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A relatively small, 2536 hectare reserve, is situated in magnificent mountain scenery against the Drakensberg escarpment, on the R533, west of the historic mining village of Pilgrim Rest The reserve conserves a mountain environment in transition zone between the highlands and the lowveld around the Ohrigstad Dam. The reserve, being close to a major tourist route, offers an excellent opportunity for visitors to stop over and enjoy the facilities of the reserve. This is primarily an angling, birding and hiking destination with a growing number of game species include carp, Yellowfish and bream. The reserve is home to over 200 species of birds including the rare crowned eagle.



  • Angling
  • Hiking
  • Self-guided game drives
  • Boating
  • Camping


  • Gate entry per person Adults R35 Children 12yrs to pensioners R20
  • Camping per campsite R200 (max 6 people)