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The Rustenburg Nature Reserve is situated about 130 km from Pretoria in the Magaliesberg Range. The reserve is adjacent to the city of Rustenburg and is easily accessible. About 246 bird species have been recorded with raptors as specials.

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Specials

Brown Snake-Eagle, Black-chested Snake-Eagle, Eurasian Hobby, Orange River Francolin, Red-winged Francolin, White-bellied Korhaan, Cape Eagle-Owl, Freckled Nightjar, Rufous-cheeked Nightjar and Short-toed Rock-Thrush.

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Habitats

Semi-highveld conditions on the plateau, bush covered northern slopes, a well-wooded valley in the east, and a wetland on the plateau.

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Facilities

Facilities include a campsite with ten stands, a group camp for 50 people, a 4.6 km trail and a 21 km overnight trail.

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Birding

Black-chested Snake-Eagle and Brown Snake-Eagle are regular in summer. Cape Eagle-Owl have bred here, and a Eurasian Hobby is seen frequently. The wetland supports amongst others Great Reed-Warbler, African Reed-Warbler, African Snipe and a large Barn Swallow roost in summer. Short-toed Rock-Thrush is found on the quartzite outcrops. Other specials include Freckled Nightjar, Rufous-cheeked Nightjar, Orange River Francolin, Red-winged Francolin and White-bellied Korhaan.

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General

Tel: +27 (0)14 533 2050
Fax: +27 (0)14 533 0397


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Andrew Tucker 2002
Andries Prinsloo 1997



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