African Safari Lodge
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  • Medbury farm, Grahamstown
  • Longitude: 26.473933
  • Latitude: -33.401728
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  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Cruises
  • Boating / Canoeing
  • Cultural Experiences
  • Fishing
  • Hiking / walking
  • Hunting


  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Xhosa

Payment Options

  • Bank Deposit (EFT)
  • Cash on Arrival
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Business Hours

  • As required


  • Main Lodge R4000 per night, off-peak seasons, sleeps 6 - 9 guests, self-catering

    Deluxe River Unit R1200 per night, off-peak seasons, 2 people sharing, self-catering

    Ranch Guest House R3000 per night, sleeps 6, self-catering

    Catering options: Breakfast R110 per person

Rates Disclaimer

  • Rates may vary and reduced rates may apply to additional persons. All rates are indicative only, may be seasonal and are subject to change without notice.

African Safari Lodge

1995 Springbok and Rugby World Cup winner Hennie le Roux and his wife Anneke Le Roux are the private owners of this rich landscape which abounds in fauna and flora.

Crown River Safari and Wildlife Reserve is home to the Crowned Eagle, Fish Eagles and Kingfishers - just some of the kaleidoscope of bird species nesting 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.

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. Malaria-free, the area is known as Frontier Country embracing a variety of cultures, from existing tribes and others establishing themselves as early as 1812.

Perfectly balanced, 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.

The Main Lodge sleeps 6-9, which consists of 3 main bedrooms en-suite and a loft upstairs, lounge and dining area with fireplace, f u lly equipped kitchen. The Lodge has a spacious verandah with a dining table and braai facilities. Our Deluxe River Units sleeps 2 with a fully equipped kitchen, en-suite bathroom with bath and shower, private braai-area on your patio which overlooks the river. 

Catering can be facilitated, chef available on the property

Activities on the reserve: Game Drives (advanced reservations), River Cruises (advanced reservation & seasonal), Guided Hiking Trails, Fishing, Birding.

Room / Unit Features

  • Electric Blanket(s)
  • En Suite Bathroom
  • Fan
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heater
  • Internet Connection
  • Kitchen (fully Equipped)
  • Microwave
  • Private Entrance
  • Safe
  • Selected Toiletries
  • Tea And Coffee
  • TV - DSTV
  • WiFi - Free
  • WiFi Hotspot

On Site Features

  • Braai / Barbeque Area
  • Breakfast : Continental
  • Breakfast : Full English
  • Dinner (prior Arrangement)
  • Child Friendly (all Ages)
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dining Area
  • Garden
  • Guest Lounge
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Iron / Trouser Press Available
  • Laundry Service Available
  • Parking (off Street)
  • Parking (secure)
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Reception (24 Hours)
  • Security (alarm System)
  • Smoking (non Indoors)

Area Features

  • Guest Transfers (others)

Map and Directions to African Safari Lodge

GPS : 33° 24' 6.22" S / 26° 28' 26.16" E

From Port Elizabeth

  • Turn right from the N2 onto the R343 at the "Alexandria/Kenton on Sea" turn off
  • After 2.85 km you will find a dirt track on the left with the Crown River Safari logo on the gate.

From East London and Grahamstown

  • On the N2 from Grahamstown to Port Elizabeth turn left onto the R343 at the "Alexandria/Kenton on Sea" turn off
  • After 2.85 km you will find a dirt track on the left with the Crown River Safari logo on the gate.

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