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Activities

Whether you want to relax and take in the scenery or go hiking, biking and trail running, we have something for everyone.

Hiking Trails

From 6 km to 120 km over mountains, through valleys, along the river and through the forest, Slackpacking and two day hikes by arrangement.

Mountain Biking

From the beginner to the top riders, Bezhoek has 7 km to 60 km routes over varying and diverse pristine landscapes.

Trail Running

There are trails throughout the 4500 hectare reserve, allowing for an invigorating run from sunrise to sunset amongst the giraffes and zebras.

Game Drives

The game drives take you through the most pristine natural environment the Olifants River valley has to offer.

Wildlife

Wildlife including leopard, hyena, giraffe, eland, sable, oribi and many other species, which all roam freely within the 4500 hectare reserve.

Swimming Pool

Take in the stunning landscapes and tranquil atmosphere, while lounging.

Dining

Three delicious meals a day prepared by our Chef. Our bush boma offers guests an exceptional bush dining experience.

Birding

With over 300 confirmed bird species on the Bezhoek Reserve, this is a must visit destination for serious and recreational birders alike.

Heritage

Bezhoek Private Nature Reserve has several historical structures, initiation sites, graves and well preserved rock art panels. Unfortunately the rock art is protected and is not accessible at present.

Hiking, Running and Mountain Biking

Bezhoek Private Nature Reserve is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Come experience our luxury tented camp, where you can explore the great outdoors while still enjoying all the comforts of home. Whether you want to go on a game drive or relax and take in the scenery, go hiking, we have something for everyone.

Our Luxurious tents with en suite bathrooms are fully equipped to allow you to rough it in style and comfort. With its own private game reserve, Bezhoek offers guests the opportunity to view a variety of wildlife, including leopard, giraffe and zebra to name a few. The stunning landscapes and tranquil atmosphere make Bezhoek a truly special place to stay.

Game Drives

The game drives and trails take you through the most pristine areas along river courses, over the cliffs with natural crystal clear streams, exquisite rock formations and abundant wildlife and offer the most beautiful views of the Olifants River valley.

With such extensive heritage and abundant natural wonders within the reserve, there is no shortage of sights, sounds and sensory delights for guests to experience.

Wildlife

Bezhoek Nature Reserve is home to a myriad of wildlife species. Kudu, eland, giraffe, bushbuck, springbok, wildebeest, red hartebeest, klipspringer and oribi are just some of the game which roam freely on 4500 hectares as well as leopard, hyena, aardwolf, honey badger and serval. Sightings of the giant bull frog and African python, whilst scarce and infrequent, have been reported and – along with the over 1000 head of game roaming the reserve – make every game drive one to look forward to.

Birding

With over 300 confirmed bird species on the Bezhoek Private Nature Reserve, this is a must visit destination for serious and recreational birders alike.

Iconic bird species including African Finfoot, Verreaux’s Eagle, White-bellied Korhaan and Southern Bald Ibis as well as the better represented groups including Kingfishers, Goshawks, Swallows, Nightjars and Owls can be spotted in this diverse avian wonderland.

Bird counts are conducted in summer and winter every year and the bird list updated on an ongoing basis.