from R65 PPS
Experience the natural beauty of the Eastern Cape Bushveld at Mansfield Game Reserve. This exclusive reserve is set along the Kowie River, in the heart of the Sunshine Coast. Located a mere 6km outside of Port Alfred on the Bathurst Road by vehicle or come by boat 11km up the Kowie River. With a variety of accommodation options available; from elegant lodging, superb restored Ox-Wagons dating from the 1800's to rustic camping/caravan (each with breathtaking views). You can expect an exceptional level of comfort, rest and relaxation at this unique reserve during your stay.
Mansfield Reserve offers a wide range of activities and facilities available for all to enjoy, be it at our black rock riverside seasonal restaurant, kid's play park (Jungle Gym, Trampoline, Rock Pool, Sandpit, Old Land Rover), as well as picnic and braai (barbeque) facilities, this is the perfect place to spend the day with family and friends!
In addition the reserve also offers birdwatching, picnicking, fishing, canoeing, a picturesque game drive on our open game viewing vehicles ensuring a most memorable game viewing experience. Walking and hiking trails abound through the reserve; view the abundant range of wildlife and birdlife that would satisfy any nature lover. Relish the pleasant and safe encounters with our game, from Zebra, Wildebeest, Impala, Blesbuck, Bushbuck, Nyala, Eland, Waterbuck, Duiker and Monkeys as well as a friendly giraffe called Gambit that will let you get up-close.
Enjoy the warm hospitality that Mansfield has to offer with their open hearted and hands-on style. Mansfield Reserve is a unique destination!
The focus of Mansfield Lodge is relaxed and informal and we invite you to discover Mother Nature at her finest. Walking trails and hikes abound through the grassland and wooded valleys, follow animal routes and learn to identify the various spoor (animal footprints), trees and plants and enjoy pleasant, safe encounters with our game (no predator or dangerous game has been allowed).
In the evening sit around a large Boma pit fire, relive and share your experiences and enjoy all of the warm hospitality that Mansfield has to offer. The Reserve is also only a short distance from historical Bathurst and its 1820 settler history as well as 45 minutes from Grahamstown with it's Cathedral, Rhodes University and historical attractions. Come and enjoy true Eastern Cape hospitality and whether you have travelled from near or afar we know you will enjoy this open hearted and hands-on style of Game Farm and we trust you will depart as friends, to return to us again soon. Your resident hosts are Gary and Lida Noach, from whom one can learn more from their many experiences in Africa.
Black Rock our distinctive riverside restaurant is open during the season for light meals and drinks, whether you are wanting to relax after a game drive or looking for somewhere to dock after a trip up the Kowie River. The restaurant is also available for wedding, corporate, year end functions & birthday parties.
We have a wonderful kids play park and picnic facilities, with braai (barbeque) areas. We also have wood & braai packs (in season) available for sale.
Activities in the play park:
Old Land Rover
The camping area is situated about 50m from the Kowie River. The sites are not marked, so you are welcome to camp anywhere in the camping area. Hot water showers, toilets and basins are available at the communal open air ablutions. Braai facilities are available and braai wood is for sale. The camping area and ablutions do not have any electricity, but generator power is available on request at R80.00 per hour from a central point at the camping area.
The Ox Wagons at Mansfield Private Game Reserve offer a truly African outdoor experience. Guests are accommodated in professionally restored ox wagons. These wagons, dating from the 1800's, offer luxuriously appointed interiors. The Ox Wagon camp is an ideal escape from the modern trappings of usual accommodation facilities. There are a total of 5 wagons available, each with its own picnic bench and braai area. 4 x Ox wagons are equipped with queen size beds. 1 x Ox wagon is equipped with two three quarter beds. Every wagon sleep up to two guests. We provide guests with bedding, towels and a picnic basket with amenities (cutlery, crockery and glasses). Guests to provide their own cooking equipment and utensils like with camping. Self-catering accommodation. Please note that neither the wagons nor the ablutions have electricity, but generator power is available at an additional rate on request.
The platforms offer very basic camping type accommodation. Each unit consists of a wooden floor, a roof and is covered on three sides with 80% shade cloth. The front of the unit is open, but has a roll down shade cloth blind. We provide guests with single bunk beds and mattresses. Each unit also has its own hot water shower, toilet and basin. No electricity is available, but generator power is available at R80.00 per hour on request. Guests to provide their own bedding, cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils like with camping. Braai facilities are available and braai wood is for sale.
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Eagle’s Nest is a log cabin with panoramic views over the Kowie River. It features a double bed and two single beds in an open plan area with an equipped kitchenette and separate bathroom. The cottage does not have electricity, but lights are battery operated and a gas fridge and gas stove are available. An old-fashioned donkey-boiler is used to make hot water for the shower. Braai facilities are available on the deck overlooking the Kowie and braai wood, firelighters and matches are provided. All linen, cutlery and crockery provided. Self-catering accommodation. Ideal for a romantic getaway!
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The Lodge is a three bedroom farmhouse with two en-suite bathrooms and the third bedroom has a separate bathroom. It sleeps a maximum of 7 guests. Other features include a large, fully equipped kitchen, a lounge with TV and selected DSTV, a private swimming pool, two braai areas and a bon fire pit. Braai wood, firelighters and matches provided. All linen, cutlery and crockery provided. Self-catering accommodation. Ideal for a family getaway.
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7km outside Port Alfred , Towards Bathurst , On the left hand side of the R76 , 6170