Home to some of South Africa’s most significant natural heritage and biodiversity, the Ongeluksnek Nature Reserve falls within the Maloti-Drakensberg Transfrontier Park (MDTP) just a stone’s throw away from the Lesotho Border. An area of staggering natural beauty for as far as the eye can see the area is host to prolific indigenous plant and wildlife and an ideal setting for an outdoor enthusiasts next adventure excursion.
This reserve is a hiker’s paradise – with trails to suit all levels of competence. There are a number of marked trails, ranging from 1km to 12km in distance, as well as longer trails that require a good contour map and experienced mountaineers. Enthusiastic birders are in for a treat with some 241 different bird species found in the area.
The rugged Ongeluksnek pass (which traverses the length of the reserve) is strictly for off road vehicles and has humbled many fearless travellers! The track is usually rutted, muddy and quite difficult to negotiate, but the challenge offers great rewards.