Nature Reserves are great for outdoor enthusiasts, activity seekers as well as families seeking to relax in unspoilt natural surroundings.

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1820 Settlers Garden

The Grahamsown Botanical Gardens were founded in 1853 on the slopes of Gun Fire Hill. It was the second botanical garden to be established in the Cape Colony

Eastern Cape - Grahamstown

Amakhala Game Reserve

The Amakhala Game Reserve is renowned for its truly unique topography and wildlife. Amakhala Game Reserve is located in the malaria-free Eastern Cape of South Africa. The Game Reserve offers a wide variety of 3, 4 & 5-star owner-managed experiences.

Eastern Cape - Amakhala Game Reserve

Amatola Hiking Trail

The Amatola Trail starts at Maden Dam, approximately 23 km from King Williams Town, and ends 3 km from Hogsback. A strenuous trail with beautiful mountain forests, waterfalls and pools.

Eastern Cape - King Williams Town

Attaquaskloof Hiking Trail

On the Robinson Pass between Oudtshoorn and Mossel Bay, once used by elephants to cross the Outeniquas

Western Cape - Mossel Bay

Balule Nature Reserve

Balule Nature Reserve of approximately 40,000 ha is a private reserve but part of the unfenced Greater Kruger National Park which is an open conserved area of some 30,000 km².

Limpopo - Balule Nature Reserve

Barberspan Nature Reserve

One of the largest waterfowl sanctuaries in South Africa and a rich and varied birdlife ideal for bird-watching. There is also a camp-site, walking trails, angling and self-catering accomodation.

North West - Delareyville

Ben Lavin Nature Reserve

Situated close to Louis Trichardt in the Limpopo, The Ben Lavin Nature Reserve is situated in the rolling foothills of the Soutpansberg and covers some 25 square kilometers.

Limpopo - Louis Trichardt

Blyde River Canyon

Set against the Greater Drakensberg Escarpment, the Blyde River Canyon area encompasses some of the most dramatic scenery in South Africa. Unique geological features at Bourke's Luck Potholes, Three Rondavels and Gods Window are not to be missed.

Mpumalanga - Graskop

Blyderivierspoort Hiking Trail

Blyderivierspoort Hiking Trail is a perfect trail for the novice, with short distances, spectacular views and ample time for nature study.

Mpumalanga - Graskop

Boosmansbos Wilderness Area

This is an unknown trail to most, and gives you the freedom to clamber up peaks to see the views, or simply study the fynbos.

Western Cape - Heidelberg (C)

Boskop Dam Nature Reserve

The Boskop Dam, situated on the Mooi River about 20 km northeast of Potchefstroom, is the heart of a 3 000 ha nature reserve noted for outdoor recreation.

North West - Potchefstroom

Bushmans Nek (Drakensberg)

Bushmans Nek is part of the majestic southern Drakensberg Mountain Range, with splendid grandeur, hiking and abseiling.

KwaZulu-Natal - Southern Drakensberg

Cape Floral Heritage Site

The Cape Floristic Region in the Western and Eastern Cape has been officially recognised as South Africa’s sixth World Heritage Site by the World Heritage Committee.

Western Cape - Cape Town

Cape Town - Nature Reserves & Parks

The narrow finger of land of the Cape Peninsula with its many beautiful valleys, mountain peaks, bays and beaches offers the visitor a number of parks and nature reserves with many destinations.

Western Cape - Cape Town

Cape Vidal Camp

Cape Vidal Camp is renowned for its sport fishing and snorkel, golden beaches, coastal forests, clear blue ocean vistas and relaxed carefree holidays

KwaZulu-Natal - Cape Vidal

Caprivi Region

A network of rivers and relatively high summer rainfall have created a fertile wilderness of riverine forests, flood plains, swamps and open woodland in the Kavango and Caprivi. For freshwater angling enthusiasts, canoeists and white-river rafters


Cathedral Peak - Drakensberg

Cathedral Peak, like so much of the Drakensberg, is a haven for hikers, with a selection of trails winding through mountain scenery stands of indigenous trees, gurgling streams and trout pools.

KwaZulu-Natal - Central Drakensberg

Cederberg Wilderness Area

The Cedarberg Wilderness Area - close to Citrusdal and Clanwilliam - is renowned for its unique rock formations, bushman paintings, fynbos, birds, game and magnificent nature and views. Excellent hiking and mountain biking.

Western Cape - Clanwilliam

Christmaskrans Hiking Trail

This trail takes you to a legendary cave, where bushman rock art and sandstone formations can be seen.

Free State - Marquard

Djuma Game Reserve

Part of the Sabi sands nature reserve in the northern section, the lodge overlooks a waterhole and activities include game drives and guided walks.

Mpumalanga - Sabi Sand Reserve

Drakensberg Accommodation

Drakensberg Accommodation is offered with a variety of options including mountain rest camps, hotels, holiday resorts, farms, self catering chalets & camp sites. All situated in the 200-km-long mountainous wonderland.

KwaZulu-Natal -

Durban Botanical Gardens

Special features include an orchid house, herbarium, and a cycad collection. A garden for the blind is also provided for.

KwaZulu-Natal - Durban

Durban Parks and Gardens

Relax in the shade of indigenous flowering trees in the parks, gardens and reserves of Durban.

KwaZulu-Natal - Durban

Erfenis Dam Nature Reserve

Erfenis Dam Nature Reserve is situated eighteen kilometers south-east of Theunissen.

Free State - Theunissen

Fishing in the waters of Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga and the Escarpment has, by virtue of its many hospitable stretches of water and active private trout breeding industry, become the mecca for fly fishermen in South Africa.


Fishing in Zululand

The only stretch of 'Tropical' seas on South Africa's coastline draws pelagic game fish, like the black and striped Marlin, as well as demersal fish species. Beach, rock and boat angling is common and is regulated by the Natal Parks Board.


Fishing the Natal Coast

Best known for the annual migration of vast shoals of sardines (pilchards), regular fishing also delivers Elf (Bluefish), Natal Snoek, Dorado, Bonito, King Mackerel, Tuna, Kob, Yellowtail, red and black Steenbras, Rockcod and game fish


Free State National Botanical Garden

The Free State National Botanical Garden is at best in the spring - open daily, braai sites have been laid out for visitors - nursery where surplus plants are sold.

Free State - Bloemfontein

Garden Route and Klein Karoo Mountain Passes

The majestic scenery in South Africas greatest area, the Garden Route. Breathtaking beauty, magnificent scenery, eco-destinations par excellence.

Western Cape - Prince Albert

Garden Route Hiking Trails & Walks

Various magnificent hiking and biking trails in the Garden Route. National Parks, Nature Reserves and smaller one day walks and hikes in awe-inspiring natural beauty, with mountains, valleys, lakes, forests, streams and beaches.