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Rolfontein Nature Reserve

Afrikaans name: Rolfontein Natuur Reservaat

Scenery in Rolfontein Nature Reserve

Rolfontein Nature Reserve

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Northern Cape

Rolfontein Nature Reserve is a small game park, occupying 8,400 hectares, that borders on the southern shore of the Vandderkloof Dam in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. It is close to the towns of Petrusville and Vanderkloof.

The reserve stocks quite a variety of game including White Rhino, Eland, Burchell's Zebra, Springbok, Gemsbok and Brown Hyena.

Accommodation in Vanderkloof

There is a 22 km road network in the reserve and good sightings can normally be had on the "Springbok Flats". Visitors can also tackle the 4 km Pied Barbet hiking trail that leads through the rugged and hilly terrain. There is accommodation available in the reserve two overnight huts that can be used by hikers.

Rolfontein Nature Reserve

Above - Facilities at Rolfontein Nature Reserve

Photo © Johan van Zyl


Mammals of Rolfontein Nature 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.

Aardwolf

Antbear / Aardvark

Bat-eared Fox

Black Wildebeest

Black-backed Jackal

Black-footed Cat

Blesbok

Brown Hyena

Burchell's Zebra

Cape Clawless Otter

Cape Fox

Cape Hare

Cape Porcupine

Caracal

Chacma Baboon

Cheetah

Common Duiker

Eland

Gemsbok

Ground Squirrel

Kudu

Mountain Reedbuck

Red Hartebeest

Rock Hyrax

Scrub Hare

South African Hedgehog

Springbok

Springhare

Steenbok

Suricate

Vervet Monkey

Warthog

Water Mongoose

White Rhino

Wild Cat

Yellow Mongoose


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References and further reading

Chris and Tilde Stuart's Guide to Southern African Game and Nature Reserves - Author: Chris and Tilde Stuart - Year Published: 1989 - Page: 207

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: 261

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: 262

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