Dwesa Nature Reserve was opened in 1976 both as an accommodation facility and nature reserve, with the objective to attract tourists along the Wild Coast and the then Transkei Homeland. It is about 36 000 hectares in extent, consisting of coastal forest, open grassland and winding rivers. The Mbashe and Nqabara Rivers both have estuaries with interesting mangrove communities. Birdlife is prolific, and one may come across Samango monkeys, tree dassies and blue wildebeest. Horse riding can also be arranged for visitors.
Accommodation – nature lovers will enjoy comfortable wooden self-contained log cabins or chalets, which are situated in rocky seashore sites with lagoons, and an evergreen forest that is a rambler’s paradise. The chalets have two bedrooms, bathroom, lounge and kitchens, which are self-catering.