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

Situated along the Kowie River in Port Alfred, Mansfield Private Reserve lies nestled amongst 1000 acres of lush, undulating grassland and thornveld plateaus. Vegetation here is typical Eastern Cape sweetveld and bush, with the landscape and kloofs providing the ideal habitat for rare cycads, Sneezewood, Yellowwood, and Knobthorn trees, to name but a few.

Choose from a variety of accommodation - from indoor lodging to outdoor camping and caravanning. Mansfield offers beautiful picnic and braai/BBQ spots, overlooking the river and next to a children’s play area. Other activities include hiking, fishing, canoeing, bird watching and game drives. Find a wide variety of game to view, including giraffe.

Accommodation at Mansfield Private Reserve:
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.


- 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.

Rooms and Units Available:

Sites 50m from Kowie River. Hot water showers, toilets and basins available at communal ablutions.
Sleeps 4 Adults

Eagle`s Nest Cottage
Romantic cabin overlooking river. No electricity. Gas fridge, gas stove and gas heater. Paraffin lamps. Donkey boiler for hot water showers.
Sleeps 2 Adults

The Lodge at Mansfield
3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen, lounge, swimming pool, braai areas
Sleeps 7 Adults

The Platforms
Unit consists of wooden floor, a roof and is covered on three sides with shade cloth. Very basic camping accommodation.
Sleeps 10 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Team Building
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Fireplace on the Premises
Parking (off-street - open)
Xhosa / Zulu
Communal Television
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool

Cancellation Policy:

100% is refundable should your reservation be cancelled within 48hrs from confirmation of reservation.
100% is non-refundable should your reservation be cancelled more than 48hrs from confirmation of reservation.

Latest Reviews

We loved our camping stay at Mansfield in December 2021. We had the whole campsite to ourselves. The restaurant was accommodating and friendly. The pool was lovely and refreshing. And there was a great play area for the kids. The Managing couple were helpful and kind. The animals were amazing for the whole family to enjoy. If it had been very hot for the few days we were there then I think we would have struggled a bit with the lack of shade for pitching tents but the cooking areas and eating lapa was lovely and shady and clean.
The only real struggle we found was the booking process. Mansfield wasn't easy to find and the response wasn't very rapid. We would however definitely recommend the establishment to our friends and visit again should we go up that way.

Angela Muller Aug 2022


From Port Alfred, take the R67 towards Bathurst. After 6km turn left onto a gravel road.
There will be sign boards indicating Mansfield Private Reserve.
Follow the gravel road for 3km until you get to the entrance gates at Mansfield.

Map Place holder
Click to display the map
Bookings / Enquiries
Please enter the dates of your stay above to check Rates and Availability
  • Guests Rating: (1)
  • TGCSA Grading: Tgsa Grading Tgsa Grading Tgsa Grading
  • Accommodation Type: Caravan park, Game Lodge and Self-Catering
  • Malaria Area: No
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM