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Kgaswane Mountain Reserve, Rustenburg nature reserve

Kgaswane Mountain Reserve

An Unofficial Guide

Previously known as Rustenburg Nature Reserve and located On the northern slopes and summit of the western Magaliesberg mountains behind Rustenburg's southern suburbs lies one of the most interesting reserves on the highveld. Entering the main gate you are led via a well maintained tar road to the visitors center, picnic spot and camping sites which lie in a valley between two mountain ridges littered with giant quartzite boulders.

Proclaimed in 1967, the 4 257 ha reserve had only 3 antelope species (Klipspringer, Mountain reedbuck and Grey duiker) and leopard left in the area. Through the reintroduction of species previously found in the area, the reserve now boasts 84 species of mammals and is well known for it's successful Sable breeding program.

The reserve is also host to 300 bird, 56 reptile, 16 amphibian and 130 tree species.




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