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Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve is situated in the malaria free Eastern Cape. The reserve is situated within an area of one hundred square kilometres encompassing five different biomes (vegetation types) which offer varied game viewing.

It is one of the few reserves with a tidal estuary. The reserve has five of the big five and a variety of antelope as well as giraffe, zebra and other predators. Inkwenkwezi is home to an abundance of animals from Rhino, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Warthog and Zebra to Sprinbok, Impala, Gemsbok and the unique Eastern Cape Kudu.

The reserve is five minutes from magnificent beaches and a 40 minute drive from a national airport. Driving to Inkwenkwezi is a pleasure as the roads are tarred right to the entrance.

Accommodation at Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve:
Bush Camp
The Bush Camp offers accommodation for twelve guests in six en-suite safari tents. All tents have electric lights, twin beds with Cloud 9 mattresses, slatted headboards, bedside tables and bedside lamps, bedside mats, telephones, chest of drawers.

The en-suite bathrooms feature a shower, (hot and cold water) which is crafted to resemble a cave and blends with the natural rock and bush of this area. From its hilltop site the camp overlooks a valley and each safari tent is positioned on a raised timber deck offering you your own private game viewing.

On the elevated timber deck guest are able to relax on two easy chairs with a coffee table.

Valley Camp
The Valley Camp offers twelve guests accommodation in six custom designed luxury tents with the emphasis on spaciousness and quality. The tents are positioned on individual timber decks and situated in a valley nestling amongst indigenous trees.

The bathrooms are fitted with both a slipper bath and a four sided glass shower (hot and cold water) a vanity slab (drawers underneath) with a hand basin as well as a hanging area for clothing. All finishes are of a high quality.

Tents are furnished with twin three quarter beds (one tent has a queen size bed) all with cloud 9 mattresses and Percale linen. Headboards are trimmed with brass and have bedside tables and lamps as well as a matching dresser, 2 leather easy chairs and a butlers tray.

A bar fridge stocked with a variety of South African wine and malt as well as soft drinks.

The partially covered outside deck is large and has 2 easy chairs with a coffee table. Guests at both the Valley Camp and the Bush Camp have tea and coffee making facilities with a variety of different teas.

All tents have 3 roofs, the inside roof has ventilation flaps to control the temperature, the second roof is the water proofing and the outside roof is used for shade and helps moderate the temperature. All tents have insect mesh on all openings.

Rates include vat, all meals, teas and coffees, South African wine and malt and all activities on the reserve.

Dining Options
Emthombeni Restaurant:
The Emthombeni restaurant offers an elegant African dining experience complemented by authentic African decor. High thatched roofs blend with the rich stone flooring creating the ambience of a mysterious and exciting Africa. Meals can be enjoyed inside the restaurant or on the elevated timber viewing deck with glimpses of the Indian Ocean and the African bush.

The Sunset Lapa:
The Sunset Lapa is hewn from the rocks of the area and covered in thatch. It is set on a majestic hillside with wonderful views of our African sunset. The Lapa has an informal lounge area where a stock of books and games are kept, there is also an indoor fireplace for the colder evenings as well as an open air fire for guests to gather around.


* Guided game drives half day tours: experience true tranquility as you view the abundance of wildlife from our open-topped 4x4 vehicles. Game viewing can be enjoyed either with our morning or afternoon game drive.
* Guided sunset game drive: enjoy a game drive at dusk, with the sun setting, bringing about the nocturnal life on the reserve. View them with spotlights in a complete different time of day.
* Guided mountain biking: enjoy the sights and sounds of nature whilst mountain biking through indigenous forests and open plains.
* Guided quad bike tours: a guided leisure ride through the reserve viewing game in their natural habitat.
* Elephant sanctuary: you will never forget the experience of a close interaction with one of the worlds greatest animals. Getting really close up you can touch, smell, feel, feed, talk to and educate yourself on these graceful, gentle giants.
* Elephant Back Safaris
* Guided hiking trails: come and explore the beauty of the reserve on foot.

Cancellation Policy:

10% of fee if cancelled; no refund of fee if less than 15 days.

Facilities & Services available:

Wine Tasting
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Parking (off-street - covered)
Other Language
Hiking / Walking Trails
Horse Riding
Swimming Pool

Latest Reviews

The personnel were extremely friendly and helpfull. The tents however need some maintenance.
Andre Fouche Jordaan Nov 2013


Situated about 30km from East London on the N2 to Umtata. Take the East Coast Resorts/Cintsa Mouth turn-off and proceed for 8.5km to the entrance gate (on your left).

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