Commando Drift Nature Reserve


Roughly 60km from Cradock, in the heart of Eastern Cape hinterland, lies the Commando Drift Nature
Reserve with its central geographical feature, the impressive Commando Drift Dam. Fed by four rivers, the
dam ensures an abundance of wildlife, including the endangered mountain zebra. Among the most striking
features of the reserve is a series of spectacular dolerite and sandstone cliffs, as well as numerous popular
hiking and off-road trails, including the Bushman and Endurance hiking trails and Palingkloof jeep track.
A great biking destination, the mountain bike trail has a circular route and a number of alternative trails. It
is fairly easy, but includes some challenging hills, rocky terrain and a few devil thorns!
The reserve offers scenic chalets, campsites and direct lake access, making this a great option for the
avid fisherman. Snow has been recorded in the surrounding mountains in winter months, so be prepared
for cold!


Prices Applicable April 2024 - March 2025
Fish Eagle Cabins ★★★: R374.00/cabin/night off peak , R448.00/cabin/night peak
Lake View Chalet ★★★: R741.00/night off peak, R814.00/night peak
Caravan Site ★★★: R240.00/site/night off peak, R270.00/night peak
Tent Site ★★★: R224.00/site/night off peak, R254.00/site/night peak

Daily Conservation Fees:
Adult: R16.00
Child: R 12.00

Fishing Adult R67/ Child R35

Nature Reserve is accessible by 4x4 veihicle


Commando Drift is roughly 60km north of Cradock on the road to Tarkastad.

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