Redefining the meaning of private, Hopewell Private Game Reserve is an exclusive hideaway where unspoil nature meets pure African luxury, and guests reconnect with nature at their own pace.
This private game reserve in South Africas beautiful Eastern Cape hosts up to 12 guests in stylish, secluded suites with sweeping views over a reclaimed Eden. Waking up to the sounds and sights of the African bush, sun downers above the elephants favourite watering hole, relaxing in a secluded private pool overlooking the bush, and sumptuous dinners under the stars provide the memories that linger long after your stay at Hopewell.
Hopewell offers guests an amazing experience. Passionate and experienced rangers guide our guests through the rolling landscape, ever willing to stop and discuss plants, insects, birds and game spotted along the way.
Up close and personal interaction with cheetah is a highlight of this unique wildlife experience. Guests are likely to encounter our herd of elephant, along with cheetah, leopard, hippo, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, antelope and other indigenous species carefully introduced to maintain a balanced eco-system.
Accommodation at Hopewell Private Game Reserve:
Internal Executive Suites:
The secluded and spacious main lodge is perfectly positioned for panoramic views over the reserve. Perched above the elephants favourite watering hole, the deck is the ideal spot for relaxation and some idle game-viewing. Two stylishly decorated en suite Executive Suites with separate outside showers overlooking the indigenous bush are available in the Main Lodge. These rooms would also be suitable for a family of four or for those who prefer not to walk too much.
Private Luxury Suites:
Designed to maximise both privacy and uninterrupted valley views, the open-plan suites flows seamlessly from luxurious living to sleeping to bathroom, all warmed by a cosy fireplace. The scenery can be enjoyed from the private deck and pool, or the comfortable interior by the fireside.
This is truly the perfect honeymoon destination.
Activities available on the reserve range from game drives and nature walks, bird watching from three hides situated around the property, sundowners in a tree house or simply relax at your own pool or at the lodge where friendly staff are ready to attend to your every need.
In the surrounding areas you will find an abundance of activities to enrich your stay these include the Indian Ocean resorts and magnificent beaches of Kenton-on-Sea and Port Alfred.
The Addo Elephant park lies a mere 35 minutes away or you could try your hand at horseback riding, boating, fishing, whale watching and trail hiking to name a few. For those seeking a variety of treatments, a massage therapist /beautician can be arranged with prior notice.
For the enthusiastic golfer the Royal Port Alfred and (Gary Player designed) Fish River Sun Golf Courses are within a hours drive away. The Hopewell staff can assist in booking and transport arrangements and offer guidance to the best activity to suit individuals, groups or family.
From Port Elizabeth Airport: (70 km)
- Leave the airport and turn left at the traffic circle. Continue over the railway line to Heugh Rd and turn right at the traffic lights.
- Continue straight until you get to the last set of traffic lights at the bottom of the hill. This is a T-junction.
- Turn left and follow the N2 towards Grahamstown for about 53 km
Turn onto the R72 signposted to Port Alfred. Continue for 17 km and turn right at the Hopewell sign.
From Johannesburg and Cape town International Airports, daily connections fly to Port Elizabeth regional airport. Transfers to and from the lodge can be arranged.