Kwantu Private Game Reserve | South Africa | Wild Safari Guide

Kwantu Private Game Reserve is nestled along the banks of the Bushman’s River in the Eastern Cape of South Africa and provides a magical experience in the heart of the great outdoors. Located between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown, the game reserve is highly accessible and beckons safari-goers from near and far. Kwantu boasts a diverse landscape, located on the iconic Sidbury Plains and is defined by a variety of unspoiled biomes.

With a unique combination of grasslands, valley bushveld, fynbos, and sub-tropical vegetation, the impressive private game reserve spans about 15,000 acres and is home to an abundance of wildlife including the Big Five. Furthermore, Kwantu Private Game Reserve is a birding paradise with over 250 bird species found within forest, riverine, gorge, and savannah habitats.

The nearest airport is Port Elizabeth International Airport which is approximately 95 kilometres away from Kwantu Private Game Reserve.


Q Have you taken COVID-19 measures to keep guests safe?

Yes, we have. Kwantu has implemented strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols to ensure the well-being of our guests and staff.

Q Is it safe to drink the water?

Yes. The water at Kwantu is perfectly safe to drink.

Q Do I need to take any special health precautions?

Kwantu Private Game Reserve is in a malaria-free region. There is a health facility within 30 minutes of the game reserve, and those unsure can consult with their travel clinic before departure.

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Kwantu Private Game Reserve boasts an incredible wildlife experience and is home to the famous Big Five, made up of the African elephant, lion, Cape buffalo, the leopard, and the white/black rhino. Other wildlife species that call this varied landscape home are zebras, giraffes, hippos, various antelope species, the elusive cheetahs, warthogs, caracals, and meerkat, all adding significantly to the safari experience.

For bird watchers, there are over 250 species of bird in the private game reserve. Among the forest, riverine, and savannah habitats, safari-goers can spot a great diversity of life, dashing and diving from brilliant skies to woodlands.

For a phenomenal birding experience, the summer months—from November to March—are the best months for bird watching. The dry season occurs during winter, generally between May and Septemeber and provides exceptional wildlife viewing opportunities. The vegetation in the area thins out, making it easier to spot wildlife. Furthermore, the animals of the reserve tend to seek out water during the dry season.

Kwantu Private Game Reserve boasts a fantastic array of safari activities that leave visitors with lasting memories. From the comfort of an open-air vehicle, safari-goers can embark on a guided game drive and marvel at the impressive Big Five roaming around the diverse landscape. The sights and sounds of the African bush are unrivalled, offering a unique perspective of the great outdoors. Night drives are also very popular and provide an opportunity to spot the shy five, including the aardwolf and the porcupine, as well as other nocturnal explorers.

For the intrepid at heart, the private game reserve boasts a network of hiking trails for travellers to explore. Additionally, the summer months are ideal for bird watching so avid birders should pack their cameras and binoculars and set off in search of some of the 250 bird species recorded in the area.

Kwantu Private Game Reserve is located in a malaria-free area and offers an array of accommodation options for safari-goers. The reserve caters to any discerning guest, including families and solo travellers. With modern amenities and facilities such as swimming pools, animal farms, a herb garden, a museum, and an entertainment area, guests can enjoy the comforts of home while getting back in touch with nature.

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