Dwesa Camping | Accommodation | Nature Reserve | Eastern Cape | Chalets | Hiking | 4x4 | Fishing | Beaches | Wild Coast

Mpofu to Fort Fordyce

Via King Williams Town
Distance 286 km.

After traveling such short distances every day, we had to spend about five hours on the road to Dwesa, with the last few kilometers in the dark. Luckily, we had GPS and we reached our destination safely. Being used to much longer distances in Namibia and Botswana, this was not too bad, with the main difference lying in the quality of the gravel roads in the Eastern Cape. Potholes and corrugation were invented here, so it is best to let down the pressure in your tyres for the gravel parts of these trips. Also, be wary of animals and kids on the roads.

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Posted on 6 March 2008 by Linx

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Great Fish River to Dwesa

Dwesa is the ideal place for the person who wants to spend time in pristine nature away from the maddening crowds.

You have the option to stay in a wooden chalet sleeping four people, with gas fridges and stoves, or you can camp or caravan on the beautiful natural spaces provided for that purpose, while neat ablution blocks cater for your washing needs.

As part of your activities, you can go with a community guide on walks, 4x2 and 4x4 trips (own vehicle) or maybe even organise a boat trip over the Mbashe river to Cwebe and a meal or a drink in the Haven Hotel.

A beautiful, clean and deserted beach awaits you if you want to work on a tan or just take a nap under your umbrella or be more adventurous and take a swim in the Indian Ocean.

For birders, this 3900-ha reserve offers rarities such as the Narina Trogan and Mangrove Kingfisher, so bring your lists and tick them off.

Dwesa also have a number of introduced game species, including Red Hartebeest. Crocodiles have been re-introduced to the rivers and Buffalo, Eland and Warthog once again roam the grasslands and the forest fringes.

Affordable accommodation is in Family Log Cabins, Fully serviced, self catering and accommodates 4 persons max. The camp sites are situated in a gorgeous natural environment, with ablutions and bush showers.

Activities include Game viewing, Bird watching, 4 x4 trails, Walking trails and Fishing in the official estuaries.

Wildlife that you can camera-hunt, includes Bushbuck, Cape Mountain Zebra, Lynx, Tree Hyrax, Samago Monkey, Blue Duiker, Aardwolf, Striped Weasel, African Wild Cat, Leopard, Vervet Monkey and Africa's largest antelope, the Eland

Read about our first hand experience of the reserve at the top left of this page.

Reservations: Head Office Tel: +27 (0)43 742 4450 Fax: +27 (0)43 742 5566 email: reservations@ecparksboard.co.za