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South Africa
THE WILD PLACES

 

WHAT'S ON THIS PAGE:

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

GAME RESERVES:

  • Anysberg Nature Reserve

    The Anysberg Nature Reserve is an important refuge for the rare Cape Mountain Zebra, as well as home to other African species such as the Gemsbok, Red Hartebeest, Black-Backed Jackal, Leopard, etc. It is approximately 45 000 hectares in size.

    See also:
    http://www.sa-venues.com/game-reserves/wc_anysberg.htm
    http://www.africastay.com/anysberg-nature-reserve.html


  • Aquila Private Game Reserve

    The Aquila Private Game Reserve is a 4 500 hectare reserve.


  • Double Drift Game Reserve

    The Double Drift Game Reserve is located alongside the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa. The reserve protects an area of some 23 000 hectares. The reserve is home to a wide array of wildlife including Cape Buffalos, Giraffes, Elands, Hippos, Kudu, Leopards, Impalas, Wildebeest, Zebras and White Rhinoceros.

    The reserve offers a number of accommodation options that cater for almost every budget.


  • Kammanassie Nature Reserve

    The Kammanassie Nature Reserve protects an area of about 50 000 hectares, including both state and private lands in the Western Cape region of South Africa. The reserve is closed to the public.

    The main focus of the reserve is the Cape Mountain Zebra, with only some 60 individuals surviving in the reserve. Only about 1 300 survive in the wild.


  • Karoo Nature Reserve

    The Karoo Nature Reserve is a 14 000 hectare reserve located in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa. It is an important reserve that protects Cape Mountain Zebras, Blesbok, Black Wildebeest, Red Hartebeest, Springbok, Kudu and Oryx.

  • Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

    The Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is found in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa. The reserve protects an area of 20 000 hectares of restored farmland. The reserve is home to many species of African wildlife including Elephants, White Rhinoceros, Black Rhinoceros, Cape Buffalos, Lions, Cheetahs, Leopards and African Wild Dogs.

    There are plans to open the boundary of the reserve with the Double Rift Game Reserve which would greatly increase the amount of land available for wildlife conservation. The combined reserve would be about 43 000 hectares.

    The park is operated by Conservation Corporation Africa and boast several accommodation options.


  • Mkuze Game Reserve

    The Mkuze Game Reserve is found in the northern Kwazulu Natal region of South Africa and borders the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, making it a great place for bird-watching. The park protects an area of some 40 000 hectares. The reserve is home to over 428 species of birds, plus Black and White Rhinoceros, Cheetahs, Leopards, Elephants, Giraffes, Hippos and various Antelope species.

    See Also:
    http://www.places.co.za/html/3502.html
    http://www.game-reserve.com/south-africa_mkuze.html
    http://www.sa-venues.com/game-reserves/kzn_mkuze.htm


  • Mkuze Falls Game Reserve

    The Mkuze Game Reserve is found in the northern Kwazulu Natal region of South Africa and it is a great place for bird-watching with some 400 species observed in the reserve. The reserve is also home to Lions, Leopards, Buffalos, Elephants and Rhinos. The reserve protects an area of some 8 500 hectares.


  •  Shamwari Private Game Reserve

    The Shamwari Private Game Reserve is found in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa. The reserve protects an area of 20 000. The reserve is home to many species of African wildlife including Elephants, White Rhinoceros, Black Rhinoceros, Cape Buffalos, Lions, Cheetahs, Leopards, Hippos and African Wild Dogs. 

     

NATIONAL PARKS:

  • Addo Elephant National Park

    The former Addo Elephant National Park is found in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa. The park protects an area of some 492 000 hectares and has now become the Greater Addo National Park.

    The park protects a large number of African wildlife species including Elephants, Cape Buffalo, Lions, Leopards, Black Rhinoceros and a variety of Antelopes. The park also protects a large area of marine environment (120 000 hectares) along Algoa Bay to the east of Port Elizabeth.

    The web site contains an extensive list of species to be found within the national park.

    See also:
    http://www.game-reserve.com/south-africa_addo.html
    http://www.sanparks.org/parks/addo/


  • Greater St Lucia Wetland Park

    The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park is made up of some 235 000 hectares and includes 13 protected areas.

    Wild life in the park includes both Black and White Rhinoceros, Hippos,

    See also:
    http://www.game-reserve.com/south-africa_st-lucia.html


  • Kruger National Park

    Alongside the Kruger National Park is the Kuzuko Contractual Area. This area is under a 100 year contract between South Africa National Parks and private enterprise who are working together to bring about the twin objectives of conservation and ecotourism. The area covered is some 39 000 acres.


  • Mountain Zebra National Park

    Located some 280km from Port Elisabeth, Mountain Zebra National Park is located in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa. As the name suggests the park protects the rare Cape Mountain Zebra, of which there are some 130 individuals in the park.Wildebeest, Elands and Gemsbok are also found in the park.

    There is a three day hiking track known as the Mountain Zebra Track.

 

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UPDATED: 26 April 2014

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