Discover the Diverse Wildlife of South Africa
Escape from the everyday into a world of big skies, untamed bush, and a warm African welcome on a safari adventure at Bellevue Forest Reserve in the malaria-free Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Walk with giraffe, experience the Big 5 up close and personal, see the wild differently on a stargazing safari, explore colonial history and a forgotten railway village, ride the waves with whales and sharks in a conservation area stretching from mountains to ocean.
Bellevue is an ideal getaway for honeymooners, families with young children, the young and the young-at-heart. Relish the luxury comfort of our Elephant Lodge or a romantic retreat under the stars in the Stargazer Camp.
Meditation, massage, wild natural beauty, Adrenalin-pumping adventure, safari cuisine and campfire tales – all await in our 2 500-hectare reserve of nature conservation with a heart for people, adjacent to the famed Addo Elephant National Park.
On the ancient paths once trodden by elephants, the five-roomed thatched Lodge offers large, beautifully appointed rooms, with a maximum total of 12 people accommodated. Perfect for families, the focus is on comfort, convenience and pampering.
Each unit has a King size bed (or twin ¾ beds), en-suite shower and toilet with glass walls inviting the views and sunlight inside. Sliding doors lead off each room onto a wide patio and indigenous gardens, offering sweeping views over dense misty forests. Private seating throughout the garden areas encourages commune with nature in this awe-inspiring landscape. Rooms are well-equipped with amenities such as personal safes, cooling fans, hairdryers and tea/coffee stations.
Public areas include a well-stocked bar, indoor and outdoor lounges and dining areas and a wide sundowner deck overlooking the forest. Excellent high-speed Wi-Fi is freely available throughout the lodge. However, the absence of television encourages guests to connect and engage fully with their surroundings.
A double room with a queen-size bed and an en-suite bathroom. Each bedroom is equipped with tea- and coffee-making facilities, overhead fan, radio, heater, safe and toiletries.
A family room with a king- size bed, twin beds and an en-suite bathroom. Each bedroom is equipped with tea- and coffee-making facilities, overhead fan, radio, heater, safe and toiletries.
Be part of an exhilarating African experience with our Tall Five Giraffe Walking Safaris. As one of Bellevue Forest Reserve’s specialty excursions on a 2,500-hectare private game reserve in the Greater Addo region, this is an experience like no other.
Filled with breath-taking moments, guests experiences a intimate walk through the heart of the Addo Valley Bushveld accompanied by a highly experienced FGASA trained armed trails guide. This is where beautiful memories are made, as you feel the African sun giving life to this amazing safari experience. Bigger groups can be accommodated with prior arrangement, as well as a mid of day time slot (11h00).
Commencing right after you have enjoyed your beverages and will last about 45 minutes. Hereafter you will return to the lodge where you and your group will enjoy a scrumptious breakfast at our Eagles Nest Lookout Lounge for the morning trips and sundowners in the bush for the afternoon activities.
Experience the African safari like never before with our Buffalo Encounters. A behind the scenes, curtains open excursion that won’t be found around just any corner. Here a maximum of 10 guests get to be part of a 4×4 vehicle drive, facilitated by a Game Ranger and view from up close as Buffalo’s are fed and monitored on a daily basis.
Based on a section of our 2,500-hectare private nature reserve in the Greater Addo region, this is an experience like no other, giving you a glimpse into the natural habitat of these amazing species as you ride through the Buffalo Camp of the nature reserve. The morning breeze makes this trip more amazing, departing our lodge at (07h30) daily after a morning coffee and lasts between 45 – 60 minutes, followed by a scrumptious breakfast at our Eagles Nest Lookout Lounge.
As the day draws to a close, creating picturesque views the afternoon Buffalo Encounters tour leaves camp after Drinks and snacks and lasts approximately 45 minutes. Where after guests are entertained in the bush for sundowner drinks and snacks before ending the day at Elephants Lodge again.