The Reserve

The Farm is situated in the Olifants River valley in Middelburg, Mpumalanga and is designated as irreplaceable and highly significant in terms of the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Authority’s bio diversity assessment criteria which qualifies it to be registered as a Protected area. The Olifants and Klein Olifants rivers converge in the North Western corner of the farm and meander on to Loskop and the Kruger National Park.

The Farm being situated in the transition area of the Lowveld and Highveld boasts more grass species than the Kruger National Park. The Rock art, cycad populations of the critically endangered Encephalartos Middelburgensis and vulnerable Lanatus, the extensive river frontages, permanent internal wetlands and streams, riverine forestation, gorges, savannah plains, rocky outcrops and cliffs make the farm a jewel amongst the mines and mealie fields of Middelburg and Witbank and more than justify the farm’s irreplaceable and highly significant status. The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) support this designation.

Kudu, Eland, Giraffe, Impala, Blesbuck, Bushbuck, Springbok, Wildebeest, Ostrich, Red Hartebeest, Klipspringer, Waterbuck, Oribi, Leopard, Hyena, Aardwolf, Bushpig, Honey Badger and Serval are some of the game which roam freely on 5000 hectares. The African Finfoot, Southern Bald Ibis and Denhams Bustard are present in the 290 confirmed bird sightings.
It is the owners mission to preserve and protect the bio diversity of this piece of paradise and to eradicate all invasive and alien vegetation which compromise the farm.


Although Bezhoek is located just 25km outside of Middelburg there is no hint of any city activity once you arrive at Bezhoek. 5000ha of pristine nature is tucked away in the Olifants river valley, ready to be explored. The Olifants river borders Bezhoek Nature Reserve on the West while the Klein Olifants forms the Northern border.

Bezhoek is a 90 minute drive from Pretoria, making it the ideal destination for a weekend breakaway. 


Bezhoek is situated in the transition zone between the high veld and low veld and experiences typical highveld weather but with much lower temperatures in the winter evenings and increased humidity in the summer days.

We suggest you always check the weather forecast before your departure. Alternatively contact your host.

Below is the link to the most up to date weather forecast for Bezhoek.