Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve

Location for Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve


South Africa



City / Town: 

Waterval Onder

Street Address: 

Portion 3 of portion 1 of Farm Kaalbooi 368JT
Directions: Direction and GPS co-ordinates to Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve. | Latitude: 25 39 13.78 S, Longitude: 30 22 32.07 E
Decimal Degrees: Latitude: -25.653828, Longitude: 30.375576 |
Universal Transverse Mercator: Zone: 36J, Easting: 236530.80 m E, Northing: 7160038.06 m

| 280 km from Johannesburg (240 Km from Pretoria) on the Nelspruit road (N4) to Waterval Boven. Proceed past Waterval Boven on the N4, through the tunnel and after 3.6km turn right at the Bergwaters Eco Lodge sign. Cross over railway line and follow signs to Bergwaters Eco Lodge (1.4km gravel path). Once the Berwaters Eco Lodge entrance has been reached proceed past entrance for another 100m and enter the Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve.
Description for Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve
A place of beauty. Situated 290 km NE from Johannesburg on the Waterval Boven / Nelspruit Road, Rocky Drift Private Nature Reserve embraces an enclosed valley of approximately 257 hectares of some of the most beautiful mountain country to be found in the Waterval Boven district. The climate is typical of summer rainfall areas. Winter and summer mean temperatures of between 6c in winter and 34c in summer, can be expected.

Nourished by the Joubert Spruit tributary of the Elands River, the natural water supply is fountain fed from the mountain tops and of the highest quality. At no stage during the past 60 years has the stream ever dried up. The Nature Reserve is ecologically contained and home to many species of fauna e.g. Bushbuck, Baboon, Klipspringer, Duiker, Steenbok, Vaal Reedbuck, Vervet Monkeys, Leopard, Genet, Rooikat, Rock Pythons etc. Bird life includes, Black Eagle, Steppe Buzzard, various Kites and Falcon.

Rich in natural and South African history, the kloof (gorge) and slopes of the valley once housed President Paul Krugers Commandos during the period of his escape to exile via Lourenco Marques (Maputo). Circular rock encampments with old Martini Henry rifle shells and enamel mugs used by the Boer soldiers and Scouts are sometimes unearthed on the property.
Info for Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve

Pet friendly for

Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, Caged Birds

Accommodation Type

Self Catering, Guest Farm, Camping, Caravan Park, Nature Reserve


Dogwalking, DSTV, Bird Watching, Hiking, Swimming, Mountain Biking

Pet Accommodation Types

Sleep inside

Pet Bedding

Bring your own

Pet Bowls

Bring your own

Pet Food Supplied


Enclosed Garden Option


Nearest Vet Name

Dr Quentin van Oudtshoorn

Vet Phone Number

Requirements for Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve
Pets must be kept on a leash when visiting us: No Pets must be treated for ticks and fleas before they get here: No

Name tags are important for all visitors: 


Rules for all our Best Friends visiting: 

Upon arrival, please keep your pets secured in your vehicle until our Manager has established communication with you. All pet owners are responsible for their pet faeces and clean up afterwards. During your stay with us, your pets are not to be left alone in the car or the room. Please ensure your pets have sufficient food and water at all times. No pets are allowed to climb onto or sleep on any of the beds or furniture. All pet owners to respect our own animals and wildlife by keeping their pets under control as well as respecting the other guests at all times.
Cost for Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve (Subject to change)

Cost for human guests

Rfrom R180 per day. Costs vary depending on challets or camping

Small Dogs Cost Per Day


Medium Dogs Cost Per Day


Large Dogs Cost Per Day


Birds Cost Per Day

Contact for Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve
Phone: 011 792 8325
Cell phone: 082 414 4071
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