North West Province

North West Province

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The Southern Region … an infinitive tapestry of green maize and yellow sunflower fields, alternated with bushveld plains, dotted with wild olive and umbrella thorn trees. An outdoor adventurer’s paradise, offering hiking trails, mountain biking trails, canoeing, white water rafting, mountain climbing, abseiling.

Lodges along the Vaal River afford some of the best angling and flyfishing opportunities in South Africa.

The Bloemhof Dam Nature Reserve is located 320km from Joburg and 4km east of Bloemhof on the R34 to Hoopstad. Roads on the reserve are generally suitable for all vehicles except in exceptionally wet periods. The reserve is a 12 000 ha conservancy in open Kalahari scrub, thornveld country offering the visitor a rare combination of game viewing on the reserve or fishing at one of the most popular angling sites in South Africa.
Accommodation is available in a group camp comprising three fully equipped self catering chalets with 3 bedrooms each, and three fully equipped sleeping halls with six beds each.

Boskop Dam and Nature Reserve is located in the Mooi River valley 17 km north of the town of Potchefstroom a short distance from the R501 to Carltonville. The dam and its surroundings harbour a rich bird population and the reserve’s wildlife includes black wildebeest, eland, springbok, red hartebeest, zebra and blesbok. Boskop is an ideal weekend destination for either campers or for a one day excursion into the country and a leisurely picnic beside the dam. A camping site and picnic site add to the appeal of the dam – a campsite with basic amenities for campers and day visitors is provided.

The Vredefort Dome is situated about 100 km south west of Joburg, a short distance away from the N1 highway to Cape Town. The Conservancy is one of the province’s prime adventure tourism sites with numerous tour operators and accommodation facilities catering for the needs of campers, hikers, rock climbers, canoeists and white water rafters.

Wolwespruit Nature Reserve is one of the least known of the North West parks and has retained much of the appeal of the natural riverine environment. It also conserves a variety of plains game. This small but scenic reserve conserves attractive riverine bush and is a popular angling and hiking destination, along the tranquil river frontage environment. There are rustic camping sites all along the river bank on the reserve. Booking is essential.

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