Lying west of the northern reaches of the Kruger National Park, Nwanedi Game Reserve is particularly scenic. It is located 35 km north of the town of Thohoyandou. This scenic nature and game reserve on the foothills of the Venda mountains are characterised by varied landscapes and rich diversity of animals. The landscapes include umbrella thorn savannah, mopani patches and dense bushveld towards the mountains. The spectacular Tshihovhohovho Falls and the massive Nwanedi Dam are the scenic highlights of the reserve. Antelopes, giraffe, white rhino and the occasional leopard can be seen. The reserve offers a camping site, tented camps and is also home to the Eclipse Safari Lodge with a variety of facilities and activities on offer.
Kruger is the largest game reserve in South Africa, the Kruger National Park is larger than Israel. Nearly 2 million hectares of land that stretch for 352 kilometres (20 000 square kilometres) from north to south along the Mozambique border, is given over to an almost indescribable wildlife experience. Certainly it ranks with the best in Africa and is the flagship of the country’s national parks – rated as the ultimate safari experience. The Punda Maria Gate of the Kruger National is approximately 40km from our guesthouse. Kruger is the land of baobabs, fever trees, knob thorns, marula and mopane trees underneath which lurk the Big Five, the Little Five (buffalo weaver, elephant shrew, leopard tortoise, ant lion and rhino beetle), the birding Big Six (ground hornbill, kori bustard, lappet-faced vulture, martial eagle, pel’s fishing owl and saddle-bill stork) and more species of mammals than any other African Game Reserve.