Bosberg Nature Reserve

Bosberg Nature Reserve is a thickly wooded nature reserve that looms over the town of Somerset East

Eastern Cape Game and Nature ReservesThe Bosberg Nature Reserve

Set on the southern slopes of the Bosberg Mountains, the Bosberg Nature Reserve is a thickly wooded nature reserve that looms over the town of Somerset East.

The lower slopes and sheltered kloofs are covered with beautiful Outeniqua yellowwoods, white stinkwoods, cabbage trees, wild peaches and olives; whilst the grassy plains are characterised by Dohne sourveld and a mixture of Karoo succulents and fynbos.

Bosberg is a popular nature reserve amongst hikers, who take on the rather intensive Bosberg overnight hike, but there are walks in Bosberg Nature Reserve, such as the Bestershoek trail, that are less strenuous, and there is also a fairly good selection of mammals that allow one to stumble upon zebra, bushbuck, tortoises, bushpig, frogs, lizards and snakes.

The Knysna loerie is but one of the 83 species of birds found in the reserve. If you visit in summer or spring, you are more likely to spot the bush blackcap, Cape eagle owl and buff-streaked chat.

There are more adventurous options for those intent on more than a sedate stroll through the reserve to take in the views over the town, such as rock climbing, abseiling, gorge gliding and even para-gliding.

Views over Somerset East from Bosberg Nature Reserve are truly magnificent, and a fairly unique aspect of Bosberg is that the Somerset East Museum forms part of the nature reserve, lying at the foot of the mountain of the same name, a beautiful example of Georgian architecture with its own magnificent rose gardens and indigenous trees.

Popular Activities near Bosberg Nature Reserve

Fishing at Angler & Antelope


Wild fly fishing in this area is something special that should be experienced by any fishing-enthusiast. Here you will find 7 freshwater species that can be targeted on fly - trout (brown and rainbow), black bass, smallmouth yellowfish, moggel, mudfish...

More info and contact details: Fishing at Angler & Antelope

Boschberg MTB Trails


The Boschberg MTB Trails are on the outskirts of the small town of Somerset East, in the rural mountainlands of the province’s countryside. These mountain trails were designed by the renowned Meurant Botha, and have been noted as some of the best...

More info and contact details: Boschberg MTB Trails

Did you know?

A fairly unique aspect of Bosberg is that the Somerset East Museum forms part of the nature reserve.

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