Our region

The Reserve is a mere 2 hour drive
from the Indian Ocean’s « Sunshine Coast »
Nestled in the heart of the Eastern Cape Province, along the Blue Crane Route and within the Cacadu District, the Reserve is a mere 2 hour drive from Port Elizabeth Airport and the Indian Ocean’s « Sunshine Coast » renowned worldwide for its excellent surfing as well as deep sea fishing around Jeffrey’s Bay and Cape St Francis.
see on the site Travelcacadu
The region around Koedoeskop is largely dedicated to nature conservation with a big concentration of National Parks within a 50-100 Km range, namely Addo Elephant National Park, Mountain Zebra National Park, Camdeboo National Park.
The region was initially populated, centuries ago by the hunter-gatherers Khoi-San tribes. Evidence of this can be seen today where Bushmen imprinted their paintings on the rock faces under which they used to take shelter. In the early 1800s hardy European settlers, including French Huguenots, moved into the area. The historic city of Graaff-Reinet, a 2h drive from Koedoeskop, concentrates some of their heritage.
see on the site Hugenoot
An exceptionally water-rich reserve
for the Karoo
Koedoeskop encompasses a long stretch of mountains and hills, East/West oriented, and includes 7 Km of the Voël River which has carved a deep canyon through the ancient landscape. The mountains and valleys creating various tributaries, contributes to the catchment of the Voël River, ultimately flowing into Darlington Dam, thus making it an exceptionally water-rich reserve within the Karoo area. The typical climate of the Lower Karoo area is continental, yet with a lesser temperature variance. The winters are dry and cold, however, sub-zero nights remain exceptional. The summers are hot interspersed with thunderstorms. Koedoeskop enjoys a minimum of 300 days of sun per year.