The Kgaswane Mountain Reserve is a place of special beauty, an escape into a mountain range of great natural appeal and an ideal destination to take tourists or out of town visitors for a day outing. Day visitors are welcome to enjoy the self drive route on tarred roads which links a number of picnic sites and view points.
Situated above the town of Rustenburg across a varied habitat of quartzite mountain peaks and vleis on the northern slopes of the Magaliesberg.
This 4 257 ha reserve offers a unique nature experience to all who seek to venture into the wilderness areas of the North West Province.
The principal vlei which traverses the central portion of the reserve is the largest of its kind in the Magaliesberg and is an important catchment area at the headwaters of the Hex River.
The reserve hosts a population of over 800 antelope, including klipspringer, grey duiker, bushbuck, kudu, oribi, mountain reedbuck, impala, red hartebeest, zebra, springbok, steenbok, sable antelope and waterbuck.
The reserve is famous for the breeding herd of sable antelope which are particularly well suited to the environment. Small numbers of predators, including caracal, aardwolf, black-backed jackal and leopard also occur.
The reserve caters for a wide range of interests and is famous as a hiking destination. Two trails are open to the public. These overnight trails are extremely popular and early booking is essential.