About Nylsvley Nature Reserve
Twitchers take note – get ready for a birding bonanza when the Nyl River floods the Limpopo wetlands. The birding watching is awesome, particularly in the Nylsvley Nature Reserve.
Now an internationally renowned RAMSAR site, the 4,000-hectare Nylsvley Conservancy is part of South Africa's largest flood-plain that stretches 70 km from Modimolle to Mokopane.
The reserve is home to 72 mammal species, including rare Roan Antelope. High rainfall years bring a mind-boggling 80 000 migratory water birds to the floodplains, with up to 420 recorded species.
Nylsvley Nature Reserve is a haven for 37 Red-Data species, hence its significance as a RAMSAR site. You can easily spot as many as 365 species in the reserve itself which has five bird hides. The prolific bird life and plant species makes it a great attraction for bird-lovers, researchers and tourists at any time of year.
And it’s not just about birding, it’s a great place for a weekend getaway or day outing. There are a few dirt roads for game viewing, extensive walking, hiking, and mountain biking trails as well as campsites and picnic spots.
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Directions to Nylsvley Nature ReserveThe reserve is situated east of the N1 highway and R101 between Modimolle and Mookgophong. The entrance can be reached via the Boekenhout turn-off across the railway line, continue for 2 km to the gate.
Nylsvley Nature Reserve Map
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling