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Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve

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Park Rynie, South Africa
+27 39 974 2222
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Little forgoton nature reserve

We went for a day trip and game drive. It was easy to find and the 6km gravel road to the reserve... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
Wirjan J
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Great drive but map confusing

We enjoyed a good drive through sugar fields to the main gate. Friendly staff met us at the main... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2017
Weekender003
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cape Town
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Park Rynie, South Africa
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+27 39 974 2222
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We went for a day trip and game drive. It was easy to find and the 6km gravel road to the reserve gate is a beautiful drive, winding through the hills and sugar cane plantations. The day visitor fees are cheap at R30 per adult....More

Thank Wirjan J
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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a good drive through sugar fields to the main gate. Friendly staff met us at the main gate. We were given a map of the reserve. The map had very little info other than a mass of lines which represented roads. We followed...More

2  Thank Weekender003
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

not suitable for a car, but overall a nice experience, for nature lovers that prefer the quiet side. Picnic spot was great.

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Reviewed 11 July 2015

We did the longest (yellow) trail starting at reception, through different vegetation with alot of amazing little flowers. Wildebeest, zebra and Blesbok were almost close enough to hug. We sometimes got lost for a short period by following animal trails but always found a route...More

3  Thank Silvi227
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Reviewed 26 March 2015

At first I was afraid of the condition of the road between the N2 and turnoff to Vernon Crookes, but was surprised to see that the road is in good condition. I suppose this fear was related to another Tripadvisor comment that 4x4's should be...More

2  Thank BallitoResident
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Reviewed 30 January 2015

We went to the Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve for a Sunday outing and were very pleasantly surprised by reserve itself and the amenities. The reserve offered great game viewing of the different types of antelope found there, as well as the zebra and wildebeest. The...More

2  Thank GeraldineFarinhaFerr
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Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

We took a quick day trip to Vernon Crookes reserve and were very impressed with the cleanliness of the picnic areas and ablutions. The walks are well marked and provide options for long, short, easy and more demanding. Our party ranged from 6 years to...More

3  Thank CJD_D
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

Friendly staff and tidy reserve... refreshing by KZN Wildlife's standards! The OIC and staff to be praised for their good work. No bother from the neighbouring community, the Reserve is a good example of how conservation and communities work together. Good signage and interpretation made...More

4  Thank Micromammal
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

Mystery weekend organised by one of our party to the ' treehouse ' in the reserve was an experience. The house, which sleeps 7 in three separate rooms, is very rustic, but comfortable and clean. Separate ablution blocks largely functional, but hot water packed up...More

2  Thank Kamikaze_pilot
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Reviewed 6 February 2013

This little reserve is just off the N2, south of Scottburgh, north of Hibberdene, on the KwaZulu Natal South coast. Turn off at the Park Rynie/Umzinto off-ramp and follow the Ixopo road for about 12.5 km. The entrance gate is 6 km from this turn-off,...More

2  Thank Vivienne M
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