Nature Reserves in Ba-Phalaborwa

Birding  - Nature Reserves

Limpopo’s nature reserves offer excellent game-viewing opportunities. They introduce the wildlife in their natural habitat and provide an outdoors experience of how nature survives.

Selati Game Reserve

Selati Game Reserve

The Selati Game Reserve was proclaimed as a conservancy in 2003 and added more than 30.000 ha to the greater Kruger Park area.

The reserve is typical of the savannah grassland biome, with six different veld types offering a great diversity of habitats that support 26 species of large mammal.

The area within which the Reserve lies, is perhaps best known for its indigenous Sable Antelope herds. It is close to the Murchison range and the mineral ore deposits of Phalaborwa, which are amongst the largest in the world.

Timbavati Nature Reserve

Timbavati Nature Reserve

The Timbavati Reserve forms part of the Greater Kruger Park and lies nestled between the Kruger National Park on the east, the Klaserie and Umbabat Private Nature Reserves in the north and the Thornybush Private Nature Reserve in the west. The Reserve is also home to the famous white lions.

There are no fences between the Timbavati and the Kruger National Park which allows free movement of wildlife between the Reserves. The world-famous Kruger National Park is a conservation area of more than 2.000.000 ha (over 5 million acres).