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About Polokwane Nature Reserve

Not only does Polokwane Nature Reserve have a healthy rhino population, it also features a number of fabulous walks and hikes. With over 21 species of mammals, this small reserve outside Polokwane is well worth a stop.

Enthusiastic birders come here to check out the isolated eastern population of the Short-clawed Lark. The reserve is known as an excellent place for bushveld, thornveld and grassveld birding with over 300 bird species recorded.

Keep your eyes and ears open for the Tinkling Cisticola, Northern Black Korhaan, Shelley´s Francolin, Double-banded Courser, Burchell´s Sandgrouse, Bushveld Pipit, Great Sparrow, African Wren-Warbler and Chestnut-vented Tit-Babbler – all found here.

You have a good chance of spotting breeding raptors including the African Hawk-Eagle, Black-chested Snake-Eagle, Secretary Bird, Wahlberg´s Eagle, Greater Kestrel and Gabar Goshawk.

The reserve offers a neat camping and caravan site as well as chalet accommodation.

Opening hours are 07:00 – 16:30
+27 (0)15 290 2331

Directions to Polokwane Nature Reserve

From the N1 south of Polokwane, turn onto the Tzaneen bypass road R71/R81. Turn right onto Silicon Road at the second intersection. The reserve entrance is on the right.
+27 (0)15 290 2331
Things to do in Polokwane (Pietersburg)

Accommodation near Polokwane Nature Reserve

The Willow Guesthouse

Sleeps 8 in 3 rooms

The Willow Guesthouse is situated in Polokwane and offers guests comfortably furnished rooms. Guests have a choice of rooms that can...
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Vido Lodge and Conference Centre Plot 78 is located in Doornbult, Polokwane and offers a range of...
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Sunrise Entertainment Villa

Sleeps 36 in 14 rooms

Sunrise Entertainment Villa is luxuriously and tastefully designed to give a feel of a home away...
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Sleeps 7 in 2 rooms

We offer you an environment of peace and tranquillity. We are situated near a golf course, Peter...
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66 on Dorp

Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

66 on Dorp is located in Polokwane and is conveniently situated close to shopping centres and the CBD. The location, although near to the...
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The Shamrock Lodge

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Sleeps 60 in 30 rooms

Shamrock lodge offers comfortable accommodation in the large area of Polokwane. Here guests can enjoy bed and breakfast accommodation in...
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Polokwane Nature Reserve Map

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Polokwane Nature Reserve is 8.9km from the centre of Polokwane (Pietersburg) , the nearest airport 14.4km (Polokwane Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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