Get it on Google Play

Songimvelo Game Reserve

Songimvelo Game Reserve - Swaziland

Songimvelo Game Reserve

Songimvelo Game Reserve is South Africa's largest provincial game reserve, covering an area of almost 50,000 ha, and is managed by Mpumalanga Parks Board. The reserve lies along the Eastern Drakensberg escarpment between Barberton and Badplaas. The Songimvelo Game Reserve is characterized by a diverse and magnificent landscape which consists of open plains, forested ravines and gorges, hidden valleys and rolling hills. The reserve lies within an area of high plant diversity, and includes an impressive total of almost 1,500 known plant species, including a number of more recently discovered varieties. Songimvelo is also home of the last wild population of Woolly Cycad.

Due to the varying altitudes, climate, and geology, the reserve supports a wide diversity of bird and animal life. The grasslands within the reserve attract herds of game such as Burchell's Zebra, Blue Wildebeest, Red Hartebeest, Waterbuck and Blesbok, while other species such as giraffe, Impala and Kudu are more often sighted in the denser woodlands.

Songimvelo is also home to a thriving community of White Rhinoceros. Buffalo are also seen from time to time in the reserve. Leopard, Blackbacked Jackal, and Brown hyena are also common , however these predators are nocturnal, and so they are seldom seen.

Songimvelo provided habitat for 300 bird species, making it a popular destination for avid birders. Species at Songimvelo include such as African Finfoot, Broad-tailed Warbler, Southern White-bellied Korhaan, Red-billed Oxpecker, African Black Duck, Martial Eagle, Red-throated Wryneck, Sharp-billed Honeyguide and Croaking Cisticola. Within the upper reaches of the reserve, visitors can expect to see a variety of forest birds such as Knysna Lourie, Chorister and Starred Robins, and Orange Ground Thrush. Among the species to found on lower slopes are Goldenbreasted Bunting, Brubru Shrike, Plumcoloured Starling and Sheelly's Francolin. A selection of raptors such as Gymnogene, Martial Eagle and Brown Snake Eagle are also often seen soaring over the reserve.

For visitors the Songimvelo game Reserve features a picturesque picnic site llocated alongside a smal stream. The picnic site is equipped with permanent braai facilities, running water and flush toilets. Also offered are guided game drives in 4x4 vehicles and interesting and informative hikes through the bush. Rustic accommodation and camp sites are also available at the Kromdraai camp in the eastern portion of the park .

Nearby Listings

Mountain Inn Hotel

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Mbabane

39.8km South East of center of Songimvelo Game Reserve

Mountain Inn is the executive and diplomat's choice for comfort, convenience and information networking. Swaziland's most personal hotel-situated only 4kms from Mbabane center - is a professional, yet family run establishment.

Call Direct Direct Enquiry
Graded:
Sleeps: 22 in 5 units/rooms

Tomjachu Bush Retreat

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Nelspruit

41.6km North of center of Songimvelo Game Reserve

Welcome to your home in the bush. Nestled amongst the rolling mountains of the Lowveld in the heart of Mpumalanga, lies Tomjachu Bush Retreat – Once a family home, it is now an award-winning, owner-run retreat, situated within its own private nature reser

Instant Booking

Bergsig Self Catering

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Nelspruit

45.9km North West of center of Songimvelo Game Reserve

Ideal accommodation with exceptional rates. Centrally located. Breathtaking mountain views

Call Direct Direct Enquiry
Graded:
Sleeps: 20 in 8 units/rooms

Beetleloop Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Nelspruit

46.4km North West of center of Songimvelo Game Reserve

Beetleloop Guest house in Nelspruit aims to tailor an overnight experience to fulfill every guest's individual requirements. We offer complete comfort in a natural setting and a variety of options that will lure you back to experience more

Instant Booking
Sleeps: 38 in 14 units/rooms

Casa Montanja

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Nelspruit

46.4km North West of center of Songimvelo Game Reserve

Our rooms all have tastefully selected furnishings and linen, and are stylishly decorated. The rooms are set in different locations on the property and most have their own private entrance and patio.

Call Direct Direct Enquiry

52 Bracelet

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Nelspruit

47.0km North West of center of Songimvelo Game Reserve

There is one self catering cottage (2 plate stove available) that can typically be described as home away from home. It has a queen size, a three quarter and a single bed.

Call Direct Direct Enquiry
Sleeps: 4
From R 800,00
Per unit, per night.

14 Villa Louise

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Nelspruit

47.4km North West of center of Songimvelo Game Reserve

Enjoy a neat, spacious and modern newly built self catering apartment in a security complex with 2 bedrooms (1 double bed & 2 single beds) sleeping 4 people and 1 bathroom.

Call Direct Direct Enquiry
Graded:
Sleeps: 36 in 14 units/rooms

La Roca Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Nelspruit

47.5km North West of center of Songimvelo Game Reserve

La Roca, a top 4 star establishment adjoining the Nelspruit Nature Reserve, offers luxurious accommodation with a friendly and warm ambience. Uninterrupted views over the reserve and distant mountains.

Instant Booking

The Royal Villas

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Ezulwini Valley

47.7km South East of center of Songimvelo Game Reserve

The Royal Villas Swaziland offers award winning accommodation, conference facilities and fine cuisine all year round.

Call Direct Direct Enquiry
Graded:

Birds Babble Self Catering Guest House

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Nelspruit

48.1km North West of center of Songimvelo Game Reserve

Business, family, child & baby-friendly. Clean, spacious and very private. Although a few minutes away from the CBD but feels like country, it is restful and quiet with no city noise interfering with the tranquillity of the setting. Kruger Mpumalanga Inte

Instant Booking