Bushmans Nek Nature Reserve
Situated in the Bushman's Nek Valley, wildlife commonly seen in the Bushman's Nek area is varied, and includes eland, reedbuck, grey rhebok, oribi and klipspringer, as well as dassie and porcupine. Jackal buzzard and black eagle may be seen soaring above the slopes. The streams are full of trout.
Bushman's Nek also provides access to Sehlabathebe National Park in Lesotho and to the wildeness areas popular with hikers and overnight campers. There is a border post just inside the park for those intending to enter Lesotho. No overnight facilities exist within Bushman's Nek, but there are hotels and campsites nearby the area is privately owned.
The Bushman's Nek hut may be booked separately from the Giants Cup Hiking Trail and makes a superb base for exploring this area. No camping or chalets are supplied by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife at this reserve.
To reach Bushmans Nek, take the R626 from Underberg. Pass the turn-off to Garden Castle and turn onto the second gravel road. The route is clearly signposted from here. Its approximately 38km from this turn off to the Bushman's Nek Reserve office.
Gate Opening and Closing Times
Summer (October to March) 05h00 to 19h00
Winter (April to September) 06h00 to 18h00