Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 2
Mammals: 6
Birds: 7.5
Reptiles: 7
Trees: 6.5

Lookout for

Mountain Reedbuck
White Rhino
Brown Hyena
Jackal
Nyala
Zebra
Sable Antelope
Warthog

Borakalalo National Park- meaning "Place where people relax"- is a 14000 hectare malaria-free provincial reserve, situated 60km north of Brits in the North West Province of South Africa. The diverse terrain within the park consists of broad-leafed and acacia woodland, with pockets of riverine forests along the banks of the Moretele River. The 800 hectare Klipvoor Dam is situated in the Park and is renowned for its excellent fishing. Bird-viewing is exceptional, with parts of the park now zoned for wilderness trails. Over 350 bird species have been recorded, including rarities such as the African Finefoot and White-backed Night Heron. It is also the home to 35 species of mammals including Giraffe, White Rhino, Leopard, Zebra and a wide variety of antelope and general plains game. Borakalalo is a great weekend retreat for those looking to escape the confines of Gauteng.

Why we like it

Superb fishing; Rich in birdlife- many rare species; Close to Gauteng- perfect for a weekend wilderness getaway

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 14 000
Reserve Type: Provincial Reserve
Big 5: No
Specialist Specie: White Rhino
Malaria Area: No
Nearest Town: Brits

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Species list

Key Species

MAMMALS
Giraffe
Zebra
Warthog


BRIDS
White-backed Night Heron
African Finefoot
Grey Heron
African Fish Eagle


REPTILES
Leopard Tortoise
Puff Adder
Water Monitor


TREES
Sweet-thorn Acacia


HABITAT TYPES
Savannah Woodland
Riverine