Lawrence De Lange Nature Reserve

Both reserves are situated just north of Queenstown and cover an area of 1700 Hectares incorporating the mountain of Maderia.

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HISTORY OF THE RESERVE

The reserve is named after the late Commonage Ranger, from 1954 – 1984, Lawrence De Lange who did an enormous amount of work in game fencing and introducing the first game in the 1960’s.  The reserve was officially proclaimed as a nature reseve in 1982.

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 WHEN TO VISIT

Self Drive Tours

1 April to 30 September

Weekdays: 08:00 – 17:00; Weekends: 08:00 – 17:00

1 October to 31 March

Weekdays: 08:00 – 17:00; Weekends: 08:00 – 18:00

COST

R35-00 per vehicle up to 4 passengers there after R6-00 per person.

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VEGETATION

The reserve’s vegetation has been classified as highland sweetveld.  Information on the Reserve’s Flora is available at the Reserve.

SPECIES FOUND ON THE RESERVE

The reserve contains 17 different species they are:

White Rhino, Giraffe, Burchells Zebra, Black Weeldebeest, Red Hartebeest, Gemsbok, Lechwe, Nyala, Blesbok, Kudu, Cape Eland, Fallow Deer, Mountain Reedbuck, Impala, Springbok, Common Duiker and steenbok.  The number of animals on the reserve varies between 700 and 800 animals.

PICNIC SITES

Picnic are allowed on the Longhill Reserve.  Toilets are situated at the Sunny Side Picnic area.

SITES OF SPECIAL INTEREST

Bushman paintings are fossil remains can be viewed by prior arrangement with the Parks Department or Mr Mc Ewan.

TOURS

Guided walks and open vehicle tours accompanied by a ranger are available on the 2nd Saturday and 2nd Sunday every month.  Guided tours on any other dates including weekdays can be arranged. Contact the Parks Department or the Nature Conservation Officer.

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LAPA RESERVATIONS

The Lapa is available to hire for day or night time functions.  A maximum of 40 people are allowed. Accompanied game drives can be arranged.  Further information can be obtained at the office.

Tel: 045 807 2753 / Ian Mc Ewan: 071 281 2915