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Welcome to Weenen

Established in 1975, Weenen Game Reserve is 5 000 ha in extent. This area of attractive, undulating thornveld is a valuable addition to the nature conservation areas of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.
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  • Activities

    There are 30 km of tourist roads available to view a wide variety of game

    Species include black and white rhino, giraffe, kudu, hartebeest, eland, zebra, ostrich and common reedbuck; whilst such species as grey duiker, bushbuck, steenbuck, black-backed jackal, hyeana and mountain reedbuck have recolonised the area naturally.

    Over 250 species of birds have been recorded in the reserve. Three picnic sites with toilets, running cold water, and barbeque facilities are available; one is at a view site overlooking the Bushman’s River valley.

    Two game viewing hides (Ufudu and Mpofu) are situated at watering holes where several species of mammals and a variety of water fowl can be viewed.

    The reserve also offers a self-guided auto trail for which a brochure may be obtained at the gate.

  • Useful Info

    The village of Weenen, 8 km away, has a general dealer store, garage and tearoom.

    No pets are allowed into the reserve.

    Night drives are strictly prohibited within the reserve.

    Cold drinks, ice, firelighters, matches and firewood are sold at the entrance gate.

    Motorcycles are not permitted in the reserve.

    Day visitors must vacate the reserve, (for overnighting visitors, be back in the accommodation area) by sundown.

    Caravanners and campers may not leave the reserve before the official reception office opening time.

    Campers arriving after closing time cannot be accommodated.

    No fishing is permitted in the reserve.

    Entrance gates to the reserve open and close at the following times:

          Summer (1 October - 31 March) 05:00 - 19:00      Winter (1 April - 30 September) 06:00 - 18:00


+27 (0) 36 354 7013 / 073 980 5301 / 087 150 235


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