Spioenkop Nature Reserve

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Spioenkop Nature Reserve information

Prices
admission R20
Opening hours
5am-7pm Oct-Mar, 6am-6pm Apr-Sep
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The 6000-hectare Spioenkop Nature Reserve is based on the Spioenkop Dam on the Tugela River. The reserve is handy for most of the area’s battlefield sites and not too far from the Drakensberg for day trips into the range. Animals include zebras, white rhinos, giraffes, various antelope species and over 290 bird species. There’s horse riding, a vulture hide and guided walks.

The Spioenkop Nature Reserve is northeast of Bergville but the entrance is on the eastern side, 13km from Winterton off Rte 600. If you are coming from the south on the N3, take Exit 194 for Rte 74 towards Winterton. The Spioenkop battlefield is accessed from Rte 616 via Bergville (not Rte 600; follow the signs). You will need a car to access both places.