About Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve
Inkwenkwezi is situated in the malaria free Eastern Cape of South Africa. The reserve is situated within an area of one hundred square kilometers 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 the big five and a variety of antelope as well as giraffe, zebra and other predators. 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
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, electric blankets, 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 & 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.
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, electric blankets 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. The Valley camp also has fitted air cons to cool the room or heat in the winter. The partially covered outside deck is large and has 2 easy chairs with a coffee table.
Facilities at both camps
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.
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 & exciting Africa. Meals can be enjoyed inside the restaurant or on the elevated timber viewing deck with glimpses of the Indian Ocean & the African bush. Open every Wednesday evenings for our famous Burger nights and Sundays for our Sunday lunch buffets.
THE SUNSET LAPA
The Sunset Lapa is hewn from the rocks of the area & 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.
ACTIVITIES AT INKWENKWEZI
(included in daily tariff)
Inkwenkwezi features 5 of the 6 biomes found in South Africa, this makes for a uniquely diverse landscape allowing for a range of activities in ever varying scenery:
4x4 guided game drives
Guided hiking trails / horse trails
Abseiling & canoeing
Inkwenkwezi is one of the few reserve with a tidal estuary
Quad Bike Riding
Elephant Interaction Sessions
Elephant Back Safaris
ACTIVITIES CLOSE BY
(not included in daily tariff)
Magnificent beaches offering surfing, windsurfing. Horse rides on the beach
Dolphin and whale watching (in season)
Day trips to East London and the wild coast
Inkwenkwezi is situated in the gateway to the Wild Coast and is a mere two hour drive from the birthplace and retirement home of ex President Nelson Mandela
Helicopter trips up the magnificent wild coast and visits to cultural villages
Golf can be arranged at a variety of gold courses in the areas with one of the top ten courses in South Africa a 30 minute drive from the reserve