3 Day Mont Eco Karoo Self-Drive

3 Day Karoo Self Drive

Explore the untamed beauty of Mont Eco Game Reserve, a vast 6,500-hectare (16,000-acre) sanctuary located in the heart of the Klein Karoo in the Western Cape. Delve into a journey through time as you discover the rich history etched into its landscapes, from ancient Bushman paintings to fossilized remnants dating back thousands of years.

Immerse yourself in the diverse nature of Mont Eco Game Reserve, which proudly stands within the revered Cape Floral Kingdom, home to three remarkable biomes: the Nama Karoo, Succulent Karoo, and Fynbos. Witness the remarkable transformation orchestrated by dedicated custodians, who have lovingly restored the land to its pristine state, now flourishing with an impressive array of succulent plant species.

Furthermore, the unique landscape of the Karoo is home to iconic species such as the Brown Hyena, Aardvark, Oryx, and Klipspringer. Herds of Eland, Springbok, Wildebeest, and Giraffe roam the parched plains of the "Klein Karoo" as they did centuries ago. After thorough research into the animal species that previously inhabited this region, the African Big Five – Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino, and Buffalo – have been successfully reintroduced to Mont Eco Game Reserve.

Game drives are conducted twice a day, depending on the season. The first drive takes place early in the morning as the sun slowly starts to light up the trees and the mountains. The second drive occurs just before the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. This amazing experience is included in all our accommodation packages and is not to be missed.
Each game drive offers a new experience as you travel through the bush, providing the opportunity to see the African Big 5 animals.

Mont Eco Game Reserve beckons you to rediscover the magic of the natural world and forge unforgettable memories amidst its boundless splendour.

Highlights of the Mont Eco Private Game Reserve:

  • Located within the malaria-free Klein Karoo
  • Conveniently located for both day and overnight visitors
  • Big 5 Safari Game Drive twice daily
  • Enjoy historic remnants, such as bushman paintings & fossils
  • Spectacular stargazing and astrophotography opportunities


All Meals included

3 Day / 2 Nights
Self Drive

South Africa

3-day Karoo Self Drive
Mont Eco Private Game Reserve

Rates are in South African Rand
2024 - 2025
    Per Adult Sharing
Per Single Adult
Per child (4-11)
08 Jan - 31 Mar'24 R 23,900 pp sharing R 31,900 pp single R 16,730 per child
01 - 30 Apr'24 R 19,700 pp sharing R 25,900 pp single R 13,790 per child
01 May - 30 Sep'24 R 17,270 pp sharing R 22,770 pp single R 12,089 per child
01 Oct - 30 Nov'24 R 21,890 pp sharing R 28,820 pp single R 15,323 per child
01 - 14 Dec'24 R 17,270 pp sharing R 22,770 pp single R 12,089 per child
15 Dec - 07 Jan'25 R 28,490 pp sharing R 37,290 pp single R 19,943 per child
2025 - 2026
08 Jan - 31 Mar'25 R 26,290 pp sharing R 35,090 pp single R 18,403 per child
01 Apr - 30 Apr'25 R 21,670 pp sharing R 28,490 pp single R 15,169 per child
01 May - 30 Sep'25 R 18,997 pp sharing R 25,046 pp single R 12,089 per child
01 Oct - 30 Nov'25 R 24,079 pp sharing R 31,702 pp single R 15,323 per child
01 - 14 Dec'25 R 18,997 pp sharing R 25,046 pp single R 12,089 per child
15 Dec - 07 Jan'26 R 32,764 pp sharing R 42,884 pp single R 19,943 per child
2026 - 2027
08 Jan - 31 Mar'26 R 30,234 pp sharing R 40,354 pp single R 18,403 per child
01 Apr - 30 Apr'26 R 24,921 pp sharing R 32,764 pp single R 12,136 per child

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Child policy
Children of all ages are welcome
Children 0-3 years stay free

We regrettably won't be able to accommodate children
under 3 years of age on game drives.


  • 2 Nights' Accommodation
  • 3 Meals a Day
  • 2 Daily Game Drives
  • On Drive Snacks and Beverages
  • Wilderness Walks
  • Conservation Contribution
  • 15% VAT


  • Transport (Rentals Available on request)
  • Fuel
  • Curio shop purchases
  • Laundry
  • Child-minding services
  • Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Transfers to and from Montagu
  • Guide/Driver Room (meals incl.)
  • Travel insurance (Required)
  • Items of a personal nature

*Child minding services and private vehicles are available on request at an extra charge.

Rates are subject to change due to increases in fuel charges and increases imposed by suppliers.

Experience pure luxury in the standalone 80 M2 suites, each offering an intimate escape into nature. Enjoy seamless connectivity with standard optical fibre Wi-Fi and the gentle breeze of a ceiling fan under the starlit Karoo sky. Indulge in the opulence of an African Khoi San bath before a restful night's sleep, followed by an invigorating morning shower. Take in serene moments on your private deck, overlooking a seasonal river, and cherish the sights and sounds of wildlife. Plus, our lounge area provides extra space, perfect for families with a specially crafted sofa bed for children.

Rooms & Facilities
Bedroom, Lounge & Dining Room

  • King Size bed (can’t be split into twins)
  • Sofa Bed/Couch (suitable for one child)
  • Extra blankets
  • Closet space
  • Open lounge area
  • Fireplace & Firewood Open kitchen area
  • Dining Area
  • Minibar fridge
  • Tea/coffee facilities Safe
  • Ceiling fan
  • Air-conditioning

Outside, Bathroom & General

  • WIFI
  • Private wooden deck Outside lounge area Large Bathroom
  • Separate bath, shower and toilet His & Hers Basins
  • Spacious Walk-In shower Robes
  • Slippers Towels
  • Bathroom Amenities
  • Powerpoint for shaver
  • Hair Dryer

>Lodge Facilities

  • WIFI throughout the entire main lodge areas
  • Covered & secured parking
  • Luggage service


  • Comfortable lounging space
  • Fireplace for the colder months

Dining Room & Coffee Station

  • Enough seating for all our guests to enjoy dinner
  • 2 fireplaces to keep warm in the winter

Breakfast Dome

  • Separate area overlooking the cottages for enjoying breakfast
  • A fireplace for the colder months

Viewing Deck

  • Viewing area overlooking the main lodge and bush surroundings -ideal for a sundowner cocktail, morning coffee or stargazing

Pool Deck & Bar:

  • Lounge by the pool or enjoy lunch in the sun

Curio Shop

  • Shop something for everyone in the beautiful curio shop and wine cellar

Games Room

  • Big Screen TV, DSTV, pool table and many other games

Boma Area

  • Ideal for summer dining

Embark on unforgettable game drives through the diverse landscapes of the Klein Karoo, guided by our expert rangers. Seek out the elusive leopard while traversing bush, valleys, and majestic mountains. Explore ancient riverbeds lined with Acacia trees beneath the towering Langeberg Mountain range.
Join our knowledgeable Safari Guide to uncover the intricate symbiotic relationships between the fauna and flora of this unique region. Experience the magic of the Klein Karoo twice daily with morning and late afternoon game drives, each offering discoveries.
For a more intimate encounter with nature, opt for a guided bush walk and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the wilderness up close.
These extraordinary experiences are included in all our accommodation packages, ensuring an unforgettable stay. Don't miss out on the opportunity to connect with nature in its purest form.

Animals & Landscapes
Iconic Karoo species such as Brown Hyena, Aardvark, Oryx and Klipspringer occur naturally in this unique landscape, and herds of Eland, Springbok, Wildebeest, and Giraffe roam the parched plains of the Klein Karoo as they did centuries ago. After thorough research into the animal species that previously inhabited this region, the African Big Five – Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo have successfully been reintroduced to Mont Eco Game Reserve.
The Klein Karoo has one of the world’s richest and most diverse succulent habitats, with over five thousand species recorded, representing almost 50% of succulent species globally. The Klein Karoo is a transition zone between the Fynbos Biome and the Succulent Karoo Biome prevalent in the area.
The diversity of the landscapes, with rugged mountains always in view, rolling hills and valleys, make the Klein Karoo an endless source of delight and wonderment. Despite being the most developed part of the Karoo, there remains a sense of space and solitude across most of the region.

Don’t feel like making the drive out to Mont Eco?
Contact our offices for transfer arrangements.


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