“Natural bush veld” – This is not a commercial game reserve but has the feeling of natural bush veld inhabited by species that have always lived here. The reserve is a mixture of private homes , lodges and large tracts of grassland or thorn veld, crisscrossed by roads of differing quality, with frequent spottings of zebra, kudu and other antelope and the occasional giraffe.
Less than 120km from the center of Johannesburg is the Dinokeng Game Reserve, this reserve is a collection of privately own lodges, and the only free roaming Big 5 Game Reserve in the province. This fabulous reserve is near Hamanskraal and features a self-drive route which allows those who like to navigate their own way through the bushveld to do just that.
Although this is a Big 5 Reserve you cannot expect to find them all in one day, but they are around in small numbers, the elephants and buffalo may be encountered in large groups because of their tendencies to form herds, and there is an impressive variety of other large animals to be spotted such as giraffe, zebra, eland, kudu, blesbok, impala and warthog.
Over 300 species of birds have been recorded in the greater Dinokeng area, and for us, the most exciting birds at present are a pair of Martial Eagles, they are a rarity in Gauteng and Eagles generally raise only a single chick every year.
The dam at Intundla offers a perfect viewpoint and is a watering hole to many animals like Kudu, Warthog, and Meerkat as seen in the video below.
Posted by Intundla Game Lodge & Bush Spa on Monday, 17 October 2016