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Nylsvley Nature Reserve

#1 of 2 things to do in Mookgophong Features Animals
South West of Naboomspruit, Mookgophong 0560, South Africa
+27 15 293 3612
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Great birding, bush and beasts

We're regular visitors to this resort and generally stay in either the Guest House or on occassion... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
FletchNick
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Hiking trip

Very relaxing with abundant bird live and various small game species. The hiking trails are well... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
neels1944
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Mookgophong, South Africa
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South West of Naboomspruit, Mookgophong 0560, South Africa
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+27 15 293 3612
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

We're regular visitors to this resort and generally stay in either the Guest House or on occassion on one of the Duck's Dens. Guest house is a lovely, spacious, amply furnished space in a fairly private setting if the dorms are not occupied. However can...More

Thank FletchNick
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Very relaxing with abundant bird live and various small game species. The hiking trails are well demarcated and easy to walk on. The hide at the dam was well structured and it was a pleasure just to sit and relax for awhile watching the bird...More

Thank neels1944
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Great stops to sit and view game and birds. Great for biking! Nature's best. Will go there anytime again.

Thank DeonGoosen
Reviewed 11 June 2016

It is so sad that the floodplain has dried up. We would however return again and again. It is obvious that the management and staff really care about their Reserve - it shows everywhere, from the time you enter reception to the road network, the...More

2  Thank Sandy W
Reviewed 14 March 2016

On arrival at the main gate "reception" we were well received by friendly staff. I was pleasantly surprised. We were given the keys to our chalet as well as a emergency lamp for in case the electricity goes down. We stayed in Ducks Den no...More

Thank Adrie B
Reviewed 17 October 2015

Not teaming with bird life in autumn or winter but a peaceful environment that has the benefit of being able to get out of the car and explore on foot - encountered 5 or 6 curious giraffe really close up - breathtaking! Close to Johannesburg...More

Thank EQSteph
Reviewed 9 September 2015

They have loads of birds, yo can go on a gamedrive by yourself aswell and enjoy their wildlife. It was truely fun.

Thank MountAmanziGameLodge
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness and facilities of the reserve. Sadly many public reserves are neglected and is a poor state. Even though I didn't experience it after the rains, it was a lovely outing. Spoonbill restaurant on site is a bit expensive....More

1  Thank Chrmnvntndr
Reviewed 27 May 2015

the look out points had been burnt down 2 years ago and now there is only one left. Told that they would be rebuilt - wonder when! Upkeep seems minimal - very sad since this should be a top birding area

Thank cpet2015
Reviewed 12 March 2015

Nylsvley is an internationally renowned RAMSAR site, the 4,000-ha Nylsvley Conservancy forms part of South Africa's largest flood-plain, the 16,000-ha Nyl River Flood-plain that stretches over 70 km from Modimolle to Mokopane. We decided to do a short visit for the weekend, with just one...More

1  Thank AfriqueE
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