Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve - Waterval Boven, Highlands Meander

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Waterval Boven, Highlands Meander

Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve

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Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve in Waterval Boven

Situated 290 km from Johannesburg on the Waterval Boven, Rocky Drift Private Nature Reserve. This fine establishment embraces an enclosed valley of approximately 257 hectares and some of the most beautiful mountain country to be found in the Waterval Boven district. The climate is typical of summer rainfall areas with winter and summer mean temperatures of between six degrees in winter and 34 degrees in summer to be expected.

Nourished by the Joubert spruit tributary of the Elands river, the natural water supply is fountain fed from the mountain tops and of the highest quality. At no stage during the past 60 years has the stream ever dried up. The Nature Reserve is ecologically contained and home to many species of fauna such as bush buck, baboon, klipspringer, duiker, steenbok, vaal reed buck, vervet monkeys, leopard, genet, rooikat and rock pythons to name a few. There is also an abundance of bird life, including black eagle, steppe buzzard as well as various kites and falcons.

Rich in natural and South African history, the kloof and slopes of the valley once housed President Paul Kruger's commandos during the period of his escape to exile via Lourenco Marques, now Maputo. Circular rock encampments with old Martini Henry rifle shells and enamel mugs used by the Boer soldiers and Scouts are sometimes unearthed on the property.

Facilities & Activities nearby:

Facilities available at Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve,Waterval Boven, Highlands Meander

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Available Next Weekend
  • Available This Weekend
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Hiking
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Laundry Facilities
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Winter School Holidays
  • Womens Day Weekend
Activities Nearby
  • Bicycle Touring
  • Bird Watching
  • Climbing - Sport
  • Climbing - Traditional
  • Fishing - Fly
  • Trout Fishing
  • Walking

Nearby Towns:

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GPS Co-Ordinates: 30° 22' 31.8" E / 25° 39' 14.3" S

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Driving to Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve in Waterval Boven, Highlands Meander

Departing: O.R. Tambo International Airport
Address: O.R. Tambo International Airport, O R Tambo Airport Rd, Johannesburg, 1627, South Africa
Distance: 128 km / Duration: 2 hours 21 mins
1.Head northwest0.5 km
2.Keep left at the fork to continue on Exit 46, follow signs for R21 N/City Center/Kempton Park/Pretoria and merge onto R21
Partial toll road
2.8 km
3.Take exit 43 for Voortrekker Road toward Kempton Park/M960.5 km
4.Turn right onto Voortrekker Rd83 m
5.Turn right at the 1st cross street25 m
6.Merge onto R21 via the ramp to R24/Johannesburg/O R Tambo International Airport
Toll road
7.2 km
7.At the interchange 429A-Rietfontein, keep left and follow signs for N12 toward Witbank
Partial toll road
113 km
8.Merge onto N4
Toll road
128 km

Nearest Airport & Flights

O.R. Tambo International Airport - Johannesburg

+ FIND FLIGHT TO Johannesburg

OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is the busiest airport in South Africa and Africa, with about 17 million passengers coming through every year. Johannesburg International as it was known previously, was renamed in 2006 to honour the memory of Oliver Reginald Tambo, contributor to the liberation of South Africa.

OR Tambo International Airport is 20-minutes away from the eastern suburbs of Johannesburg and 45 minutes from Sandton unless you take the gautrain which takes only 15 minutes to get to Sandton.

Reviews for Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve

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review by Benette Booysen

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review by Jacques Pretorius

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Quiet peaceful resort, lots of beautiful nature all around. Well equipped clean cottages. The only reason i have not given more stars is due to our stay being cut short due to poor admin on the side of Rocky Drift, where they double booked a unit.

review by NiC Paidas

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Beautiful views. Only problem is we cannot take the car to the front door to offload but its a very peaceful place.

review by Jadine Ventouris

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Gorgeous setting and well-equipped cottages. I loved my stay here. The hike to all the pools was a highlight.

review by Gilda Swanepoel

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My whole family had a wonderful stay here in this truly beautiful place. One of the most peaceful and tranquil places we have ever been. Everyone (kids aged 1 to 9 plus mum and dad) loved it. Just be aware that the nearest decent supermarket is in Belfast, the other side of the toll gate. Visit it now before it becomes more developed.

review by Martin Hensher, United Kingdom

"My stay was perfect"

Hi, my stay was perfect, my family enjoyed it, and thanks to safari and the lady named Kelly, who was very helpful in giving us quotes. You should get more staff like that. I will be visiting the place again.

review by Yusuf Amod, South Africa

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