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Spioenkop Nature Reserve

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Winterton, South Africa
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Just like a Ghost Town

We went to have a look at this dam having heard about it before and were we bitterly disappointed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hillcrest, South Africa
Great experience in spite of terrible roads

We visited Spioenkop in our low fronted sedan - not the best plan we ever had! The vistas of the... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Pretoria, South Africa
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“self guided” (2 reviews)
“giraffe” (18 reviews)
Winterton, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to have a look at this dam having heard about it before and were we bitterly disappointed. Except for seeing a couple of zebras in the distance and plenty of faeces everywhere, we were convinced there were no other wildlife left in the...More

Thank Hill_Belle
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We visited Spioenkop in our low fronted sedan - not the best plan we ever had! The vistas of the dam is beautiful, we had great sightings of Cape vultures and lots of giraffe...but the roads in the park are atrocious. If the roads cannot...More

Thank Helena5731969
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

The roads were diabolical, our cars got scratched by the devil thorns poking into the roads. The main office was closed, looked like an abandoned town and there was animal feces everywhere near the offices.

1  Thank Bronwyn D
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

What an amazing find! When we entered we had absolutely no idea what we were going to see so stumbling upon giraffe drinking water at the picnic site was astounding. There were so many giraffe, other types of antelope and some elusive rhinos that the...More

Thank Katie W
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Ideal to do when you stay at Ardmore. Nice reserve, only an hour drive from the Guesthouse. Also a visit you can do of the battle field Spioenkop.

Thank Nancyrooms
Reviewed 10 July 2017

What an experience! We saw the beautiful giraffe, and quite a few other animals! The ablutions were also top class. Well worth the drive around!

Thank Bev S
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This nature reserve is quite dense with a few animals which we spotted like the springboks. This reserve is in a very remote area .It's along side the Spioenkop Dam.

Thank SHDD
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Must visit. Lovly relaxing n full of nature. Take snacks n picnic basket as well. Can spend d whole day.

Thank fathzm
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful scenery, especially overlooking the Spioenkop dam. Unfortunately many of the roads are in bad shape due to erosion. Did one hike, but the path was very overgrown with lots of weeds that sticks to clothes. Basically maintenance is urgently required. Saw quite a few...More

Thank Juanita B
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

It is a nice place, just a bit run down. I would suggest going in the morning or late afternoon. But we went in the middle of the day and still saw Wild beast, meerkats, verities of deer, and giraffes. So only not the Rhinos...More

Thank Michelle W
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21 May 2017|
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Response from Lynette1949 | Reviewed this property |
There is a campsite available in the Spion Kop Nature Reserve opposite us.