Great Fish River Reserve


The spectacular Great Fish River Reserve lies in the Great Fish River valley between Grahamstown and Fort Beaufort and extends all the way to the Kieskama River. This malaria-free destination is still pretty much off the major tourist radar, offering visitors an awesome wilderness experience.

The typical Eastern Cape succulent bushveld and rocky terrain provides the prefect habitat for black rhino, Cape buffalo, kudu and hippo. Not only is it a haven for all shapes and sizes of wildlife, the reserve has several historical sites and offers outstanding safari and wildlife adventures.

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

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Accommodation near Great Fish River Reserve

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R620
1 night, 2 adults

A Thyme Out

Sleeps 4 Grahamstown Self-catering in Grahamstown
39.44km from Great Fish River Reserve

Conveniently located within walking distance of Graeme College, A Thyme Out is home in a quiet compl...

from R760
1 night, 2 adults

Shaleky's Cottage

Sleeps 8 Grahamstown Self-catering, Grahamstown Bed and Breakfast in Grahamstown
39.49km from Great Fish River Reserve

Shaleky's Cottage is a beautiful apartment surrounded by calming gardens. The cottage is situated i...

from R680
1 night, 2 adults

Belvedere Cottage

Sleeps 4 Grahamstown Self-catering in Grahamstown
39.51km from Great Fish River Reserve

Belvedere Cottage offers comfortable accommodation set in a private garden, located in Grahamstown. ...

from R600
1 night, 2 adults

Bartholomew's Loft

Sleeps 10 Grahamstown Self-catering in Grahamstown
39.53km from Great Fish River Reserve

Bartholomew's Loft is an affordable, centrally situated self-catering accommodation ideally suited t...

from R1,100
1 night, 2 adults

1A St Aidans Guest Cottage

Sleeps 23 Grahamstown Guest House in Grahamstown
39.59km from Great Fish River Reserve

A beautiful piece of history, comprising 5 en-suite units in an upmarket setting. This luxury establ...

from R600
1 night, 2 adults

Bella's Guesthouse

Sleeps 14 Grahamstown Self-catering in Grahamstown
39.62km from Great Fish River Reserve

Bella's self-catering guesthouse is situated in Somerset Heights and consists of four individual lux...

from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Mayfield Cottage

Sleeps 3 Grahamstown Self-catering in Grahamstown
39.63km from Great Fish River Reserve

Mayfield Cottage is a charming little self-catering cottage set in a peaceful and lovely indigenous ...

from R1,120
1 night, 2 adults

Hotel Victoria Mews

Sleeps 41 Grahamstown Hotel in Grahamstown
39.65km from Great Fish River Reserve

Hotel Victoria Mews is right in the centre of the City of Saints and Sinners. A quaint hotel of gre...

from R840
1 night, 2 adults

Jenny's Guest House

Sleeps 12 Somerset Heights Bed and Breakfast in Somerset Heights
39.71km from Great Fish River Reserve

Situated in a tranquil suburb in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, the heart of Settler country, with a pic...

from R600
1 night, 2 adults


Sleeps 2 Grahamstown Self-catering in Grahamstown
39.73km from Great Fish River Reserve

This is a lovely self-catering cottage situated in a quiet residential area in Grahamstown. Grahams...

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