Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Nata (110.6 km from Central District)
The Nata Bird Sanctuary is a community managed reserve on the Sowa pan where bird life and wildlife is protected.
The Sowa pan forms a part of the Makgadikgadi Pans. You will experience the magnificent vast open space of the salt pans driving towards the look out point and with luck you will find the flamingos who come to breed in the winter. It...
Hwange (241.5 km from Central District)
Game drives can be ventured in Hwange National Park from 6 am to 6 pm. Hwange National park is home to the Big 5 and you are assured to the see at least three, if not all five, of the Big 5.
This is the largest park in Zimbabwe and covers about 14 650 square-kilometers. The park is home to over 100 mammal species and close to 400 bird species. ...
Bulawayo (270.2 km from Central District)
This lovely recreational park in the hillside area offers wonderful walking opportunities, botanical gardens, dams, amazing bird life, and the Bean There Restaurant.
Four By Four Trails
Lephalale (Ellisras) (288.8 km from Central District)
Grootwater 4x4 Trail comprises a variety of short routes totalling 23 km. The trail is located on the banks of the Poer-se-Loop River in the Waterberg. If you tackle all the trails, you should complete them in about 4 hours. The various trails offer different challenges from rocky terrain to some mud during the rainy season. The grading for...
Deka (293.1 km from Central District)
They once ranged through 39 countries - a population of 500,000 Painted Dogs that thrived through the turn of the twentieth century. Today, their numbers hover at 3,000 individuals in Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa.
Their shrinking world has been impacted by unfounded myths leading to human persecution, and tragic injuries when...
Lephalale (Ellisras) (311.5 km from Central District)
Well known for being an excellent winter course, Mogol Golf Course offers golfers a demanding 72 par 18-hole course.
Featuring lovely big Marula trees sometimes called sky bunkers, the magnificent 6077 meter course demands precision and meticulousness technique.
Ingenuously designed, Mogol Golf Course winds through the suburb of Onverwacht...
D'Nyala Nature Reserve (320.8 km from Central District)
Home to the handsome nyala antelope, D’Nyala Nature Reserve protects an impressive number of mammal species.
Predators on the prowl including leopard, brown hyena, jackal and smaller cats can also be seen. 60 mammals can be ticked off here including white rhino, giraffe, waterbuck, zebra, tsessebe and eland.
Extraordinarily beautiful baobab,...
Mokolo Dam Nature Reserve (344.9 km from Central District)
Popular with water sports enthusiasts, anglers, families, birders and photographers alike, the Mokolo Dam Nature Reserve’s major attraction is boating.
Almost a quarter of the picturesque malaria-free 4 600-hectare reserve is taken up by water when the dam is full.
Dramatic cliffs and precipitous hills run down to the water’s edge, presenting...
Galleries and Museums
Maun (356.8 km from Central District)
Shows arts, crafts and artifacts of local Artists. Changes the theme of its exhibition every 6 months.
Blouberg Nature Reserve (358 km from Central District)
Home to 500 breeding pairs of endangered Cape Vultures, the far flung Blouberg Nature Reserve is a dream destination for twitchers and nature lovers.
Catch all the action from a hide at the ‘Vulture Restaurant’. Best visited during winter months, you will be able to see Lappet-faced Vulture, Hooded Vulture, White-headed Vulture and White-backed...
Masebe Nature Reserve (358.9 km from Central District)
Spectacularly scenic rock formations, excellent birding and game viewing make for a wonderful bush escape in this Waterberg reserve.
Home to rich birdlife, a weekend at Masebe Nature Reserve is a must for birders and those who love the wilderness. Besides game viewing and bird watching, other attractive activities on offer include hiking,...
Vaalwater (361.2 km from Central District)
A three and a half hour drive from Johannesburg will get you to the wonders of Lapalala Wilderness. This immense malaria-free privately-owned nature reserve lies in the mountains of the Waterberg.
Here you are assured of a supreme bush experience and the chance of spotting black and white rhino, buffalo, zebra, blue wildebeest, sable, roan,...
Welgevonden Game Reserve (371.6 km from Central District)
At just a three-hour drive from OR Tambo International Airport, Welgevonden Game Reserve is a sought after Big Five game reserve bordering the Marekele National Park in the Waterberg Biosphere. What makes it even more attractive is that it is malaria-free.
Meaning ‘well found’, Welgevonden is a mountainous place of spectacular scenery, abundant...
Atherstone Nature Reserve (377.8 km from Central District)
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...
Mountain Biking Trails
Thabazimbi (388.5 km from Central District)
Thabankwe offers 300 hectares of rugged, rocky terrain for both extreme and amateur bikers and hikers. The reserve has a wide variety of wildlife and bird species. Trails are clear and maps are available.