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Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve

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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
Pretoria, South Africa
via mobile
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
cape Town
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5 Jul 2018
5 Jan 2018
“Little forgoton nature reserve ”
Park Rynie, South Africa
+27 39 974 2222
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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

I have visited this place every couple of years for the last 25 years. Disaster...destroyed. fences cut. Cows everywhere from the surrounding communities. The dams has no fish. We used to catch Black Bass.....stripped by net catching. We saw it. This is a reserve!Animals gone...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank gert n
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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank WirjanJ
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

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank Weekender003
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.

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank lizeln
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

Date of experience: July 2015
3  Thank Silvi227
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

Date of experience: March 2015
2  Thank BallitoResident
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

Date of experience: January 2015
2  Thank GeraldineFarinhaFerr
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
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

Date of experience: February 2014
4  Thank Micromammal
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

Date of experience: July 2013
2  Thank Kamikaze_pilot
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