• Guest Rating: (47)
  • Accommodation Type: Self-Catering, Caravan park and Game Lodge
Bookings / Enquiries
Please fill in the dates you will like to stay above to check real time availability and book online

Few eco-destinations in the Northern Cape are as scenic as Witsand Nature Reserve. Witsand Nature Reserve is a scenic park, teeming with bird life, including the Namaqua sandgrouse, sociable weaver and Africa`s smallest raptor - the pygmy falcon.

Only we can offer you sensual, flowing white dunes - twenty to sixty metres high - surrounded by copper-red Kalahari sand, Acacia woodland and the Langberg Mountain range.

Witsand has, since its earliest times, been the hub of human activity because it was one of the few reliable sources of permanent water in the region. Archaeologists have found several Stone Age sites reflecting the changing lifestyles throughout many thousands of years.

Accommodation at Witsand Nature Reserve:
Accommodation includes ten luxury, self-catering chalets (one with facilities for the disabled), group accommodation and caravan & camping sites. We have a conference facility (catering on request), swimming pools, a kiosk, dune boards, information centre and bird-hide. There is also a Botanical Meander of 3.2km with 43 plant species (sign-posted in 5 languages) and visitors are free to explore any part of the reserve by foot.

Chalets
The chalets accommodate a total of 60 guests.
Ten individual thatched-roof, 3 bed-roomed, self-catering, air-conditioned chalets.
One of the ten chalets was designed to be wheelchair friendly.
One chalet is used for honeymooners.
Each chalet can sleep six people.
Chalets superbly positioned for privacy and a real Kalahari experience.

Each chalets consists of:
three separate bedrooms.
one and a half bathrooms.
an open plan kitchen/living area.

Each is fully equipped with:
kitchen utensils.
bedding and towels.
an outside fireplace for braais.

Bungalows
Accommodate a total of 20 guests.
There are 3 rooms sleeping four people and 4 rooms sleeping two people.
Communal ablution and field kitchen facilities available.
Bedding is provided, bring own towels.

Caravan and Camping
Accommodates 60 people.
There are ten sites.
Each site is serviced with water, electrical points, and a generous fireplace with lighting.
The ablution facilities are of the highest standard.
Facility for washing dishes and clothing lines.

Day Visitors at Witsand Nature Reserve:
Accommodates 36 people at the picnic sites.
Maximum of 6 people per site.
Larger groups can rent the lapa on a daily basis.
Day visitors, who have paid for picnic sites, are allowed to make use of the allocated swimming pool.

Witsand also offers
A unique and spectacular Kalahari experience.
Facilities for the disabled.
Friendly personal service.

Driving to Witsand Nature Reserve
Note that when driving to Witsand Nature Reserve, either from Johannesburg, Upington or Kimberley, in order to reach the Reserve there is a 45km - 75km dirt road.

Note: Gate/Office Hours 08H00 18H00
Conservation fees are payable on arrival.

Kiosk
A small kiosk selling locally made curios, basic foodstuffs and soft drinks is open daily. However, we do not stock fresh produce and/or alcoholic beverages.

Information Centre
Various exhibitions, nature books and magazines.
Displays natural and archeological treasures occurring in the area.

Dunes
The Witsand Nature Reserve is also home to the roaring dunes or "Brulsand" of the Kalahari. The dry air, uniform sand grains and lack of iron oxide coating may carry the key to this phenomenon.

Dunes, twenty to sixty metres high, 9 km long and 4 km wide, cover a vast quantity of sub-surface water, which through continual leaching has washed the red iron oxide coating fron the quartzite grains.

This produced the white sand which stands in sharp contrast to the green vegetation, the dramatic smoky blue backdrop provided by the surrounding mountains and the typical red Kalahari sand.

Desert winds chisel out strange and eerie patterns on the dune faces while dune grasses draw circles in the sand to complete God`s awe-inspiring art work.

Birds & Game
Witsand offers an interesting combination of arid region and bushveld birds to keep from the complete novice to the compulsive twitcher happy. We have a well positioned sunken bird-hide from where one can watch birds (particularly Sandgrouse) and game at their level coming to drink at a waterpoint just a few metres away.

More than 170 species of Birds can be found. Gemsbok, red hartebeest, springbok, duiker and steenbok are abundant on the reserve and a small herd of kudu has established itself on the reserve.

For the More Adventurous:
The entire reserve is open to hikers.
Witsand is renowned for the fact that there are no restrictions where visitors can go on foot.
Dune Boards for rent.
Bicycles for rent.

Relaxation
The region is regarded as the finest area in Africa for stargazing.
Photographic opportunities are endless, with the dunes, blue skies and all the natural assets of Witsand.
Bird watching and game viewing.
There is a swimming pool on the reserve for use by picnicking visitors, campers and bungalow guests.
A separate swimming pool for the exclusive use of chalet guests.

Botanical Meander
3km walking trail through Kalahari veld, with 43 marked plant species.
Picnic site and outdoor museum on the trail.

Viewing sites
Two viewing sites each fitted with an information panel.

Environmental Education Facility
A special environmental educational rate is offered to approved groups.
Enquire at reception for more information.

Conference Facilities:
The stylish conference facility accommodates:
Conferences, weddings and end of year functions in typical Kalahari surroundings
Can accommodate 35 people in u-shape style.
Can accommodate 50 people in classroom style.
Air-conditioned and equipped with proxima, overhead and slide projector, flip chart and screen.
Adjoining enclosed Lapa/dining area caters for up to 80 people.

Cancellation Policy:
If cancelled less than 30 days before arrival, forfeit deposit
Facilities & Services available:
Disabled (wheelchair friendly)
Honeymoon Couples
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Team Building
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Restaurant
Curio Shop
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Tourism Information Desk
Afrikaans
English
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool

Witsand Nature Reserve is a Self-Catering, Caravan park and Game Lodge in Postmasburg Northern Cape South Africa
Directions:

Recommended route from Johannesburg:
- Travel to Kuruman via Vryburg on the (N14).
- Travel 45km to Kathu and from Kathu 27km to the Olifantshoek turnoff to your right.
- 4km outside of Olifantshoek on your way to Upington (N14).
- Turn left towards Witsand (well sign posted).
- Gravel for another 75km to Witsand.
- Do not turn off at Postmasburg signpost - our road is clearly sign-posted.

Recommended route from Kimberley:
- From Kimberley take the (R64) towards Griquatown and Upington.
- From Griquatown take the road to Groblershoop.
- 80km after Griquatown on the road to Groblershoop, turn right at the Witsand sign.
- From there another 45km gravel road to Witsand (follow the signs).

THERE IS NO FUEL STATION AT WITSAND

Gate hours 08h00 - 18h00
Map Place holder
Click to display the map
Rooms and Units Available at Witsand Nature Reserve

Latest Reviews
Baie lekker gebly
Fasaliteite is goed
Personeer baie vriedelik
Die duine is awsome

Bruhn Coetzer Oct 2019
Our visit was the first time to the Park.
We loved every moment of it! We will be back soon!

Chrissie Damon Oct 2019
Enjoyed by all 8 people.
Dallis Pattle Aug 2019
Clean and well maintained chalet. Not much wildlife but good for relaxing and walking. We enjoyed our stay and will be back.
Henry Horne Jul 2019
Something special. A secret to be kept to be protected from crowds.
Francie Roodbol Jul 2019