Drakensberg game viewing
Although the main attraction in our magnificent Drakensberg mountain range is hiking, we are also privileged to have several game reserves within easy driving distance. What makes the Drakensberg and Natal Midlands particularly interesting is to go on a game viewing experience in a hot air balloon. You could even glide with vultures in a microlight. And if flying is not your thing consider game viewing safari on horseback.
Natal Midlands and Drakensberg Game reserves
- Spionkop Game Reserve borders the banks of the Spionkop Dam. Spionkop Game Reserve has a variety of plains game and white rhino. Horse rides in the Game reserve are operated twice a day. These game viewing horse trails create a wonderful game viewing experience. Self-drive within the park is permitted.
- Weenen Game Reserve offers a real bush veld game reserve. Self-drive game viewing traversing both Savannah and thornveld ‘koppies’ with plains game and white rhinos.
- Giants Castle Game Reservee is home to the mighty eland as well as the rare bearded vulture. Here you will also see some of the smaller antelope, baboons and dassies
- Nambiti Game reserve offers a big 5 experience. Nambiti Game Reserve is close to Ladysmith, with a variety of up-market accommodation lodges from where the game drives emanate. The KwaCheetah Breeding Project is also situated at Nambiti, giving an unforgettable close-up experience into the lives of these magnificent animals.
- Umngeni River Valley Nature Reserve is home to giraffe, zebra and a variety of antelope. There is an indigenous tree trail surrounding the Education Centre and lovely self-guided walks. Umgeni Valley nature reserve lies in the spectacular gorge below the Howick Falls.
- Zulu Waters Private Game Reserve near Wagendrift Dam, provides game drives and walks. Horse trails in this private game reserve are also available – 083 512 1459