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Just over the border between the North West Province and Limpopo, Dwaalboom lies east of Madikwe Game Reserve and north of the Pilansberg National Park virtually in the middle of nowhere. It has a cemetery, a cement factory, and a primary school, but not much else. Websites and brochures touting the value of staying awhile in this area concentrate instead on the beauty of the surrounding countryside, as Dwaalboom is not necessarily why you head out here.
What you do gain from a visit is bushveld, blue skies and game country. And those farms not already given over to cattle farming and the like, grace their land with an list of wild life that allows weekend visitors from Gauteng and the Northern Province a first hand experience of the bush, without the threat of malaria. But be prepared as it gets really, really hot out here. During summer temperatures can soar into the 40s, but winters are incredibly mild and serve as a fantastic alternative to the cold of the highveld, hence the number of game farms and lodges in the area.
Acacia trees, and the very rare Pancratium tenuifolium Dwaalboom - a rare species of plant found only in sub-Saharan Africa and used by the San originally to induce visual hallucinations by rubbing the bulb into a head cut - has placed Dwaalboom on the map, so to speak. It is the only species of Pancratium found in southern Africa. It is a gorgeous white, trumpet style like bulb that comes up after rains, particularly the traditional thunderstorm that is prevalent in this part of the countryside.
Whilst here visit: the nearby town of Thabazimbi, Madikwe Game Reserve, or Marakele Park.
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Featured Attractions in (or near) Dwaalboom
Madikwe Game Reserve is about 70 000 hectares of bushland, about 3 hours’ drive from Johannesburg. It is one of South Africa’s largest and most popular game reserves and serves as home for cheetahs, wild dogs, hyenas, lion, elephant, black and white rhino, buffalo, zebra, giraffe and any number of ... more information
The Pilanesberg National Park, which covers some 55 000 hectare, is the fourth largest in southern Africa. This malaria-free park is perched on the eroded vestiges of an alkaline volcanic crater - one of only three such craters in the world. The park boasts healthy populations of lion, leopard, black and white rhino ... more information
Set in the foothills of the Waterberg, Tilodi Wilderness is a private game reserve that promises an unspoilt bushveld experience against the backdrop of undulating hills, wetlands and seasonal rivers, just two hours from OR Tambo International Airport and Sandton ... more information
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