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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Commando Drift Nature Reserve

Afrikaans name: Kommandodrif-natuurreservaat

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Eastern Cape

The Commando Drift Nature Reserve is approximately 5800 hectares in extent. The habitat is a mixture of Karoo veld and grassland.

The reserve completely surrounds the Commando Drift Dam.

Mammals to be found include Cape Mountain Zebra, Red Hartebeest, Black Wildebeest and Blesbok. The reserve boasts a fairly good bird list of around 200 species which includes many water-birds.

There are trails for hikers and mountain bikers.

Mammals of Commando Drift 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.


Antbear / Aardvark

Bat-eared Fox

Black Wildebeest

Black-backed Jackal

Black-footed Cat


Cape Clawless Otter

Cape Fox

Cape Hare

Cape Mountain Zebra

Cape Porcupine


Chacma Baboon

Common Duiker


Mountain Reedbuck

Red Hartebeest

Rock Hyrax

Scrub Hare

South African Hedgehog




Striped Polecat


Vervet Monkey

Water Mongoose

Wild Cat

Yellow Mongoose


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: 185

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: 176

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