Krugersdorp Game Reserve, Gauteng
The habitat is mainly grassveld with small dams and reedbeds at the northern-most end. The vast areas of open grassland in the reserve provide the visitor the opportunity to observe many of the grassland species of Gauteng. West of Johannesburg, on the outskirts of the suburban area, is the Krugersdorp Game Reserve, which, although relatively small, boasts enough wildlife to satisfy any tourist’s hankering for an African experience.
The Reserve is a little more than 40 minutes drive from central Johannesburg. To reach it drive west out of Krugersdorp towards Rustenburg on the R24. Watch for signposts indicating the Reserve on the right hand side. A densely wooded valley runs through the reserve and includes a selection of bushveld birds. Approximately 200 species have been recorded. There is a good network of roads and walking is not permitted, so one has to bird from the car.
The reserve has several different habitats including grassland, rocky outcrops and forest, which allow it to sustain a variety of game including buffalo, hippo, zebra, giraffe and numerous antelope. There are also some lions in a separate enclosure. Day and night game drives are offered.
Krugersdorp Game Reserve
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The Krugersdorp Game Reserve is open daily from 08h00 to 17h00 and an entrance fee is payable.