Nwanedi Nature Reserve
Close to the ground.

GPS: S 22 35.160 E 030 24.921 | elevation 508 m/1,667 ft

Nwanedi Nature Reserve is a 93 square kilometer reserve situated on the foothills of the Venda Mountains and features a variety of landscapes - primarily umbrella thorn savannah with a smattering of Mopani and Baobab trees. The highlights of the reserve are the impressive Tshihovhohovho Waterfall and the large Nwanedi Dam. The reserve has antelope, white rhino, giraffe, tons of baboons and a variety of birds.

Promotional material for the nature reserve advertises activities such as canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking and fishing, but note that you must bring all of your own equipment. There are also a few hiking trails with scenic landscape views and a path to the Tshihovhohovho Waterfall.


Nwanedi Main Lodge

Nwanedi Main Lodge has self-catering en suite two-person chalets with a kitchenette, TV, AC and outside braai facilities. There are campsites with electric outlets, lights, water taps and braai facilities with spots under the shade of large canopy trees. Baboons roam free around the camp.


Nwanedi Main Lodge Restaurant

Nwanedi Main Lodge Restaurant is set beautifully amidst green lawns and large trees, with a distant vista of river and mountains. It has a small menu of soup, salads, and meat dishes, with specialties like fish curry and grills.