Nature Reserves near Johannesburg

© 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

Distance: 191km GPS Coordinates: 25:23:75.53 S 27:04:88.89 E

The Pilanesberg National Park is the 4th largest reserve in South Africa boasting Big Five wildlife and excellent game viewing. It is within close distance of the popular attraction of Sun City Resort and is abundant in wildlife.

Welgevonden 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

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

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.

Golden Gate Highlands 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.

South Africa Nature Reserves : Game Reserves and National Parks