A walk on the wild side at Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve
The next time you visit the Wild Coast, do things a little differently. Don’t go to the same-old, same-old hotel or B&B and settle for a beach walk and a bit of a surf; visit one of East London’s local gems – the Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve. It offers four-star East London accommodation in the form of luxury tented accommodation as well as a bush camp and access to lodges near to the game reserve.
About Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve
In 1983, Graham Stanton purchased a farm in the Cintsa Valley area – following the dream that he and his brother Keith had of starting a game farm. Over the next decade or two, the game reserve grew as the brothers’ knowledge of game-keeping expanded and now there are over 40 species of game on more than 4 000 hectares of land.
The Inkwenkwezi Wildlife Experience
Visitors will be able to spot the Big 5 – and perhaps even the Big 6 if they happen to see a Southern Right Whale from the coastal shore. Because of the land being fairly undeveloped when purchased by the Stanton brothers, there is mostly natural flora and indigenous trees, shrubs, and flowers in an area that encompasses five different biomes. Visitors to the private game reserve will be able to see rhino, lions, buffalo, leopard, elephants, as well as a variety of buck and zebras. There are 11 game drive vehicles offering plenty of occasions to go out into the reserve to spot wildlife, and the drivers try to get as close to the animals without disturbing them, so visitors will have a very unique game drive experience.
Things to do at Inkwenkwezi
Aside from the excellent game drives which take place in the mornings and afternoons, visitors will also be able to add The Elephant Experience on to the game drive. Challenge yourself to an elephant ride or simply walk with the elephants for a truly tranquil and serene wildlife experience. There’s also a Sunset Game Drive to enjoy, which is followed by dinner. For other exciting daytime activities, Quad Bike Tours in the game reserve mean that visitors get to do some game viewing from a quad bike for either one or two hours. There are also morning and afternoon Horseback Rides, or if you prefer to use your own two feet Guided Hiking Trails will give you the opportunity to walk the trails in the reserve. If you’re more of a water-baby, experience the thrill of canoeing for three hours in the morning. Inkwenkwezi also offers visitors the Cheetah Experience, where visitors get to interact with these gorgeous big cats in a special enclosure.