Tsolwana Nature Reserve


Situated approximately 60km west of Queenstown and 30km south-east of Tarkastad, Tsolwana Nature Reserve is nestled on the edge of the Winterberg range. A mountainous area, with grass plains and acacia thornveld, Tsolwana is home to a wide variety of fauna and flora. Tsolwana Nature Reserve, 8 500ha in size, marks the start of the Karoo plains. The name “Tsolwana” is derived from the Xhosa word “Spike” as it is characterised by a prominent hill within the reserve.


Applicable April 2024 to March 2025:
Tibet Park Lodge (sold per room, 5x2sleeper rooms): R519/room/night (off peak), R594/room/night (peak)
Otterford Lodge (sold per room, 5x2 sleeper rooms): R519/room/night (off peak), R594/room/night (peak)
Indwe Lodge (sold per room, 4x2 sleeper rooms): R519/room/night (off peak), R594/room/night (peak)
Tibet Flatlet (sold per room, 5x2sleeper rooms): R519/room/night (off peak), R594/room/night (peak)
Conservation Fees - Applicable to both Day and Overnight Visitors, payable in cash on arrival at the reserve:

Self game viewing
morning drive R168 adult//R86 child
day drive R132 adult/R69

Nature Reserve is accessible with a 4x4 vehicle

Vulture viewing
Walking Trails
Rock Art,
Self-drive game viewing
Cape mountain zebra

From Queenstown to Tsolwana Nature Reserve (approx 1h40min drive time)
Drive along R61
1. Head west toward Mzimvubu Rd (400m)
2. Turn left onto Mzimvubu Rd (650m)
3. Turn right onto Royganna Rd (3.9km)
4. Turn left onto R392 (4.1km)
5. Continue straight onto Livingstone St (1.3km)
6. Turn left onto Kingsway Ave (280m)
7. Turn right onto Alexandra Rd (400m)
8.Turn right onto Tylden St (220m)
9. Turn left at the 2nd cross street onto Green St (140m)
10. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Cathcart St/N6/R61 (260m)
11.At roundabout, take 1st exit onto R61 (1.8km)
12. At roundabout, take 2nd exit and stay on R61 (21.6km)
13. Turn left (7.2km)
14.Turn right (24.8km)
15. Turn right (4.8km)
16. Turn left (12.4km)
Arrive (kindly note that these are estimations and recommend you consult your navigation system prior as well as contacting the Reserve directly to double check road conditions and for any other updates)

South Africa
Road Conditions: 
Vehicle with High Ground Clearance, not advisable with normal sedan

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