Commando Drift Nature Reserve
Afrikaans name: Kommandodrif-natuurreservaat
The Commando Drift Nature Reserve is approximately 5,900 hectares in extent. The habitat is a mixture of Karoo veld and grassland.
The reserve completely surrounds the Commando Drift Dam. The dam is fed by a number of rivers including the Elands, Vlekpoort and Tarka rivers.
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 waterbirds. There are trails for hikers and mountain bikers.
There is a variety of accommodation in the reserve in the form of chalets and camping and caravan sites. Booking can be done through the Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency.
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
South African Hedgehog
References and further readingIllustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of SA - 2nd edn - Author: Readers Digest - Published: 1991 - Page: 176
Getaway - Vol 31 No 09 - Author: - Published: 2019 - Page: 91
Chris and Tilde Stuarts Guide to Southern African Game and Nature Reserves - Author: Chris and Tilde Stuart - Published: 1989 - Page: 185