Situated 45 minutes from Durban International Airport lies Baynesfield Lodge.
Baynesfield Estate is a farming trust that was introduced in the early 1900’s. The estate is 25 000 acres in extent and is predominantly an agricultural area. The majority of the habitat is made up of timber and sugar cane with large areas of natural bush between the different types of agriculture.
This area is renowned for world class Common (Southern ) Reedbuck and Cape Bushbuck.
The picturesque lodge is situated on the banks of a large lake and accommodates up to 10 people in 5 log cabins. All of these cabins have en-suite bathrooms, electricity and hot and cold running water.
All hunting on this Estate is Free Range.
Kwazulu Private Game Reserve comprise 18,500 hectares of unspoilt bushveld, from savannah grasslands to steep cliffs and towering canyons in the mountains, this majestic reserve welcomes the traveler in search of a unique and fulfilling experience.
Aberfeldy Lodge offers accommodation for a maximum of 12 guests in 6 luxury double rooms and 1 suite. All are connected by wooden walk-ways. There is a large wooden sundeck with a swimming pool, fireplace and lounge bar with distinctive African elegance. Next to the separate dining room and covered veranda is a place where visitors can enjoy a “braai”, a typical South African barbeque around the fire on the deck.
All rooms are air-conditioned and have generous sized beds which will wrap guests in the comfort of down duvets and fine cotton linen. En-suite bathrooms are well appointed with scented candles, soaps and luxurious bath essences.
The suite comprises a private splash pool with a large wooden deck, barbeque area, separate living area with satellite television, pantry and fireplace.
John and Isabel Sparks manage Manzikhanya Lodge. Manzikhanya is a thatched lodge set in the heart of the bushveld. It consists of a central indoor lounge and both indoor & outdoor dining areas.
Guests are entertained either inside or around a large open fire, under the African sky, depending on the weather. Separate en-suite cabins are situated a short distance from the central area, providing the guests with both privacy and convenience. Lighting is battery and paraffin powered.
Nxakwe is the Xhosa name for Warthog. These entertaining creatures are found in plentiful numbers in this region. Nxakwe Lodge is run by the Danckwerts family. This is a true African style lodge where lighting is battery and paraffin powered.
Nxakwe Lodge consists of a thatched double story dining/entertainment room and central lapa area, where a blazing open log fire mesmerizes you as drinks are served under the African night stars. Sleeping quarters are thatched bungalows with en-suite bathrooms. These bungalows are connected to each other and the central lapa area by wooden walkways.
Buffelsfontein Lodge is a luxurious colonial style lodge set in the Stormberg Mountains.
Steeped in history, it was once a post office and inn for weary travelers to rest their oxen and horses between the diamond and gold mines in the north and the docks in the south. Buffelsfontein Lodge is owned and run by fifth generation Robbie and Angela Stretton.
After a solid days shooting in the mountains, Buffelsfontein Lodge can be a welcome sight for the cold and weary hunter, where fond memories of the day’s shooting can be re-lived around the large stone fireplace in the entertainment room. Hosting, fine wine and dinning is the order of the day. All this provides the necessary ingredients for a good evening’s entertainment.
Fort Governor’s Estate offers a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation in the heart of the Eastern Cape. Situated just outside Grahamstown and less than an hour’s drive from the coast, we are ideally placed to offer our guests an authentic bush experience coupled with day trips to the surrounding areas.
Our 3 lodges are set within an area of over 10 000ha of pristine natural veld, and offer a range of activities and accommodation to suit all travelers.
All three lodges were completely renovated and the new Fort Governor’s Estate was officially launched in 2016 offering both local and international guests the chance to experience our little piece of magic in the heart of the Eastern Cape.
The Estate has now grown into a diverse reserve offering a range of habitats from rolling grassy plains to ravines, lush yellow-wood forests to succulent bush thicket which support a vast array of game species.