Breathtaking view
Welcome to the Magic Hills Private Collection
Serene Settings
Free yourself from the hustle and bustle. Let nature relax you.
Tranquil design
Each of our lodges offer a unique and beautifully designed experience.
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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.

Conscious hospitality

OUR LODGES

SKY LODGE

ILANGA MANOR HOUSE

ELSA'S FARM HOUSE

GUEST ORIENTED

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.

Magic Hills

THE EXPERIENCE

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

CONSERVATION

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.

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AN EXPERIENCE OF MAGIC

Meet the owners

OUR STORY

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.

Lynette Botha

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.

Christopher Mills

Agency Owner

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!

Melissa Ward

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.

Sustainability

The owners’ commitment to building a sustainable African luxury experience across all 4 lodges.

Decadent Cuisine

Unique cuisine offerings with a common South African flavour and presentation.

Expert Guides

Exceptional standard of field guides who have a real passion for the environment and guest experience.

Environmental Change

Magic Hills is dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint by 2022 across all 4 lodges.

Picturesque Location

Each lodge location is carefully selected ensuring that each experience is distinctive yet a Magic Hills experience.

Star-Studded

All the lodges are under the same Karoo stars with more oxygen than anywhere else in SA because of the expanse of Spekboom.

SUPPORT US

iSanti Karoo FOUNDATION

Support our Foundation and choose to become involved in any one of our conservation initiatives.

OUR GALLERY

Take a peek at what awaits you at one of the Magic Hills Private Collection lodges.

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