Kololo Game Reserve is located in Limpopo, South Africa, and offers a wonderful wildlife experience. Spanning almost 7,500 acres, Kololo forms part of Welgevonden Game Reserve and is home to the Big Five. Those who opt to visit Kololo Game Reserve can enjoy access to Welgevonden through a private entrance from Kololo. The reserve boasts a wide variety of fauna and flora—from rocky hills, tranquil rivers, dense forests, and savannah, a stunning landscape home to giraffes, kudus, impalas, baboons, zebras, warthogs, eland, and more than 300 species of birds. Kololo Game Reserve sits in the heart of the Waterberg Protected Area and is about 36 kilometres from the small village of Vaalwater. From OR Tambo Airport, it is approximately a three-and-a-half-hour drive.
Kololo Game Reserve boasts the impressive diversity of the Waterberg protected area and offers over 7,500 acres of untouched African wilderness. The savannah grassland area and thick bushveld are prime habitats for an array of resident wildlife. Safari-goers are sure to spot the likes of red hartebeest, blue wildebeest, zebras, eland, nyala, giraffes, and bushbuck, as well as numerous smaller species. With over 30 species of bird recorded in the area, avid twitchers can gear up for a fun-filled time scanning the skies and surrounding flora.
For most safari-goers, the dry winter months between May and July are the best times to go. The surrounding vegetation becomes sparse, and animals gather around water holes, making the big game easier to spot. Birdwatchers can see the reserve's birdlife at its best during the wet season (November to April).
Safari-goers will be thrilled when visiting Kololo. The reserve offers a wealth of outdoor activities, allowing guests to get back in touch with nature. The most popular activity is the guided game drive. Guests can explore the wilderness and spot wildlife from a safari truck, while the experienced guide or ranger provides plenty of insights. Additionally, the reserve has several walking and biking trails, which allow guests to get up close and personal with the great outdoors of South Africa. Because Kololo has a private entrance to Welgevonden, safari-goers can enjoy a Big Five safari and hopefully spot all members, including the elephant, the lion, the rhino, and the elusive leopard.
Kololo Game Reserve features an array of chalets and villas, sleeping two to six guests. There is a restaurant on-site, as well as a swimming pool.
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