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Magic Hills Private Collection Game Reserve is a secret, family-owned wilderness sanctuary tucked away in a secluded corner of the Great Karoo.
It is here you will find the appropriately-named Sky Lodge, a villa that rests on top one of the highest mountains in the area. Feel like you’re living in the clouds with panoramic skies above and vast, shimmering plains below. The lodge is comprised of seven luxurious suites and two separate apartments, making this an ideal exclusive-use space for extended families or groups of friends. Each suite is airy and spacious and two have their own private pools. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors in the reception areas offer breath-taking views.
The interior décor features earthy tones that naturally connect to the surrounding nature. The reception rooms contain big fireplaces for those crisp Karoo nights, while the infinity pool is the perfect place to cool off during sweltering summer days. The expansive deck is where you’ll want to be at night, as milky skies give way to spectacular star gazing.
Magic Hills is home to a rich variety of wildlife, including the Big Five and the cheetah. You’ll enjoy daily adventures either on Big Five game drives or game walks on foot with a skilled guide. Hikes include the Cheetah Walk and the Rhino Walk, both offering lessons in wildlife conservation. Sky Lodge guests with a taste for adrenaline can head out rock climbing or abseiling adventures while those who enjoy a more leisurely pace can go on an excursion to recently-discovered rock art sites.
Under the starry galaxies of “Dark Sky Country” and the wide-open, breezy air of “Big Sky Country”, Magic Hills allows you space to breathe and just be.
Please note: Rates are a guide and subject to change. Please re-confirm rates when booking or enquiring.
Port Elizabeth International Airport: Allister Miller Dr, Walmer, Port Elizabeth, 6070
Take Allister Miller Dr and Forest Hill N/B Rd to Settlers Hwy/M4 in South End
5 min (2.9 km)
Head north on Airport W Rd
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Allister Miller Dr
Go through 1 roundabout
Turn left onto Forest Hill N/B Rd
Use any lane to turn right onto Walmer Blvd/M9
Continue on M4. Take N2 to Trunk Rd/R367 in Deal Party
11 min (12.1 km)
Use the middle lane to turn left onto Settlers Hwy/M4 (signs for R75/Grahamstown/Uitenhage)
Keep right to continue on M4
Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 751B to merge onto N2 toward Grahamstown
Take exit 754 for M3/John Tallant Road toward R102/M19/Swartkops/Uitenhage/Port Elizabeth
left toward John Tallant Rd/M3
Continue straight onto John Tallant Rd/M3
Turn right onto Grahamstown Rd/R102
Turn left onto Trunk Rd/R367
Continue to follow R367
10 min (13.6 km)
Follow R75 to your destination
1 h 44 min (168 km)
Merge onto R75
Turn right onto R337
8 min (7.8 km)
Magic Hills Private Collection
Smitskraal 1, Jansenville, 6265