Best game reserves to visit near Kenton-on-sea
It's no secret that the Eastern Cape is home to some of the finest game reserves in the country. Around Kenton-on-sea itself, you'll find several world class reserves within an hour's drive.
Here's a break down of the finest:
- Sibuya Game Reserve
Sibuya is the only game reserve that is accessed via a boat cruise upriver. Guests enjoy a 45 minute boat ride before heading to the lodge. Accommodation consists 12 luxury tents and 4 elegant suites. Experience the 'Big Five' with one of the well trained, professional guides and then enjoy a sumptuous beach or bush picnic. Other activities available to guests include exclusive boat trips, canoeing, and private bush walks.
2. Kariega Game Reserve
Situated just 10 minutes from Kenton-on-sea, Kariega offers the 'Big Five' as well as many other wildlife and bird species for your viewing pleasure. They also offer spectacular fishing opportunities along the Kariega and Bushmans Rivers. Accommodations available include several luxury lodges and tented camp sites.
3. Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve
Oceana is an ultra-luxurious option for those looking to splurge. This reserve offers the usual game drives and walks but also has a spectacular event venue that is very popular for small, destination weddings as well as a spa. Their unique position makes the most of the private beach and the natural sea bush, creating an awe-inspiring experience for their guests.
4. Mansfield Game Reserve
This 3 Star game reserve is situated a few minutes outside of Port Alfred, towards Makhanda. This is a great option for day visitors as they have wonderful picnic and braai spots, a kid's play area and a swimming pool. Accommodations include the original farm house as well as several rustic cabins - Perfect for an authentic African experience!
With so many options to choose from, all we can say is.. Who needs The Kruger National Park?!