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Spioenkop Nature Reserve

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Unexpected surprise

Unexpected visit to the lovey nature reserve. Great close encounters with antelope and giraffe. Did... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Gerhard W
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A quiet gem.

One of the lesser known nature reserves in KZN where one can enjoy the beautiful Spioenkop Dam and... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Howick, South Africa
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“game viewing”(5 reviews)
“self drive”(2 reviews)
“picnic site”(2 reviews)
Winterton, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been a number of times over the last 20 years, we were really shocked how dilapidated the park has become. Clearly spending restraints from Parks Board and lack of basic care has seen the lovely park deteriorate into a very poor state. The position...More

Thank Gautenger65
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Unexpected visit to the lovey nature reserve. Great close encounters with antelope and giraffe. Did not see the rhino will have to come back.

Thank Gerhard W
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful scenery, self drive. Not many animals spotted though. Lovely picnic sites near the waters edge.

1  Thank Merissa D
Reviewed 17 July 2018

One of the lesser known nature reserves in KZN where one can enjoy the beautiful Spioenkop Dam and a wide variety of wildlife. There is a tranquil picnic site next to the water and several routes one can drive (with an ordinary sedan) to view...More

1  Thank MariannedJ2013
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Was able to use wildcard to get in. In half an hour saw zebra giraffe wildebeest impala red hartebeest and rhino! Road very rough if you don't have high clearance

Thank Anita M
Reviewed 6 February 2018

We passed this reserved and decided to go in and enjoyed every minute, very relaxed, easy to drive in a normal car.

Thank Daff_200
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Nice little trip around this park. Not many animals though. Saw Giraffe, Zebra, a few different buck

Thank Darbie28
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Fishing, game viewing, battlefield history. Great for young and old family members. Recommended if you're in the area.

Thank Desre S
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We went to have a look at this dam having heard about it before and were we bitterly disappointed. Except for seeing a couple of zebras in the distance and plenty of faeces everywhere, we were convinced there were no other wildlife left in the...More

Thank Hill_Belle
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We visited Spioenkop in our low fronted sedan - not the best plan we ever had! The vistas of the dam is beautiful, we had great sightings of Cape vultures and lots of giraffe...but the roads in the park are atrocious. If the roads cannot...More

Thank Helena5731969
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6 August 2018|
Response from MariannedJ2013 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. I have a Golden Rhino Card which gives free access to all Ezemvelo Wildlife resorts. Probably R50 or R60.
Taamchund N
7 November 2017|
Response from Lynette1949 | Reviewed this property |
Greetings from Spion Kop Lodge in sunny Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa. Below is an introduction to the lodge, we have become a destination for our guests ,(especially our return guests ) - due to the diversity of activities... More