Guided Day Game Drives R 120 for 4 people, R 25 per extra person

A trained guide takes groups of up to eight through the Inyathi Game Viewing Area in a specially equipped, open Landcruiser. The Inyathi Area is an enclosed 6 ha of the reserve and is home to many of the reserve’s animals. Drives are available everyday, morning and evening, from the Charles Tinley Gate Complex. The duration is about 2hrs.

Guided Night Game Drives R160 for 4 people, R25 per extra person

Similar to the Day Drive, the Night Drive offers the opportunity to see the nocturnal animals in action. A high-powered spotlight is used. You may want to bring a jacket.

Self-Drive Game Drives R15 per car, R5 per person (free to reserve residents)

If a guided tour is already booked or if you prefer to go on your own, you may drive a similar route to the one used on guided game drives. The circular route is easy to follow. Be very quiet, remain in your car at all times and yield to all animals.

Hippo Walk R100 per excursion

Starting at the Mvubu Chalets parking lot, the Hippo walk proceeds along the eastern bank of the Great Fish River. The terrain is somewhat rugged. Participants usually see hippos sun bathing on an island or swimming in the river. Also of interest are other animals and their tracks along the way, about which the guide will teach. The walk's duration is between one and three hours.

Ranger Guide Hire                                                   R100

If you have special needs such as for educational tours, bird watching, and rock art viewing, you can hire the services of a trained ranger guide.

Picnics No charge

Picnic and braai facilities are available in the office complex at the Charles Tinley gate and at the DoubleDrift lodge causeway. Relax in the sun and get a bite to eat.

Adam’s Krantz Viewpoint No charge

Enjoy a spectacular view of the winding Fish River from the top of the cliffs and eat at the picnic table.

Frontier War Forts No charge

The Double Drift area was on the front lines of many of the Frontier wars. Explore the forts that are still standing. Please be careful to not disturb the historical structures.

Fishing Inquire at office

Fishing is available along the Great Fish River. Your catch might include barbel, eel, carp and yellowfish. An annual competition takes place in February. The largest fish caught weighed 17kg.

Hunting Inquire at office

A wide variety of game is available in special sections of the reserve. Inquire for details.

River Rafting Inquire at office and make reservations well in advance

A private tour operator takes visitors on the Great Fish River rafting tours. Reservations must be made well in advance. Contact River Rafters at 021-712-5241 (fax).

4X4 Trails Inquire at office

35 km of trails from the moderate to the extreme are available for off-road enthusiasts.

Camping R50

A campsite with braii facilities is located on the banks of the Fish River very near to Double Drift lodge and to Fort Double Drift, which was built during the frontier wars.

Horse Trails Inquire with the manager

By prior arrangement, for resident-guests, and at the manager's discretion, horses may be brought into the reserve. All outings must be accompanied by a ranger-guide.

Warthog Cookout on a Spit                                  Inquire at office (make arrangements 5 days in          advance)

Private parties of 20 or more can enjoy slow-roasted warthogs. The dining and braiing area provides a beautiful view of the Fish river as well as a small pool and deck. The area is lighted for dinner and late-night activities.

Conference Facilities                                                  R100 per day for the room - catering is extra

A large conference room is located at the Charles Tinley Gate and is available for guest use. Catering is available. Please ask for details about holding your office or organization’s retreat at Double Drift.

(All rates are excluding VAT and are valid until 31 March 2000.)

 Some Important Notes for our Visitors

 Please help us secure your safety and conserve the reserve by observing the following regulations:

  • No Littering.
  • No Collection of any plant material or firewood.
  • No Dogs.
  • No Fires except in designated areas.
  • No Leaving vehicles unless accompanied by a Ranger Guide.
  • No Feeding of any animals.
  • Speed Limit throughout Double Drift: 40km

On Game Viewing: We are pleased to provide visitors with the opportunity to perhaps see some of South Africa’s most interesting animals in the Nyathi Game Viewing Area. Please realize, though, that it is truly a privilege to see animals in their natural environment since they move about uninterrupted by human activity. Since this is a natural environment and not a zoo, visitors will sometimes not see some of the animals in the area.