Mansfield Private Reserve

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Mansfield Private Reserve is a small, peaceful game reserve offering self-catering accommodation and campsites. The reserve is located approximately 8 km from Port Alfred.

Mansfield Reserve has 8 camping and caravan sites, situated a mere 50 m from the Kowie River. Hot water showers, toilets, and basins are available at the communal open-air ablutions. Braai facilities are available and braai wood is for sale. Generator power is available on request at per hourly fee, from a central point at the camping area.

There are communal picnic and braai spots, a kids play area, and a swimming pool. Other activities include guided nature walks, unguided game drives, birding, and fishing.

There are also other self-catering accommodation options available at Mansfield Private Reserve. The farmhouse can sleep up to 8 persons, while the cottage can sleep 4. The off the grid Eagle’s Nest Cabin, that also sleeps 4, is ideal for a couple or friends looking for adventure.

You will not need a 4x4 to reach Mansfield, although a high-clearance vehicle is advised.

Campsite Rates From

Rates From
R110 per person camping
Campsite Rates per


Type of Accommodation
Campsite & Self Catering, Self Catering tents
Not Pet Friendly
Persons Per Stand
Number of Camp Sites
Ground cover
Gravel road
Cellphone Reception

Facilities and Activities

More Activities
  • Game Drives Canoe Hire
Communal ablution facilities
More Facilities
  • Generator power is available on request at per hourly fee

Your Questions & Answer

What do the Platforms offer?

The basic outdoor platforms, with gas geyser, shower and toilet, provide primitive camping-style shelter in the bush. Platforms, with bunk beds and mattresses, can sleep up to 10 guests. Generated power is available upon request, at an hourly rate. There are 3 platforms available.

What does the Eagles Nest Cabin offer?

Eagle’s Nest Cabin, situated privately on the reserve, is an open plan cottage with beautiful, panoramic views of the Kowie River. The cabin, furnished with double and bunk beds, can sleep up to 4 guests. The kitchenette is equipped with small gas stove and fridge. Battery operated lights and paraffin lamps are provided. Hot water to the shower is powered by an old-fashioned “donkey”.

What does the Cottage offer?

The cottage can sleep up to 4 guests. The layout is open plan, with fully equipped kitchen and lounge with TV with selected DSTV channels. The living area opens onto a private “stoep” with braai. The 2 rooms are each furnished with double bed. A separate bathroom is equipped with shower. The cottage is powered by conventional electricity.

What does the Lodge Farm House offer?

The farmhouse can sleep up to 6 guests. The 3 rooms are each furnished with double bed. 2 of the 3 rooms are en-suite. The spacious lodge, powered by conventional electricity, is also made up of a large kitchen and living area with TV with selected DSTV channels. Facilities include a private swimming pool and braai area.

Town, Road or River close to Campsite

Town nearby
Port Alfred 8km
Road nearby
River nearby
Kowie River


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