Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve

The 17 000 hectare Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve lies in the foothills of the Magaliesberg in the North West province, between Brits and Hartbeespoort Dam

North West Game and Nature ReservesThe Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve

The 17 000 hectare privately owned Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve lies in the foothills of the Magaliesberg in the North West province.

Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve lies between Brits and Hartbeespoort Dam, making it an easy break away venue for weekends for those living in both Johannesburg and Pretoria.

The big draw card for visitors is the easy access to game, so close to the city.

Game safaris, horseback rides, or professionally guided walks through the reserve, get one up close and personal with impalas, zebras, kudus, giraffe, blue wildebeest, monkeys, nyalas, iguanas, warthogs, porcupines, turtles and ostriches. Get there really early and you can join the mountain bike breakfast game ride.

The name, Silkaatsnek, was a battle fought on 11 July 1900 during the Anglo Boer (South African) War, but the ground also bears testimony to battles fought between the Boers and Zulu general, Mzilikatsi, quite a bit earlier than this. War, though, is no longer on the agenda and instead Silkaatsnek offers time out in amongst unspoilt nature.

The reserve has picnic and braai facilities as well as swimming pools and hiking trails. Shade trees and green lawns are great for meeting family and friends.

Please note that the reserve is not open to the general public without prior arrangement. A horse trail safari and other access through the reserve can be arranged with The Ostrich Manor, located adjacent to the reserve. See details below.

Recommended Accommodation near Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve

The Ostrich Manor

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The Ostrich Manor is a unique combination of an exclusive manor lodge with wide variety of accommodation, an upmarket restaurant with three star chefs surrounded by the exclusive private Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve on the foothill...

More info and contact details: The Ostrich Manor

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