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Nylsvley Nature Reserve

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We were staying in the opposite Deelkraal Reserve so it was an easy visit to this nice site i... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2018
Houthalen, Belgium
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Nice outing lots of birds and other wildlife.

Nice outing lots of birds and other wildlife. Dirt roads are accessable with a small car. Take some... read more

Reviewed December 17, 2017
Centurion, South Africa
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South West of Naboomspruit, Mookgophong 0560, South Africa
+27 15 293 3612
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

We stay close to Nylsvley and can drive out for a quick outing eg on a Sunday. There is a nice picnic spot and two bird hides in the reserve. We always see a lot of game. Bird life depends on season. There is a...More

Thank Elriza P
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Even during dry season this was a great place for birds and mammals. We only spend the afternoon, while we could have easily spend two days! Great opportunity to see some antelopes. I would not recommend the restaurant though: extremely slow service.

Thank Geographtraveller
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

We were staying in the opposite Deelkraal Reserve so it was an easy visit to this nice site i already knew from 2010 when i was working in the neighborhood. Recommendable especially when you love birdwatching.

Thank johanpY
Reviewed April 16, 2018

This reserve is famous for bird watching, and is the biggest inland floodplain in South-Africa. Even though you're not a birdwatcher you will still enjoy the beautiful scenery and many species of mammals and reptiles in the reserve. During the flood season up to 80,000...More

Thank RonelV67
Reviewed December 17, 2017

Nice outing lots of birds and other wildlife. Dirt roads are accessable with a small car. Take some water and some snacks along and enjoy the nature drive.

Thank oomjan2016
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Made our first visit to Nylsvley in early spring. Floodplain was dry as summer rains have not yet put in an appearance, but it must be a sight to behold once the floods arrive. Had a terrific time searching for the birds that make this...More

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Reviewed October 1, 2017

We visited the reserve after winter, so it was very dry. At the Jacana hide there was no water, so also not many birds. A few puddles remain at the new Crake hide, so there were enough birds there for a good weekend's birding. With...More

Thank djza
Reviewed April 4, 2017

We're regular visitors to this resort and generally stay in either the Guest House or on occassion on one of the Duck's Dens. Guest house is a lovely, spacious, amply furnished space in a fairly private setting if the dorms are not occupied. However can...More

Thank FletchNick
Reviewed October 27, 2016

Very relaxing with abundant bird live and various small game species. The hiking trails are well demarcated and easy to walk on. The hide at the dam was well structured and it was a pleasure just to sit and relax for awhile watching the bird...More

Thank neels1944
Reviewed August 26, 2016

Great stops to sit and view game and birds. Great for biking! Nature's best. Will go there anytime again.

Thank DeonGoosen
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