Mpofu – Fort fordyce

Perched on the Amatola escarpment, the Mpofu Fort Fordyce Nature Reserve serves up staggering views of surrounding landscapes encapsulating the Katberg and Hogsback mountains. Conveying historic accounts from the past, the area is graffitied with ancient San rock paintings and evidence of central escarpment.

The indigenous forest hosts amongst the most diverse and richest species in southern Africa and the reserve serves as an excellent birding destination. Bass fishing is a popular activity as is rock climbing – Fort Fordyce features ten bolted routes with names like the Fever ward, the Labour ward and the more mojo Sector.

General Information

Mpofu Lodge
R367.00/room/night off peak, R734.00/room/night peak
Meeting / Conference Facilities: Maximum Capacity 15 persons,
Catering for Meetings: Breakfast
R96.00/person, Lunch-R139.00/person, Dinner-R192.00, Braai - R1,738.00(1-15 persons) R107.00/Additional person, Tea / Coffee & Eats -R34.00/person
Cook Hire (guests to provide own supplies): 1-4 Person Group
R170.00/day, 5-10 Person Group - R338.00/day


  • Camping
  • Rockclimbing (by management approval only)
  • Self-drive game viewing
  • Hiking - 3hrs to full day
  • Fishing - catch and release bass fishing [only ‘dry bait’ (lures and spinners) permitted.]
  • Educational tours on request
  • San rock-art viewing
  • Fullers Hoek caves
  • Historic sites

Nearby Attractions

  • Horseriding
  • Fuller’s Hoek Pass
  • Amathole Museum
  • Katberg Hiking Trail

Contact Info

Reserve Number
Reserve Manager
+27 (0)43 742 4450
Lat: -25.7757524
Long: 28.3041047
Office hours
weekdays :    08:00 to 14:00
weekends :    08:00 to 16:30

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