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About Lupela Nature Reserve

Lupela Nature Reserve is situated in a peaceful and scenic valley in the Witteberg Mountains on the farm Camp, 17.5 km from Lady-Grey on the R58. There is a 5.4km stretch of gravel road from the R58 to the farm camp. Here you have the opportunity to do fishing, day hikes, swimming, bird watching and mountain biking or just relaxing. Our accommodation consists of a spacious self-catering cottage with 5 en-suite bedrooms sleeping maximum of 10 people. A fully equipped kitchen with hot water, electric stove fridge and microwave. Lounge with big fireplace and a pub area. Outside braai facilities. This cottage overlooks the river and has a beautiful view of the mountains. Electric blankets in the winter on all beds. All Bedding and towels provided. Mountain Rheebuck can be seen from the porch with binoculars. Cottage gets serviced once a day. Use of cottage is for one group exclusively. We offer Day hikes returning to base camp every night. Hikes vary from very easy to challenging into the mountains or next to the river with breathtaking scenery. The Karnemelkspruit flows for 7km through the property and you can enjoy fishing one of the best trout streams in the country. Rod Fee’s are R75 per rod. Catch and release only. Swim in the crystal clear mountain pools. A wide variety of birds are to be seen in this area including the Black Eagle and Bearded Vulture. Lovely biking routes in the district. Bring own bikes. Can be seen on the property and is about 2 hours walk along the river, a very scenic walk. Only if water permits and is done at own risk.

Wedding Venues: Can accommodate 200 guest for the chapel and reception and sleeps 18 people in 3 cottages with extra accommodation close to venue

Family friendly: Wonderful walks, swimming in crystal clear mountain pools,bike rides and picnic spots. Bringing out the child in everyone.

Romantic: Romantic picnic on the river banks with packed picnic basket for you and your love one to enjoy.

Covid Safety Approved: Sanitizing of cottages regular. Cottages will be 24 hour unoccupied between guests.. Staff educated on Covid 19 and monitored.


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Breakfast
  • Double bed
  • Iron and board
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Patio
  • Shower
  • Covid Safety Approved
  • Eastern Cape
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

There is 5.4 km of gravel road before the camp

Availability and pricing

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              Reviews for Lupela Nature Reserve

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              Rie Kruger
              11 January 2018

              A nice, comfortable stay in a beautiful area. Peaceful and quiet.

              Arthur Chapman
              06 January 2018

              We stayed in the main cottage, it was comfortable and well appointed. The shade of the gums on the one side was very welcome on a hot afternoon. Walking in the hills and swimming in the pools in the river is highly recommended.

              Kim Goeller
              03 January 2018

              As above , Denise gave us a wonderful dinner, a real treat! We walked, bird watched , read and relaxed!

              Mike Durrant
              26 November 2017

              We loved Lupela. The quietness and natural beauty was amazing. The Silo, where we stayed, was very comfortable (not recommended for people that battle with stairs) and had everything we needed. Beds were great!

              Jonah Choiniere
              21 November 2017

              My only negative comment is that the kitchen doesn't have enough knives for serious cooking!

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              Lupela Nature Reserve is 11.5km from the centre of Lady Grey , the nearest airport 152.4km (Moshoeshoe I International Airport).
              *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling