Travel Guides to Nature Reserves in South Africa

These comprehensive travel guides to selected Nature Reserves in South Africa will cover everything you need to know when planning your next holiday.

Each national park and nature reserve in South Africa has its own unique scenery and charms.

Get inspired to discover somewhere new by reading these travel guides - there is so much to explore in South Africa - and it is right on your doorstep!

Addo Elephant National Park Travel Guide

The Eastern Cape's leading national park; the Addo Elephant National Park, is a malaria free, Big Five game reserve known for its' large Ele...more

Agulhas National Park Travel Guide

Located on the southernmost point of Africa where the Atlantic and the Indian Oceans meet, the Agulhas National Park has one of the richest ...more

Ai-Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park Travel Guide

Straddling the border between South Africa and Namibia, the Ai-Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park is rich in plant and animal species that ...more

Augrabies Falls National Park Travel Guide

One of the most popular tourist destinations in South Africa's Northern Cape Province, the Augrabies Falls are a 145m waterfall and is a mag...more

Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area Travel Guide

One of South Africa's World Heritage Sites, a visit to Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area in the Eastern Cape offers nature lover's the opportuni...more

Bontebok National Park Travel Guide

Located just outside Swellendam on the N2, the Bontebok National Park is South Africa's smallest nature reserves and is recognised as contri...more

Camdeboo National Park Travel Guide

Located in the north-west of South Africa's Eastern Cape Province, Camdeboo National Park is a peaceful and tranquil nature reserve with the...more

Cederberg Wilderness Area Travel Guide

With the Cedarberg Mountains at its core the Cedarberg Wilderness Area is known for its spectacular scenery, and the Western Cape's greatest...more

De Hoop Nature Reserve Travel Guide

A beautiful nature reserve located right on the east coast shoreline of South Africa's Western Cape Province, the De Hoop Nature Reserve is ...more

Drakensberg National Park Travel Guide

Considered one of South Africa's most dramatic landscapes, the massive Drakensberg mountain range covers over 250 000 hectares of KwaZulu-Na...more

Drakensberg Travel Guide - Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

The Drakensberg mountain range, stretching along the eastern side of South Africa, is a place of rugged beauty made up of plateaus, peaks, c...more

Garden Route National Park Travel Guide

The astonishingly beautiful Garden Route National Park is one of South Africa's glittering gems. Offering exquisite coastal and mountainous ...more

Golden Gate Highlands National Park Travel Guide

Everything you need to know about the Golden Gate Highlands National Park, one of the Free State Province's most popular tourist destination...more

Great Fish River Nature Reserve Travel Guide

Known for its outstanding natural scenery with panoramic views out over the Great Fish River, the Great Fish River Nature Reserve is home to...more

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve Travel Guide

The oldest game reserve in South Africa, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi is a Big Five safari park recognised as the game reserve that saved the White Rhi...more

iSimangaliso Wetland Park Travel Guide

The prodigious biodiversity of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park in KwaZulu Natal offers breath-taking scenery, superb stretches of coastline an...more

Ithala Game Reserve Travel Guide

Known for its excellent game-viewing including 4 of the Big Five, diverse bird populations and unfenced bush camps, Ithala Game Reserve is a...more

Karoo National Park Travel Guide

A rugged safari park with spectacular escarpment scenery and an interesting mixture of game animals, the Karoo National Park has a rich foss...more

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park Travel Guide

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park stretches across South Africa and Botswana, on the border of Namibia. Known for its exceptional pr...more

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve Travel Guide

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is a Big Five safari park situated in the Eastern Cape. The park straddles the Great Fish River to the north-ea...more

Mapungubwe National Park Travel Guide

A travel guide to exploring the Mapungubwe National Park in Limpopo with tips on what to do, how to get there, and what not to miss while st...more

Marakele National Park Travel Guide

Home to the world's largest breeding colony of the endangered Cape Vulture as well as the Big Five of the animal kingdom, Marakele National ...more

Mkhuze Game Reserve Travel Guide

Forming part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, uMkhuze Game Reserve is a popular safari park in South Africa; where African wildlife includi...more

Mokala National Park Travel Guide

Located 78 kilometres south-west of the Northern Cape's capital; Kimberley, Mokala National Park is home to a number of endangered wildlife ...more

Mountain Zebra National Park Travel Guide

The Mountain Zebra National Park with its wide range of game species, including Buffalo and Rhino is acclaimed as being the South African Na...more

Namaqua National Park Travel Guide

A popular tourist attraction, especially between July and September when the ground is covered in a blanket of brightly coloured flowers, th...more

Ndumo Game Reserve Travel Guide

Located on the border of Mozambique in the far north of KwaZulu-Natal, Ndumo Game Reserve is known for having the largest number of bird spe...more

Northern Cape Travel Guide - The Richtersveld

The Richtersveld in South Africa's Northern Cape Province is a place of great diversity in a seemingly barren landscape, and is a must-see f...more

Pilanesberg Game Reserve Travel Guide

An easy to use travel guide explaining what to do, where to stay and how to get to the Big Five game reserve in South Africa's North West Pr...more

Pilanesberg National Park

Pilanesberg National Park, in the Northwest Province of South Africa, is the most underrated and misunderstood wildlife reserve in Africa...more

South African Nature Reserves

To many Europeans, African travel more-or-less equates to game viewing. While cities such as Cape Town add an extra dimension to travel in S...more

Table Mountain National Park Travel Guide

A travel guide to exploring the best known, iconic landmark of Cape Town, South Africa and the national park surrounding it – the Table Mo...more

Tankwa Karoo National Park Travel Guide

The Tankwa Karoo National Park is located in the western Karoo just 250 kilometres (155 miles) drive from Cape Town in the Northern Cape...more

West Coast National Park Travel Guide

The West Coast National Park with its extremely rich bird life and wonderful diversity of marine organisms is one of the most beautiful coas...more
South Africa Nature Reserves : Game Reserves and National Parks