Ibamba Private Game Reserve
Last Updated: April 2018
Jansenville Region Noorsveld Eastern Cape Karoo
- Longitude: 24.883047
- Latitude: -32.866961
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About Ibamba Private Game Reserve
“Listen to the roar of lions and be a part of the wilderness…”
Ibamba is a Deluxe and Elegant destination with highly trained staff and warm hospitality.
The cuisine at Ibamba echoes this process in a harmonious fusion of international, continental and South African influences into a Karoo Cuisine.
The settings of the meal can be in one of the 4 different lodges each with its own atmosphere and luxurious settings with view’s over the African wildlife...
Ibamba Private Game Reserve is set in the heart of the malaria free Oudeberg Mountains, known as Noorsveld in the Eastern Cape Karoo, only 200km from Port Elizabeth Airport.
There are over 15,000 hectares of spectacular views over rich unspoilt Karoo vegetation, wide diversity of flora, sweeping valleys and breathtaking splendour.
Ibamba is haven to African prolific birdlife, over 45 species of exotic and rarity species of animals like the Golden, Arabian, Scimitar and Painted Oryx, Golden Gnu and for night viewing game drives exclusive ant-bear, lynx, porcupine, black-back jackal, bat-eared fox and brown hyena can be seen.
Ibamba caters for the “Blind” to explore their safari visit with animal sounds and calls” on day and night drives.
Activities include highly trained armed rangers & trackers with sunrise safaris on foot, early morning and sunset game drives followed by spotlight night drives, searching for those elusive nocturnal animals.
We offer a choice of the most exclusive luxurious safari accommodation in the Eastern Cape with antique collectable items from all over the world.
The 4 Deluxe lodges are secluded all over Ibamba Game Reserve amongst the Oudeberg mountain range, all with wildlife & scenic views. It is ideal reconciliation of the luxury and challenging African nature.
Alexandra Lodge is the highest located lodge in the Eastern Cape with almost 360° degree beautiful view with spa facilities and 7 en-suite rooms with private patio’s.
Yellow Lodge with a 19th century Cape Dutch style and antique safari interior with a library, conference room and 9 en-suite rooms and patio’s.
Red House Lodge, a modern Africa thatched style exclusive lodge with 4 en-suite rooms with patio’s.
Ibamba Safari Tented Camp – set amongst trees on a hill with an ambience of tranquillity in the design of a Colonial feel safari tent camp that ensure an luxury authentic bush experience with lantern-lit walk way’s and with spectacular views over the wild life and valley and private patio’s.
Ibamba welcomes you for an unforgettable safari holiday ....
You'll soon find out why we're one of the best private game reserves in South Africa!
Room / Unit Features
- Air Conditioning
- En Suite Bathroom
- Hair Dryer
- International Plug Point
- No Smoking In Rooms
- Tea And Coffee
- TV - DSTV
- Wake Up Calls
- WiFi Hotspot
On Site Features
- Bar (fully Licensed)
- Bar (honesty Bar)
- Braai / Barbeque Area
- Breakfast : Continental
- Breakfast : Full English
- Dinner (prior Arrangement)
- Child Friendly (all Ages)
- Conference Facilities
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Guest Lounge
- Health Spa
- Housekeeping (daily)
- Ice In Summer
- Iron / Trouser Press Available
- Laundry Service Available
- Parking (undercover)
- Pets Not Allowed
- Picnic Baskets (by Arrangement)
- Reception (24 Hours)
- Security (guard)
- Smoking (non Indoors)
- Swimming Pool
- Swimming Pool (heated)
- Guest Transfers (airport)
- Tour Assistance
Map and Directions to Ibamba Private Game Reserve
GPS (main gate) : 32° 52' 1.06" S / 24° 52' 58.97" E
GPS (helipad) : 32° 52' 1.06" S / 24° 52' 58.97" E
Ibamba is located in the Eastern Cape, near Jansenville; about a 2-hour drive from Port Elizabeth. Guests can drive directly to Ibamba on their own or fly into Port Elizabeth from where the Ibamba Team can assist with transfers. Ibamba also boasts a private helipad for direct charter to the reserve - lodge.
Accessing Ibamba By Road:
The recommended route from Port Elizabeth takes the R75 towards Graaff-Reinet for 178.5 km. Drive through Jansenville for 10km and turn right on the R337 towards Pearston for 7.4 km. Turn right on to the Smitskraal gravel road and drive 9.8 km to reach the Ibamba Game Reserve Main Gate.
Accessing Ibamba By Air:
Daily flights from Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town to Port Elizabeth are available. Air charters from Port Elizabeth to Ibamba (helipad) can be arranged on request.