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Great Fish River Reserve, Frontier Country, Eastern Cape

Great Fish River Reserve, Eastern Cape

The Great Fish River Reserve of 45000ha combines the Andries Vosloo Kudu Reserve, the Double Drift Nature Reserve and the Sam Knott Nature Reserve to create a malaria free haven for an abundance of big game, like the hippo, kudu, Cape buffalo, elephant, lion and over 100 endangered black rhino – one of the fastest growing populations of the black rhino in South Africa.

The Great Fish River that crosses the reserve provides for some spectacular scenery in this rugged terrain of open succulent valley bushveld.  Beautiful riverine thicket forms a narrow band along the river’s banks allowing Cape bushwillow, karee and sweet thorn, as well as the endangered blue crane, a thriving environment in which to live.

For the tourist, this reserve is off the main tourist routes and offers a wonderful, uncrowded, wildlife experience, with large and spacious accommodation well placed to explore and experience the reserve. It is well suited for large groups, like family gatherings and conferences.

Visitors can choose numerous ways to experience this rugged wilderness including exciting walking and hiking trails, day and night game drives, picnics on the riverbanks, bird watching trips and visits to the fabulous Adam Krantz viewpoint.

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From Grahamstown, take the R67 towards Fort Beaufort.

Visit the Great Fish River Reserve Website

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