1995 Springbok and Rugby World Cup winner, Hennie le Roux is the private owner of this rich landscape which abounds in fauna and flora.
Crown River Safari and Wildlife Reserve is home to the Crowned Eagle, Fish Eagle and Kingfishers - just some of the kaleidoscope of bird species nesting in habitation along the river banks.
Kudu majestically roam the bushveld while Zebra graze lazily on the open plains. Nyala and Bushbuck appear from the lengthening shadows and Largemouth Bass glide below in rock crevices as the crimson sunset gives way to a shimmering moon reflected on the water.
Several other species brought back from the brink of extinction enjoy the ecological harmony. Although buffalo are found on Crown River Safari, game deemed dangerous such as lion and elephant are found on Nature Reserves near Crown River Safari. The Reserve borders the Thomas Baines Nature Reserve, situated in the main water catchment area of Grahamstown at the confluence of two rivers – the dominant Kariega River flowing 40km further to meet the Indian Ocean at Kenton-on-Sea.
Crown River is a nature lover’s paradise with dense ravine thickets, scattered thorn trees and open areas making this an idyllic outdoor experience.
The Crown River philosophy is driven by making quality and lasting friendships, bringing guests closer to nature and ensuring that they experience enduring memories.
Crown River Safari is situated on a private game reserve 22 km outside of Grahamstown. The lodge is perched 20 meters above the high water mark on the Settlers dam with breathtaking views up river. Animal and bird sightings along the river banks are a guaranteed occurrence from the spacious viewing porch. The lodge can be booked in its entirety or per person depending on the need. The lodge sleeps 10, and is made up of three bedrooms and large double volume lounge, dining room and bar is available in the lodge, a further two separate units from the lodge. Further entertainment and further accommodation can be arranged if required. Sun downer cruisers and game drives can be arranged on request.
Location: Crown River Safari and Wildlife Reserve is home to the Crowned Eagle, Fish Eagle and Kingfishers - just some of the kaleidoscope of bird species nesting in habitation along the river banks.
About your host at Crown River Safari: Llewellyn, Manager. The Crown River philosophy is driven by making quality and lasting friendships, bringing guests closer to nature and ensuring that they experience enduring memories. We love to hear from our past-visitors as well as those interested in joining the Crown River Safari family. Contact us today to arrange your next trip into the African wild.
Hunting experience at Crown River Safari: Crown River Safaris has been a premier hunting destination for the last 20 Years and caters for bow and rifle hunting. The nature of the terrain and topography provides well worn game paths, while the cover lends itself to walk and stalk and ambush hunting with the emphasis on getting close. Here the ethical bow hunter and his/her quarry have an equal chance, while blinds and certain lookout points are strategically placed to be most effective. Crown River prides itself in the “Mac nab”, the ultimate test. From sun up to sun down, you have the challenging opportunity to catch a fish, shoot a bird and hunt an eland, all of which is possible for the skilful outdoorsman. River lodge provides direct access to sunset cruises and fishing at your doorstep. The view extends upriver and often bush dwelling antelope are seen grazing along the riverbank. Click here for quick country guide.
Upcoming availability: Please contact the host for more information.
Terms and Pricing: Your hosts will maintain the utmost care possible and precaution for your safety. However, we can accept no responsibility for any illness, accident, or loss whatsoever, nor any expenses arising from such illness, accident or loss. Crown River Safari will take every precaution to ensure the safety and well-being of their hunting clients. However, any insurance for Baggage and/or Personal Effects as well as Personal Liability is the responsibility of the hunting client. Crown River Safari accepts no liability for accidents, injuries or damage to person or equipment.
Accommodation: Situated on the grassy upper plain, the cosy and comfortable farmhouse sleeps 6 and is situated in the heart of the hunting property. Click here to view and book your accommodation. To select and book the top suggested hotels and accommodation in the area when hunting at Crown River Safari, click here.
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Directions by car or public transport to Crown River Safari.
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