Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve

Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve

Vernon Crookes is set high upon a plateau overlooking the beautiful rondavel-dotted hillsides of the nearby Zulu villages. The terrain is primarily grassland with forested ravines. A network dirt roads traverse the park, which make for pleasant game drives. However some of these roads are quite treacherous and should not be attempted with a sedan. The reserve is home a few large herbivores, mainly zebra.
Springtime brings an impressive display of wild flowers that shouldn't be missed. There are two small dams on the reserve that attract a large variety of birdlife. As there are no large predators in reserve hikers may roam about freely through the grassy hills.

ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES AT VERNON CROOKES NATURE RESERVE:
- game drives
- hiking
- bird watching
- wild flowers

SUMMARY OF WILDLIFE & FLORA:
Mammals: numerous large herbivores including blue wildebeest, nyala, impala, zebra and eland, as well as many smaller mammals such as jackal, porcupine and mongoose
Birdlife: over 300 bird species
Vegetation: wild flowers, grassland


DIRECTIONS TO VERNON CROOKES NATURE RESERVE:
- from the N2 at Park Rynie, take the R612 west toward Ixopo.
- 3 km past Umzimto turn left and follow for 6 km to the gates


South Coast Accommodation

Accommodation Near Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve

Sleeps: 8
From R 1 600,00
Per unit, per night.

Selborne Park A11

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pennington

14.0km South East of Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve

Welcome to our beautiful, family home overlooking the 2nd fairway at Selborne Park - South Africa's original Golf Estate! 4 double bedrooms (2 queen, 2 x 2 singles)

From R 2 900,00
Per unit, per night.

Selborne: Tasselberry Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pennington

14.6km South East of Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve

This privately owned villa, situated on the 14th fairway of the Selborne golf course, offers secure, self-catering accommodation for eight people. It has two en-suite bedrooms with king size beds, while the other two bedrooms each have two single

Sleeps: 6
From R 1 800,00
Per unit, per night.

Unit G2 Selborne Park Golf Estate

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pennington

14.6km South East of Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve

An exquisite 3 bedroomed double story villa situated in Selborne Park Golf Estate, Pennington, Kwa-Zulu Natal. The house is ideally positioned in this beautiful golf estate, fronting onto the 17th fairway.

Sleeps: 6
From R 1 500,00
Per unit, per night.

G28 Selborne Park Golf Estate

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pennington

14.6km South East of Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve

This tranquil 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom duplex is situated on the 14th fairway of Selborne Park Golf Estate, KZN South Coast. The Estate offers visitors a top 100 (Golfer's Digest) rated 18 hole golf course.

Sleeps: 10
From R 1 200,00
Per unit, per night.

Selborne: Villa P5

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pennington

14.6km South East of Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve

A privately owned self-catering Villa situated on the 9th Fairway of South Africa's first Golf Estate

Sleeps: 10
From R 1 000,00
Per unit, per night.

Familie Nes

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pennington

15.9km South East of Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve

A lovely, spacious 10 sleeper self-catering house (three bedrooms and two bathrooms). The first bedroom has a double bed with two single beds and an on suite bathroom with a shower, basin and toilet. Second bedroom has a double bed with two single...

Barney's By The Sea

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Pennington

15.9km South East of Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve

The main bedroom with a double bed has an en-suite bathroom consisting of a toilet, basin and shower only. The second bedroom has a queensize bed. The walk through alcove "room" has twin beds. The second bathroom has a toilet, basin and shower only.

Digger's Cabin

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pennington

15.9km South East of Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve

A fully equipped self catering log cabin that sleeps 6. The cabin is serviced daily. Bring your own beach towels. Digger's Cabin is situated 14km drive from Scottburgh on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast within walking distance of the beach, ...

From R 90,00
Per person, per night sharing.

River Valley Resort Caravan Park

Caravan or Camping Accommodation in Pennington

15.9km East of Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve

River Valley Resort - Pennington, is set in a most beautiful valley on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, with a backdrop of dense coastal and riverine bush, boarded by a beautiful Mangrove forest between the resort and the Mzinto River.

Sleeps: 20 in 5 units/rooms
From R 550,00
Per unit, per night.

River Valley Resort

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pennington

15.9km East of Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve

With year round sunshine, sardines, fishing, majestic bird life, beautiful surroundings and comfortable accommodation, River Valley Resort is definitely the resort for you and your family for that weekend getaway, or annual vacation.