- Return Transportation
- Guided Tour
- Accommodation as specified on the Itinerary.
- Meals & Gratuities
- Personal Purchases
- Daily Conservation Levies
Pick Up From:
- Polokwane, Bochum & Surrounding
Pick Up From:
- Johannesburg & Pretoria (Can Be Arranged at an Extra Cost).
Pick Up Time:
- Between 06:30 & 13:00 pm
Blouberg Nature Reserve.(Malaria Free)
1 night, 1 day Blouberg safari experience.(Malaria Free)
The Blouberg Nature Reserve lies in relative obscurity in the midst of rural village and farming communities at the foot of the eastern foothills of the Blouberg Mountain, for its part an inselberg of the greater Soutpansberg chain of mountains, even if it is separated from it by 30 kilometres of flat plains.
The 9 000 odd hectare Blouberg Nature Reserve has a bird list of well over 225 species and sighting over 100 different birds in one day is not unusual. It is thus a fixture on the birding trail where the chance of seeing the rare melanistic Gabar goshawk and other raptors such as Verreaux’s eagle-owl, brown snake-eagle, tawny eagle and a series of owls brings eager bird watchers.
The Blouberg Conservation project runs a vulture project to promote the endangered Cape griffon (vulture) and other vulture species through community involvement. The reserve has the world’s largest breeding colony of Cape vultures and regular sightings of this raptor and Rüppell’s vulture are more than likely.
Blouberg Nature Reserve otherwise is a beautiful patchwork quilt of dry bushveld savannah, giant baobabs and Mashatu trees. There are bush camps, great hiking opportunities and the chance of sighting wildlife such as zebra and various antelope.
Blouberg Nature Reserve also forms the eastern boundary of the Seraki Blouberg Route (referring to Chief Maleboho who played an enormous role in the Bahananwa people’s history) that stretches through a few of the hundred or so villages that make up the area located in the foothills of the Blouberg Mountain.
Important: The reserve is malaria free.
Day/Night 1: Polokwane /Bochum – Blouberg Nature Reserve
Leaving the metropolis of Polokwane, our journey to Blouberg Nature Reserve takes around 1 h 45 Min & an Hour from Bochum. We will arrive in the afternoon(Dependent on the time you Left Polokwane/Bochum) and briefly get to settle in at the Mashatu Camp before we depart on our first real Blouberg encounter – a game drive with a qualified Tourist Guide. This reserve offers many surprises with its exciting wildlife count so we will spend a few hours enjoying the surroundings before returning to Mashatu Camp after dark where dinner is self catering.(DINNER EXCLUDED)
Day 2: Blouberg – Polokwane/ Bochum
Another early start sees us embarking on our 2nd & final game drive through the reserve, hopefully with some memorable sightings From your 1st to round off our stay. Upon returning to the lodge we will enjoy breakfast(Self Catered) before departing the Camp and Blouberg Nature Reserve. (BREAKFAST EXCLUDED)
- Accommodation in a self-catering thatched cottages
for 1st Day.
- Game drives in a Closed vehicle.
Drop Off Time:
- Between 15:00 pm & 17:00 pm