There’s a good network of game viewing roads within the reserve, most of which you can drive with a Citi Golf.’ There’s a large caravan park with 67 shady stands and an assortment of self-catering options.For groups of up to 10, we recommend renting Sekelbosgat or Rooiboklaagte lodges – they’re very private, each with four en-suite rooms, a fully kitted kitchen, outdoor braai area and pool.Set on a private farm about 30 kilometres on the Lydenburg side of Dullstroom, this spacious three-bedroom country home overlooks two trout-filled dams surrounded by rolling hills and is completely off the grid, running primarily from solar energy and gas (there’s a generator too, just in case).
The road is not suitable for low-slung sedans (I made it in a VW Polo, but swore most of the way as rocks jut out from the road) and get supplies from Dullstroom on your way – local trout from Millies is always a win.
It’s a magical place and drinking from fresh water streams and cooling off under icy waterfalls are added bonuses in an already unforgettable hiking destination.
The Dokolewa Waterfall Trail overnights at two of the area’s nicest huts: Waterfall Hut and Dokolewa Pools.
One part of the reserve is covered by Serengeti-like plains where zebra and giraffe are often obliging models for photos.
Ask your guide to stop for sundowners under the massive marula tree at the edge of these plains.