Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Accommodation in Chintsa, Wild Coast
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Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve is a highly recommended Eastern Cape game lodge providing a wildlife experience for discerning anyone visiting Wild Coast.

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 animal species. 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.

At a Glance

What to expect at the lodge/reserve

  • All meals included
  • All of the Big 5
  • Guided game drives included
  • Malaria-free area
  • Safari / bush walks by arrangement


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 the area. From its hilltop site the camp overlooks a valley & each safari tent is positioned on a raised timber deck offering a private game viewing. On the elevated timber deck guests are able to relax on two easy chairs with a picnic 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 nestled amongst the indigenous trees. The bathrooms are fitted with both a slipper bath and a four-sided glass shower (hot and cold water) a vanity unit (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 an air conditioner to cool the room or heat in the winter. The partially covered outside deck is large and has 2 easy chairs with a picnic table.

Facilities at both camps

Guests at both the Valley Camp and the Bush Camp have tea and coffee making facilities offering a variety of different teas. All tents have 3 roofs, the inside roof has ventilation flaps to control the temperature, the second roof is for water proofing and the outside roof is used for shade and also 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 evening for our famous Burger nights and Sundays for our Sunday lunch buffet.

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 the 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.


(included in the accmmodation 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
• Bird watching
• Guided hiking trails
• Canoeing (Inkwenkwezi is one of the few reserves with a tidal estuary)
• Quad Bike Riding
• Elephant Educational Sessions


(not included in daily tariff)
• Magnificent beaches offering surfing, windsurfing. Horse rides on the beach
• Fishing trips
• 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 and an International standard Golf Course diagonally across the road from our Main Gate

Features you'll appreciate

  • air-con
  • swimming
  • parking
  • braai / bbq
providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Air-conditioning
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Swimming pool


  • Bar
  • Catering (in-house)
  • Chapel
  • Co-ordinator (in-house)
  • Dance floor
  • Decorating
  • Disabled equipped
  • Gazebo
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair friendly

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Restaurant / dining room

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

The Bush Camp nestles on an incline with views over a verdant valley and can accommodate 12 guests in six safari tents equipped with twin beds and private timber viewing decks. Step into your own ensuite cave and shower under a waterfall.

  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Safe for valuables  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Qty: 5
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-8 years are allowed; over 8 years treated as adults

Situated close to a river, each custom built safari tent has its own elevated timber deck. The tents boast an interior seating area and partially covered private viewing deck. The ensuite bathrooms include both shower and bath.

  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Safe for valuables  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Qty: 7
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-8 years are allowed; over 8 years treated as adults

• All meals
• 4x4 guided game drives
• Bird watching
• Guided hiking trails
• Canoeing (Inkwenkwezi is one of the few reserves with a tidal estuary)
• Quad Bike Riding
• Elephant Educational Sessions

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Guest Reviews

3 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

We enjoyed every minute of our stay in a secluded luxury tent with a beautiful view from the deck over the coastal forest. Prolific birdlife, great game drives and gourmet food contributed to an unforgettable experience. A highlight of our Inkwenkwezi experience was the personal attention from our very own guide Brendon who was allocated to us for the duration of our stay. We enjoyed his company and his knowledge of the wildlife, birds and trees at the game reserve. We will refer the resort to all our friends and would love to return.

March 2017

Lianda Cronje (Hermanus)

Verified reviewexcellent

beautifull accomodation up to standard staff excellnt.. woud definately stay with you again and refer it too

October 2015

Viwe (Knysna)

Verified Host

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  • Proof of address on file
  • Host on for 14 years

Need to Know

Response timeInkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)East London Airport - 90km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

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