Accommodation near Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve

The Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve is a protected enclosure within the Suikerbosrand Range, situated an hour's drive from the hub of Johannesburg.

The reserve was originally named after a varietal of sugar cane that was discovered in 1836 by the Voortrekker general, Hendrik Potgieter. Today, however, 'suikerbos' is now associated with the Transvaal-Sugar Bush that grows rampant in the reserve.

Considered Johannesburg's premier 'eco-tourist' site, visitors to the park will be awestruck by the 134km of unspoiled vegetation that greets them. With its grassy plains and the vast collection of flora and fauna, holidaymakers can take part in a range of outdoor activities such as cycling, lazy afternoon picnics or a hike in amongst the vegetation.

While the vast collection of vegetation is an impressive sight to see, there is also an endless variety of game - from Eland and Zebra to Mountain Reedbuck, Red Hartebeest and Black Wildebeest. If you're a bird watcher, the park is home to over 200 species of bird species ready to be spotted by those with a good eye.

For the seasoned hiker, a networked 66 km's of backpacking trails is ready to be explored, with the route snaking around the towering Suikersbosrand Mountain Range. For those looking for a leisurely meander, the Cheetah Trail is a short interpretative route that provides scenic vistas along the way. If walking is not an attractive option for you, the 60km Motor Vehicle Tourist Route gives you the opportunity to explore the area without having to stretch those legs.

The nearby town of Heidelberg is a historically rich area. Having first been established as a trading post in 1862, Heidelburg was the site of a concentration camp that harboured Boer women and children during the Second Boer War. Visitors can pay their respects to mothers and children who died during the war at the monument that was erected in their honour. Another historical landmark worth a quick visit is the home of the acclaimed writer and much-loved doctor, A.G. Visser.

Due to the expansive size of the area and the many tourist attractions to explore, a worthwhile visit to Suikerbosrand cannot be done in a single day. To make your visit all the more meaningful, enjoy a night's rest at one of the many nearby establishments.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
Bri-Shel Manor
11.4 km

From R600 pps

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All rooms are upmarket and equipped with percale linen, fresh towels, bathroom amenities, tea/coffee trays/aircons and electric blankets. A separate breakfast/dining room is available for all meals... More Info

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Heidelberg Kloof Lodge
12.1 km

From R680 pps

Nestled at the foot of the beautiful Suikerbosrand with its earthy and tranquil surroundings is your “Home from Home”. Heidelberg Kloof Lodge ensures a restful stay at excellent value for money. It is... More Info

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Die Dorps - Akker Gastehuis
12.2 km

From R430 pps

The Dorps-Akker Guest House with its hospitable character is well known in and around the Gauteng area as the perfect stay for your business trip. The relaxing and quiet atmosphere that we cherish her... More Info

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Henley River Lodge
17.2 km

From R1200* unit

Henley River Lodge is a 3 bed roomed, self-catering rental unit on the banks of the Klip River, in picturesque Henley-on-Klip.... More Info

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Hayani Country Stay
17.6 km

From R620* unit

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Experience the natural splendour of the Suikerbosrand near the historical town of Heidelberg with beautiful views. Enjoy a wonderful star spangled sky and relax around a crackling fire. Hayani Country... More Info

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Olive Garden Rendezvous Guesthouse
19.2 km

From R550* unit

Olive Garden Rendezvous Guesthouse offers guest rooms all with their own individual character in style and décor with secure private entrances. Olive Garden Rendezvous Guesthouse caters for all your r... More Info

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S'Tiba Guesthouse
19.5 km

From R500* unit

S'tiba Guesthouse is a unique and spectacular structure built to accommodate special guests and conferencing venue. Our establishment is at reach for Gauteng guests, at reach also out of province gues... More Info

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Open Arms Guest House
20.6 km


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From R300 pps

Situated in the heart of Brackenhurst, Alberton, south of Johannesburg. The open Arms Guest House has been designed keeping in mind the luxuries that we are used to at home. We understand the need of ... More Info

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Dimension Guest House
20.7 km

From R250 pps

Dimension Guest House is situated in Brackenhurst, Alberton. Situated close to the R59 freeway to give easy access to any where in Johannesburg and Vereeniging. Newly built and modern throughout. D... More Info

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KgalaKgadi Rest
20.9 km


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From R620* unit

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