Nylsvley Nature Reserve, Mookgophong

#19 of 41 in Parks in Limpopo Province
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  • Just a pity that it had not been raining lately when we visited the reserve on 20 September 2019. Very few birds as a result but seen lots of animals.  more »
  • stopped off here for a couple of hours to split our journey from Johannesburg airport to Polokwane. Highly recommend it for excellent bird watching but also some nice mammals with Roan and...  more »
  • Surprising abundance of game and birds. Seems to be a clean and professionally run conservation area of high standard. Excellent bird hides and well kept dirt roads accessible by most vehicles. Can easily be navigated using the provided map. Haven't tried hiking routes, but signage seems decent. Bicycles and binoculars available for hire, but haven't personally tested. Nice little restaurant. Decent food though service is a bit slow. Very dry at time of review, but will be absolutely beautiful when the rains come! Personally well worth the entrance fee, especially for birding in the wet season.
  • I have visited Nylsvley Nature Reserve since I was born and will always come back. Bring your mountain bikes and binoculars and enjoy the scenery. Plenty of birdlife in summer. The camp site is very basic but has a rustic charm to it. Unfortunately recent fires have destroyed the male ablution hut. The dormitories are well kept and have a kitchen and boma area. Unfortunately safety has become a concern as our vehicle was broken into at a Vogelfontein in October 2018. There have been other reports of break ins at the chalets and even fire arms being stolen just two weeks earlier. This is sad considering what a beautiful area this is. Hopefully crime can be stopped in the area.
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