User Reviews – Spioenkop GR

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mara.dd -   –  
Germany DE
Visited: September 2015 Reviewed: Dec 4, 2015

Email mara.dd -  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

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We had only a short visit but the landscape with the big lake in the middle is really nice. Also the animals are very easy to see. It is a park for only self-guiding with camping accomodations.

Gary Longshaw   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: October 2015 Reviewed: Nov 26, 2015

Email Gary Longshaw  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

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Never too busy, lots of associated activities to take part in on the da, and the feeling of having Giraffe, Myriad types of buck, warthogs and other small wildlife walking around so close to you that you could touch them is a unique and rewarding experience.

Ronel van Zyl   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: April 2010 Reviewed: Apr 11, 2012

Email Ronel van Zyl  |  35-50 years of age

Overall rating

Hopefully there is still rhino's to be seen and beautiful landscape.
Lots of battlefield history tours around this area.

Colin Summersgill   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: April 2011 Reviewed: Nov 22, 2011

Email Colin Summersgill  |  35-50 years of age

Overall rating

Varied game in a fairly small park, can include white rhino, eland & kudu.
This is a beautiful reserve with thorn veld and a large expanse of water. The north bank of the lake is also interesting with the Spioenkop mountain dominating the park.
The north bank certainly allows a better vibe as it is more remote and has less visitors.
Birding can be good with some bushveld specials. Summer can be exceptional with the variety of cuckoos a highlight.

Wim Spronk   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: March 2011 Reviewed: Mar 22, 2012

Email Wim Spronk  |  65+ years of age

Overall rating

Mainly visited for its historical interest.

architectkzn   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: September 2009 Reviewed: Dec 23, 2011

Email architectkzn  |  35-50 years of age

Overall rating

This is a landscape photographers dream. One can head off to the nearby Drakensberg Mountains and take spectacular photographs and enjoy the vast scenic mountain range scenery of the are. The local culutral village near Phutijaba isvery informative in terms of the cultural lives of the early San People who had inhabitated the region.

Pierre Lombard   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: April 2010 Reviewed: Dec 4, 2011

Email Pierre Lombard  |  50-65 years of age

Overall rating

Small park next to spioenkop dam.Pony rides offered to do game viewing allowing one to get really close up to rhino and other game.Near by there are historic boer/english battlefields one can visit.

John A Forbes   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: September 2011 Reviewed: Oct 5, 2011

65+ years of age

Overall rating

Not the best for game viewing by rhino may be seen. It surrounds the Spionkop Dam and accommodation is/was old construction contractor housing. It is overlooked by the Spioenkop mountain (Spy hill/mountian) where the British suffered major casualties during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902. This is well worth a visit and where the old trenches may still be seen were the bodies lay deep.

Johan B van Niekerk Visited: March 2015 Reviewed: May 3, 2015

Overall rating

Great weekend destination.

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