Things to do near
Mziki Nature Reserve
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Game Reserve in Pilanesberg Game Reserve (43.1 km from Mziki Nature Reserve)
Pilansberg Game Reserve is the fourth largest game and nature park in South Africa. It boasts a variety of exotic flora and fauna, a rocky, grassland landscape, and the Big 5.The reserve is home to over 7,000 animals and is nestled on an extinct volcanic crater. The park is malaria free and easily accessible from many places in South Africa as it...
Game Reserve in Dinokeng Game Reserve (90.3 km from Mziki Nature Reserve)
Dinokeng Game Reserve is home to free roaming Big 5, and at less than an hour’s drive, it’s just a hop and a skip away from Joburg and Pretoria. To experience the wild elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard up close, you will need to book a stay at one of the lodges.The sweeping grasslands are also the stomping grounds for a variety of...
Game Reserve in Mabalingwe Nature Reserve (86.6 km from Mziki Nature Reserve)
Visit Mabalingwe Game Reserve and spot the Big 5 in a malaria-free reserve in the Waterberg Mountains. Conveniently situated, the reserve is an easy two-hour drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria – a great escape from the stresses of urban living. Gripping sightings of elephant, white rhino, leopard, hippo, giraffe, hyena and sable antelope are...
Hartbeespoort Dam (50.9 km from Mziki Nature Reserve)
The Elephant Sanctuary offers an exciting elephant experience. Here you can walk trunk-in-hand with four Africa elephants and hand-in-hand with a child or loved one.
They offer an exclusive, 'hands-on' educationally oriented experience where you can learn more about elephant habits, behaviour, different personalities and anatomy through up-close...
Hartbeespoort Dam (50.6 km from Mziki Nature Reserve)
Walk through an indigenous forest on elevated wooden walkways and see a variety of exotic monkeys in an exquisite natural environment. Bushbabies Monkey Sanctuary takes in rescued primates that have been raised as pets or have been bred or imported for the pet trade. Their mission is to rehabilitate them for relocation to an environment that is...
Game Reserve in Krugersdorp Game Reserve (82.9 km from Mziki Nature Reserve)
Krugersdorp Game Reserve is home to four of the Big 5 as well as hippo, giraffe, numerous antelope and prolific birdlife. Most visitors come here to check out the lions in their enclosure. There’s also a large bird aviary. The habitat is mostly grassveld with small dams and reed beds. Keen birders will be reaching for their binoculars to spot...
Bojanala Region (9 km from Mziki Nature Reserve)
Vaalkop Dam Nature Reserve is a popular angling spot in the North West Province of South Africa, but also offers great birding, hiking trails and a lovely outdoor atmosphere that is a welcome break from the busy life in Johannesburg.
The dam's fish species includes yellowfish and an abundance of carp. Over 340 bird species have also been recorded...
Game Reserve in Vaalkop Dam Nature Reserve (9.1 km from Mziki Nature Reserve)
Vaalkop Dam Nature Reserve is located about 100 kilometres North-West of Pretoria and is a prime location for fishing and bird watching. The reserve spans almost 4000 hectares, and contains an 800 hectare demarcated bird sanctuary in which over 340 different species have been reported, including the African Fish Eagle, Pygmy King Fisher, Cape...
Mooinooi (41.2 km from Mziki Nature Reserve)
9/18 hole golf course with restaurant and Clubhouse. Rated the top 9 hole golf course in South Africa
Game Reserve in Borakalalo National Park (41.5 km from Mziki Nature Reserve)
Borakalalo Game Reserve is a conservation park located about an hour's drive from Brits in the North West province. The park's central dam, Klipvoor, is an excellent spot for fishing and relaxing. Fishing permits can be purchased at the gate, with carp and barbel as the main species, and sometimes yellowfish. The 13 000 ha landscape is covered by...
Brits (41.6 km from Mziki Nature Reserve)
Brits Flying Club is one of South Africa’s oldest flying clubs, nurturing a number of brilliant aviators with Springbok colours since 1952. Additional facilities include a restaurant, a bar, ablutions and accommodation.
Spa and Wellness
Hartbeespoort Dam (42 km from Mziki Nature Reserve)
The Sparkling Health Spa was a finalist in the 2013 World Luxury Spa Awards and has been nominated again for 2014. They offer body treatment, hydrotherapy, massages, waxing, signature treatments and facials.
Sports Stadiums Clubs
Rustenburg (42.3 km from Mziki Nature Reserve)
The recently built Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace in the North West Province is a multi-purpose venue that played host to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2009 and 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Improvements to the stadium have increased the seating capacity to 40,000 and provisioned it with state-of-the-art electronic scoreboards and floodlights.
The stadium is...
Rustenburg (43 km from Mziki Nature Reserve)
18-hole parkland golf course with bentgrass greens.
Buffelspoort (43.5 km from Mziki Nature Reserve)
Buffelspoort Dam is located on the northern slopes of the Magaliesberg, and provides a beautiful spot for fishing.
A lovely clean dam for fishing and skiing, Buffelspoort Dam is most commonly known as a great place to hook large carp. The dam is best fished with a boat.