|Contact :||Debra duPlessis|
Kurper Cove is a family run Tented Camp situated below the Pongola-Poort Dam along the banks of the Sokhonti Pan system which is fed by the Pongola River. Nestled amongst the riverine bush in this sand forest, one can sit on the deck of your tent, relax and enjoy the tranquility of the area.
There are four self-catering Safari Tents, each sleeping two. Each tent is completely self-contained with its own bathroom, outside shower, kitchenette and braai facilities. All cutlery, crockery and linen are provided and tents are serviced.
Kurper Cove is independent of Eskom and runs on Solar Power with a Back-up Generator
Kurper Cove is situated 10km from Tembe Elephant Park and is 16km from Ndumu Game Reserve on the Pongola River. The distance from Kurper Cove to Ponto de Ouro is 86km and to Kosi Bay Nature Reserve 65km.
Kurper Cove is centrally situated for overnighting on your way to Mocambique, or as a base to explore the Northern Elephant Coast area.
Fishing at Kurper Cove: All forms of fishing be it fly, lures or bait will produce exciting results with the river being home to the ferocious tiger fish, Tilapia, Perch, Carp and Barbel to name but a few. Fishing from the rivers edge or from a small craft produces very good results. Small bass boats with electric motors or fishing skis/ canoes can be used on the river. As the river is home to both crocodile and sometimes hippo, swimming is not advised.
Canoeing enthusiasts: for the serious and not so serious canoeists being able to canoe such pristine non populated waters for many kilometers is a must. The Pongola River joined by the Usuthu River flows north towards Mocambique joining the Maputo River.
Birding at Kurper Cove: Arrange with us to take one of our staff and explore the diverse habitat from Sand Forest to Riverine with many pans to explore along the way. As this is a new establishment we are building up our bird list so input from our guests is most valued.
Tembe Elephant Park: A 300 square kilometer Big Five Reserve where some of the largest wild elephants roam. Accessible by 4 x 4 vehicles only if you want to self-drive or a game drive can be organised for you by prior arrangement.
Ndumu Game Reserve: This reserve is 10 117ha in extent and is best known for it magnificent bird life with the highest bird count in South Africa of some 430 species.
Border Cave: found in the remote Ingwavuma district has been occupied by humans virtually continuously for about 190 000 years. An interpretive centre which has dioramas and models telling the story of prehistoric human existence at the cave as well as the archeological excavations since the 1930’s. Entry is free and for a small guiding fee you can walk to the cave.
Kosi Bay Nature Reserve: forms part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and is made up of a four lake system, each lake consists of interconnecting channels which drain via a sandy estuary into the Indian Ocean. The reserve is 11 000ha of tropical paradise, crystal clear blue water, marshlands, raffia, wild date, palm and sycamore fig forests. Well known for its birding, whale watching and where the loggerhead and leatherback turtle come to lay their eggs. Kosi Bay Nature Reserve is accessible by 4 x 4 only.
Closest airport is Mkuze Airport which is an unmanned airport or Richards Bay.