Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve

Accommodation in Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve

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Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve is situated in the Malaria free Eastern Cape; a stone throw from East London, South Africa. The reserve offers varied game viewing with four of the big five and a variety of antelope as well as giraffe, zebra " 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 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 and exciting Africa. Meals can be enjoyed inside the restaurant or on the elevated timber viewing deck with glimpses of the Indian Ocean and the African bush. The traditional boma is an open air dining experience set in between indigenous trees enabling you to make the most of the superb weather enjoyed on the east coast of Africa. It has a half roofed bar area as well as a seating area around an open fire.

The Sunset Lapa is hewn from the rocks of the area and 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.

Room Description at :

Bush Camp: Accommodation for twelve guests in six en-suite safari tents. All tents have electric lights, twin beds with Cloud 9 mattresses, 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.  One the elevated timer deck guests are able to relax on two easy chairs with a coffee table.

Valley Camp: 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 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 butler’s tray.  A bar fridge stocked with a variety of South African wine and malt as well as soft drinks.
The partially covered outside deck is large and has 2 easy chairs with a coffee table.


Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates Include:
Accommodation, all meals, teas & coffees, South African wine and malt, all activities on the game reserve i.e. game drives, horse riding, canoeing, abseiling and hiking, VAT @ 14%.

Rates Exclude:
Transfers, optional extras


Extra information

Arrival and Departure:  Suggested arrival time from 14h00 to 17h00, check out time 11:00 for the convenience of arriving guests.

What to Take:  Cameras & Binoculars, Walking shoes, Sun Hats, Sun Protection, Sunglasses, Light clothing & swimming costumes, Anoraks/Jerseys for land rover trips

Activities: 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 game drives; bird watching & guided tours by trained guides; eco trails; hiking trails & game walks; horse trails; abseiling, canoeing & river swimming; Inkwenkwezi is one of the few reserve with a tidal estuary.

Children Policy: Children are welcomed at Inkwenkwezi. It is recommended that children under 12 share accommodation with their parents as the tents are quite isolated to ensure privacy and tranquility.
Children over 12 in their own rooms are charged full rate.
Subject to availability, guests can arrange for sole use of the Landrover for the family in order to allow children below the age of 8 to go on game drives. There is a daily fee for this.
Kiddies game drives (generally children below 8) can also be arranged, children are to be accompanied by parents. They will be taken to view small general game in close proximity to where they are staying. There is no charge for this.
All activities are available to children with parental permission and supervision.