Bird Watching

Vast wilderness areas in the Eastern Cape provide perfect conditions for bird watching. The birding route of the Eastern Cape is the only one to offer a range of seven different biomes – grasslands, savannah, succulent thicket, fynbos, coastal thicket, forest and semi-desert.

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Mpofu Nature Reserve

Mpofu Lodge Mpofu, Xhosa for eland, is so named as the eland like to roam close to the lodge during the summer season. The area of Seymour is also known as Mpofu in the Xhosa language. Mpofu is a large lodge consisting of 6 bedrooms (of which 2 are en-suites), double toilets and bathrooms, and...

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Mpofu Nature Reserve

Mpofu Lodge Mpofu, Xhosa for eland, is so named as the eland like to roam close to the lodge during the summer season. The area of Seymour is also known as Mpofu in the Xhosa language. Mpofu is a large lodge consisting of 6 bedrooms (of which 2 are en-suites), double toilets and bathrooms, and double lounges. It is spacious enough to accommodate 14 people. While you are there you can view the Katberg Mountains. MORE Intloni Lodge Intloni, which means Hedgehog, was formally an old farm homestead. It can accommodate 8 people. It has an en-suite room, a bedroom with a double bed and 2 beds for children. It stands 3km from the Port Retief (Fort Beaufort public road). Its seclusion makes it the perfect relaxing get-away.

Contact Details

Telephone: +27 (0)43 7019600
Mobile: +27 (0)71 6091409
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.ecparks.co.za

Address

25Km Nothwest Of Fort Beaufort And 20Km West Of Balfour

Oviston Nature Reserve

The primary purpose of the Oviston Nature Reserve is the conservation of the communities broadly representative of the Nama Karroo ecotype, and the conservation of the natural processes which are responsible for the resilience of the Karroo. Oviston Nature Reserve offers three lodgings, namely...

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Oviston Nature Reserve

The primary purpose of the Oviston Nature Reserve is the conservation of the communities broadly representative of the Nama Karroo ecotype, and the conservation of the natural processes which are responsible for the resilience of the Karroo. Oviston Nature Reserve offers three lodgings, namely Komweer Lodge, an erstwhile farmhouse sleeping 12 people, Apies Bay Cabin and Ihodi Picnic and Camp Site . Game drives in Oviston Nature Reserve are amply rewarded by sights of large numbers of Springbuck, Ostriches, Gemsbuck, Zebras and Hartebeest. Location of Oviston Nature Reserve Oviston Nature Reserve is situated in the north eastern part of the Eastern Cape Province along the southern shoreline of the mighty Gariep Dam (formerly known as the Hendrik Verwoerd Dam). It covers an area of approximately 16,000 hectare and stretches from the dam wall on the west, to the Bethulie railroad bridge in the east. Oviston and Venterstad are both situated 7km from the reserve entrance. About Lake Gariep Lake Gariep, which spans the borders of the Free State, Eastern Cape and Northern Cape Provinces, lies approximately two hours south of Bloemfontein. The dam is more than 100km long and 15km wide with a surface area of about 360km and a storage capacity of 5,673,8 million cubic meters. The dam wall is 914m long and 88m high. The Town of Oviston Oviston is a small town overlooking Lake Gariep on the Eastern Cape side. It was originally built to house the workers who built the dam which was completed in 1971.

Contact Details

Telephone: +27 (0)43 7019600
Mobile: +27 (0)79 4967891
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.ecparks.co.za

Address

Lies Approximately Two Hours South Of Bloemfontein

Palm Springs Resort

Palm Springs is set in a spectacular safe river estuary environment, with sea and or river views, and private access to magnificent beaches right on your doorstep. It is surrounded by the Umlele River and the Gulu Nature reserve. Bird and animal life is abundant, with bushbuck, hornbills, fish...

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Palm Springs Resort

Palm Springs is set in a spectacular safe river estuary environment, with sea and or river views, and private access to magnificent beaches right on your doorstep. It is surrounded by the Umlele River and the Gulu Nature reserve. Bird and animal life is abundant, with bushbuck, hornbills, fish eagles, knysna loeries and bottlenosed dolphins seen all year round. During whale season, buying the right property at Palm Springs means you could be watching Humpback and Southern Right Whales from the comfort of your own verandah. Enjoy our cottages, caravan sites, river, sea and lagoon. Indulge in a game of snooker or table tennis. There are a wide variety of water sports to do such as fishing, surfing, diving, canoeing, sunbathing or beachcombing or play volley ball or mini golf.

Contact Details

Telephone: +27 (0)43 7811901
Mobile: +27 (0)824 4409400
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.palmspringsresort.co.za

Address

Palm Springs Kidd's Beach

Sitrusoewer Rivercamp

We offer one en-suite cabin and one cabin using communal ablutions. Both can sleep a family of four. Cabins are rustically finished off with reeds and supplied with bedding, kettle, fridge, basic crockery and cutlery. Camping sites available with power points as well as a permanent caravan. Communal...

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Sitrusoewer Rivercamp

We offer one en-suite cabin and one cabin using communal ablutions. Both can sleep a family of four. Cabins are rustically finished off with reeds and supplied with bedding, kettle, fridge, basic crockery and cutlery. Camping sites available with power points as well as a permanent caravan. Communal ablutions with hot water and lapa with fridge, microwave, kettle, two plate stove, bar and braai area. Canoes on site and great fishing prospects. Child friendly swings and seesaw. Day visitors also welcome and great for self-catering functions.

Contact Details

Telephone: +27 (0)42 2320503
Mobile: +27 (0)83 2900466
Email: [email protected]

Address

Sitrusoewer Kirkwood 6120

Tsolwana Nature Reserve

Tsolwana has three luxury lodges to cater for different tastes and party sizes. All of them are self-catering, but you can get the services of a housekeeper and a cook if you are in need of being spoilt like only the staff at Tsolwana can do. You bring the food and ingredients and Tsolwanas staff...

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Tsolwana Nature Reserve

Tsolwana has three luxury lodges to cater for different tastes and party sizes. All of them are self-catering, but you can get the services of a housekeeper and a cook if you are in need of being spoilt like only the staff at Tsolwana can do. You bring the food and ingredients and Tsolwanas staff will prepare it for you while you enjoy the diversity of activities that are offered at Tsolwana. Or, simply relax in the gardens or in the spacious lodges which were once the homes of the farmers who owned the land. Tibet Park Lodge forms part of the area where the parks official buildings are located, which houses the curio shop, some offices, staff quarters and conference facilities. The lodge is however located far enough from these other buildings to ensure a feeling of seclusion in the spacious luxury that this old homestead offers its guests. With the same services concerning service and food preparation as in Otterford Lodge, this lodge offers value that far outshines the three stars that were awarded it. Otterford Lodge and Tibet Park Lodge are both graded three star establishments, and they can each accommodate 10 persons. Otterford Lodge Otterford Lodge is situated at a very secluded, shady and cool spot in the reserve. It is a very inviting venue for larger families or other groups to spend holidays or have small secluded live-in business meetings. Just bring your food and drinks, and the staff will spoil you like you were at a fully catered-for hotel, with the added benefit of being surrounded by mountains in one of the country's most beautiful nature areas. MORE Indwe Lodge Indwe is the smaller of the lodges and accommodates 8 persons. It is situated a distance from the others, so that it also has a secluded atmosphere in a beautiful setting with views on the mountains that surround it. It is run in the same way as the other two lodges with the same level of luxury that the others enjoy.

Contact Details

Telephone: +27 (0)43 705 4400
Mobile: +27 (0)79 4967883
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.visiteasterncape.co.za

Address

60Km West Of Queenstown And 30Km South East Of Tarkastad

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