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Wildehondekloof Private Game Reserve
Conservation Area
Game Reserve
50km from Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, South Africa
-33.4421389, 21.96627777




Wildehondekloof Private Game Reserve is a 4000 ha conservation area offering a luxury game lodge and diverse activities. It is situated in the heart of the Little Karoo, close to Oudtshoorn in the Swartberg Mountain Range. 

Wildehondekloof was bought in 1996 as a barren farm without any fencing, roads or infrastructure. The construction of facilities and manager quarters commenced in 2002 and simultaneously the idea of developing the lodge for accommodation, utilizing the existing building, was born. During construction it became clear that the original building would not suffice and the planning of the current magnificent 9 luxurious en-suites rooms proceeded. 

In 2005, a breeding herd of seven eland were purchased, as the first introduced animals delivered to Wildehondekloof. The new eland complimented the indigeneous species on the reserve, consisting of vaalribbok, klipspringer, duiker, grysbok, kudu, porcupine, honey badger, baboons, leopard, jackals and caracal. Since then, more large game including eland, kudu, gemsbok, red hartebeest, blue wildebeest, black wildebeest, nyala, zebra, blesbok, impala and springbok have been introduced. 


Conservation Highlights:

  1. Removing invasive plants
  2. Controlling human impact on the environment
  3. Maintaining ecological systems and processes
  4. Maintaining the healthy state of the veld & animals
  5. Clearing and maintaining paths in such a manner that this maintenance does not impact negatively on the environment


Future Aims:

  1. Eradicating invasive alien plant species
  2. Preventing unnatural extinctions of any indigenous species
  3. Educating and motivating local communities
  4. Creating a reserve where people can appreciate and learn about our local wildlife as part of their daily routine
  5. Ensuring that the reserve is managed responsibly and monitored appropriately


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