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Welcome to the Witteberg Nature Reserve Website!

We are situated about 240 km from Cape Town in the heart of the Witteberg mountain range, midway between Touws River and Laingsburg, and southwest of the historic Matjiesfontein village.

The reserve spans 4365 hectares of mountainous terrain, being a transition zone from the Little Karoo to the Great Karoo. We border on the provincial Anysberg World Heritage Site on the southeast for about 4 km.

Camel Rock

Camel Rock

We have magical mountain scenery, Early Stone Age artefacts, cultural-historic structures and -ruins, interesting geological formations, wildlife, birdlife, lichens, marine trace fossils, three fynbos vegetation types, clear night skies and awesome silence. These create a unique Sense of Place and Sense of Historic Mystery, ensuring that there is something to interest all nature lovers.

Mountainous scenery

Magical Witteberg scenery

Our main focus as a formally proclaimed Contract Nature Reserve under the national Protected Areas Act, is the conservation of the Fynbos of the Witteberg.

Ornithogalum maculatum / Chincherinchee

Ornithogalum maculatum / Chincherinchee

Buy your own Karoo country property with an undivided share in this unique mountain retreat and fynbos conservancy.

Central Resort Facilities - artist's impression

Proposed central resort facilities – artist’s impression

The historic "Koos Ellis se Huis" - sold and restored

The historic “Koos Ellis se Huis” – sold and restored

You can also visit us and stay in one of our self-catering accommodation units.  Just check availability, then book and pay online using the secure website of our service provider, Nightsbridge


Always check for Special Deals.

Website hosted by Afrihost as www.witteberg.co.za

Our main objective is the conservation of the fynbos of the Witteberg

Our main objective is the conservation of the fynbos of the Witteberg

(Site last updated on 2022-06-11)