SWARTBERG GAME RESERVE
Giraffe Walks, Game Drives & Holiday Packages
Seek out wild animals in their natural environment at Swartberg Game Reserve.
Its time to slow down, to truly connect with the wild.
An award-winning destination, offering unique experiences in the Klein Karoo, South Africa.
Featuring the breathtaking Swartberg Mountains, over 20 species of antelope and a number of indigenous predators. Only 20 minutes from the Cango Caves and 40 minutes from Oudtshoorn.
Day visitors welcome, but why not stay a couple of days? There is too much to do and see!
Our Giraffe Walks will leave you breathless. The Klein Karoo veld is your trail; the iconic Swartberg mountains your backdrop. Immerse yourself in our reserve and walk with giraffe.
Being on foot with these gentle giants will give you an insight into their secret lives and offer you a perspective that very few have ever experienced. You are on their turf now.
A 2 hour authentic wildlife experience in the Klein Karoo.
Suitable for the whole family, young and old, guided by qualified guide.
A 1,5 hour scenic game drive on the slopes of the Swartberg Mountain, either in the morning or at night.
The reserve is home to two of the Big 5: Buffalo and Leopard. Other sightings include Giraffe, Cape Mountain Zebra as well as over 20 species of other antelope. View a staggering 887 bird species.. and counting. You are bound to encounter something new on your game drive.
Hold tight as we explore the hidden valleys and plains in one of our nine seater safari vehicles.
Days on the reserve are made up of morning and evening activities like our famous Giraffe Walks. And of course game drives, animal tracking, bush brunches & sunset drinks.
Day trips include Cango Caves, Snow-safari mountain top tour (seasonal), Ostrich Emporium tour and more.
Includes: host/guide every day, all accommodation (game lodge and guesthouse), most meals, all private transfers, activities specified.
- Qualified guides and friendly staff.
- Game reserve activities are run from our Activity Hub.
- Well established 10 bedroom luxury game lodge (min 2 nights stay). With Breakfast and dinner catering service. Beverage list provided for orders.
- Group options available for exclusive or half lodge rental.
- Farmhouse kitchen facilities.
A Family Legacy
In 1998 the Geldenhuys family began the process of acquiring over 8000 hectares of land at the foot of the Swartberg Mountain range (a World Heritage Site) in the Klein Karoo, Western Cape. The land was used to develop Swartberg Private Wildlife Estate, Welgevonden Private Game Reserve and Wildehondekloof Private Game Reserve.
A partnership was formed between the Geldenhuys and Frew families to consolidate the Swartberg Collection, a proudly South African run operation.
Andre’ and Nicki Geldenhuys, founders of the Swartberg brand, have deep roots in travel and tourism. They founded Seekers Travel in 1989, a company which would move over 1 million people in and out of South Africa.
After selling the company to Tourvest in 1998, Andre’ lent his expertise and sat on their board for a number of years.
The next generation, a dynamic travel couple, now run wildlife experiences on Swartberg Game Reserve. This is one part to the collection.
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Decimal Degrees (WGS84)
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds
Latitude: S33 25 29
Longitude: E21 56 14
Latitude: S 33 25.485
Longitude: E 21 56.243