South African Parks and Reserves

South Africa is famous for its wild parks, all with a compelling nature. Explore the huge and famous Kruger Park from south to north and see the variety in its landscape. Enjoy Marakele (formerly known as Kransberg NP) in the Waterberg mountains or visit and the enormous Tankwa Karoo. Smell the salty sea-air in West Coast and see the beauty of the Cape Peninsula. On we go... Listen to "Ankurebis", the "Place of Thunder" for the KhoiKhoi residents, the giant 240m deep waterfall in Augrabies the northwest of the country.
Not a national park, but nevertheless, drive a bit up north and visit our friends Riane and Paul at the Kalahari Guest House, they have a superb dam with beautiful wildlife... if there's any water available. It's next to the main road to Twee Rivieren, entrance of Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, the first nature park beyond country borders and our favorite destination. To fully explore the red Kalahari sand surrounding the dry Auob and Nossob rivers we have created a separate page: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park... but here you can enjoy some of South Africa's national wonders!


South Africa Parks, Reserves and Sanctuaries
Augrabies Falls NP
Augrabies Falls NP
Place of Thunder is found in the Orange River. The Rock Dassie trail is a hiking trail in the park
Bontebok NP
Bontebok NP
Bontebok is situated near the Langeberg mountains and SA's smallest park
De Hoop Nature Reserve
De Hoop Nature Reserve
Lowland fynbos: the Cape Floral Kingdom. Check the scenery around the Eerste Rivier
Kalahari Guest House
Kalahari Guest House
A rustic guesthouse, owned by Riane and Paul. Okay, not a park or reserve, but worth a visit...
Kruger NP
Kruger NP
Part of UNESCO Kruger to Canyons Biosphere. Visit the South, Central or North
Marakele NP
Marakele NP
Marakele is also known as Kransberg NP and is located in the Waterberg Biosphere
Marievale Bird Sanctuary
Marievale Bird Sanctuary
Marievale is a small wetland reserve hidden in the mining area near Johannesburg
Swartberg Mountain Range
Swartberg Mountain Range
The Seweweeks Poort pass connects the Little Karoo (south) and Great Karoo (north)
Table Mountain NP
Table Mountain NP
Famous for its fire dependent fynbos vegetation and high number of endemic species
Tankwa Karoo NP
Tankwa Karoo NP
Located in the Succulent Karoo Biome; with many rare and endemic plants and great birdlife
West Coast NP
West Coast NP
Situated around a lagoon; an important habitat for many birds and a unique flora diversity