The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Ezemvelo Nature Reserve

Afrikaans name: Ezemvelo Natuur Reservaat

Entrance to the reserve

Ezemvelo Nature Reserve entrance

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Ezemvelo Nature Reserve is an attractive reserve about 45 km east of Pretoria. One of its great features is the variety of activities available. Visitors can go game viewing, horse riding, fishing, mountain biking, putt-putt, swimming and more.

There are a few different accommodation options available including various huts and camping facilities. The reserve also caters for weddings and other functions. Day visitors are also welcome.

There is a wide variety of animals to be seen at Ezemvelo Nature Reserve including Eland, Black Wildebeest, Springbok, Black-backed Jackal and Waterbuck. Game drives, including night drives, are available.

Numerous species of birds have also been recorded. Some of the birds that may be seen include Blue Crane, Secretarybird, White-fronted Bee-eater, Woodland Kingfisher, Cape Longclaw and Ostrich

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Above - Wildebeest graze on the grasslands

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Swimming pool

Above - The swimming pool is a popular destination on hot summers days

Photo © Johan van Zyl

References and further reading

Country Life - Issue 260 - Author: - Published: 2018 - Page: 36

Southern African Birdfinder - Author: Cohen, Spottiswoode and Rossouw - Published: 2006 - Page: 165

The Chamberlain Guide to Birding Gauteng - Author: Etienne Marais and Faansie Peacock - Published: 2008 - Page: 160

Things to do in Moer & Gone Places - Author: Jacques Marais - Published: 2015 - Page: 44


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