Nylsvley Nature Reserve
Close to the ground.

GPS: S 24 38.100 E 028 39.908 | elevation 1,115 m/3,658 ft

Nylsvley Nature Reserve is a sanctuary for bird lovers. The Nyl River flows through the 40 square kilometer nature reserve and empties out into South Africa’s largest flood plain, which stretches over 70 km. This enormous flood plain can accommodate up to 80,000 migratory birds in a wet season and more than 365 species have been identified within the reserve. There are five well-hidden observation hides throughout the park that provide a relaxing platform from which to watch the many birds.

There are a number of accommodation options beside the main entrance gate.

Campsites are located about 300 m inside the park from the entrance gate and have water taps, large braai facilities, picnic tables and bathrooms, but no electricity or hot showers. There are three Chalets that are clean with comfortable beds, a kitchenette and a private outdoor sitting area with a braai.

Heron Guest House can accommodate up to six people in its three bedrooms and has a kitchen, TV and outdoor braai area. The Presidential Suite is a private setting with a four post king-size bed, a modern outdoor shower, and a Jacuzzi and braai area.

The Spoonbill Restaurant

The Spoonbill Restaurant is located at the main entrance gate and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.