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Limpopo Parks

Atherstone Nature Reserve

Atherstone Nature ReserveSituated on the border with North-West, this 23 500 hectare reserve consists mainly of vast savanna plains with bushveld and Kalahari grasslands eco-systems. Besides antelopes, zebras and giraffes, the black rhino is certainly one of the highlights of your Atherstone experience.

Birds to be spotted besides the multitude of grassland birds, are the kori bustard and secretary bird.

Highlights: Game reserve, Good sightings of antelopes, Abundant birdlife; and Black rhino

Accommodation Options:

Region: Waterberg Region

Blouberg Nature Reserve

Blouberg Nature ReserveBlouberg is a 9,300 ha provincial government nature reserve. Conservation and Tourism management fall under the control of the relevant Limpopo provincial government structures. KuneMoya has been appointed by Limpopo Tourism and Parks as the official Tourism Management Permit holder.

Topography: The varying topography, from mountain down to the plains and the Brak River in the south lends itself to a rich diversity of plant and animal life. Veld type ranges from Kalahari-sandveld in the north to sweet bushveld in the east and west. Mixed bushveld on the mountain slopes with grassveld arid fynbos on the plateau and riverine bush in the south. Unique features are the tamboti woodland, fig forest, baobabs and the Brak River floodplain.

Highlights:Vulture restaurant with bird hides,Scenic beauty of Blouberg Krans

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Location: Capricorn Region

D'Nyala Nature Reserve

DNyala Nature ReserveLocated 15 km to the south-east of Lephalale, this reserve offers a good combination of game reserve, conference centre and a well equipped camp. The game reserve is home to the nyala antelope, as well as 60 other mammal species including white rhino, giraffe, waterbuck, zebra, tsessebe, eland and others.

It also includes a variety of predators such as leopard, brown hyena jackal and smaller cats. Some impressive Nyala Berry and Baobab trees can be encountered here.

Most importantly the reserve boasts two game viewing hides overlooking the flat savannah plains and riverbeds where it is quite easy to spot animals, expecially during the drier winter months.

The conference centre is of historical significance, because it was here that the peace talks between Nobel Peace Prize winner FW de Klerk and Cyril Ramaphosa were held before the democratic transformation in South Africa.

Highlights: Game reserve with abundant mammal and birdlife,Hides overlooking the Tabotie River plains,Massive Nyala Berry and Baobab trees

Accommodation Options: D'Nyala Game Lodge

Region: Waterberg Region

Doorndraai Nature Reserve

Doorndraai Nature ReserveFor those wishing to spend a sweltering afternoon in the relief of a cool breeze while enjoying the relaxation associated with fishing, there is only one place you need to go with a multitude of species that can be lured to the hooks of keen anglers.

Nestled contentedly on the foothills of the Waterberg Range, this 7,000-ha nature reserve lies close to Limpopo's major highway, half an hour's drive from Mokopane and Mookgophong. Doorndraai boasts a wide variety of woodland habitats such as acacia, hillside broad-leaved woodland and riverine woodland.

Around and below the Doorndraai Dam is a range of grassland types and more open savannah biospheres. Wall, rock and riverine habitats occur.

Game found on the reserve includes tsessebe, Sable Antelope, Mountain Reedbuck, kudu, bushbuck, Blue Wildebeest, leopard, impala and steenbuck. Sightings of duiker, klipspringer, waterbuck, zebra, giraffe, warthog, bushpig, Brown Hyena, genet, African Wild Cat, Black-footed Cat, aardvark, hedgehog, Honey Badger and otter are common.

The reserve is also a renowned birding site and the dam a prime angling spot. Water activities on the dam include boating, skiing, parasailing, windsurfing and canoeing. There are 2 two-day hiking trails on the reserve and visitors are accommodated in four camping sites.

Highlights: Doorndraai Dam, Angling, Birding, Hiking, Game drives, Boating, Picnicking

Accommodation Options: Doorndraai Wildlife Camp

Region: Waterberg Region

Hans Merensky Wilderness

Hans Merensky WildernessThis Lowveld bushveld reserve offers two well-signed hiking trails, game viewing from your car and an informative educational centre. Wildlife includes sable antelope and all the Lowveld species other than the Big Five.

The reserve is also home to the Tsonga Kraal Museum which gives visitors the opportunity to get a glimpse of the fascinating Tsonga culture and to visit the crafts workshop.

Eiland Spa with its steaming hot waters is also located in the Hans Merensky Nature Reserve. From here game viewing, horse riding, 4x4 tracks and many other activities are on offer for visitors.

Highlights: Lowveld bushveld nature trails, Tsonga Kraal Museum and craft workshop, Hot springs at Eiland Spa

No Accommodation Available

Region: Mopani Region

Lekgalameetse Provincial Park

Lekgalameetse  ReserveLekgalameetse is an immense 18, 718-ha mountain wilderness area of protected escarpment, scenic landscape, mountain vegetation and wildlife.

The place of water, this is where many of the prominent rivers of the Lowveld originate. In the Wolkberg Mountains, which form part of the world- famous Drakensberg mountain range, the reserve offers a diversity of plant and insect species. It is also world renowned for its rare butterfly species.

The awesome natural beauty of this reserve with its crystalclear rivers and waterfalls is the foremost reason to visit this attraction bordering the Wolkberg Wilderness Area.

Highlights: Scenic mountainous landscapes, Waterfalls and kloofs

Accommodation Options: Lekgalameetse Resort

Region: Mopani Region

 

 

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