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About Dwesa and Cwebe Nature Reserve

Revitalise your soul and get far from the crowds in the lovely sister reserves of Dwesa and Cwebe.

The two fairly small nature reserves of Dwesa and Cwebe lie on each side of the Mbashe River on the Wild Coast. This awesome setting is bordered on one side by the forest-fringed shores of the Indian Ocean, and on the other by the undulating sourveld grasslands of what was formerly the Transkei.

Dwesa and Cwebe conserve one of the largest swathes of indigenous coastal forest in the Eastern Cape. Another important function is to protect the sensitive inter-tidal and marine environment.

The birdlife is incredible with over 290 species of birds recorded. Birds to spot includes rarities such as the Narina Trogan and Mangrove Kingfisher.

Cape buffalo, eland, zebra, blesbok, blue wildebeest, warthog and crocodiles have been reintroduced. Look out for the Cape clawless otter in the lagoon.

Beautiful trails with amazing views enable hikers to explore the forests, estuary, mangroves, beach and grasslands of Dwesa and Cwebe on foot.

Things to do in Cwebe Dwesa

Accommodation near Dwesa and Cwebe Nature Reserve

Nqabara eco River lodge

Sleeps 22 in 4 rooms

There are four cottages on the Nqabara River Dwesa Transkei sleeps 20 people. Eco Lodge is situated on the banks of the Nqabara River with...
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The Haven Hotel

4 Reviews
Sleeps 30 in 15 rooms

The Haven Hotel is a family oriented venue within the Cwebe and Dwesa Nature Reserves on the Transkei Wild Coast of South Africa.We offer a...
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Dwesa River Mouth Lodge

6 Reviews
Sleeps 81 in 11 rooms

Situated in the Eastern Cape and overlooking the Nqabara Bay, Dwesa River Mouth Lodge is an escape from the trappings of everyday life....
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Dwesa and Cwebe Nature Reserve Map

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Dwesa and Cwebe Nature Reserve is 2.8km from the centre of Cwebe Dwesa , the nearest airport 82km (Mthatha Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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