Spioenkop Game Reserve is located at the foot of the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa and provides an idyllic wildlife experience. The scenic game reserve spans 4,400 hectares and surrounds a large dam that is open for fishing and watersports. Furthermore, Spioenkop is steeped in Anglo-Boer War history and also boasts a rich variety of wildlife. The thorny savannah vegetation provides a stunning contrast against the serene waters of the dam and makes for a worthwhile visit. Only 35 kilometres from Ladysmith and 14 kilometres from Winterton, Spioenkop is a popular weekend destination, offering not only watersports and fishing but a tranquil game reserve environment.
Johannesburg is about 350 kilometres away, while Durban is about 250 kilometres from the reserve.
Spioenkop Game Reserve is small in size, however, it’s home to a rich selection of wildlife. White rhinos, giraffes, zebra, wildebeest and a wide variety of antelope call these plains home, and the birdlife is prolific—making it a great spot for a weekend wildlife experience.
Spioenkop Game Reserve is a great place to visit all year round. However, the best time to go wildlife viewing is during the dry season, between June and September, when the wildlife congregates around the dam to stay hydrated. For those looking for summer activities, the best time of year is from October to April.
This scenic game reserve boasts an excellent location at the base of the dramatic Drakensberg Mountains. Centred by a large dam, visitors can enjoy a variety of water sports, and those with a keen interest in fishing can cast a line from the shores. Safari enthusiasts can enjoy wildlife viewing along the small circuit, which is great for self-drive visitors, and there are horseback safaris and hiking trails in the reserve.
There are 30 sites in Spioenkop, each accommodating a maximum of six people and are suitable for tents or caravans. There are communal ablution blocks with hot and cold water. Those wanting to visit for the day can find plenty of accommodation options near the reserve. Please contact us for more information.