Kaba Accommodation, Game Farm & Beef Farm is situated in the Kaba Conservancy, in the Alexandria district, about 100km north–east of Port Elizabeth. Kaba Farm borders part of the Woody Cape section of Addo Elephant Park.

Kaba, meaning calabash or gourd, derives its name from the distinctive blind-ending valley that is a striking feature of this coastal wilderness area. The 1500 ha property –an integrated game and beef farm- involves a series of these blind valleys, their passage to the sea being blocked by the spectacular Alexandria dune field, the largest coastal dune field in the southern hemisphere. In exceptionally wet years the Kaba valley floods, producing a lake that stretches 4km long and nearly a kilometre wide in some places. This wetland becomes a waterfowl paradise for the period of several months- sometimes even years- as the water gradually subsides.



 

Physical address: Kaba Valley, Eastern Cape, South Africa

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GPS:  33°42’23.26” S | 26° 19’11.06” E

 

To the south, the dune field, which is part of the Woody Cape section of Addo Elephant Park, extends for about 4.5km to the wild and uninhabited coastline of Algoa Bay. This part of the coast is a marine reserve that includes the famous gannet and penguin colonies of the Bird Island archipelago. These seas are wild and highly productive, boasting vast populations of sea life thriving on the fertility derived from the island and the protection of the marine reserve. Great White sharks and a huge resident dolphin population, together with the unique bird colonies, make Bird Island and the surrounding waters a mecca for marine conservationists.

The coastal forest has an impressive complement of wildlife including an exceptional variety of bird life, some wonderful trees, flowers, butterflies, reptiles and mammals including large populations of nyala, kudu and bushbuck. The main predators that reside in the forest are black-backed jackal, caracal and the secretive forest leopard that is only occasionally seen. The grazing lands between the forested areas are also highly productive, providing sweetveld through the year, and supporting a wide range of plains game species – eland, waterbuck, red hartebeest, zebra, reedbuck, impala and giraffe, that browse on the forest edge or in parkland areas between the forests.