For the travellers venturing to the Anysberg Nature Reserve in South Africa’s Klein Karoo region, a massive territory is waiting to be explored at will. The reserve’s nearly 80,000 hectares consists of plains, deep valleys and steep gorges with the breathtaking Cape Fold Mountains towering above. Characteristic fynbos has given the area the status of a World Heritage Site.
The diverse wildlife population is sustained by three rivers running through the reserve. Safari-goers can expect to see numerous antelope species and even rare ones like the Cape Mountain Zebra, as well as the critically-endangered riverine rabbit.
Anysberg Nature Reserve is within a few hours drive from Cape Town and George, where there are airports with car hire facilities. The closest towns in the immediate area are Touwsrivier and Laingsburg on the N1 and Montagu and Ladismith on the R62.
Guests of Anysberg Nature Reserve should be aware that there is no power available. There are a handful of camping sites with gas and a solar-powered communal kitchen and ablution facilities.
Anysberg Nature Reserve is best explored on foot, and there is a handful of walking and hiking routes to choose from that run throughout the massive area of nearly 80 000 hectares
Anysberg Nature Reserve is the unique backdrop for a variety of enchanting species. These include more than a 180 different birds, as well as a myriad of antelope species. Predators like black-back jackals and caracals can also be spotted with the occasional appearance of the rare mountain leopard.
Anysberg Nature Reserve is a year-round destination. Temperatures in the summer can be on the high side, but cooling off in the local water sources will bring a welcome respite from the heat. The winter months in the Western Cape bring seasonal rain.
Visitors to Anysberg Nature Reserve have a great variety of activities to choose from. The natural world is best explored during walking and hiking, while horse riding will give a different perspective. For the more active, mountain biking and swimming will ensure an excellent breakaway.
Overnight facilities at Anysberg Nature Reserve are geared to giving guests a truly natural experience. There is a handful of camping sites with gas and a solar-powered communal kitchen and ablution facilities. The four cottages at Tapfontein can only be accessed with a 4WD vehicle and guests are reminded to bring bedding and other necessities as there is no power.