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Anysberg Nature Reserve
Anysberg Nature Reserve is located in the semi-arid Klein Karoo, between the towns of Ladismith, Laingsburg, Touwsrivier and Montagu. The reserve, officially proclaimed in 1990, encompasses 79 629 hectares of plains and the majestic Cape Fold Mountains, with deep valleys and steep gorges. Fed by three rivers, a diversity of life is supported here amid mountain fynbos and the characteristic veld of the Klein Karoo. It is also a World Heritage Site.

Visitors will enjoy regular sightings of the Cape mountain zebra, numerous antelope species, the black-backed jackal, caracal, riverine rabbit and brown hyena. Leopards still roam the mountains, although these notoriously shy creatures are seldom seen. About 180 bird species are regularly spotted on the reserve, making it a popular choice for birders. Besides the mesmerising landscape and rich plant and animal life, the reserve is also home to San rock art, painted thousands of years ago.

Please note that there is no cell phone reception on the reserve.

How to get to Anysberg Nature Reserve:
There are two approaches to the reserve: from Ladismith* and the R62, and from Laingsburg and the N1. The latter is the quicker route, the former the more exciting. Once you leave the tar on the N1 or the R62, you will not see it again until your return. But the dirt roads are good, wonderful if you have a 4×4, but conquerable in a sedan. Cape Town is 350 km away – approximately a four-hour drive.

*The public is advised that the road should only be used with a 4×4 vehicle.

Please note a high clearance vehicle is needed to access the reserve.

Anysberg Nature Reserve self cateringaccommodation:
Tapfontein
Please note: Tapfontein is only accessible via 4×4, bicycle or hiking. No vehicles other than a high clearance 4×4 will be allowed to access the road.

Tapfontein has four Wendy houses: Leo, Taurus, Scorpio and Gemini. Each sleeps two people in single beds, and has a small veranda furnished with table and chairs. Guests are welcome to swim in the reservoir. Guests need to bring bedding, toilet paper, towels, rubbish bags, wood and a torch.

Electricity: No
Bathroom: Shower (gas geyser), communal bathrooms
Kitchen: Small fridge, two-plate gas stove and braai facilities.
Bedding, linen and towels: No
Fireplace: Outdoor braai, with grid
Disabled access: No
Pets welcome: No

Seps Cottage
Seps Cottage sleeps three guests in one room with a double bed and a daybed (bedding is only provided for the double bed). Visitors can cook in the well-equipped kitchen or braai on the veranda.

Electricity: Solar and gas
Bathroom: Shower (solar-powered geyser), shared warm water ablutions with another cottage
Kitchen: Gas stove, solar fridge and Dover stove
Bedding, linen and towels: Yes
Fireplace: Outdoor braai, with grid
Disabled access: No
Pets welcome: No

Leguaan Cottage
Leguaan Cottage sleeps six guests in two rooms, one with two single beds and one with two bunk beds. The cottage has a lovely veranda where guests can braai.

Electricity: Solar and gas
Bathroom: Shower (solar-powered geyser), shared warm water ablution with another cottage
Kitchen: Gas stove,solar fridge
Bedding, linen and towels: Yes
Fireplace: Indoor Jetmaster and outdoor braai, with grid
Disabled access: No
Pets welcome: No

Gecko Cottage
Cosy Gecko Cottage sleeps two guests in one room with a double bed. There is a well-equipped kitchen.

Electricity: Solar and gas
Bathroom: En-suite shower (solar-powered geyser)
Kitchen: Gas stove, fridge and Jetmaster braai
Bedding, linen and towels: Yes
Fireplace: Indoor and outdoor braai, with grid
Disabled access: No
Pets welcome: No

Chameleon Cottage
Chameleon Cottage sleeps five guests in two rooms with two single beds in each and a daybed in the lounge. The comfortable cottage has a veranda furnished with a picnic table and outdoor braai and one en-suite bathroom.

Electricity: Solar and gas
Bathroom: Shower (solar-powered geyser). One En-suite bathroom (access to bathroom though one of the bedrooms only)
Kitchen: Gas stove, solar fridge
Bedding, linen and towels: Yes, for the single beds only, not for the day bed.
Fireplace: Indoor Jetmaster and outdoor braai, with grid
Disabled access: No
Pets welcome: No

Agama Cottage
Agama is a charming cottage that sleeps four people (one bedroom with a double bed and two daybeds in the lounge). Bedding is provided for all beds. The cottage has a veranda with outdoor braai area and picnic table.

Electricity: Solar and gas
Bathroom: Shower and bath (solar-powered geyser)
Kitchen: Gas stove, solar fridge
Bedding, linen and towels: Yes
Fireplace: Indoor Jetmaster and outdoor braai, grid provided
Disabled access: No
Pets welcome: No

Anysberg Campsites:
Five campsites are available at Anysberg Nature Reserve: Duiker, Springbok, Gemsbok, Steenbok and Eland

Sites available: 5 (maximum 6 people per campsite)
Power points: No
Kitchen: Communal kitchen area available with gas stove, fridge and freezer
Ablution facilities: Communal ablutions with shower (gas and solar-powered geyser), no toilet paper provided
Firewood for sale: Yes
Braai facilities: Yes, with picnic tables, bring own grid and wood
Disabled access: Yes, wheelchair-friendly
Pets welcome: No

Activities at Anysberg Nature Reserve:
- Hiking and Walking
- Horse Riding
- Mountain Biking
- Stargazing
- Swimming
- Anysberg 4 X 4 Park Tour

Anysberg Nature Reserve Conservation
The majestic proteas and multitude of succulents provide a beautiful backdrop to the sounds of 180 bird species here.
Anysberg Nature Reserve was founded to conserve endemic vegetation and to gradually reintroduce the game species that traditionally inhabited the region. Vegetation comprises Cape mountain fynbos and characteristic Klein Karoo veld. The majestic proteas and multitude of succulents provide a beautiful backdrop to the sounds of the 180 bird species that are regularly spotted here. Anysberg is also home to many types of buck, and jackals and caracals. Leopards still roam the mountains, but they are rarely seen.

Please note: a minimum of two night stay is required.

Please note
• It is advisable to fill up with petrol before driving out to the reserve.
• The nearest shops are in Laingsburg and Ladismith (70 km).
• The gate at the main entrance is not locked. From the gate proceed to the office and accommodation at Vrede (17km).
• Summer months can be uncomfortably hot.
From:
R780.00 per unit, Max: 2

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Facilities & Services:

  • Self-Braai / Barbecue
  • Fireplace on the Premises
  • English
  • Other Language
  • Hiking / Walking Trails
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    Anysberg Nature Reserve Guest Reviews

    Average Guest Rating: 
      3.0 out of 5 based on 2 reviews.


    Accommodation was clean and comfortable. A waterhole in front of the cottages would be a huge improvement. Because of the proximity of the swimming pool, it wouldn't cost a fortune to install. Staff were friendly and helpful. We hope to visit again.
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     Reviewed by TD Dicey on 3 September 2018

    The cottage was nice. The shower and toilet in the other building were clean and worked perfectly well. The scenery is beautiful, a very quiet place to relax.
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     Reviewed by annemarie de knecht-van eekelen over a year ago