Private Nature Reserve

Welcome to Eastford Private Nature Reserve


Exploring Eastford’s Natural Wonders

Step into a world where the harmony of nature reigns supreme. Eastford’s Private Nature Reserve invites you to immerse yourself in the splendor of Knysna’s rich biodiversity, where rolling hills, pristine forests, and crystal-clear streams await exploration. As one of the first Private Nature Reserves established in the region, Eastford is a testament to the enduring legacy of conservation and stewardship. Here, every corner unveils a new wonder, beckoning adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike to discover the untamed beauty of the Western Cape.


Guardians of the Land: Preserving Eastford’s Environmental Heritage

Enshrined in the annals of history, Eastford’s journey from pine plantation to protected sanctuary is a tale of resilience and restoration. Gazetted in 1997, the reserve stands as a testament to the visionaries who championed its creation, guided by a commitment to safeguarding Knysna’s natural heritage. Today, stringent environmental laws and regulations ensure the preservation of this pristine ecosystem, serving as guardians of the flora and fauna that call Eastford home. From the majestic Knysna Heads to the ancient forests of the Outeniqua Mountains, every inch of Eastford is steeped in history and reverence for the land.

Download the list of protected Fauna and Flaura Species below:

 Click Here for Locally Indigenous Species Observed

Click Here for Species to remove from Shared Spaces

 Click Here for Alien, Indigenous Invasive and Weed Species Observed

Click Here to view the document or save it as a download

Click Here to view the document or save it as a download

Click Here to view the document or save it as a download


Unveiling Eastford’s Hidden Treasures

Step into a world of wonder: Where wild life thrives and adventure awaits.

Embark on a journey of discovery as you traverse the natural fynbos-covered hills and winding nature corridors that crisscross the Eastford Estates. Here, amidst the verdant landscape, residents are treated to a spectacle of wildlife sightings, from elusive bushbuck and graceful grysbok to soaring forest buzzards and jackal buzzards. Our residents’ gallery showcases the remarkable encounters that await, inviting you to become part of this extraordinary tapestry of life.


Exploring Eastford’s Natural Wonders

Lace up your hiking boots and set out on a trailblazing adventure through Eastford’s enchanting wilderness. With miles of well-maintained paths and scenic viewpoints to explore, there’s no shortage of wonders to behold. Whether you opt for the challenging ascents of the “To the Dam” route or the leisurely strolls of the “Four View Walks,” each journey promises an exhilarating blend of discovery and delight. Soak in the ever-changing tapestry of fynbos, marvel at the panoramic vistas of mountains and lagoon, and lose yourself in the rhythm of nature’s symphony. Welcome to Eastford Walks, where every step is a testament to the timeless allure of the great outdoors.


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