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Somabula Nature Reserve

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Somabula Nature Reserve

We aim to provide a gay, lesbian and straight-friendly hiking environment for anyone and everyone to enjoy the beautiful outdoors in the company of like-minded friends.

Somabula Nature Reserve

Somabula is located not far from the small town of Cullinan, famous for its diamond mine. It is a private wildlife reserve located in a wonderful setting.

In addition to self-catering cottages, including accommodation in lovely restored ox-wagons, the reserve attracts day visitors with unguided wildlife hikes, game drives (self-drive), horseback riding and mountain biking. The area around the ox-wagons is also a good picnic area with very clean and prettily decorated bathrooms. This is where we will have our braai for lunch. Please bring your own food, etc. and join us for a lovely lunch after the hike.

We will be exploring an elaborate network of trails that makes the reserve an ideal place for the enthusiastic nature lover. The nature reserve has an abundance of wildlife including impressive giraffes who are always curious to find out more about you. We will do our best to find them on our hike. The views from the hillside are wonderful and the reserve is well managed with all animals in top condition.

Cell. +27 (0)82 550 1892
Fax. +27 (0)12 734 2065


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



Somabula Nature Reserve

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Includes R10 club fee



GPS Coordinates

S25.710630 E28.532355

Please Note

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

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These are the Somabula turn off from the R515 and roughly 3.7 km. north of Rayton towards Cullinan and just before the point where the road and railway line cross.

It is a 92 km., one and a quarter hour drive from Melrose Arch with only a short section of dirt road in the reserve itself.

Get on to the N1 highway from Johannesburg to Pretoria. Bypass Pretoria on the East heading towards Zimbabwe.

Take exit 145 to the N4 to Witbank.

Travel 27 km. on the N4 east towards Witbank and take exit 27 to the R515 to Bapsfontein/Rayton.

Glide off and turn left on the R515 heading north towards and pass through Rayton.

Roughly 10 km. from the N4 and 3.7 km. from Rayton and just before the railway line crosses the road see the Sombula sign and turnoff on the left.

From here it is a few km of usually good farm road, some of it on concrete tracks. Drive down past the farm buildings and over a small dam wall and the campsite is a few hundred meters on to the right.

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