Wildlife Sanctuaries and Game Lodges

ID #4946

Tsolwana Game Reserve, Queenstown, Border, Eastern Cape.

Characterised by a prominent hill in the area, hence the name, which is the Xhosa word for “spike”. 8500-Ha reserve on the edge of the Winterberg Mountains. It offers some of the best game viewing in the Eastern Cape.  At the start of the Karoo plains, it contains a range of habitats, from wide-open plains to deep mountain kloofs. Self-catering farm-style lodges. Between Whittlesea, Queenstown and Tarkastad. Game includes bontebok, Cape Mountain zebra, eland, gemsbok, Vaal rhebok, springbok and white rhino.  Proclaimed in 1979 on land purchased from the Phillips, MacDonald and Price families.  Their classic Cape homes have been converted into comfortable lodges.  Xhosa legend and poetry features “Nthabatemba – Mountain of Hope” which was captured on canvas by Thomas Baines. Features include:

•    Walking trails (1 or 2 days, Mountain trail)
•    Game and vulture viewing
•    Rock art: viewed on request
•    Birding: ask for the best sites
•    Educational tours: ask at the reserve office
•    Tribal dancing: Prior reservations essential
•    Picnics: Fundani Camp and Thorn Camp Dam

Queenstown is on the N6 northwest of East London, which is at the intersection of the N2 with the N6. Travel west on the R61 from Queenstown to Waverley. Turn south off the R61 at Waverley and travel via Rocklands to Tsolwana. Alternatively turn west off the R67 southwest of Queenstown. AVTsolwana

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+27 (40) 635 2115 telephone reservations

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Last update: 2014-03-04 20:14
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