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Kgaswane Mountain Reserve

Afrikaans name: Kgaswane Berg Reservaat

Kgaswane Mountain Reserve features beautiful scenery

Kgaswane Mountain Reserve scenery

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North West

The Kgaswane Mountain Reserve is situated on the outskirts of Rustenburg in North West province. It offers stunning scenery and is a great place to escape from city life.

The rugged mountains are part of the Magaliesberg Mountain range.

Although it is not a great reserve for game-viewing there are some mammals to be seen including Burchell's Zebra, Red Hartebeest, Blesbok and Mountain Reedbuck. The reserve has a breeding herd of Sable Antelope.

An impressive list of over 300 species of birds have been recorded in the reserve including Cape Vulture, Black Eagle and Martial Eagle.

Kgaswane Mountain Reserve is popular amongst mountain bikers and is sure to test your fitness. There are also hiking trails and picnic areas.

The entrance to Kgaswane Mountain Reserve

Entrance to Kgaswane Mountain Reserve

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Mammals of Kgaswane Mountain 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

Black-backed Jackal

Brown Hyena

Burchell's Zebra


Cape Porcupine

Chacma Baboon

Common Duiker






Large-spotted Genet


Mountain Reedbuck


Red Hartebeest


Rock Hyrax

Sable Antelope

Scrub Hare

South African Hedgehog



Striped Polecat

Tree Squirrel

Vervet Monkey


Yellow Mongoose


References and further reading

Atlas of National Parks and Reserves of South Africa - Author: Marielle Renssen - Year Published: 2006 - Page: 128

Birding in Transvaal - Author: - Year Published: - Page: 87

Chris and Tilde Stuart's Guide to Southern African Game and Nature Reserves - Author: Chris and Tilde Stuart - Year Published: 1989 - Page: 62

Go Birding in the Transvaal - Author: Brendan Ryan and John Isom - Year Published: 1990 - Page: 87

Places to Visit in Southern Africa - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 60

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: 92

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 172

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