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get up close and personal with fauna and flora

Self-guided activities

Residents and stay-over guests at Hopewell Conservation Estate have complimentary access to various multipurpose nature trails onsite.  

The multi-purpose nature trails were designed with walking, hiking, trail running and mountain bike enthusiasts in mind and offer visitors the opportunity to learn more about Hopewell’s unique fauna and flora and its vast birdlife - up close and personal. 

With such diverse habitats and Biomes in such close proximity, various species can be seen on foot. 

Birding is spectacular in the valleys early morning during traditional dawn chorus times as these forest species advertise their territories and thus themselves. 

On the open areas, different flight displays and patterns are given to maximise the potential in establishing territories and then a new mate. 

From the majestic eland to the diminutive duiker, the Reserve holds sanctuary to various antelope and mammal species.

For those preferring a less energetic option - a 25 km self-drive game drive route is also available.  Note: a high ground clearance vehicle is required.

All routes are marked and maps are provided.

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