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The Drakensberg is the name given to the eastern portion of the Great Escarpment, which encloses the central Southern African plateau. The Great Escarpment reaches its greatest elevation in this region – 2,000 to 3,482 meters. If any landscape lives up to its airbrushed, publicity-shot alter ego, it is the jagged, green sweep of the Drakensberg’s tabletop peaks. This forms the boundary between South Africa and the mountain kingdom of Lesotho, and offers some of the country’s most awe-inspiring landscapes. Within the area is a vast 2430-sq-km sweep of basalt summits and buttresses; this section was formally granted World Heritage status in 2000, and was renamed uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park. Today, some of the vistas are recognisably South African, particularly the unforgettable curve of the Amphitheatre in Royal Natal National Park. Drakensberg means ‘Mountain of the Dragons’; the Zulu named it Quathlamba, meaning ‘Battlement of Spears’. The Zulu word is a more accurate description of the sheer escarpment, but the Afrikaans name captures something of the Drakensberg’s otherworldly atmosphere.
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Boat Cruises
Boat Cruises
Daily cruises are offered in Wild Horse's 29ft Sea Ray Bow Rider, which can comfortably accommodate up to 16 people. The biggest in its class, the boat is controlled by a state of the art computerised system, and has a fridge, toilet, sophisticated sound system, and tables for snacks and cocktails. Swimming from the boat is a popular past time. The boat can also be chartered for private sundowner cruises and romantic getaways to lesser-known sites on the dam. Charter rates are dependent on the nature and duration of the cruise.  Delicious snacks and cocktails are prepared by our chef. 
Venture out for a day of exhilarating hiking through the nature reserve armed with a delicious picnic basket prepared by our chef. A number of exciting hikes in local conservation areas have been specifically designed by an expert consultant working with Nature Conservation. These hikes are relatively easy, and are planned for optimum enjoyment of the beauty of the environment with its grasslands and abundant wild flowers. 
Horse Riding
Horse Riding
Explore the reserve on one of Wild Horse's specially bred horses. Well trained and sure-footed, these steeds are suitable for riders of all levels. Guests are accompanied on outrides by a lodge groom. Personal preference dictates the pace of an easier or more rigorous outride, with the option of stopping at a picnic site to enjoy a delicious meal prepared by our chef. 
Fly Fishing
Fly Fishing
Sterkfontein Dam is home to a many different species of fish, including the yellowfish. Fly-fishing for this species is internationally acclaimed, and hundreds of fish are caught in season (generally lasting from October to the end of March). The clarity of the water is so exceptional that sight fishing is the order of the day. To cast a dry fly at a sighted fish in the shallow with a 5wt rod is the pinnacle of fresh water fly fishing. 
Game Viewing
Game Viewing
The Sterkfontein Nature Reserve is populated by a wide variety of game including zebra, springbok, blesbuck, eland, red hartebeest, duiker, reedbuck, springbuck, jackal and the endangered lechwe.
Bird Watching
Bird Watching

The 18,000 ha Sterkfontein Game Reserve is a birder's paradise, with a bird list of 195 species. There have been excellent sightings of both Cape Vulture and Bearded Vulture. In short grassland areas Yellow-breasted Pipit and Amur Falcon have been observed.

Local waterbird species include Little Grebe, Goliath Heron, Egyptian Goose, South African Shelduck, Caspian Tern, African Fish-Eagle and Osprey. In the grassland and open bush areas Common Quail, Grey-winged Francolin, White-bellied Korhaan, Ground Woodpecker, Mountain Wheatear, Buff-streaked Chat, Drakensberg Prinia and Yellow-crowned Bishop are spotted regularly.

The rocky slopes provide habitat for several species such as Red-winged Francolin, Cape Rock-Thrush and, during winter, Malachite Sunbird. Other raptors such as Verreauxs' Eagle, Jackal Buzzard, Black Harrier and Rock Kestrel are common, while Southern Bald Ibis breeds on sandstone krantzes in the reserve and can be seen foraging in grassland. Look out for the rare Rudd's Lark which occurs in short grassland.

Mountain Biking
Mountain Biking
Explore the diversity of the Sterkfontein Nature Reserve on mountain bike. We are able to put you in touch with an adventure specialist for specific information on trails in the area.
Wellness & Spa
Wellness & Spa
A tailor-made menu specifically created to offer the most popular treatments enjoyed by Wild Horses guests. 

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