Kwantu Private Game Reserve is a 6010-hectare safari destination in the malaria-free Eastern Cape, only 85km from Port Elizabeth.

It’s home to the village of Sidbury, built by the British Settlers to support sheep farming in the area and hosts an abundant wildlife population, including the Big 5.

It offers a variety of accommodation, from the family styled Pollards Inn to Luxury Bush Camps and exquisite honeymoon lodges as well as relaxing spa facilities.

  • Best Time to GoMay to September
    (Dry season)
  • High SeasonOctober to March
    (It can get a bit busy)

Why Go:

  • Located in malaria-free area
  • Exciting safari destination
  • Various accommodation choices
  • Relaxing spa treatments
  • Excellent wildlife viewing
  • Open-vehicle game drives and night drives


Kwantu Private Game Reserve has an abundance of wildlife, birds and flora, including 42 species of mammals and the Big 5. The Reserve offers morning and afternoon game drives as well as day visit trips.

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The name Kwantu means “Place of Gathering” and it certainly is just that. Well-trained game rangers conduct outstanding game drives, taking you right into Africa's wild landscape.Whilst traveling through this lovely setting you will be met with the sights and scents of Kwantu Private Game Reserve's rich flora.

Weather & Climate

The Kwantu Private Game Reserve has an average daily maximum that varies from 20.7°C in July to 28.2°C in February.Rainfall occurs throughout the year with an average of 281mm per year. The hottest time of the year is from January to March and the coldest spells are during July with an average night temperature of 7.3°C.

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Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Kwantu Private Game Reserve is from March – May and October – December.

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