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Pabala Private Nature Reserve

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Address: 172 Kleinfontein
Loerie
Eastern Cape

Nestled in the Loerie district, situated 11 km north-west of the mouth of the Gamtoos River, Pabala Nature Reserve offers self-catering accommodation with eco-activities, game and vegetation.

Visiting Pabala Private Nature Reserve will reinvigorate your body and soul. Our tranquil Private Nature Reserve offers eco-activities and a unique bush experience perfect for families, couples and large groups.

Our facilities include a Country House (sleeps 12), Stone Cottage (sleeps 5), Farm Yard Cottage (Sleeps 4), Family Tent (sleeps 4) and Luxury Tents (sleeps 2). We also have campsites where you can pitch your own tents.

Reconnect with nature, breathe in the fresh air and take a break from the bustling city life at our Private Nature Reserve.

Accommodation

The 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 en-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 

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. The sunny main bedroom has a double bed with spacious cupboards and a beautiful view. A spacious second bedroom has two single beds, ideal for siblings sharing a room. The bathroom has a traditional bathtub, shower and complimentary toiletries.
The kitchen area is fully functional with a refrigerator, microwave, small stove and a kettle.

Kids can help feed the farm animals in a touch farm style setting, cultivating a new found respect and love for nature. Wake up to the sounds of farm animals, welcoming the new day…

Stone Cottage
The Stone Cottage contains 3 bedrooms, accommodates five people. The main bedroom features a double bed with spacious cupboards and offers a beautiful view. The spacious second bedroom features 2 single beds, the third bedroom 1 single bed ideal for children. 2 bathrooms with showers.

Tented Bush Camp
Pabala Tented Bush Camp has four camping sites with an ablution block.  The camp area is grass terraced with  no electricity  and has been left as natural as possible.  The property is fenced and provides safe parking for vehicles. Imagine open landscapes with breath-taking views of nature at her best.

The luxury permanent tents are nestled in the bush, and we offer guests the opportunity to experience the African bush under canvas.  The camp is modeled on the heyday of exploration, a golden era when adventure lay around every corner. In order to keep with the authenticity of camping, there is no electricity in our tents. This type of camping can be fun, challenging and adventurous.  Our tents are assembled on wooden decks and fitted with two permanent single beds. Fresh linen and towels are supplied.  The shared ablution blocks have flushing toilets, warm water and showers.

Relax at the centralized boma area and expect to hear jackals calling or even catching a glimpse of the elusive bushbuck. 

PABALA ADVENTURES

Hiking Trails
Steenbok Hike - 1.7km, 1 hour on fast hikers, 2 hours on average. Surrounded by wild animals. Accompanied by ranger. 3 water stops. Light lunch in bush. Will be picked up by a game vehicle at the end of the hike.

Pabala Sunset Drive
Enjoy a two hour sunset drive in an open vehicle with our experienced guide. Experience this beautiful landscape with wild animals roaming freely. Indulge your senses in the Fynbos covered mountains between Hankey and Loerie.

Pabala Romantic Sunset Drive
Romantic sunset drive for those love birds looking for something different and special Indulge your senses in the Fynbos covered mountains between Hankey and Loerie. Experience this beautiful landscape with wild animals roaming freely. The Fynbos Biome is known for the sustainability of most plant and bird life, especially the Protea species. Nature and conservation in total harmony.

Social Kayak With A Difference
The program will begin at our picnic spot next to the Gamtoos River where the guest will kayak 2 km upstream and 2 km downstream. After the kayaking they will relax at our beautiful picnic spot beside the river, where they will be served with beverages and a light lunch. There will be free time for the guest to explore nature. The following activities will be available: fishing, hiking, bird watching, photo safari, or just a cool down session in the river. After the free time the social journey will continue, where the guests will have the following options to return to base camp at Pabala Private Nature Reserve. They can either be taken with the game viewer where they can explore every aspect of the game farm, or they can take a 10 km ATV (route quite) challenging to test their limits. They will be welcomed with cold beverage and open fires, at the Lapa where dinner will be prepared. All the guests will have a lovely social gathering.

Extreme Kayak With A Difference
Extreme activities: 9:00am – 8pm. The extreme program is specifically designed for the competitors who are in good physical shape. These competitors will challenge their own fitness level in this program. This program will begin at the Gamtoos River, where they will start a trip of 12 km kayaking upstream. After the extreme kayak, they will relax at our beautiful picnic spot beside the river where they will be welcomed with beverages and a light lunch. There will be free time for the competitors to explore nature. The following activities will be available: fishing, hiking, bird watching, photo safari or just a cool down session in the river. After the free time the extreme journey will continue with a 10 km hiking trail back to the base camp at Pabala Private Nature Reserve. They will be welcomed with cold beverages and open fires where dinner will be prepared and served.

Baviaans Photo Safari Full-Day Trip (Pabala Private Nature Reserve)
Experience breathtaking scenery in the Baviaans Mega Reserve on a photo safari day trip. Our experienced guides will teach you about the history of the old farms within the reserve's border, in an open safari vehicle, while you will be in awe of the Fauna and Flora this beautiful nature reserve has to offer.

Bird Watching / Photo Safari
Capture the nature moment at Pabala Private Nature Reserve situated in the Loerie district. Pabala Private Nature Reserve offers a half day program that will bring you closer to nature. Experience magnificent bird watching, photo safari and wild game. We will ensure a memorable time. We are situated in the Fynbos Biome area which is well known for the diversity of plants and bird life, especially the Protea species. Come and experience breath-taking mountains views through your camera lens.

Fishing Charter
Spend a half day of quality time at the Gamtoos River with your family and friends while connecting with nature. These days we spend more time connecting to the digital world than with those close to us. The outdoors offer great opportunities to unwind have fun and create new memories with your family and friends.

Fresh Water Fishing
Spend a half day of quality time at the Gamtoos River with your family and friends while connecting with nature. These days we spend more time connecting to the digital world than with those close to us. The outdoors offer great opportunities to unwind have fun and create new memories with your family and friends.

Surf Fishing
Spend a half day of quality time with your family and friends while connecting with nature. These days we spend more time connecting to the digital world than with those close to us. The outdoors offer great opportunities to unwind have fun and create new memories with your family and friends.

Deep Sea Fishing
Spend a Half day of quality time with your family and friends while connecting with nature. These days we spend more time connecting to the digital world than with those close to us. The outdoors offer great opportunities to unwind have fun and create new memories with your family and friends.

Please enquire about cost and details of activities.

  • Payment Methods
  • Cash on arrival
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Languages Spoken At Establishment
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Facilities
  • braai / barbecue - communal and onsite
  • hiking
  • kitchenette (some units)
  • linen & towels provided
  • parking all onsite
  • serviced
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