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Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve

Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve - South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal

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

Nearby Listings

Sleeps: 8
From R 1 600,00
Per unit, per night.
* Rates may vary according to season

Selborne Park A11

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pennington

14.0km South East of center 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)

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Sleeps: 8

Selborne: Tasselberry Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pennington

14.6km South East of center 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

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Sleeps: 10
From R 1 200,00
Per unit, per night.
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Selborne: Villa P5

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pennington

14.6km South East of center of Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve

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

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Aqua Vista Holiday Accommodation

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Pennington

15.7km East of center of Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve

Aqua Vista offers its guests a choice of four (4) decorated bedrooms. Each exudes an air of tranquility and relaxation. Enjoy a delicious breakfast either outside near the pool or on the upper sun deck. Laze around the rim-flow pool and take in the magnif

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Sleeps: 10 in 5 units/rooms

Selborne Golf Estate, Hotel & Spa

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Pennington

15.9km South East of center of Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve

A sophisticated haven of relaxation, nestled in the heart of the lush and tranquil South Coast. Beautifully restored Selborne Golf Estate, Hotel and Spa now offers a championship golf course, fine dining, world-class spa, conferencing and premium accommod

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River Valley Resort Caravan Park

Caravan or Camping Accommodation in Pennington

15.9km East of center 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.

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Sleeps: 20 in 5 units/rooms
From R 550,00
Per unit, per night.
* Rates may vary according to season

River Valley Resort

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pennington

15.9km East of center 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.

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Sleeps: 115 in 27 units/rooms
From R 100,00
Per unit, per night.
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Pennington Beach Resort

Holiday Resort Accommodation in Pennington

15.9km South East of center of Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve

Francois and Cecilia look forward to your arrival and trust that you will enjoy your stay in the calm and peaceful atmosphere that prevails in our resort.

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Sleeps: 12
From R 1 400,00
Per unit, per night.
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Two Views

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pennington

16.0km East of center of Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve

Two Views is located in the tranquil seaside village of Pennington, and only a 400 meter walk to the beach. Two Views is fully serviced. This modern house sleeps up to 12 guests

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Sleeps: 6 in 2 units/rooms
From R 600,00
Per unit, per night.
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Joe & Maria Hide Out

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pennington

16.2km East of center of Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve

Joe and Maria Hide Out is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac road, with the beach just across the road. Enjoy spectacular 180 degree sea views, directly from your balcony. Dolphins and Whales are often seen in our beautiful ocean.

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