Koedoeskop [kuduskop], Afrikaans for « Kudu’s Hill », is a privately owned 3600ha nature reserve committed to the preservation of the Southern Africa fauna & flora, particularly that of the Eastern Cape.
Owned & managed by nature enthusiasts, our objective is to offer a true experience of the African bush and its wildlife, without unnecessary constraints. Unlike many African lodges where you will spend most of your time at the back of a 4×4, we specialize on activities such as walking & hiking, horse-riding, mountain biking, game & bird viewing, botany trails or tracking.
It is the perfect place for family or friends to reunite and spend quality time together in an unspoiled natural environment. We specifically welcome children, even very young, to whom we can offer dedicated outdoor activities. Koedoeskop is located in the Southern Karoo, a malaria-free and bilharzia-free area, therefore there are no special health precautions (or vaccination) necessary.
We are proud to be a small family business and guarantee a personal and warm hospitality. You will be accommodated in our old Karoo-style farm-house, tastefully renovated, which offers 4 spacious double-bed rooms, all en-suite. Single beds can be added for children on request. We have a swimming-pool for the warm summer days and all amenities (air-conditioning, heaters, lounge with fire-place, etc…), in a rustic-chic atmosphere. Dinners and/or evening drinks beside the fire in our “boma”, beneath the un-spoilt Eastern Cape starry sky, while exchanging stories about the day’s impressions and sightings, will certainly be some of the highlights of your stay. We pride ourselves to serve real home-cooking made from fresh local ingredients, many from our own garden, with a French touch.
Holidays should be about freedom and… exploring! Therefore, we propose that you spend some of your nights’ stay right in the middle of the bush so you can have a chance to get closer to the African wilderness with its unique sights, sounds & smells. Waking up to the bird’s chorus, with the first sunrays, watching a kudu strolling away from the river is a magical moment which we hope to share with you.
Daily game-viewing activities are planned, on foot, bikes or with horses, as well as day & night drives.
Walks and hikes, horse-back safaris, mountain biking are all available activities and great means of discovering our exceptionally rich biodiversity. The Reserve has more than 120kms of roads & tracks to take you literally anywhere, from our hidden valleys to the highest plateaus, hilltops, and along the undulating river bed. You will get familiarized with the African wildlife by our bush experts but we can also arrange unguided walks & hikes, as we don’t have any particularly dangerous animals for humans.