About 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.

Things to do in Grahamstown

Accommodation near Great Fish River Reserve

8A Grahamstown Guest House

2 Reviews
Sleeps 13 in 5 rooms

8A Grahamstown Guest House is a luxurious and spacious guest house, ideally located in Grahamstown....
from R1190
per night for 2 guests

Jenny's Guest House

5 Reviews
Sleeps 17 in 6 rooms

Jenny’s Guest House is situated in a quiet residential suburb in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape. As you enter, the tranquil surroundings of the...
from R950
per night for 2 guests

Belvedere Cottage

3 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Belvedere Cottage offers comfortable accommodation set in a private garden, located in Grahamstown. The centre of town is only a 4-minute...
from R790
per night for 2 guests

AppleBee Guest Cottage

2 Reviews
Sleeps 5 in 2 rooms

Applebee host, Jeannine, invites you to enjoy a tranquil stay in her spacious guest cottage.Clean, fresh country decor gives AppleBee its...
from R980
per night for 2 guests

Conservation Academy

6 Reviews
Sleeps 59 in 7 rooms

Conservation Academy is a wildlife management and conservation academy offering accommodation for school groups and individuals looking for...
from R440
per night for 2 guests

Colonel Graham Guest House

2 Reviews
Sleeps 42 in 19 rooms

Colonel Graham Guest House, located in the Eastern Cape city of Grahamstown, offers the ideal blend...
from R1260
per night for 2 guests

Great Fish River Reserve Map

Great Fish River Reserve is 40.1km from the centre of Grahamstown , the nearest airport 114.4km (East London Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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