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Why a bush escape in South Africa is exactly what you need – now!

Why a bush escape in South Africa is exactly what you need – now!

Everyone who feels that the last 18 months were the longest century on record…who feels positively dizzy from all the tourism and economic ups and downs … who is completely fed up with zoom calls, working in pyjamas and staring at their own four walls…Hands up if you need a bush escape in South Africa!

At the Eastern Cape’s Bellevue Forest Reserve, we feel the need to remind you of one of the BIGGEST positives of all – our magnificent bushveld!

It’s no surprise that South Africa’s number one unique selling point is our untouched spaces filled with incredible wildlife. And it’s all still here!

And far more accessible than you may think.

Less than 45 minutes’ drive from Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha) Airport, via quiet, scenic country roads, Bellevue Elephants Lodge sits high on the verdant mountains overlooking thousands of hectares of the pristine wild beauty that comprises the Bellevue Forest Reserve.

In this natural Eden, our lions, giraffe, buffalo, kudu and many other animal and bird species find sanctuary – and so do our guests. The soul-healing open spaces work a kind of magic on frazzled brains and bodies. And there’s really nothing on earth to match being in the presence of a wild animal, in its natural habitat. It’s elemental stuff.

– Be enchanted as you watch mist slowly dissipate as dawn light warms the mountain forest.

-Be mesmerised by a crackling outdoor bonfire under a million stars.

-Be energised as you join a walking safari among giraffe, a buffalo encounter, or a trip to see Addo’s elephants.

-Be revitalised as you breathe the purest air while forest bathing.

-Be pampered by our attentive staff, our individually tailormade spa treatments, professionally guided walks and drives, delicious meals and adventures.

-Be rewarded in the knowledge that YOUR enjoyment enables us to protect this amazing gift of African wilderness.

Remember – a bad day in the bush beats any day in the office…and there’s no such thing as a bad day in the bush!

More affordable than ever, more necessary than ever – a short (or long) bushveld break is the perfect antidote to pandemic life.

We can’t wait to share our piece of bushveld with YOU, soon!




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