Weenen Game Reserve
Afrikaans name: Weenen Natuurreservaat
Giraffe in Weenen Game Reserve
Weenen Game Reserve is situated 8 km from the town of Weenen and approximately 30 km from Estcourt. It is 6,500 ha in size and was established in 1975.
The main habitat is thornveld but there are large areas of savanna grasslands as well. The area is quite hilly in places.
Accommodation is quite limited in the game reserve but there is a basic campsite at the entrance gate and one cottage in the middle of the reserve.
The road network consists of about 30 km of dirt roads.
A number of species of mammals are found in the reserve including Black and White Rhinos, Red Hartebeest, Giraffe, Burchell's Zebra, Kudu, Warthog and Reedbuck. Over 250 species of birds have been recorded in the reserve.
Although one must stay in ones car while driving around Weenen Game Reserve there are two picnic sites and two short walking trails.
Weenen Game Reserve is administered by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife.Weenen Game Reserve has a mix of savanna and hilly bushveld areas. Both offer some beautiful scenery.
Mammals of Weenen Game Reserve
Please note that this is only a guide and, while we have made every effort to be accurate, we can't be held responsible for any errors.
References and further readingAtlas of National Parks and Reserves of South Africa - Author: Marielle Renssen - Year Published: 2006 - Page: 84
Chris and Tilde Stuart's Guide to Southern African Game and Nature Reserves - Author: Chris and Tilde Stuart - Year Published: 1989 - Page: 147
Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of Southern Africa - 2nd edi - Author: Editor - Alan Duggan - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 142
Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 88
Top Birding Spots in Southern Africa - Author: Hugh Chittenden - Year Published: 1992 - Page: 271
Where to see Birds in KwaZulu-Natal - Author: Bennett and Herbert - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 73