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!Khwa ttu in Yzerfontein

!Khwa ttu

Nature Reserve in Yzerfontein

Join a guided tour at !Khwa ttu for interesting insights into the culture, heritage, knowledge and modern-day life of the Bushmen of southern Africa. Qualified San guides will demonstrate their skills, share their oral history, track animals and identify plants with you. You will also learn a few words in some of their languages and find out about recent accomplishments in obtaining their rights to land and intellectual property.

Agatha State Forest in Tzaneen

Agatha State Forest

Nature Reserve in Tzaneen

The new Agatha State Forest comprises some of South Africa's rare jungle-like, dense forest, just 18 km away from Tzaneen. This natural forest is also home to the Rooikat Hiking Trail. The facilities include a picnic site, fireplaces and ablutions.

Akkerendam Nature Reserve in Calvinia

Akkerendam Nature Reserve

Nature Reserve in Calvinia

The Akkerendam Nature Reserve was established in 1967 and is situated just outside of Calvinia. The reserve is 2750 hectares in size and incorporates the majestic Hantam Mountain. There is a wide variety of flora and fauna to see, including sword lilies, Cape asters, and brown peppering plants. The reserve is also a proclaimed bird sanctuary with more than 65 bird species, such as the fairy flycatcher, the black-headed canary, and layard's tit-babbler. The best time to visit the reserve is during flower season in September. There are two hikes across the Hantam Mountain, one being relatively easier than the other. You can expect to spot the endangered sterkboom as well as the magnificent star tree which is unique to the region. Visitors can also enjoy a picnic and relax within the stunning scenery. The reserve is open daily and there is no entrance fee.

Albert Falls Dam Nature Reserve in Albert Falls

Albert Falls Dam Nature Reserve

Nature Reserve in Albert Falls

One of the largest dams in KwaZulu-Natal, Albert Falls Dam and Nature Reserve is a popular playground for sailors, canoeists, twitchers, hikers, horse riders and fisherfolk. The dam is rated one of the best bass fishing dams in the world and an international bass fishing competition is held there annually. The reserve has abundant bird life as well as zebra and several antelope species. In winter Otto's Bluff is worth checking out when the aloes are flowering.

Amakhala Game Reserve in Amakhala Game Reserve

Amakhala Game Reserve

Nature Reserve in Amakhala Game Reserve

Amakhala Game Reserve offers a wildlife experience that will inspire and revitalize your soul. Be captivated by the call of fish eagles echoing through the kloofs and the roaring of lion at night. Named for the stunning display of aloes proliferating in the malaria-free Zuurveld, Amakhala is home to the Big 5 and numerous animals. Visitors have the opportunity to spot lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, abundant antelope and birdlife. This breath-taking reserve also contains a prehistoric Bushman burial ground and some ancient dinosaur fossil sites. By staying at Amakhala you can have a quintessential African experience exploring the bushveld while on safari, walking, and river cruising or simply chilling with a glass of wine at one of the well-appointed lodges.

Amalinda Nature Reserve in East London

Amalinda Nature Reserve

Nature Reserve in East London

Amalinda Nature Reserve was established in 1968 and surrounds the large Amalinda reservoir and a few small streams. The reserve is only nine kilometres from the East London city centre and covers an area of 134 ha. The reserve consists of a massive coastal forest, thornveld, and scattered clumps of shrubs. There is a large variety of wildlife to be seen, such as eland, blesbok, zebra, bush buck, duiker, vervet monkeys, mongoose and Cape clawless otter. The reserve is a popular birding sanctuary and there are more than 175 bird species for bird watchers to spot, including red-billed duck, reed cormorant, African darter, African pipit, and wailing cisticola.

Amatikulu Nature Reserve in Amatikulu Nature Reserve

Amatikulu Nature Reserve

Nature Reserve in Amatikulu Nature Reserve

Amatikulu Nature Reserve is perfect for a weekend getaway or for a day trip from Durban, Eshowe, Mtunzini or Richards Bay. The small reserve is situated on the coast between the Tugela and Amatikulu Rivers. It is one of the few places in Southern Africa where wildlife can be seen grazing on forested dunes overlooking the sea. Explore the reserve in a canoe, 4X4 vehicle or on foot. The coastal forest grasslands and rivers attract numerous birds, including the rare African fin foot. Keen birders can hire trained bird guides from the local community. Giraffe, zebra, waterbuck and smaller antelope are frequently seen. The beach offers good surf angling. Need to know? Canoes are available for hire at R50 per day. An entrance fee is payable at the gates, open from 07:00 to 17:00.

Atherstone Nature Reserve in Atherstone Nature Reserve

Atherstone Nature Reserve

Nature Reserve in Atherstone Nature Reserve

Lying on the border of the North West Province, Atherstone Nature Reserve offers an exciting game viewing experience. Black rhino and elephant are the biggest highlight for many visitors to this 23 500-hectare wilderness. Characterised by extensive savannah plains with bushveld and Kalahari grasslands eco-systems, Atherstone supports a great diversity of wildlife and birds. Besides antelope, zebra and giraffe, buffalo and rare sable can also be seen. Feathered friends to get twitchers ticking off boxes are the large number of grassland birds including the Kori bustard and secretary bird.

Bali Botanical Gardens in Singaraja

Bali Botanical Gardens

Nature Reserve in Singaraja

Bali Botanical Gardens, also called Kebun Raya Eka Karya, is one of Indonesia's four official botanical gardens. Six self-guided walks explore the enormous 160-hectare garden of tropical rainforest plants that is home to a variety of birdlife, a traditional Balinese house and Hindu temples. Here you can simply relax or learn how the Balinese use a diversity of plants in their daily lives. Facilities include an information centre, library, and cafe and gift shop. Opening Hours: 08:00 – 18:00

Bannerghatta Biological Park in Bangalore

Bannerghatta Biological Park

Nature Reserve in Bangalore

Bannerghatta Biological Park is one of India’s national parks and a popular destination for day trippers. Facilities include an animal rescue centre, a safari park, an aquarium, a snake house, a zoo and an enclosed butterfly park. The Park is also a trekking destination and the site of ancient temples.

Bartholomeus Klip Renosterveld Reserve in Riebeek Kasteel

Bartholomeus Klip Renosterveld Reserve

Nature Reserve in Riebeek Kasteel

Bartholomeus Klip Reserve is teeming with herds of eland, springbuck, black wildebeest, zebra and bontebok. Many other animals, such as baboons, bat-eared foxes, lynxes, and smaller species of antelope, live here too, and it is known that leopards still occur in the mountains.Among the birdlife at Bartholomeus Klip is the world’s largest bird, the ostrich, once farmed here in large flocks at the height of the ostrich feather boom in the 1870s and today one of the leopard’s favourite foods. The magnificent black eagle (correctly known as Verreaux’s eagle) nests in the mountains, and the enormous dam near to the farmhouse has a spectacular array of water birds, some resident like the fish eagles and the kingfishers, and others such as the pelicans and the spoonbills less regular visitors. Flamingos have also been seen in some of Bartholomeus Klip’s smaller dams and there are a host of interesting large and small birds out in the reserve and on the wheatlands, including large flocks of the blue crane, South Africa’s national bird.

Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve in Baviaanskloof

Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve

Nature Reserve in Baviaanskloof

The breath-taking Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve is one of the Cape Floral Region Protected Areas, collectively a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Covering roughly 200-square kilometres of pristine mountainous terrain, the ‘Valley of the Baboons’, is one of the largest wilderness conservation areas in South Africa. Just 120 kilometres west of Port Elizabeth, this awesome wilderness playground has much to offer nature lovers and outdoor adventurers. The eastern side of the reserve starts at the Komdomo Campsite. From here the road winds 250 kilometres through the incredibly scenic and craggy Groot River Port towards Willowmore in the west. A paradise for adventurous and active types, the vast mountainous landscape offers a unique wilderness experience with a plethora of things to do. These include rock climbing, mountaineering, camping, wildlife viewing, mountain biking, fishing, scenic drives, bird watching and 4x4 trails. The diverse habitats support over 1,000 different plant species including the striking Erica and Protea families as well as ancient cycads. The reserve is also home to more than 50 mammal species, 300 bird species and numerous reptiles and amphibians. A state-of-the-art World Heritage Site Interpretive Centre overlooking the Cambria Valley showcases the diversity and natural and cultural history of the Baviaanskloof region.

Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve in Durban North

Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve

Nature Reserve in Durban North

The Beachwood Mangroves is a delightful mangrove estuary lying north of the Umgeni River Mouth. Within the nature reserve are red, white and black mangroves, fiddler crabs, mudskippers, kingfishers and other bird species. Several interesting walking routes have been laid out. The key to the southern entrance can be obtained (after paying a deposit) at the northern gate off fairway drive.

Ben Alberts Nature Reserve in Ben Alberts Nature Reserve

Ben Alberts Nature Reserve

Nature Reserve in Ben Alberts Nature Reserve

Visit one of Limpopo’s wildest secrets. Situated in the Waterberg Biosphere, a leading South African wildlife area, this small 2 000-hectare reserve is home to impressive amount of wildlife. At Ben Alberts Nature Reserve you can easily spot white rhino, giraffe, kudu, blue wildebeest, eland, zebra, warthog and an awesome variety of birdlife including the endangered Cape Vulture. A visit to the Vulture Restaurant is always exciting, especially if you get involved in feeding these large raptors. Characterised by low mountain ranges and open savannah, Ben Alberts Nature Reserve and the Waterberg features grassland, steep gorges and crystal pools. The entire environment is perfect for game viewing, hiking, bird watching and mountain biking.

Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park in Molem

Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park

Nature Reserve in Molem

Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park is a large protected area situated 57 km east of Panaji. Home to Bengal tigers, black panthers, leopard, antelope, numerous small animals and prolific birdlife, the Park encompasses a number of significant temples and the Dudhsagar Falls. It’s also the homeland of the Dhangar, a group of nomadic shepherds.