Meet our new GM, Jon Morgan…

The Abelana Game Reserve family has grown with the arrival of our new General Manager of Tourism, Jon Morgan, who has relocated to Abelana from Elgin, in the Western Cape, with his wife Christie and their young sons Fynn (3) and Charlie (10 months). Born…

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Getting that festive feeling!

The start of summer means just one thing – Christmas is just around the corner! So now is the perfect time to plan a spectacular festive season getaway. There’s no better place for rest, relaxation and a good dose of yuletide cheer over the holiday…

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Rain – the bush’s magical life-bringer

At the start of October Abelana Game Reserve was a sea of parched, sparse brown bush that looked apparently lifeless. Save for the eternal green around the Selati River and on the fringes of our dams and waterholes, the picture was a typical one for the time of year –…

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A wonderfully spotted surprise…

Image: Credit Bill Drew Game drives at Abelana Game Reserve have been dishing up some wonderful surprises of late, with some of the most exciting being regular sightings of cheetah! Perhaps the most underrated of Africa’s big cats, the cheetah is also one of its most…

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Come and party at Abelana!

Abelana Game Reserve is the perfect place for groups of friends and families to come together and celebrate landmark events and important milestones with its two wonderful lodge options – the luxurious Abelana River Lodge and intimate Abelana Safari Camp – doubling up as fabulous…

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The “cycle” of life!

Exploring the amazing scenic beauty and spotting its wonderful wildlife takes on new meaning when you’re on a bicycle! Which is why Abelana Game Reserve is proud to announce Abelana Cycle Tours – a fresh way to experience this beautiful Big Five wilderness… Working in…

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The tree that time forgot!

Shrouded in mystery and the stuff of myriad African legends, the mighty baobab is a tree like no other and one that Abelana Game Reserve is blessed to have growing amongst its dramatic rocky outcrops. Known as the “upside down tree” because it’s branches resemble…

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Leopards top the sightings list!

It’s been a bumper month for leopard sightings here at Abelana Game Reserve, with a number of these beautiful big cats spotted close to Abelana River Lodge in the north of the reserve and down in the south around Abelana Safari Camp. Throughout lockdown a skeleton team of staff have…

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Eye-to-eye with the ostrich…

When it comes to records, the ostrich is an absolute champion! It’s the world’s biggest and heaviest bird, its fastest on two legs and lays the biggest egg… It has the largest eye of any land animal and blinks just once a minute! There’s a…

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