Ezemvelo Nature Reserve

On R25, 4km outside Bronkhorstspruit
Bronkhorstspruit Pretoria East Pretoria / Tshwane View on Google Maps
6am to 6pm.
Open all public holidays to day visitors
Entrance R40 adults, R30 children, R15 vehicles. Prices for accomodation and activities available on request.
All ages

Nature reserve with walks and trails

A popular destination within easy reach of Johannesburg and Pretoria. A variety of facilities are offered ranging from short and long trails up to 3day hikes. The breathtaking Penduka trail runs along the Wilge river to a lookout point over a gorge.

Nature reserve with bird watching & school programs

This proves excellent for game and bird watching. The main camp has braai and swimmimng facilities. We also organise special interest programs for groups, schools etc.

Camping facilities

A lovely shady camping and caravan area is also available. The camp site is located very near to the reception and other amenities. In total there are 50 camp sites of various sizes which operate on a first-come-first-served basis. A basic kitchen is available as well as two ablution blocks for the use of campers. In addition each site has its own braai facility as well as power points.

We recommend only off-road trailers and caravans access the reserve. A variety of activities available for you and your family, including: game drives, putt-putt, bicycle hire, fuffy slide, fishing and guided walks.

Beautiful small cottages located near the main amenities of the reserve. They comfortably accommodate up to three people at a time. They are all fully-equipped and have private braai areas mostly situated in the shade of the Wild Saringas growing around the legae.

Mountain Hut
The mountain huts are situated at the most northern point of the reserve, 8km into it and away from the reception area, overlooking the beautiful Grootspruit River valley.
- 2 bedrooms
(2 single beds, 2 bunk beds)
- The huts are basic, lit by Consol Solar jars and candles. The huts are fitted with gas geysers, a gas fridge and a gas stove. Sleeping four, they are perfect for small family groups. Please note, linen is not supplied.

River Camp
River camp is the ultimate group accommodation. The camp is positioned at the mid-way point of the stunning 23km Protea Trail. The camp has ample camping space, a dormitary (sleeping 20 people,) a kitchen/ dining area, equipped with a gas stove and fridge, and a large fire pit with braai facilities. There is hot running water, but please take note that there is no electricity, barring the batteries powering the LED lights.

Mountain biking

There are few things more wonderful than biking around a game reserve on a combination of single track and jeep track. The hills of Ezemvelo provide a decent challenge to cyclists, but the long winding down-hills await those who persevere. With some technical challenges on the rocky hills of Ezemvelo, no cyclist will go home disappointed. We currently have one completely marked out route of 45km! If you would like to make it shorter, you are more than welcome to follow one of the roads back to the main lodge.

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African Insight Academy Wildlife Adventure Camp

Jul 2-6, Sep 23-27, Dec 14-18

Are you looking for an inspiring, active outdoor option for your teenager during the school holidays? Do you have a teen that loves nature and being outdoors? Maybe you just want to ensure that it is not all screen time during school holidays?

African Insight Academy in partnership with Ezemvelo Nature Reserve (Gauteng) and Pongola Game Reserve (Zululand) offers teens a life-altering wildlife adventure camp. Ideal for teens who are passionate about nature and the great outdoors.

Camp includes:
- Game Drives
- Bushwalks
- Camera Trap Monitoring
- Learning Bush skills
- Potjie competitions
- Sleep outs
And much more!

- Full facilitation with highly qualified and experienced facilitators
- Fully catered offering freshly cooked tasty meals
- Rustic glamping style tented camp
- Transport is either included or optional

- Ezemvelo Nature Reserve
Near Bronkhorstspruit

Pongola Game Reserve

For ages 13-17
Various Venues
2-6 July Pongola Game Reserve:
R6260 p/p (transport included)
23-27 Sept Pongola Game Reserve:
R6260 p/p (transport included)
14-18 Dec Ezemvelo Nature Reserve
R5370 p/p (transport optional)
(see our Early Bird specials)