Bellevue Forest Reserve is owned by the Buchner family, the realisation of a passion to be part of the ecological restoration of natural wildscapes and original wildlife corridors. This is where nature’s heartbeat is felt, and where healing and restoration happen. We place special interest in the preservation of endangered flora and fauna, including the flightless dung beetle. Our reserve is a haven for people and animals alike.
Community beneficiation is a key aspect of our responsible tourism model and for this reason we started the Foundation as the philanthropic arm of Bellevue Forest Reserve. The Foundation funds sustainable projects in educational, community and environmental projects in the Eastern Cape, seeking to help improve people’s lives and preserve our natural surroundings. Guests are welcome to participate in our community activities and be part of the upliftment of those less fortunate.
Part of a monumental conservation initiative, Bellevue Forest Reserve is on the brink of incredible partnerships and plans for expansion that will enable the reintroduction of species such as elephant and rhino on lands as far as the eye can see.