ID #1090

Soetdoring Nature Reserve, Central Free State.

The ideal place to enjoy a picnic under a canopy of sweet-thorn trees. This 7500-Ha reserve on the banks of the Modder River also has a predator park with lion and Cape wild dogs. Gemsbok, white rhino, eland, springbok, blesbok, black wildebeest, zebra and red hartebeest roam the plains of the reserve while kudu, waterbuck, reedbuck and impala find sanctuary along the riverbanks. Reptiles and smaller mammals include leguaan (monitor), Cape clawless otter, water mongoose, small spotted genet, African wild cat and tortoises. The Krugersdrift Dam attracts waterbirds, while martial and fish eagles breed in the tall trees near the shore.  The east gate is on the Bloemfontein-Bultfontein road (R700) north of Bloemfontein while the west gate is on the Bloemfontein-Kimberley road (R64)

Western Side (Krugersdrift Dam)

•    Overnight camping, without electricity
•    Ablution facilities
•    Angling for yellowfish, Organge River mudfish, barbel and carp
•    Windsurfing,
•    Camping and
•    Canoeing

Eastern Side.

•    Madinokge Train Camp sleeps 78, with ablution facilities, a kitchen and lapa
•    15 picnic spots
•    Lapa with barbecue facilities is available
•    Modern conference centre with kitchen and roofed barbecue area for meetings and social functions
•    Bush camp
•    Game viewing
•    Birding
•    Picnic spots
•    Two-day canoe route
•    Predator park
•    Angling
•    Lion and Cape vulture restaurant arranged in advance

Soetdoring Nature Reserve is on the R64 northwest of Bloemfontein, which is at the intersection of the N1 with the N6 and the N8. AASoet

Contct:            Tourism Officer
Soetdoring Nature Reserve
Box 264 Bloemfontein 9300
+27 (51) 433 9002 telephone
+27 (51) 433 9002 fax

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Last update: 2014-03-06 15:14
Author: Alan McIver
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