For those who yearn a nature getaway many lodges, reserves and game parks offer - amongst other experiences - the "Big Five". The Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, Rhino and the Leopard, you name it, its here.
The North West's magnificent animal kingdom can be viewed from the unbeatable vantage point of a slowly drilling balloon safari, in 4X4's or extremely close up, during bush walks.
The reserve has a wide variety of small and large antelope
species and some 256 bird species. The long grass contrasting
against the azure blue shores of the dam provide an excellent
backdrop. Facilities include sleeping halls, furnished chalets,
camping sites hunting camp function hall.
An abundance of wildlife and more than 350 bird species can
be viewed. Borakalalo consists of woodland and open bushveld.
The Moretele River, which runs into the 800 ha Klipvoor Dam
in the Park, has a beautiful stretch of riverine forest. Located
near Brits. The park is also a popular fishing spot and facilities
include tent camps and self-catering units.
Botsalano is one of the most prolific white rhino and antelope
breeding grounds in the North West, as the veld is very conducive
to breeding. It is also home to one of the oldest volcanic craters
in the world, which extends through the Park into Botswana.
Facilities include a lapa, picnic sites, a camping area as well
as a tented camping site overlooking a waterhole.
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Bordering on Botswana, is the Madikwe Game Reserve "Africa
in her Majesty", famous for the largest relocation of game
in the world, under Operation Phoenix. The project secures the
continued existence of endangered species such as leopard, wild
dog, rhino and buffalo. The 75 000 hectares supports over 27
game species and 260 bird species. Visitors may select top class
accommodation at a number of lodges.
Mafikeng is home to about 2 000 head of game and because of
the relatively flat terrain, game may be viewed exceptionally
well. The vegetation in this reserve is Kalahari and Acacia
bushveld with bountiful plains game viewing as its main attraction.
Numerous birds can also be viewed along the Molopo River. Facilities
include barbeque & picnic sites and an entertainment lapa
and self-catering chalets next to the reserve.
The Molopo Game Reserve is located on the far western side
of the Province (bordering on Botswana), not too far from Vorstershoop.
It is renown for being a peaceful haven for both man and animal
kind and a guest house is available to the public. Activities
include game drives and seasonal hunting.
A visit to Pilanesberg, South Africa's fourth largest national
park, will be well worth your while. The park has more than
7,000 animals of 24 species and 300 bird species. This abundance
of wild life proliferate an arrestingly diverse bushveld terrain,
the perfect setting for a rewarding game drive. Accommodation
in the park ranges from tents to luxury chalets and upmarket
lodges. Guided game drives and hot air balloon safaris are available.
This reserve accommodates various antelope and carnivore species
as well as over 250 bird species. Game can be viewed from vehicles
or on one of the self guided hiking trails. Located a few km
south-west of Rustenburg, Kgaswane Mountain Reserve is on the
summit and against the northern slopes of the scenic Magaliesberg.
Its unique feature is an extensive valley basin between two
Game reserve with lion, rhino, cheetah, buffalo, hippo, wild
dogs and more than 20 other species totaling over 600 head of
game. Facilities include a picnic area with braai, swimming
pool and the Croc Pub, self-catering accommodation in 3 fully
equipped chalets and a pool. Also a fully serviced tented camp.
On the Crocodile Ramble close to Pretoria and Johannesburg.
This reserve is located upstream for the Bloemhof Dam, 30km
from Leeudoringstad, on the banks of the renowned Vaal River.
It is home to many antelope species and its shores are very
popular among fisherman. Accommodation includes self-catering
chalets and a cosy stone cottage.