Fort Fordyce Nature Reserve


Lying roughly between Fort Beaufort and Adelaide, Fort Fordyce is situated on the Amatola escarpment with magnificent views of the Hogsback and Katberg mountains.
The area is of great cultural and historical significance. Evidence of the earliest inhabitants of the area, the San, is found in the fine examples of rock paintings discovered within the reserve.
Fort Fordyce comprises an extensive central escarpment with steep cliffs and kloofs, falling away to valleys and flatter areas. The forests boast some of the most diverse and richest species in Southern Africa and are home to a wide variety of wildlife and birds.


Applicable April 2024 to March 2025:
Harris Hut: 1-4 person R814/night (off peak)
R889/night (peak)
Louries Rest Lodge: 1-4 person R830/night, R173/additional/night (off peak)
R180/additional/night (peak)
Maqoma's Den: 1-4 person R814/night (off peak)
R889/night (peak)
Phakamisa Hut: 1-4 person R830/night, R173/additional/night (off peak)
R180/additional/night (peak)
Conservation Fees - kindly note that these rates are applicable to both overnight and day visitors and are to be paid in cash at the reserve on arrival

Hiking Trail R53 Adult / R27 Child

Self-drive game viewing
Black wildebeest
Blue duiker
Chacma baboons
Mountain reedbuck

Directions from Fort Beaufort to Fort Fordyce (approx. 53.5km, 44min):
Head northwest toward R67 (1km)
Turn left onto R67 (1.4km)
Turn right onto R63/R67 (34.3km)
Turn right (120km)
Slight right (1.6km)
Turn left (400m)
Turn right (14.7km)
(Please consult your navigation system and the reserve prior to departing for your trip for more accuracy and up to date road conditions as these are only approximations and should only be used as a guideline)

South Africa
Road Conditions: 
Strictly 4x4 only (please call reserve directly to check road conditions)

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