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About Witteberg Nature Reserve

The Witteberg Nature Reserve is located 250 km from Cape Town in the heart of the Witteberg Mountains south-west of the historic village of Matjiesfontein. Three Witteberg vegetation units exist on the property, namely Matjiesfontein Shale Fynbos, Shale Renosterbosveld and Quartzite Fynbos. Indigenous fauna on the property includes grey rhebuck, klipspringer, duiker, steenbok, aardwolf, aardvark, black-backed jackal, leopard, caracal, Cape fox, bat-eared fox and many more. The prolific birdlife includes many colourful species of nectar sippers. The rich cultural-historic elements on the property include Late Stone Age artefacts, marine trace fossils, many historic buildings and other historic structures. The total size of the reserve is 4365 hectares, or about 44 square kilometres. The beautiful natural environment, the well-documented cultural-historic elements, the special “sense of place”, the extensive network of 4x4 mountain trails and the clear night skies ensure that there is something of interest for all nature lovers and outdoors enthusiasts.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 13
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 19 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Cosy

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

We have an access control system at our entrance gate and the access code will be provided via e-mail or SMS once a booking has been made and the required deposit paid. Discounts apply to stays of 2 days or longer.

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Reviews for Witteberg Nature Reserve

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Ilana Sossen, South Africa
25 September 2016

Thank you. Had a fantastic time. Will definitely be back to explore and hike.

Brendon Rink, South Africa
02 May 2016

Had an extremely relaxing two nights here. The indoor fireplace makes it perfect for the relaxing colder evenings as well. Frik was an excellent host as well. Would strongly recommend to anybody wanting a break from the modern rat race.

Candice Neke, South Africa
26 April 2016

The perfect getaway and adventure and best host, Frik Linde!Dankie Ridder op die wit perd.Candy & Kobie

Ida Smith, South Africa
05 January 2015

Totally an awesome experience. We loved taking this "road less travelled" and were well rewarded with the beauty of nature. Thank you very much Frik.

Phia Marais, South Africa
11 August 2014

Absoluut uitstekend. Ek bevel dit aan vir almal wat rus vir sy gees wil he. Die organisasie is onverbeterlik en pynlik netjies.Dankie aan Frik, wat so uit sy pad gaan om alles net in orde, gerieflik en skoon te hou. Jou diens wat jy gelewer het is baie skaars en word baie hoog op prys gestel.Jy het ten alle tye jou gaste op die hande gedra. Jy is ongelooflik kosbaar.Ek kan net met lof praat oor alles wat vir ons aangebied was. Daar is absoluut niks om oor te kla nie.Dit is n vyf ster motel in die veld. Die avontuur en skoon heid van die veld kan nie in woorde vas gele word nie.Witteberg Privaa...
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Witteberg Nature Reserve is 42.2km from the centre of Laingsburg , the nearest airport 220.8km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Things to do in and around Laingsburg

Diep en Deur 4x4 Trail

(42.2 km from Laingsburg)

The Diep en Deur is a 4x4 trail in the Witteberg Private Nature Reserve between Touws Rivier and Laingsburg. The Diep en Duer trail is one of four trails in this private reserve. The trail is 15 km long and its halfway point is 1370 m above sea...

Josephskraal Trail

(33.4 km from Laingsburg)

Josephskraal Trail is 40 km from Laingsburg and offers a circular route suitable for 4x2 vehicles with diff-lock. High clearance vehicles are required. The sandy track in the riverbed is more challenging and the experienced drivers are recommended...

Noukloof Nature Reserve Trail

(56.1 km from Laingsburg)

Indigenous vegetation of the Little Karoo veld, as well as fauna like eland, springbok, duiker and steenbok can be seen on this beautiful walk. The circular trail is 12 km long and is rated as easy. Hikers must arrange for key collection at the...

Anysberg Horse Trail

(56.3 km from Laingsburg)

The two-day horse trail in Anysberg Nature Reserve offers an amazing adventure in a vast wilderness. One of the reserve’s rangers will show you the basics of tacking up your horse before setting out. Along the way guides point out interesting rock...