The Lodge

African Safari Lodge is situated on a private game reserve 17km outside of Grahamstown. The lodge is perched 20 meters above the high water mark on the Settlers dam with breath-taking views up river. Animal and bird sightings along the river banks are a guaranteed occurrence from the spacious viewing porches. The Lodge borders the Thomas Baines Nature Reserve, situated in the main water catchment area of Grahamstown at the confluence of two rivers – the dominant Kariega River flowing 40km further to meet the Indian Ocean at Kenton-on-Sea.

Malaria-free, the area is known as Frontier Country embracing a variety of cultures, from existing tribes and others establishing themselves as early as 1812. Perfectly balanced, African Safari Lodge is a nature lover’s paradise with dense ravine thickets, scattered thorn trees and open areas making this an idyllic outdoor experience.

The African Safari Lodge philosophy is driven by making quality and lasting friendships, bringing guests closer to nature and ensuring that they experience enduring memories. The lodge can be booked in its entirety or per person depending on the need. The lodge sleeps 6 -9 people, and is made up of three bedrooms en-suite on the ground floor, a three bed attic, a large double volume lounge, dining room and a bar is available with a separate kitchen.

Two newly built river bungalows are perched on the river bank with similar views as the main lodge. The river bungalows can accommodate two adults each in a double or twin bed set up as well as two small children. Both units have spacious patio's with built in braai facilities as well as fully equipped compact kitchen and en-suite bathroom.

Male and female restrooms are available to aid further entertainment or functions and further accommodation can be arranged if required.

Sun downer cruisers and game drives can be arranged on request.

View of the lodge from the water - African Safari Lodge, Eastern Cape

Available Rooms

This spacious room - with an en-suite stone shower and large sliding glass windows - has a majestic view over the river and valley bushveld.

King size bed
Reading lamps
Electric blanket
Large cupboards

A comfortable room with river and valley bushveld view with twin beds and an en-suite bathroom with shower

King Size bed
Reading Lamps
Electric Blankets
A lovely room with a view of the river and valley bushveld which can be set up for double or twin accommodation with en-suite bathroom facilities.

2 Single beds
Reading Lamps
Electric Blankets

Living Area

A spacious open plan lounge/dining/bar facilities open through stacking glass doors onto a roofed patio with majestic views overlooking the river and valley bush with a protected braai (barbecue) area.

A fire pit sits a few steps down from the patio for evenings sitting around the camp fire.
A fully equipped kitchen is available for use on a self-catering booking basis.


Meals can be arranged at an additional cost

No meals are provided if the lodge is booked on a self-catering basis.

Services Available

Private and Exclusive lodge
Hair Dryer
Ceiling Fan
Tea and coffee facilities
Braai facilities
Serviced daily
Radio and TV on request
Guided Game Drives as Extra

Airport Transfers by Arrangement
Braai (Barbecue) Area
Fire Pit
Laundry Service
Conferencing Facilities
Guest Lounge
No Smoking Indoors
Malaria Free
Kitchen Facilities

The Eye never forgets what the Heart has seen

No Continent gives you the lasting Memories that Africa does . . .
"Africa changes you forever, like nowhere on earth. Once you have been there, you will never be the same.
But how do you begin to describe its magic to someone who has never felt it?
How can you explain the fascination of this vast, dusty continent, whose oldest roads are elephant paths?
Could it be because Africa is the place of all our beginnings, the cradle of mankind?
Maybe that was what led Karen Blixen to say in OUT OF AFRICA, "Here I am, where I belong".

- Brian Jackman