The Reserve

Rietspruit Game ReserveLeadwood Big Game Estate was one of the founding members of the Rietspruit Game Reserve. Today the Rietspruit Game Reserve covers  5 444 hectares with the Northern Drakensberg as backdrop.

Here you will find a host of plains game species including;  Giraffe, Zebra, Eland, Nyala Kudu, Bushbuck, Gnu, Impala etc.

Iconic wildlife such as Black Rhino, White Rhino and Elephant now roam freely on the reserve alongside healthy predator populations such as Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Spotted and Brown Hyena and we are fortunate to be in the Wild Dog home range - which are regularly seen.

Lesser diurnal and nocturnal mammals are routinely seen making game viewing rewarding and interesting.

The vegetation is predominately savannah, dotted with rocky outcrops and marginal forest riverine vegetation allowing the Reserve to support diverse wildlife. Ample water points such as  earth dams, natural pans and well placed water points dot the reserve allowing wildlife to make full use of the reserve even in the winter months.

The reserve has benefitted from a provincially approved wildlife management program which is now nearing completion.

The Rietspruit  Game Reserve now stands testament to the hard work and dedication of its members to constantly improve the wildlife of the reserve and make wildlife viewing rewarding for its members.


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