Accommodation near Rust de Winter Nature Reserve

Rust de Winter Nature Reserve is aninitiative of the Gauteng Provincial Government and is located an hour's drive north of Gauteng's big cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria, in the province of Limpopo. It is easily accessible thanks to the N1 highway and lies en route toother larger reserves like Kruger National Park and the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve as well South Africa's neighbours, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Mozambique.

Rust de Winter covers 1 650 hectares and surrounds the Rust de Winter Dam - one of the reserve's major attractions. The dam, which was built in 1920, can hold 28 million cubed metres of water and is used primarily for irrigation and recreational purposes.

While the dam acts as a beautiful centrepiece, the rest of the reserve is really quite stunning too. The reserve is home to a reasonably large variety of landscapes, which in turn provide varied habitats for all the birds, insects and other animals which inhabit the area. Woodlands are among the dominant vegetation type with leaved woodland, rocky woodland slopes and mixed woodland all featuring in addition to riverine forest and alluvial acacia veld.

The flora variety here provides a home to over 400 bird species, including a startling number of water birds. As a result, Rust de Winter Nature Reserve is well known as a birding hotspot. There is plenty of game too, from zebra, duiker, bushpig, aardvark and waterbuck, tokudu, nyala, otters and even crocodiles, the latter two inhabiting the ElandsRiver.

The reserve boasts a lovely visitors' area next to the dam, where in addition to bird and game watching, you can also try your hand at angling or a variety of water sports.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.



Zenzele River Lodge
1.4 km

From R1390* unit

This beautiful 320ha game farm is situated in the most breathtaking malaria-free bushveld region only a 85 km drive from Pretoria, set in the midst of a yellow monkey thorn tree sanctuary, situated in... More Info

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Jabali Game Reserve
14.2 km

From R300 pps

Jabali Game and Nature Reserve is a private destination only 45 minutes from Pretoria, South Africa. Private chalets with incredible views, overlooking unspoilt bushveld. Game viewing in your on vehic... More Info

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14.2 km

From R325 pps

Lily Rose offers comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation for business or leisure travelers in a quiet and secure suburb of Moreleta Park in Pretoria. Moreleta Park is conveniently located for quic... More Info

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Isilwane Bush Camp
15.8 km

From R4000* unit

Gauteng - Dinokeng Big 5 - Isilwane Bush Camp and Lodge Isilwane Bush Camp, in the Northern corner of Gauteng, is situated in Pride of Africa, which is part of the Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve.The D... More Info

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Dinokeng Hunters Pride Wildlife Estate
17.2 km

From R850 pps

Luxury four bedroom self catering fully air conditioned holiday home in a private estate in Dinokeng Game Reserve, just over 45 minutes north of Pretoria on the N1 Highway. The house has a covered pa... More Info

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Thekwane lodge
17.9 km

From R350 pps

Thekwane Lodge is situated within the Dinokeng Big5 Game Reserve, about 60Km north of Pretoria. The lodge has two complete family suite for catered and semi self-catering accommodation sleeping up to ... More Info

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Thorn Tree Bush Camp
18.6 km

From R450 pps

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Thorn Tree Bush Camp is located inside the borders of the Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve in Gauteng, South Africa. It is the first of free roaming Big 5 Game Reserve in Gauteng. There is something for ... More Info

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Foreva Wild
18.8 km

From R875 pps

Foreva Wild is situated 30 minutes or roughly 50kms, north of Pretoria (Gauteng) or 75 minutes from OR Tambo International airport in the Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve. From watching the sun rise, w... More Info

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Mooiplasie Bush Camp/Lodge
19.8 km


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From R100 pps

Mooiplasie Bushcamp, the ideal get away close to Pretoria. (65km) Ideal for family or couple getaways. We are a self catering establishment, fully equipped. ( bring only food and drinks).....We a... More Info

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Mongena Game Lodge
19.8 km

From R1080 pps

The 63-bed four star rated Mongena Game Lodge is situated in the malaria-free north-western section of the Big 5 Dinokeng Game Reserve - a convenient 40 minutes' drive, 50 km north of Pretoria. It is... More Info

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