The reserve

Sigurwana Wilderness Reserve is a hotspot of biodiversity stretching from South East to the North West over 5000ha of the Western Soutpansberg,  Limpopo Province, South Africa.

The only yellowwood forest in the North of South Africa, is found here, totally undisturbed, growing on the misty cliffs on the southern side of the Reserve, high above the valleys it is home of Samango monkeys and beautiful plants. No car will enter this forest – silently walking is what makes it unforgettable.

On the western side the reserve touches the highest peak of the Soutpansberg – Mount Lajuma. Spectacular views, ancient rock formations millions of years old, the always changing scenery, sacred spaces, rock pools and only 1 car driving through this remote area – this is a reserve of great beauty.

Its lush bushveld vegetation, rugged trees, mountain springs, grasslands and wetlands are a haven for many animals, birds, reptiles, insects and butterflies. Leopard, caracal, brown hyena, ant bear, pangolin, giraffe, zebra, sable antelope, wildebeests, kudu, bushbuck, Mountain Reedbuck, Red Duiker and other small antelope roam through this remote reserve.

Bird lovers will find many different species of birds, especially during November and December.

Sigurwana Wilderness Reseve is home of endangered plants and rare animals which need protection. It is also home for many endemic plant species and medical plants.

Our Venda team is constantly involved in veld management, removal and clearance of alien plants which pose a big threat to the biodiversity of game reserves throughout the country. They maintain the 4×4 tracks which is a real challenge.