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Address: South West of Naboomspruit, Mookgophong 0560, South Africa
Phone Number: 0152933612
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Hiking trip

Very relaxing with abundant bird live and various small game species. The hiking trails are well demarcated and easy to walk on. The hide at the dam was well structured and it was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
neels1944
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Mookgophong, South Africa
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Mookgophong, South Africa
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Very relaxing with abundant bird live and various small game species. The hiking trails are well demarcated and easy to walk on. The hide at the dam was well structured and it was a pleasure just to sit and relax for awhile watching the bird live. The braai facilities at the caravan site are neat and well maintained whilst the... More 

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Thank neels1944
Modimolle (Nylstroom), South Africa
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14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Great stops to sit and view game and birds. Great for biking! Nature's best. Will go there anytime again.

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Thank DeonGoosen
Hoedspruit, South Africa
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52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

It is so sad that the floodplain has dried up. We would however return again and again. It is obvious that the management and staff really care about their Reserve - it shows everywhere, from the time you enter reception to the road network, the bird hide, the restaurant and the chalets. Sadly we had only booked for one night... More 

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2 Thank Sandy W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

On arrival at the main gate "reception" we were well received by friendly staff. I was pleasantly surprised. We were given the keys to our chalet as well as a emergency lamp for in case the electricity goes down. We stayed in Ducks Den no 3 and the chalets are well equipped with NO TV that was the best thing... More 

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Thank Adrie B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

Not teaming with bird life in autumn or winter but a peaceful environment that has the benefit of being able to get out of the car and explore on foot - encountered 5 or 6 curious giraffe really close up - breathtaking! Close to Johannesburg so an easy destination when needing to get back to nature.

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Thank EQSteph
Limpopo Province, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

They have loads of birds, yo can go on a gamedrive by yourself aswell and enjoy their wildlife. It was truely fun.

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Thank MountAmanziGameLodge
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness and facilities of the reserve. Sadly many public reserves are neglected and is a poor state. Even though I didn't experience it after the rains, it was a lovely outing. Spoonbill restaurant on site is a bit expensive. They should think of offering tea and scones to attract day visitors.

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1 Thank Chrmnvntndr
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

the look out points had been burnt down 2 years ago and now there is only one left. Told that they would be rebuilt - wonder when! Upkeep seems minimal - very sad since this should be a top birding area

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Thabazimbi, South Africa
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2015

Nylsvley is an internationally renowned RAMSAR site, the 4,000-ha Nylsvley Conservancy forms part of South Africa's largest flood-plain, the 16,000-ha Nyl River Flood-plain that stretches over 70 km from Modimolle to Mokopane. We decided to do a short visit for the weekend, with just one overnight. As it is very hot during this time of the year, we decided to... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2014 via mobile

This reserve is famous for birdwatching with 365 species that occur here, it is also the biggest inland floodplain in South-Africa. Best time to visit is during the summer months, when the plain floods. The campsite has no power or hot water and the bathrooms are quite dingy but it is very affordable. There is a lovely area for day... More 

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