Wildlife Sanctuaries and Game Lodges

ID #1011

Caledon Nature Reserve, Wepener, Southern Free State.

Also referred to as the Welbedacht Dam Nature Reserve, a holiday on a floating bush camp in this beautiful 3700-Ha reserve is unforgettable. The rolling hills, green in summer and golden in winter, afford a clear view of the valley below, where the Caledon River slowly winds its way through thick reed beds to the Welbedacht Dam. Because of the hilly terrain, there are several kloofs with steep rocky sides. Game includes black wildebeest, gemsbok, grey rhebok and Burchell’s zebra. Nearly 200 species of birds, a large proportion of which are waterbirds, including fish eagle, have been spotted.  Record carp and barbel are caught while mudfish and yellowfish are plentiful.  Features include:

•    Two floating bush camps each accommodate 16 people.
•    A lapa at each bush camp with barbecue (braai) facilities
•    Ablution facilities at each camp
•    Angling
•    Birding
•    Game viewing
•    Canoeing
•    4x4 trail

Winters are cold but the days are warm and sunny. Summers are hot with occasional thunderstorms.

On the R701 between Wepener and Smithfield, which is on the N6 southeast of Bloemfontein, which is at the intersection of the N1 with the N6 and the N8. The Van Rooyenshek border post into Lesotho is close to Wepener. AACalenature

Contct:            Chief Nature Conservator
Caledon Nature Reserve
Box 84 Wepener 9944
+27 (51) 583 1920 telephone
+27 (51) 583 1921 fax

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Last update: 2014-03-04 20:09
Author: Alan McIver
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