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New Year’s Resolutions in the Bush

New Year’s Resolutions in the Bush After a thrilling, action-packed 2023, the Bellevue Forest Reserve team is ending the year with a high! A definite highlight for us has been the introduction of a small group of elephants into the reserve. Translocated from the nearby Addo Elephant National Park in August, they settled in beautifully […]

Christmas Time on Safari

It’s the festive season, the silly season, the crazy days of summer holidays and end-of-year panic to tie up loose ends, attend a dozen functions, make plans, shop, spend, rush around, fight the traffic, cook, feed the family, beat the heat, fight the crowds …. whew, are you FRAZZLED yet? Calm down and take a […]

Historic return of elephants to Bellevue Forest Reserve

History was made on the 22nd of August 2023, as the first ever family group of elephants was successfully captured and moved from the Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province. Two adult females, each with two female calves, along with three young bulls, were translocated to the privately owned Bellevue Forest […]

Couple Wild Retreat Special

Buffalo Experience

Enjoy an unforgettable Wildlife safari for two at Elephants Camp in the GEOGRAPHIC FAMOUS Bellevue Forrest Reserve. This special is available until Nov 2023 

One Night Giraffe & Buffalo Package

This one Night Bellevue Giraffe & Buffalo Combi Tour includes, Dinner, Bed and Breakfast. The Giraffe and Buffalo Tour can either take place on the afternoon of check in or before breaks on the morning before checkout.

Bellevue Forest Reserve: A Nature Lover’s Paradise in South Africa

Bellevue Forest Reserve is a malaria-free 2500ha private game reserve in the Greater Addo area of South Africa, near the mountain-top town of Paterson and a short distance from the Addo Elephant National Park. The scenic reserve is home to a variety of wildlife, including giraffe, buffalo, leopard, and elephant. It also features a variety of guided drives and walks, with the giraffe tracking walk experience a highlight. Birdwatching opportunities are excellent with an impressive species list.

Discover the Majestic Charm of Elephant Lodge South Africa

Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway, an unforgettable family vacation, or an opportunity to immerse yourself in nature and wildlife up close and personal, Elephant Lodge offers a unique escape. Enjoy the beauty of the African bushveld with knowledgeable guides and experiences that let you witness the majestic creatures that roam this diverse land. There is plenty for all ages to enjoy in this enchanting place — from bird watching to game drives amidst South Africa’s renowned Big 5. No matter what brings you here, Elephant Lodge promises an unforgettable stay!  

A Spring in Our Step

Here at our mountain forest paradise of Bellevue Forest Reserve, we are just buzzing with excitement at the advent of spring. While we love ALL seasons, there is something so fresh and wonderful about the change from winter – like a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis, our landscape starts to show the brilliant early buds and leaves that herald a complete makeover.

Karoo Farm Table

Wouldn’t you love to experience a one-of-a-kind dining South African extravaganza, fully immersed in the raw and rugged beauty of our back country? 

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