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“Great camping spot”
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Mansfield Reserve
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Grahamstown, South Africa
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18 reviews
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“Great camping spot”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

A very well organised camping site with excellent amenities and lots of potential to see wildlife. Great value for money with wonderful facilities to keep kids happy all day - great swimming pool and canoeing.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Mansfieldr, General Manager at Mansfield Reserve, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Good morning,

Thank you for your review of our camp site and facilities.

I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you and your family back to Mansfield again soon!
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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

my family (2 adults and 2 teenagers) stayed here for 1 night in January 2014. It is a very interesting place to stay and you have full access to the small game reserve. The house is well kitted out and each bedroom has a bathroom. It is an old victorian farmhouse. A lovely experience.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Mansfieldr, General Manager at Mansfield Reserve, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay in The Lodge at Mansfield Reserve.

We aim to offer a home away form home experience.

I hope to welcome you back to Mansfield if you are ever in the area again.

Lida
General Manager
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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed August 14, 2013

What an awesome place for a family get away !

Lida (the general manager) and the rest of the team were great . They really went the extra mile to make sure that all our needs were taken care of . The Lodge is very well equipped and had everything we needed to be comfortable and more. Very safe for the kids to just enjoy the outdoors . Came back feeling very relaxed .

One of our best family get aways yet !

Murphy Family, Port Elizabeth

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Mansfieldr, General Manager at Mansfield Reserve, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Good morning Murphy Family,

Thank you for the wonderful review.

It is always lovely to hear that the entire family had a great time at our reserve and that you went back home feeling relaxed.

Visit us soon again!
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East London, South Africa
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

You only need to stay once in Eagles Nest to add this destination to your must getaway-list. It is an annual tradition (and sometimes more) now for us to visit the tranquil game reserve that caters to our wide variety of hobbies. In summer we usually stay in the platforms which is close to the river where my husband can fish and in winter we love to spend our time in Eagles Nest with its spectacular view and cosy atmosphere.

It's truly where you end of leaving rejuvenated and relaxed. Thanks Mansfield for catering to our every need - you are simply the best!

Room Tip: Eagles Nest is a must to experience!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mansfieldr, General Manager at Mansfield Reserve, responded to this review, June 4, 2014
Charine & Ruan,

Thank you for the lovely review on Mansfield.

We are glad to be able to not only call you valued guests of Mansfield, but friends of Mansfield.
I am truly happy to hear to we offer you a special getaway and hope to welcome you back this year again.

Lida
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Antigua, Guatemala
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

On arrival you are almost certainly going to be greeted by Gambit a 30foot + adult Giraffe. Gambit was brought up around humans and just wants to say hello... not chase you off like some insane guard Giraffe.

Once past Gambit we found our Oxcart. Although on first glance it looked run down it turned out this is all part of the experience. Once inside we found a bed big enough for 6.

Facilities nearby are defiantly to a camping standard, this is a camping experience not a night a the Hilton!

We fired up a nearby Braai (BBQ) and sat on our Oxcart balcony (the front bit) and enjoyed watching the sun go down.

Once in a lifetime experience.

Room Tip: It's an oxcart or an oxcart... can't see it making any particular difference.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Humansdorp
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

The experience was amazing, the staff are the best friendly, helpful, effecient you can not ask for better. The reserve brings you back to nature as you enter the gates. The game drive was awesome we saw all the wildlife on the reserve, the camping and picnic area very well kept and the venue for wedding receptions and conferences are excellent. We will defenatly be going back to Mansfield with friends. The Mansfield reserve are very highly recommended for a breakaway.
Thanks Guy's for a awesome time.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Diedre R
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Somerset West, South Africa
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

Beautiful location and wildlife experience! We stayed in the Main lodge which gave us a real old African feel. The animal sighting were excellent and with Gambit(Giraffe) joining us on a few walks you could not ask for a better experience.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Mansfield Reserve

Property: Mansfield Reserve
Address: 6km Alfred Street, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Alfred
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Port Alfred
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Mansfield Reserve 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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