Ndlovumzi Nature Reserve is situated in the Limpopo area in South Africa and offers a beautiful and tranquil getaway. Ndlovumzi spans 1000 hectares and is located 30km outside the town of Hoedspruit. This wildlife reserve offers magnificent views over the Drakensberg Mountains and is characterized by a savanna biome. Large Sycamore Fig, Jackal Berry, Marula, and Tamboti trees line the Olifants River’s edge. These provide a haven for birds while also providing welcome shade during the hot summer months. The reserve’s central and southern areas are hilly, with acacia trees interspersed with thickets, grassland, and very old Leadwood trees.
Ndlovumzi Nature Reserve offers a tranquil wildlife experience and is home to a wealth of wildlife species, as well as over 300 birds, depending on the season. Wildlife species found in the reserve include waterbuck, kudu, impala, zebras, giraffes, wildebeest, bushbuck and other antelope species. Numerous bird species abound for the avid birder, including a resident pair of Wahlbergs and African Hawk Eagles, both of which breed annually on the reserve when conditions are right. Those who are intrigued by nocturnal species will be delighted to hear that the reserve is home to the civet cat, porcupines, and the elusive caracal.
Ndlovumzi is located in Limpopo, which has pleasant weather most of the year. Summers are hot to extremely hot, with brief afternoon thunderstorms. Limpopo's winter months are also sunny but dry, with temperatures dropping significantly in the mornings and evenings. Winter is usually the best season for spotting wildlife as they tend to congregate around water sources.
Ndlovumzi Nature Reserve boasts a plethora of outdoor recreation for the avid wildlife enthusiast. From mountain biking and walking to private game drives and bush walking safaris, there’s something here for everyone. Furthermore, the very little light pollution means that star-gazing is excellent. For those looking for an educational experience, there are plenty of birding activities. Further afield, visitors can book a Big Five safari in the Kruger National Park or enjoy a day trip to the superb Blyde River Canyon.
Ndlovumzi Nature Reserve offers numerous accommodation options, with camps and lodges for every budget. Facilities at these camps and lodges include fully-furnished rooms with amenities and bathroom facilities, as well as organized activities for wildlife enthusiasts.