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GEtting there

Cape Town via N1

 

  1. Take the N1 towards Paarl, through Worcester tunnel.

  2. Turn right to Robertson R62. Stay on the R62 through Robertson, Ashton, Montagu, Barrydale, Ladismith, Calitzdorp.

  3. +-13km after Calitzdorp turn left onto an unnamed gravel road.

  4. Follow this road until you reach the Art Gallery at Kruisrivier, then turn right towards Cango Caves.

  5. Follow this road until you see Swartberg Game Reserve entrance gate on your left.

 

Cape Town via N2/R62 

 

  1. Take N2 towards Somerset West, travel over Sir Lowry's Pass.

  2. Stay on N2 through Caledon, Riviersonnerend, Swellendam.

  3. When you reach Buffelsjagsrivier you will see a big BP fuel station with a petting zoo.

  4. +- 1.5km after the fuel station turn left towards Suurbraak. Travel through Suurbraak, roughly 1km out of the town turn left onto Tradouw Pass. Follow the road until you reach a T-junction. Turn right and follow that road through Barrydale, Ladismith and Calitzdorp.

  5. +-13km after Calitzdorp turn left onto an unnamed gravel road. Follow this road until you reach the Art Gallery at Kruisrivier, then turn right towards Cango Caves. Follow this road until you see Swartberg Game Reserve Entrance gate on your left.

 

 

Cape Town via N2/George

 

  1. Take N2 towards Somersetwest, travel over Sir Lowry's Pass. Stay on N2 through Caledon, Riviersonnerend, Swellendam, Heidelberg, Riversdale, keep left to stay on N2 to avoid going into Mosselbay town.

  2. Turn left towards Oudtshoorn.

  3. Follow this road over the Outeniqua Pass, when you reach T-junction turn left, another-T junction turn left (follow signs to Oudtshoorn) Stay on this road and travel straight through Oudtshoorn. Follow signs to Cango Caves.

  4. 2 km before the Caves turn left, travel for 15km, then turn left again. Stay on this road. It will become a gravel road, 7km on the gravel road leads you to our entrance gates.

 

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FAQ

Is the reserve malaria free?

We are situated in a malaria FREE zone. ​

What is the nearest town? 

Oudtshoorn. 60 km's away on a superb tarred road.

Are there any other amenities in the area?

There are a number of great restaurants in the area, such as De Kombuys.

What's the weather like?

Summers can get hot and winters cold so ensure you pack appropriately. 

 

What should I pack? 

We advise you to bring the following to make the most of your experience with us: Binoculars (available to rent), Hat, sunscreen (summer) Jacket, beanie/scarf (winter), appropriate walking shoes, camera, bird guide, mammal guide, plant guide, reptile guide, water bottle (to fill up with the best water in the world from the mountain stream.

How often does it snow?

We get snow every year but it is difficult to predict when. The best way to stay updated is to follow @Snowreportsa

Extra Info

  • All wild animals should be considered dangerous and care should be taken at all times. It is however considered safe to walk, run, cycle on the top side of the reserve.

  • The Southern side of the reserve is regarded as Big 5 territory, (buffalo, leopard) thus no walking will take place here. This area can be accessed by booking a game drive with us.

  • We encourage family experiences and therefore welcome children of all ages as long as they are supervised by an adult.