Escape from the everyday into a world of big skies, untamed bush, and a warm African welcome on a safari adventure at Bellevue Forest Reserve in the malaria-free Eastern Cape, South Africa. Walk with giraffe, experience the Big 5 up close and personal, see the wild differently on a stargazing safari, explore colonial history and a forgotten railway village, ride the waves with whales and sharks in a conservation area stretching from mountains to ocean. Bellevue is an ideal getaway for honeymooners, families with young children, the young and the young-at-heart.
Relish the luxury comfort of our Elephant Lodge or a romantic retreat under the stars in the Stargazer Camp. Meditation, massage, wild natural beauty, adrenalin-pumping adventure, safari cuisine and campfire tales – all await in our 2 500-hectare reserve of nature conservation with a heart for people, adjacent to the famed Addo Elephant National Park.
Shielded by the enveloping forest deep in the game reserve, spend a night or two under the open sky in a cocoon of luxuriously soft bedding. Walls and roofs are replaced by trees strung with twinkling lights and the only barrier between you and nature is the gauzy film of draped netting – but mosquitoes won’t be bothering you here. The whisper of the trees will hush you to sleep, the magical illumination of a billion stars offer a skylight view like no other. Count shooting stars as they cross the mighty Milky Way arching above. A more romantic setting would be hard to come by and the sheer adventure of the experience is unbeatable.
Stargazer is properly off the grid and runs on green principles. With only three ‘suites’ spaced far enough apart for total privacy and separated by a central, cosy fire pit, guests feel alone in the vast universe. Winding sand paths, outdoor showers and toilets form part of the experience.