- Woodbush Forest Reserve
The Woodbush Forest Reserve is the second largest indigenous forest in South Africa. It is located in the Magoebaskloof mountainous region and is well known for breathtaking scenery and its prolific bird life. Birders’ regards this 14 km forest drive as the best forest birding area in Limpopo, if not the country. A few of the special birds to watch out for are the Cape Parrot, Black-fronted Bush Shrike, Brown Scrub-Robin, Grey Cucooshrike and the Blue-mantled Crested Flycatcher.
Apart from the wonderful bird life the forest offers visitors hiking trails and mountain bike trails. The Debengeni Waterfall can be found near the bottom of the gorge along the forest drive road and it is highly recommended that you stop here and take in the beautiful scenery, have a swim or enjoy a picnic lunch.
This reserve is a well worth stop for forest lovers and particularly bird enthusiasts.
Things to do and see
- Two Forest Drives
- Debengeni Waterfall
- Debengeni Downhill Ride – Mountain Bike Trail
- Hiking Trails
- Overnight Hiking Trail Huts
- Picnic area with braai facilities
- Restroom facilities
A nominal fee is charged for entry into the Reserve. Please contact the Reserve directly to confirm pricing.
Open daily during daylight hours
It is recommended that visitors have a vehicle with descent ground clearance to negotiate some fo the roads
Rainfall occurs in the summer months, with the highest being recorded during January.
Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 16˚C and 30˚C.
Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 5˚C and 22˚C.
Tel: +27 (0)15 276 4880
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