Wildlife Sanctuaries and Game Lodges

ID #1055

Koppies Dam Nature Reserve, Koppies, Northern Free State.

This 4300-Ha nature reserve, on the Wolwe River, consists mainly of grasslands with dense thickets of sweet thorn trees and weeping willows along the Renoster (Rhino) River. White rhino and a large herd of buffalo. Fish eagles nest in large trees along the upper reaches of the dam, while secretary birds prefer isolated thorn trees in the grasslands, which are home to several highveld birds such as spikeheeled, pinkbilled and clapper larks, the longtailed widow and marsh owl. Small mammals such as cane rats have started colonising the riverine vegetation. A haven for anglers. In addition to species like mudfish, barbel and carp, good yellowfish catches can be expected. Features include:

•    Camping sites without electricity
•    Ablution facilities with hot and cold water
•    Thatched shelters with braai facilities.
•    Self-catering tented bush camp sleeps 12.
•    Caravan park with electrical outlets.
•    Game viewing
•    Birding
•    Angling
•    Watersports including waterskiing, paragliding and sailing.

Summers are hot with typical highveld thunderstorms. Winters are warm and sunny but nights are cold.

16-km east of Koppies, which is on the N1 55-km north of Kroonstad, which is on the N1 north of Winburg, which is at the intersection of the N1 with the N5. AAKoppies

Contct:            Chief Nature Conservator
Koppies Dam Nature Reserve
Box 151 Koppies 9540
+27 (5672) ask for 2521 telephone and fax


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Last update: 2014-03-04 20:01
Author: Alan McIver
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