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  • Portion 34 of the Farm Kleinfontein 172LoerieEastern Cape6370South AfricaGPS Co-ordinates:  -33.838235, 24.945277

  • Longitude: 24.944851
  • Latitude: -33.838017
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Accommodation Offered

  • Youth Holiday Camp
  • Self Catering
  • Camp Sites
  • Bush Camp
  • Game Reserves & Lodges
  • Farm Getaway


  • 4x4 Trails
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating / Canoeing
  • Cultural Experiences
  • Fishing
  • Game drive
  • Guided Field Trip
  • Hiking / walking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking


  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Xhosa

Payment Options

  • Bank Deposit (EFT)
  • Mastercard
  • Safe secure online payments
  • Visa

Business Hours

  • Check in: 14:00

    Check out: 10:00

    Operating hours: 7am - 6pm


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Pabala Private Nature Reserve

Pabala Private Nature Reserve is situated in the malaria-free Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Pabala is nestled in the Loerie district, located between the Garden Route coastal road and Baviaans Kloof Mega Park Reserve, about 30km from Jeffrey’s Bay’s famous beaches. 

Guests have various accommodation options to choose from.

COUNTRY HOUSE: The Country House is a modern contemporary African Homestead, offering the perfect private setting for family gatherings and large groups reconnecting, family, friends, nature and you. The setting provides breathtaking views and especially of the Gamtoos estuary flowing into the Indian Ocean. The Country House sleeps 12 (5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms) 3 bedrooms on suite and 2 bedrooms to share bathrooms. Communal areas includes the kitchen, lounge, dining room, indoor braai and large scenic outside wooden deck with braai facilities. 

STONE COTTAGE: The ideal game farm stay offering luxurious yet rustic self-catering 3 bedroom (sleeps 5) accommodation away from the hustle and bustle. The Stone Cottage has an open plan kitchen and living area. Although we are self-catering, we do offer a variety of home grown farm produce and meals. 

FARMYARD COTTAGE: The rustic two bedroom cottage has an open plan kitchen/lounge area opening onto a veranda overlooking Pabala Private Nature Reserve and Cockscomb Mountain Range.

PERMANENT FURNISHED TENTED BUSH CAMP (6 x twin tents with single beds) and (3 x family tents with four single beds each). The permanent furnished tents are nestled in the bush and we offer guests the opportunity to experience the African bush under canvas. The camp is modelled on the heyday of exploration, a golden era when adventure lay around every corner.

CAMPSITE: Pabala Tented Bush Camp also has five camp sites. The whole is furnished with an ablution block, communal kitchen and Lapa area with boma. The camp area is grass terraced and has been left as natural as possible. The property is game fenced and provides safe parking for vehicles. Imagine open landscapes with breath-taking views of nature at her best.

ON SITE RESTAURANT – LOCAL IS LEKKER: Enjoy the pub and grub for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


•             Photo Safaris

•             Bird Watching

•             4x4 Trails

•             Team Building

•             Trail Run/ Hiking Trails

•             Mountain Biking

•             Deep sea and Fresh water fishing

•             Guided Game Drives, 4x4 Self Drive Game Drives, Romantic Game Drive (dusk and dawn)

•             Kayaking

•             Picnics

•             Corporate and Year end functions

•             Group, Club and Private functions

Game Attractions




Brown Blesbuck / White Blesbuck




Red Impala / Black Impala

Mountain Ribbok


Cape Mountain Zebra

Common and Blue Duiker




Flora Attractions

Queen Protea’s (endemic)

White Protea’s (endemic)

Jan Baard Protea (endemic)

The reserve includes 3 vegetation types, with affinity to 3 Bioregions (Alluvial Vegetation, Eastern Fynbos-Renosterveld Bioregion and Albany Thicket) and 3 Biome types (Azonal, Albany Thicket and Fynbos).

 Buchu (agathosma acutissima) - Vulnerable

Sword Lily (gladios uitenhagensis) – Vulnerable

Cactus (haworthiopsis attenuate) - Vulnerable

Thick-Leaved Silverpod (argyrolobium crassifolium) – Endangered

Silky Silverpod (argyrolobium trifoliatum) – Endangered

Candelabra Lily (brunsvigia josephinae) – Vulnerable

Thunberg's cycad (encephalartos longifolius) – Near Threatened

Kidney-leaved pelargonium (pelargonium reniforme) Near Threatened

White Milkwood (sideroxylon inerme) – Protected

Fynbos ( centella longifolia) – Rare

Gamtoos Cabbage Tree (cussonia gamtoosensis) - Rare

Fynbos (erica sagittata) – Endangered

Cactus (haworthiopsis fasciata) – Near Threatened

Fynbos, Forest (otholobium heterosepalum) – Rare

Van Staden's Sceptre (paranomus reflexus) – Endangered

Strelitzia (strelitzia juncea) – Vulnerable

Everlastings (syncarpha recurvata) – Endangered

Blue and Golden Wildebeest

Room / Unit Features

  • En Suite Bathroom
  • Fan
  • Heater
  • Kitchen (fully Equipped)
  • No Smoking In Rooms
  • WiFi

On Site Features

  • Bar (fully Licensed)
  • Braai / Barbeque Area
  • Child Friendly (all Ages)
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Parking (off Street)
  • Picnic Baskets (by Arrangement)
  • Reception (business Hours Only)
  • Wheelchair Access

Area Features

  • Guest Transfers (airport)
  • Guest Transfers (others)
  • Tour Assistance

Map and Directions to Pabala Private Nature Reserve

Directions to your Establishment

Port Elizabeth International Airport to Pabala Game Farm

GPS Co-ordinates:  -33.838987, 24.945279


Take Allister Miller Dr and Forest Hill N/B Rd to Settlers Hwy/M4


1. Head north

2. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Allister Miller Dr

Go through 1 roundabout

3. Turn left onto Forest Hill N/B Rd

4. Turn right onto Walmer Blvd/M9

Take N2 to R331. Take exit 702 from N2

5. Use the middle lane to turn left onto Settlers Hwy/M4 (signs for R75/Grahamstown/Uitenhage/City)

6. Keep right to stay on Settlers Hwy/M4

7. Take exit 751A to merge onto N2 toward M8/Kempston Road/Cape Town

8. Take exit 702 for R331 toward pR102/Hankey

Continue on R331 to your destination

9. Turn right onto R331

10. Continue onto R330

11. Turn right

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