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Ezemvelo Nature Reserve

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Ezemvelo Nature Reserve

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Ezemvelo Nature Reserve

Ezemvelo Nature Reserve is home to 22 plant communities, more than 286 bird species, and a variety of small and large mammals including kudu, leopard, aardwolf and brown hyena. Ezemvelo boasts insects and trees unique to the reserve, some featured on the red data threatened species list, spectacular cliffs, huge rock formations, the only ancient rock paintings open to the public in Gauteng and magnificent views over the river. Situated between the grassland and savanna biomes, elements of both biomes are contained within the reserve, making it biologically diverse and exceptionally valuable ecologically.


Good hiking shoes, hat, sun block, at least 2lt of water, snacks



Ezemvelo Nature Reserve

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Includes R10 club fee



GPS Coordinates


Please Note

We suggest taking directions as well as the GPS coordinates, as Google Maps/Garmin might lead you astray.

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Find the park on your GPS under POI.. Allow for a 2 and ¼ hour drive from Melrose Arch. Allow for 20 km. of corrugated, dirt road, at the end!

Take the M1 North from Johannesburg to Pretoria keeping left and gliding onto the N1 (exit 124) to bypass Pretoria on the East as if you were going to Zimbabwe.

Travel 21 km. and take exit 145 to get on to the N4 east to Witbank.

Travel 51 km. and take exit 50 to BRONKHORSTSPRUIT and the R25 and turn left into the R25 running through BRONKHORSTSPRUIT. (This is where you would be if the followed the R25 through Kempton Park from the N3 at the Modderfontein interchange - the alternative shorter distance route at 106 km. but two hours ten minutes).

Travel 6 km. through BRONKHORSTSPRUIT and look out for the EZEMVELO sign to the dirt road on your right.

Travel for 6 km. on the dirt road and follow the EZEMVELO sign to the right.

Travel for 12 km. on the dirt road and arrive at the EZEMVELO gate.


From Johannesburg

Take the N1 North and turn left at the N4 East. Then turn left at the Bronkhorstspruit East / R25 onto the off-ramp towards Groblersdal. After a further 4.5km turn right at the Vlakfontein gravel road and follow the Ezemvelo signboards for about 20km to the reserve.

From the East Rand

Take the N12 to Bronkhorstspruit. Cross the bridge over the N4 and travel for a further 4.5km. Then turn right at the Vlakfontein gravel road and follow the Ezemvelo signboards for about 20km to the reserve.

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