Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Game Reserve in Madikwe Game Reserve (87 km from Zeerust)
Home to the Big 5 as well as cheetah and wild dog, Madikwe Game Reserve is one of South Africa’s largest wildlife reserves. It’s one of the top safari destinations in the country, has no malaria and is just a 4-hour drive from Johannesburg.Situated on the Botswana border in a transitional zone of the Kalahari, Madikwe attracts an unusual diversity...
Groot Marico (36.8 km from Zeerust)
This trail is approximately 18 km in length on a route that is clearly marked. The 8 km mountainous part is quite difficult with lots of rock and climbing. The rest of the route runs along the old farrow or river bank circled with willow trees and the ruins of an old Matabele Kraal can be seen. The trail can be done in one day but overnight...
Groot Marico (37.8 km from Zeerust)
The writer Herman Charles Bosman wrote more than 100 short stories about the Groot Marico and the people of the Marico. He was a schoolteacher in the district of Groot Marico in 1926 and the place left such a vivid impression on him that he later says in Marico Revisited, "There is no other place I know that is so heavy with atmosphere, so...
Groot Marico (52.4 km from Zeerust)
This trail is located on Sterkstroom farm, halfway between Groot Marico and Swartruggens. The route is approximately 10 km in length and is an easy day's hike. There is a beautiful waterfall that can only be reached on foot. Overnight accommodation can be arranged. This is an easy to moderate hike.
Vrede (54.8 km from Zeerust)
This is a two-day circular hike that comprises a 14 km stretch and an 8 km stretch respectively. The trail is rated as easy and there are overnight facilities available. The overnight facilities accommodates 20 guests.
Four By Four Trails
Swartruggens (55 km from Zeerust)
Karee Krans 4x4 Trail is conveniently located two hours from Johannesburg and 42 km from Rustenburg, just outside Madikwe. The three trails total 12 km and take anything from four hours to complete. Route A is 5.3 km long and the trickiest of the lot, so take it slow. The difficulty grading is between 2 and 3 and high clearance, low range...
Lichtenburg (68.8 km from Zeerust)
Ride with us on our huge tame Irish sport horses. If you are a beginner, we will lead you all the way. If you have some riding experience, our guides will take you out on an hour's ride through the green mealie fields. You may even stay in our renovated stables for a pony camp during July or December.
Swartruggens (69.4 km from Zeerust)
This circular two-day trail is easy to moderate; day one is 17 km and day two 7 km. Beautiful scenery and breathtaking views of savanna, indigenous forest, ravines and mountains await hikers. Base camp can accommodate 30 people in three rooms with self-catering facilities and a small coal stove. There is a pool and braai area as well.
Gaborone (94.4 km from Zeerust)
Home to a variety of mammals including the endangered white rhino, Mokolodi Nature Reserve is also one of two wild animal orphanages in Botswana. Mokolodi, through its White Rhino relocation programme, led the re-introduction of White Rhino in the Okavango area. Following this, more white rhino have since been relocated in that area.