Weenen Game Reserve was reserve was proclaimed in 1974. The distant blue hills and undulating thornveld valleys of KwaZulu-Natal make a superb backdrop making Weenen Game Reserve one of the most scenic game reserves in South Africa. With the Bushmans River flowing through a spectacular gorge in the reserve, Weenen’s excellent road system and walking trails, visitors have many scenic and game viewing opportunities as they walk or drive around the reserve. Both black and white rhino have been introduced.
There are 30km of tourist roads avaialble for visitors to view a wide variety of game. Species include both black and white rhino, giraffe, kudu, hartebeest, eland, zebra, ostrich and common reedbuck. Species such as grey duiker, bushbuck, steenbuck, blakc-backed jackal, hyeana and mountain reedbuck have recolonised in the area on their own. Approximately 250 species of birds have been recorded in the area. A game viewing hide is available at one of the many waterholes in the reserve. Many species of mammals and a variety of water fowl can be viewed from here.
Three picnic sites have been established. All sites have braai (barbeque) facilities. One of the sites overlooks the Bushman’s River valley. There is not much available to purchase in Weenen so stock up with you picnic supplies as you pass through Estcourt