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Rustenburg Nature Reserve

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Address: Rustenburg, South Africa
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This lush valley basin was declared a reserve in 1961 and protects numerous...

This lush valley basin was declared a reserve in 1961 and protects numerous antelope species and over two hundred documented bird species. Hikers of all skill levels enjoy short hikes, day hikes and overnight camping treks.

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A Nature reserve atop the town of Rustenburg

The geology of this region is fascinating. Standing on the plateaus looking over towards Thabazimbi (Iron Mountain) and Waterberg you get sense of the famous Bushveld Igneous... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 February 2016
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we didn't have too much time as we could spend maybe 3 do 4h (that allow as to see maybe 40% of the park _ MAX) we also have a regular car, which didn't allow to go via of road locations.. but still: crocodile, hippos, giraffes.. or rhinos and many more we've manage to see without any issues we also... More 

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Thank Karolina C
Rustenburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Park personnel visible throughout from entrance to entering into the park itself had a good view at the animals and the large bird life, ablution facility s are clean and well looked after this was a nice quiet drive on a Sunday

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Thank 803johanv
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

just simply very enjoyable and relaxed. Lots of animals seen we had a picnic and just enjoyed nature as a whole

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Thank Rina K
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We saw more and a greater variety of animals in the scope of two short drives in the Reserve, than we usually see during a whole week in the Kruger National Park.

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Thank GertOpperman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the freedom of driving around the park and many walking trails around. At the picnic site the ablution facilities were clean and neat and the picnic spots were near and rustic. We had a traditional braai (barbecue on an open fire) and were the last to leave at sunset, when the park closes. The rangers on duty... More 

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Thank Ian V
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

The driver we had was fantastic and he was communicating on the radio to make sure that we were at the right places at the right times, we had a close up with an elephant and a rhino who both crossed our paths, we also had great close ups of zebras and wilderbeast. Amazing.

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Thank YorkMummy7
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

rustenburg nature reserve is one of the many places in south africa where you can find plenty of wildlife. however, i would suggest you go to the near by pilannesburg park instead

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Thank sahilagarwal
Roodepoort, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

We opted for the self drive. We got up close to most of the animals including the elephants. 4x4 is not necessary as the roads are good. We stayed at suncity vacation club & drove under 5 min to the gate of the reserve. Highly recommend.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

The geology of this region is fascinating. Standing on the plateaus looking over towards Thabazimbi (Iron Mountain) and Waterberg you get sense of the famous Bushveld Igneous Complex, one of the oldest volcanically formed land masses on the planet, and the Magaliesburg mountain range, home to one of the most amazing and diverse biomes on Earth, the seat of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Very peaceful and calm environment. View of blissfull mountains in the area. Home of the Sable. Very well maintained picnic area and roads. Game drive is comfortable with a light to medium am out of animals. Hikes are part of yhe best I know about. Many hikes which are popular. Rangers are strict but always there to assist. No truck... More 

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