Nature Reserves near Johannesburg

Spotting lions during a game drive in Pilanesberg National Park.Spotting lions during a game drive in Pilanesberg National Park.

Find the distances of various nature reserves near Johannesburg and in surrounding areas. Enjoy adventure on a self-drive holiday in any of these spectacular South African Nature Reserves.

Pilanesberg National Park

Scenci views from lodge in Pilanesberg.Distance: 191km
GPS Coordinates: 25:23:75.53 S, 27:04:88.89 E

The Pilanesberg National Park is the 4rth largest reserve in South Africa. It is within close distance of the popular attraction of Sun City and is abundant in wildlife.

Welgevonden Game Reserve

Spotting male lion during game drive in the Welgevonden Private Game Reserve.Distance: 260km
GPS Coordinates: 25:23:75.53 S, 27:04:88.89 E

The Welgevonden Private Game Reserve is situated north-west of Johannesburg and is a distance of 3 hours away. This Waterberg Reserve is known for its excellent bird-watching opportunities and is also a Big 5 destination.

Marakele National Park

Bush views at Marataba Safari Lodge in Marakele National Park.Distance: 271km
GPS Coordinates: 28:61:74.0 S, 20:34:92.3 E

The Marakele National Park is situated amidst the majestic Waterberg Mountain Range in Limpopo. The Waterberg biosphere is home to approximately 400 species of birds. Indulge in scenic nature walks, 4x4 adventures, or wonderful picnics.

Kololo Game Reserve

Spotting rhino during a bush walk on Kololo Game Reserve. Distance: 284 km
GPS Coordinates: 24:38:08.73 S, 27:86:03.67 E

The Kololo Game Reserve is situated in the Waterberg Region of Limpopo and is only a 3 hour drive away from Johannesburg. The Reserve is 3000 hectares of pristine nature and is home to a variety of game.

The Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Golden hued sandstone formations at Golden Gate National Park.Distance: 325km
GPS Coordinates: 28:49:72.37 S, 28:64:98.17 E

Golden Gate Highlands National Park is a wonderfully scenic attraction centrally located not far from Johannesburg. The Reserve derives its name from the golden hues of the surrounding sandstone formations.

Likweti Lodge and Sancuary

Sunset at  Likweti Lodge and Sanctuary.Distance: 367 km
GPS Coordinates: 25:37:13.28 S, 31.08:38.93 E

The Likweti Lodge and Sanctuary in Mpumalanga provides an excellent opportunity for guests to experience the beauty of the Lowveld region. With a wide range of unique activities to enjoy it makes for the perfect family getaway or corporate incentive program.
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