The Eastern Cape Province is home to a wide array of National, Concessioned, and Private Game Reserves, the mission of each is to preserve South Africa’s natural heritage. Kragga Kamma is unique in that it is located within the city limits of Port Elizabeth, and is a mere short drive from the downtown area. In a surprisingly small area, the owners of the reserve have been able to maintain an abundance of different plants and animals. These include, but are not limited to: White Rhino (Ceratotherium simum), African Buffalo (Syncerus caffer), Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis), Nyala or Spiral-horned Antelope (Tragelaphus angasii), Burchell’s Zebra (Equus quagga), and Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus).
The Cheetah are the only animals that are caged separately, keeping the predators separated from the prey, which are allowed to roam freely throughout the grounds. There is one place in the park where you can get out of your car where it is possible to l picnic and braai (grille) shaded by the tall Eastern Cape trees.
A selection of game animals appears below; you can view a larger image of each animal by clicking on the image.