In under half an hour’s drive south of Ladysmith, visitors can view panoramas that stretch from hot valley bushveld across to the Drakensberg Mountains, often covered in snow in the winter. Steeped in Anglo-Boer War history, the reserve boasts a rich selection of wildlife amongst thorn savanna vegetation.
- Water sports
- Spioenkop Mountain and dam scenery
At iPhika Bushcamp you have a couple of thousand hectares of African bushveld to yourself.
– Patricia McCracken, Wild 18
- Fresh water fishing
- Battlefields of the Anglo-Boer war
- Game viewing
- Horse riding
Top sightings: Giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, oribi, red hartebeest, African fish eagle
Accommodation: Bush camp, camping
Gate times: October – March 06:00 – 19:00, April – September 07:00 – 18:00
Nearest centre: Ladysmith is 35km away (about 20 minutes).
Contact reserve: +27 (0)36 488 1578
Ezemvelo Central Reservations: +27 (0)33 845 1000, [email protected]
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