EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC
Concealed deep within the expansive bush of the Eastern Cape is a mystical place unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before.
Sky above, earth below and wide-open plains as far as the eye can see.
Welcome to Magic Hills Private Collection – a unique family-owned nature reserve, encompassing 18 000 hectares of rugged Great Karoo terrain,
with four accommodation offerings.
A literal oasis in the middle of nowhere, Magic Hills offers discerning guests a sophisticated safari experience,
along with luxurious living spaces and activities.
ILANGA MANOR HOUSE
ELSA'S FARM HOUSE
At the very core of each of our lodges is the fundamental value that our guests come first.
Experience relaxation and beauty in a phenomenally tranquil environment,
each with its own unique flair and offering.
All of our lodges have been carefully designed to allow for a seamless connection with nature. Each lodge has its own distinct characteristics to offer our guests a unique experience.
Protecting Our Wildlife
Our coveted privately-owned game reserve serves as a home to elephants, rhinos, cheetahs and lions, as well as around 50 other species, some of which are exotic and endangered.
AN EXPERIENCE OF MAGIC
Meet the owners
Read the magical, unfolding story of serendipity, rebirth and dedication of owners Erik and Alexandra Kovacs.
Imagine a place where you can get away from it all, somewhere you can immerse yourself in the surrounding nature and reinvigorate your mind, body and soul. You can find it all at Magic Hills, a one-of-a-kind family-owned nature reserve with an emphasis on conservation, offering a sophisticated safari experience and luxurious accommodation.
International travel editor and writer
Magic Hills is unlike anything I have ever experienced, which, as a travel writer is saying a lot. The silence, the views, the sheer amount of space – and the stars, oh the stars! There is definitely a different energy at play here… something supernatural. Besides the natural beauty, the luxurious accommodation makes falling in love with the place inevitable.
I’ve been fortunate enough to travel to a number of luxury lodges throughout Africa over the years. This includes Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique and the likes. I hadn’t been to one in South Africa and wondered if it would feel like Africa. Mark my words, it does! Sky Lodge is absolutely breath-taking, with beautiful skies, rolling hills and wildlife. Quiet and peaceful, delicious cuisine, spectacular views and amazing hosts – this is a place to add to your bucket list immediately!
Magic Hills Guest
Awesome experience, awesome staff, saw all kinds of animals including the lions, cheetah, zebra, rhino and giraffe, I highly recommend Magic Hills game reserve.
The owners’ commitment to building a sustainable African luxury experience across all 4 lodges.
Unique cuisine offerings with a common South African flavour and presentation.
Exceptional standard of field guides who have a real passion for the environment and guest experience.
Magic Hills is dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint by 2022 across all 4 lodges.
Each lodge location is carefully selected ensuring that each experience is distinctive yet a Magic Hills experience.
All the lodges are under the same Karoo stars with more oxygen than anywhere else in SA because of the expanse of Spekboom.
Support our Foundation and choose to become involved in any one of our conservation initiatives.
Take a peek at what awaits you at one of the Magic Hills Private Collection lodges.