The virtually undiscovered Hluleka Nature Reserve lies roughly 20 kilometers south of Port St Johns on South Africa’s old Transkei, a part of the world most aptly described in terms of its rugged and natural unspoiled beauty.

The Hluleka nature reserve lies along a particularly tranquil part of the coast, south east of Mthatha on route 61.

Hluleka Nature Reserve is a combination of an impressive 772 hectare farm known as old Strachan’s grant farm, a strip of coast line, and the particularly splendid forest reserves of Congwane Mtombo and Ndabeni Hluleka.

Together these offer a landscape rich in diversity with various eco systems and abundant animal life – rocky seashores home to dolphins and occasional whale visits, lagoons, grassy hilltops, an abundant bird life, and the solitude of forests filled with evergreen quinine, coral, stink ebony and Natal fig trees.

Hluleka Nature Reserve

Lying 30 kilometres south of Port St Johns, Hluleka Nature Reserve is one of the Wild Coast’s best kept secrets.

This tranquil reserve showcases a diverse range of eco systems – rocky seashores, golden beaches, lagoons and lush forests of quinine, coral, stink ebony and Natal fig trees.

Accommodation is available in 6 beautiful and well appointed double-story chalets featuring sea views, and zebras calmly grazing on the lawns. Each chalet sleeps four adults.

From R 440