D’NYALA NATURE RESERVE
Located 15 km to the south-east of Lephalale, this reserve offers a good combination of game reserve, conference centre and a well-equipped camp. The game reserve is home to the nyala antelope, as well as 60 other mammal species, including white rhino, giraffe, waterbuck, zebra, tsessebe, eland and others. It also includes a variety of predators such as leopard, brown hyena jackal and smaller cats. Some impressive Nyala Berry and Baobab trees can be encountered here. Most importantly the reserve boasts two game viewing hides overlooking the flat savannah plains and riverbeds where it is quite easy to spot animals, expecially during the drier winter months. The conference centre is of historical significance, because it was here that the peace talks between Nobel Peace Prize winner, FW de Klerk, and Cyril Ramaphosa were held before the democratic transformation in South Africa.
Highlights: Game reserve with abundant mammal and birdlife, Hides overlooking the Tabotie River plains, Massive Nyala Berry and Baobab trees. Facilities: Modern conference centre for up to 50 people, Exclusive Old Government Farmhouse with the flair of yesteryear Log cabins for 4 – 8 people, Family rondawels, Large swimming pool Activities: Well-signed game viewing trail, Hides, Hiking trails, Conferencing, Birding, Horse Trails How to get there: From Lephalale continue toward Thabazimbi for 5 km, then turn left onto R33, after a further 10 km you will see the gate to the D’Nyala Nature Reserve.