a gas fridge and gas stove (2 plate) are available. An old-fashioned donkey-boiler is used to make hot water for the shower. Braai facilities are available on the deck overlooking the Kowie and braai wood, firelighters and matches are provided. All linen, cutlery and crockery provided. Self-catering accommodation. Ideal for a romantic getaway!

Platforms (3 units sleeping a maximum of 10 guests each)
The platforms offer very basic camping type accommodation. Each unit consists of a wooden floor, a roof and is covered on three sides with 80% shade cloth. The front of the unit is open, but has a roll down shade cloth blind. We provide guests with single bunk beds and mattresses. Each unit also has its own hot water shower, toilet and basin. No electricity is available, but generator power is available at an additional rate per hour. Guests to provide their own bedding, cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils like with camping. Braai facilities are available and braai wood is for sale.

Camp sites
Camp sites are situated about 50m from the Kowie River. Hot water showers, toilets and basins are available at the communal open air ablutions. Braai facilities are available and braai wood is for sale. Generator power is available on request at an additional rate, from a central point at the camping area.

Mansfield Private Game Reserve Activities:

- Guided or unguided game drives are available as well as guided on unguided hikes.
- Canoes are for hire.
- Fishing is allowed-make sure to bring your own fishing gear.
- Picnic site available on the banks of the Kowie river, with a children's play area with a jungle gym, trampoline and old Landrover for the kids to play on.

Mansfield Private Game Reserve Map:

Mansfield Private Game Reserve Guest Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 
  4.7 out of 5 based on 3 reviews.

The unit was clean, all neccessities supplied and a beautiful setting.all staff were wonderful from arrival till departure we will be back.the water pressure to shower needs attention
 Reviewed by john hayward over a year ago

Hi there. Thank you for your hospitality and efficiency. We loved our stay. We slept in the ox wagon and I must say the bed was quite uncomfortable. Obviously one can't expect luxury in an ox wagon that would defeat the entire concept :). Thank you once again to all staff at Mansfield for making our stay a memorable one. God bless. Samantha and Albert Rieck.
 Reviewed by samantha rieck over a year ago

Great hospitality! Breathtaking, tranquil environment. The perfect getaway destination.
 Reviewed by Farezanana over a year ago

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