Andover Nature Reserve

Andover Nature Reserve is a provincial nature reserve that lies just seven kilometres from the Orpen Gate of the Kruger National Park

Mpumalanga Game and Nature ReservesThe Andover Nature Reserve

Andover Nature Reserve is a provincial nature reserve that lies just seven kilometres from the Orpen Gate of the Kruger National Park, close to Manyeleti Nature Reserve in Limpopo.

The 7 000 hectares reserve is home to zebra, giraffe, kudu, bushbuck, and other small antelope. The highlight though is the occasional sighting of rhino, buffalo and lion - they tend to visit from neighbouring nature reserve, Sandringham, spend a few days within Andover and then return to their side of the fence.

Andover is considered an excellent example of a “truly wild” and undeveloped area that gains from its proximity to the Kruger as migratory wildlife follow routes they have followed for years, ignoring manmade boundaries.

The reserve does not cater for huge numbers of visitors. It has but four rondavels and a caravan park for eight people – making it an attractive option for those who enjoy privacy and solitude.

Andover made headlines in 2002 when several rhinos were stolen from the reserve. The fairly sophisticated operation entailed darting them from a helicopter and driving them out of Andover in game capture vehicles.

Popular Attractions in or near Andover Nature Reserve

Orpen Gate

Where? Kruger National Park
If you want quick access to central Kruger, then Orpen Gate is your best bet. The central grasslands of the Kruger National Park mean that there is a predominance of herbivores and animals like buffalo, who herd in groups of up to 250, near Orpen. The...

More info and contact details: Orpen Gate to Kruger

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