Join us on a journey through time as we explore the history of the Magic Hills Game Reserve, the discoveries we are making as we go, and the dream of a future far bigger and brighter than any of us could have imagined. The land that now makes up Magic Hills has gone full circle – from overgrazed farmlands to a collection of hunting farms, and is now a beacon of conservation and holistic regeneration of the African wilderness.

A vast wilderness surrounded by more wilderness, the Magic Hills Game Reserve is a haven of conservation opportunity, with unparalleled expansion possibilities. The Addo Elephant Park is just shy of 15km away, separated by an expanse of farmlands, private reserves and communities that, were they incorporated into the greater Magic Hills Game Reserve expansion plan, could become a corridor through which wildlife would once again freely roam between coast and karoo.

The Magic Hills Game Reserve is made up primarily of land that is well suited to home the globally endangered Black Rhino. This combined with our dreams to expand is what gives us the potential to play a significant role in the Black Rhino Range Expansion Project, an internationally-recognized program working toward an increase of available land on which the territorial Black Rhino can live and breed.


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Your luxury getaway in the Eastern Cape wilderness awaits… Sky Lodge sits atop a mountain peak that overlooks the billowing hills and valleys of the Big Five Magic Hills Game Reserve. A five-star lodge that exudes understated opulence and comfort, Sky Lodge is the choice destination for discerning travelers in search of an authentic African safari in a magnificent and unique setting.

Take an Eastern Cape getaway at the Ilanga Manor House, a Cape Dutch Karoo hideaway nestled in the undulating landscape of the Magic Hills Game Reserve. Old-world charm and traditional, warm hospitality welcomes guests to an overnight stay of sumptuous luxury, delicious food and breathtaking, African scenery.

Escape to a quintessential Karoo farmstead for a home-away-from-home getaway on the breathtaking Magic Hills Game Reserve. Elsa’s Farmhouse is a traditional homestyle dwelling with luxurious finishes, a tended garden, private pool and lapa, and a spacious boma for African nights under the stars. Four en-suite bedrooms are serviced by an exclusive chef, housekeeper and a dedicated guide for private safari game drives across the 21 100-hectare reserve – an idyllic holiday destination for the whole family.

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Passing By? Stop at Magic Hills for a day exploring the reserve, driving 4×4 trails, and indulging in a panoramic picnic!
Enjoy a 30% discount on your indulgent stay at Ilanga Manor House!

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