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About Bosberg Nature Reserve

Set on the southern slopes of the Bosberg Mountains, the Bosberg Nature Reserve is a popular destination for hikers.

The densely-wooded nature reserve looms over the lovely dorp of Somerset East. The forest is characterised by lofty Outeniqua yellowwood, white stinkwood, Eastern Cape cabbage trees, wild peach and wild olive trees. Offsetting the forested area are the grassy plains of the Dohne sourveld as well as Karoo succulents and mountain fynbos.

Wildlife you might encounter includes zebra, bushbuck, bush pig, baboon, rock hyrax, Vervet monkey, tortoises, frogs, snakes and lizards. Look out for the Knysna turaco flitting among the treetops. With more than 80 species of birds recorded in the reserve, twitchers have much to get excited about, particularly during summer or spring.

Hikers usually take on the fairly strenuous two-day Bosberg Trail. There is also the far less intense option of the Bestershoek Trail and sedate strolls to the viewpoints over Somerset East.

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Accommodation near Bosberg Nature Reserve

Avondrust Guesthouse - Somers...

5 Reviews
Sleeps 17 in 8 rooms

Housed in a delightful Victorian-style building on the corner of Rawson and Louis Trichardt...
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Somerset Lodge

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Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Conveniently located in the charming and historic town of Somerset East, is a comfortable guest lodge with five bedrooms. The lodge offers...
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Jade Tree House

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Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Jade Tree House is a beautifully restored house with three en-suite rooms, offering fully equipped kitchens and TVs. The guest house has a...
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Royal Hotel

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Sleeps 48 in 17 rooms

The Royal Hotel offers comfortable rooms and is situated in the beautiful area of Somerset East. Guests are invited to come and enjoy the...
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Aloma House

Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Offering warm hospitality with spacious rooms overlooking the Bosberg Mountain, the Aloma house is a country style guesthouse situated in a...
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Wilgerfontein Private Game Fa...

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Sleeps 12 in 3 rooms

Wilgerontein Private Game Farm lies in the heart of the Karoo, situated along the banks of the...
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Bosberg Nature Reserve is 3.7km from the centre of Somerset East , the nearest airport 141.8km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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