Highover Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the scenic Hele Hele (Hella Hella) route between Richmond and Donnybrook. The nature reserve straddles the Mkomazi River, and has 14km of river frontage. Highover is 2000ha in extent and adjoins the Soada State Forest which comprises approximately 500ha of spectacular mist belt forest.
Highover Wildlife Sanctuary has Natural Heritage Status (Natural Heritage Site No 44) on account of its scenic beauty and numerous rare and endangered plant and animal species.
Dramatic landscapes comprising cliffs and mountain tops, waterfalls and rocky river beds, steep forest clad gulleys, rolling plains, clear star strewn night skies and ethereal morning mists combine to make Highover Wildlife Sanctuary a magnificent destination.
Highover Wildlife Sanctuary offers a variety of accommodation types in a Lodge, Tents, Bunk House and chalets.
The Lodge at Highover Wildlife Sanctuary offers the visitor up-market accommodation in a very special atmosphere. It sleeps 10 people, is fully equipped, and boasts a unique outdoor bathroom with a spectacular view of the kaHeleHele Kop. It has its own private boma and spacious lapa.
A 25ha river plain has been landscaped, and numerous secluded campsites under magnificent indigenous trees are available. The thatched central ablution block offers campers and day visitors clean, modern facilities with hot and cold water.
Four rustic 4-bed chalets and a river-side cottage offer an essentially 'African' experience. A central lapa and viewing deck overlooking the approaches to Rapid No. 1 gives you a place to truly unwind and relax!
Highover Wildlife Sanctuary also has 2 bunk houses under thatch roofs with central ablutions are perfect for school trips or a group booking of adventurers.