1Pilanesberg Game Reserve
This game reserve has been conveniently established inside the crater of a long extinct volcano. The Pilanesberg covers over 55 000 hectares and is home to the Big 5, wild dog and other sought-after species.
2Madikwe Game Reserve
One of South Africa’s conservation success stories, the land where Madikwe Game Reserve is located was once farmland that has been transformed into ‘Big 5’ country.
3Magaliesberg Mountain Range
The rocky kloofs of the Magaliesberg mountain range north of Johannesburg are the ideal place for birdwatching. Here you’ll find Cape vultures, black eagles, jackal buzzards, falcons and many more.
4Barberspan Bird Sanctuary
A birdwatcher's paradise – the Barberspan Bird Sanctuary boasts 365 bird species including rare migrants. Look out for many waterfowl, storks, ibis, flamingos, herons - and there are plenty of unique species that will excite birders.
5Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary
6The Tswaing Crater
7Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre
8Kgaswane Mountain Reserve
Famous for its breeding herd of sable antelope, Kgwasane Mountain Reserve, just above Rustenberg, is home to 800 antelope species such as oribi, mountain reedbuck, impala, red hertebeest, zebra, springbok, steenbok, kudu and waterbuck. Predators including leopard, caracal, aardwolf and jackal are also found here.
9Mafikeng Game Reserve
10The Elephant Sanctuary