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Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve
Conservation Area
Game Reserve
33 km from East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
-32.8390228, 28.0776644



Inkwenkwezi is situated in the malaria free Eastern Cape, only a 30-minute drive from East London at the start of the Wild Coast. Here one can view four of the Big Five and other animals housed within the boundaries of the reserve. Inkwenkwezi is a rare exquisite combination of bushveld, grasslands and forests, with an area encompassing 4500 hectares.

Our reserve boasts a Bush Camp, consisting of six two-person lavish en-suite safari tents. The Valley Camp offers 12 guests accommodation in six custom designed luxury tents, which emphasize space and quality. Guests of both the Bush Camp and the Valley Camp have tea and coffee making facilities in the tents.

Visitors to Inkwenkwezi are given the opportunity to enjoy a range of activities, including game drives, bird watching including the rarely sighted Denham’s Bustard as well as Knysna Turaco and Narina Trogon to mention only a few of the 286 bird species that have been recorded here, all in the company of a trained guide, who has the knowledge and passion for the African Bush. Alternatively enjoy relaxing around the pool situated at the Lodge.

The reserve overlooks the Indian Ocean, which presents opportunities for Whale and Dolphin viewing. Pay a visit to the brilliant beaches and go surfing, windsurfing and fishing or catch a helicopter ride up the Wild Coast and take in a game of golf on one of the area’s numerous golf courses.


Conservation & Community Highlights:

  1. Preservation of one of the three last known Umtiza listeriana tree populations
  2. Rehabilitating what used to be farmland, back into pristine natural vegetation
  3. Spreading awareness about the importance of wildlife and nature conservation
  4. Breeding program with rare White Lions
  5. One of South Africa's only four populations of a rare Veniliodes setinata cycad eating moth


Future Aims:

  1. To continue to purchase and rehabilitate existing neighbouring farmlands to add onto the reserve
  2. To continue to help the surrounding local communities with job opportunities
  3. To continue to introduce new genetic bloodlines into our existing wildlife population in order for the populations to grow stronger
  4. To expand the game reserve and introduce species of animals which naturally used to occur in our area before the farmlands were established


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