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Anysberg Nature Reserve

  • 4.5

  • from 10 Google reviews

A herd of elephants walking across a dry grass field
A herd of elephants walking across a dry grass field

About the garden

Anysberg Nature Reserve is located in the semi-arid Klein Karoo, between the towns of Ladismith, Laingsburg, Touwsrivier and Montagu. The reserve, officially proclaimed in 1990, encompasses 79 629 hectares of plains and the majestic Cape Fold Mountains, with deep valleys and steep gorges. Fed by three rivers, a diversity of life is supported here amid mountain fynbos and the characteristic veld of the Klein Karoo. It is also a World Heritage Site.

Visitors will enjoy regular sightings of the Cape mountain zebra, numerous antelope species, the black-backed jackal, caracal, riverine rabbit and brown hyena. Leopards still roam the mountains, although these notoriously shy creatures are seldom seen. About 180 bird species are regularly spotted on the reserve, making it a popular choice for birders. Besides the mesmerising landscape and rich plant and animal life, the reserve is also home to San rock art, painted thousands of years ago.

Please note that there is no cell phone reception on the reserve.

Opening times

Office Hours | 07h30 to 16h00

Useful details

Cafe or restaurant

No cafe or restaurant on site



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Google reviews

  • 4.5

  • from 10 Google reviews

Rick Venter

a year ago


The Anysberg Nature Reserve is the Gem of the Karoo. Loved our time there. The Roads are accessible and bike trails are great.

Victor Flammeloz

2 months ago


Wonderful reserve ! Very helpful and kind, Marius and Adri are the best ! If you want to live a special moment in South Africa, come to this place ! Peace from a frenchie, Victor ✌️

Duncan Alfreds

2 years ago


No brainer this is an amazing venue that checks so many boxes for those who like the great outdoors. You'll find walking paths, camping facilities, environmentally sensitive cottages, horse riding, game viewing and a dam in which to have a swim. More than that, even the night time entertains as the stars look so close that it feels you can touch them. Just take it all in

Marlon Oosthuizen

2 years ago


Was just a bit unlucky to not see many wild animals ..but its so much Fun driving over the hills and having the bumpy ride

Guillaume Olivier

9 months ago


A hidden gem so close to Cape Town

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+27 (0)23 551 1922

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