About Polokwane Nature Reserve
Not only does Polokwane Nature Reserve have a healthy rhino population, it also features a number of fabulous walks and hikes. With over 21 species of mammals, this small reserve outside Polokwane is well worth a stop.
Enthusiastic birders come here to check out the isolated eastern population of the Short-clawed Lark. The reserve is known as an excellent place for bushveld, thornveld and grassveld birding with over 300 bird species recorded.
Keep your eyes and ears open for the Tinkling Cisticola, Northern Black Korhaan, Shelley´s Francolin, Double-banded Courser, Burchell´s Sandgrouse, Bushveld Pipit, Great Sparrow, African Wren-Warbler and Chestnut-vented Tit-Babbler – all found here.
You have a good chance of spotting breeding raptors including the African Hawk-Eagle, Black-chested Snake-Eagle, Secretary Bird, Wahlberg´s Eagle, Greater Kestrel and Gabar Goshawk.
The reserve offers a neat camping and caravan site as well as chalet accommodation.
Opening hours are 07:00 – 16:30
+27 (0)15 290 2331
Directions to Polokwane Nature ReserveFrom the N1 south of Polokwane, turn onto the Tzaneen bypass road R71/R81. Turn right onto Silicon Road at the second intersection. The reserve entrance is on the right.
Accommodation near Polokwane Nature Reserve
Polokwane Nature Reserve Map
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling