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 […]
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 […]
The most popular and sought after activity at our Eastern Cape destination – Bellevue Forest Reserve and the luxury Elephants Lodge – is the opportunity to walk among giants. Our majestic giraffe are familiar with small groups approaching them on foot, offering a truly incredible experience. Nothing compares to the authenticity of being in the animal’s realm, engaging every sense, under the safe protection of a highly experienced guide. This is undoubtedly the number one memory-maker for a trip to our spectacular Eastern Cape region. After a spellbinding day on foot in the bush, let us pamper you in elegant comfort as you relive the day’s excitement around an evening bonfire under the star-studded African night.
You’re LONGING for a bush break. Dreaming of the perfect combination of wide, open spaces, bursting with biodiversity, wildlife, birds, serenity, peace and quiet with a touch of adrenaline.
Across the world, sectors of natural beauty and biodiversity have long been set aside for protection and preservation for the greater good of the planet and humankind.
Did you know that, although it‘s generally thought that the world’s oldest formal protected area is the Yellowstone National Park in the United States of America (proclaimed in 1872), it is actually the Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve in Trinidad and Tobago that holds this honour?