Doorndraai Dam Nature Reserve

The Doorndraai Dam is part of the 7 000-hectare Doorndraai Nature Reserve situated on the Sterk River and in the foothills of the Waterberg. Anglers can find various fish in the dam including largemouth bass, carp and yellowfish.

The Doorndraai Dam is surrounded by grassland, bushveld and woodland that provide an ideal habitat for a wide variety of birds (300 species) and mammals. Twenty-three species of raptor have been recorded in the reserve including Osprey, resident African Fish Eagle, Martial Eagle, Verreaux’s’ Eagle and Tawny Eagle. Many waders, herons, ducks and Common Whimbrel can be seen on the open shoreline.

Lalele Crocodile Farm

Lalele is a beautiful oasis style Croc-Farm which was built in 1995. The farmhouses 14,000 Crocs. Experience a Live feeding show on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 14:30.

Relax at the lovely “Crocktail” Bar and enjoy a delicious Croc Meat Meal in the Restaurant. Explore the Curio shop for young and old with Crocodile leather products produced on the farm.

In addition to the above, the following attractions are situated within a 15 km radius of Andanté Game Farm: horse riding, hot water spring/hydro, 2 golf courses and 5 restaurants.

Nylsvley Nature Reserve

The Nylsvley Nature Reserve is situated in the upper reaches of the Nyl River east of the N1 highway and R101 between Modimolle (Nylstroom) and Mookgophong, and the 4,000-hectare Nylsvley Conservancy is part of South Africa’s largest flood-plain. The Nylsvley Nature Reserve is well known for its exceptional bird-life diversity, with 370 species recorded, of which 102 are waterfowl. During good rainy seasons, the floodplain becomes a hive of activity, with the best estimate for waterbird numbers being approximately 80 000. Consequently, the Reserve is regarded as one of the premier bird-watching localities in the country. Most of the thousands of visitors who visit the reserve each year are birdwatchers. The system also plays an important role for frogs and fish, which gather in large numbers to breed when the floodplain becomes flooded.

The reserve is home to 72 mammal species, including rare Roan Antelope. Breeding of endangered Roan antelope, which use the floodplain extensively, and rare Tsessebe (the fastest antelope in the Bushveld) is another of the conservation priorities and appealing features of the reserve. Scientific research is also an important component of the reserve, making it one of the most intensively studied sites in the world. Various international scientists still conduct research in the Nylsvley reserve and surrounding areas.