About 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.

Did you know? The 7 000 hectares reserve is home to zebra, giraffe, kudu, bushbuck, and other small antelope.

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.

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WhereAndover Nature Reserve, Timbavati, Mpumalanga, South Africa

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Telephone+27 (0)15 793-2183

OvernightStay in Timbavati Accommodation, Limpopo

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