Theuns and Truia Botha, managers of Spitskop Nature Reserve, welcomes you to a reserve which in essence is a fine example of the famous Kalahari Desert that Sir Laurens van der Post loved so much.
Spitskop host more than ten species of large mammals and an array of smaller mammals, birds, reptiles and typical Kalahari flora.
Cyclists, hikers and campers are especially welcome.

The reserve is situated 13km north of Upington, Northern Cape, and measures 5 641 hectares from which nearly 3 000 hectares are open to visitors.

The reserve derives its name from the prominent steep rocky hill close to the entrance.The reserve host a number of large mammals: Eland, Oryx, Wildebeest, Springbok, Blesbok, Zebra, Camel and Steenbok.
There are also an array of smaller mammals: Suricate, Squirrel and Mongoose. Reptiles found includes: Tortoise, Puff Adder and Cape Cobra. The most often seen birds: Ostrich, Goshawk, Fiscal Shrike and Sandgrouse.
  • Spitskop Nature Reserve
  • Spitskop Nature Reserve
  • Spitskop Nature Reserve

Rooms:

A fully equipoed hut, for 4 persons with electricity and ablution facilities, are available.

Spitskop Nature Reserve Activities:

There are 37km of good gravel roads which lead the visitor through the reserve. Three walking trails, all of different distances.
On top of Spitskop Hill is a telescope for game viewing. A number of lapas and braai areas in the reserve for use by visitors are provided.

Spitskop Nature Reserve Map:

More Info:

The reserve is situated 13km north of Upington, Northern Cape, and measures 5 641 hectares from which nearly 3 000 hectares are open to visitors.
The reserve derives its name from the prominent steep rocky hill close to the entrance.