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Address: Duiwelskloof, South Africa

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Awe and wonder at its best! A beautiful, almost untouched, natural environment. The gate security were professional and helpful when we arrived. On entering the picnic/ tourists... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Polokwane, South Africa
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Polokwane, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awe and wonder at its best! A beautiful, almost untouched, natural environment. The gate security were professional and helpful when we arrived. On entering the picnic/ tourists area, the staff were joining a local crowd at a BBQ and were not at all helpful. As a female, traveling with two foreign men and two young children I felt vulnerable by... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I just had the pleasure of spending a night at the Modjadji Nature Reserve. Modjadji Mountain is famous for its cycads (Encephalartos transvenosus), which naturally occur only on this mountain. The area is steeped in fascinating folk lore, magic and mystery, and much of this is linked to the local monarchy of the Rain Queen. The accommodation... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We walked for more than 2 hours and just over 7km through the Modjadji forest. Amazing "hidden" place!

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Thank ZW7
Centurion, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

Modjadji camp was our last stop for the long weekend and is located in the Modjadji Cycad Reserve. This was the only night that we met fellow adventurers. The previous two nights we had the camp to ourselves. That’s what makes the African Ivory Route a must for travellers wanting a little me time. After arriving at dark, we could... More 

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Howick, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

I felt myself in the presence of one of the WORLD'S WONDERS! This ancient cycad forest speak volumes if one ere to care to listen. Examining these ancient giants with their glossy evergreen foliage and bright orange cones makes one wonder about the digestive structure of the dinosaur that fed on them millions of years ago. No wonder the beasts... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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39 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

We visited the reserve on a Sunday morning. There was a security guard at the gate who was helpful, but didn't know much about the reserve. On arriving at the top, there was nobody to be seen. Only when we walked towards the path down to the dam did we discover two female Limpopo Parks officials lying in the sun... More 

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Cape Town
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

We visited the reserve on Saturday morning, 25 July 2015. The only staff visible (apart from the person at the entrance gate) were two females who were lying on the grass sunning themselves. They did not bother to get up or offer any assistance or guidance, or advise us that the path down to the dam was unsafe. We discovered... More 

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Durbanville, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

I'm not a botany fan but the cycad forest is an interesting sight if you are looking for something to combine with the Sunland Boabab trip. Place was completely deserted though, which made it slightly creepy to visit - would recommend going in a small group.

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Thank Skubarra
Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

Such beautiful majestic cycads but so far out of the way. Would have loved to walk through the whole reserve but it did not feel safe to do so and no other people around. Terrible road to get there. Go as a group and enjoy this gift of nature. Seems if some improvements in the reserve are on the way... More 

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Boksburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

Not sure if it is the same place but we went to see the big Boab tree and what a great visit it was. We had looked at the big old tree and afterwards we had drinks underneath her branches.

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