Experience the natural beauty of the Eastern Cape Bushveld at Mansfield Private 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 Private Game 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!
Accommodation at Mansfield Private Game Reserve: Platforms
Platforms offer very basic camping-style accommodation. Platforms are made up of a wooden floor, roof and three sides, covered with shade cloth. The front of the platform is open, but can be made more private with the roll-down shade cloth blind. There are 3 platforms available, and each can sleep up to 10 people. Platforms are self-catering, with braai/BBQ facilities available (wood at extra cost). Please note that there is no electricity included, but generator power is available on request, at an hourly rate.
Platforms are equipped with single bunk beds and mattresses (guests to provide their own linen, cutlery, crockery, cooking utensils and so forth, as with camping), gas geyser, shower and toilet.
Camp and Caravan Sites
Camp sites are situated a mere 50km from the Kowie River. Camp sites are self-catering, with braai/BBQ facilities available (wood at extra cost). Although electricity is not included, generator power is available on request, at an hourly rate. Camp sites are equipped with communal, open air ablutions with hot water showers and toilets.
Eagle`s Nest Cabin
Eagle`s Nest is an open plan log cabin with beautiful, panoramic views over the Kowie River. The cottage is self-catering, and all linen, cutlery and crockery is provided. There is a small gas fridge as well as a small gas stove for food storage and preparation. Braai/BBQ facilities are available - braai wood, firelighters and matches are included. As the cabin does not have electricity, lights are battery-operated and paraffin lamps are made use of.
The cabin is equipped with double bed, bunk bed, shower (hot water powered by an old-fashioned donkey-boiler) and toilet.
Lodge Farm House
The lodge provides a setting for the ideal family getaway, as it sleeps up to 7 persons. Linen is provided. The farm house is powered by electricity and is self-catering with a large, fully equipped kitchen. Braai/BBQ facilities available. Enjoy a swim in the private swimming pool, set just outside the lodge.
The lodge is equipped with 3 bedrooms, all with double bed, lounge and TV with selected DSTV channels, 2 en-suite bathrooms with bath, shower and toilet, separate bathroom with shower and toilet.
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
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.
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