Pabala Private Nature Reserve
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Portion 34 of the Farm Kleinfontein 172
GPS Co-ordinates: -33.838235, 24.945277
- Longitude: 24.944851
- Latitude: -33.838017
- Self Catering
- Camp Sites
- Bush Camp
- Game Reserves & Lodges
- Reserves & Conservation
Check in: 14:00
Check out: 10:00
Operating hours: 7am - 5pm
Farmyard Cottage: R250 pp - Unit Price R1 000 per unit, maximum occupancy 4.
Stone Cottage : R250 pp - Unit Price R1 250 per unit, maximum occupancy 5.
Country House : R1490 pp per night sharing - Dinner Bed and Breakfast.
Country House : Unit Price R3000 per day Self Catering - maximum occupancy 12.
- Rates may vary and reduced rates may apply to additional persons. All rates are indicative only, may be seasonal and are subject to change without notice.
About 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 Game Farm and Cockscomb Mountain Range.
PERMANENT FURNISHED TENTED BUSH CAMPS (X6 two single beds) AND PERMANENT FURNISHED FAMILY TENTS (X3 four single beds): 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 has five camping sites with an ablution block. 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
• Game Drives (dusk, dawn and romantic)
• Corporate and Year end functions
• Group, Club and Private functions
Brown Blesbuck / White Blesbuck
Red Impala / Black Impala
Cape Mountain Zebra
Common and Blue Duiker
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
- Kitchen (fully Equipped)
- No Smoking In Rooms
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
- 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