Where to Stay
What to Do
Visitors will enjoy regular sightings of the numerous antelope species and black-backed jackal. If lucky, species such as Cape Mountain Zebra, caracal and the critical endangered riverine rabbit can be spotted. Leopards still roam the mountains, although these notoriously shy creatures are seldom seen. About 180 bird species are regularly spotted on the reserve, making it a popular choice for birders. Besides the mesmerising landscape and rich plant and animal life, the reserve is also home to San rock art, painted thousands of years ago.
Please note that there is no cell phone reception on the reserve. Wifi is available at the office complex and cottages. There is no firewood available, please bring your own charcoal.
To find out more, download the Anysberg Nature Reserve brochure and map, and The Klein Karoo Birdlist below.
How to get there
The reserve can be approached from the four nearest towns. Touwsrivier and Laingsburg on the N1 and Montagu and Ladismith on the R62. From Ladismith/Laingsburg you will enter the reserve from the eastern gate at Grand Canyon. From Touwsrivier you will enter the reserve from the western side at Kruisriver gate using the Bloutoring road. From Montagu you will follow the road over Ouberg Pass and enter through the Spitskop gate at Allemorgensfontein also on the western side of reserve.
Vrede Office: 33 27 48.7 S 20 35 18.7 E
Grand Canyon Gate: 33 25 52 S 20 48 0.5 E
Kruisrivier Gate: 33 30 0.8 S 20 20 21.3 E
Spitskop Gate: 33 34 0.2 S 20 22 27 E
Please note a high clearance vehicle is needed to access the reserve.
Office hours: 07:30–16:00
Tel: 087 087 3036
Accommodation and permit bookings Tel: 087 087 8250
Day Access = R50; Overnight fee = R40
Day Access = R30; Overnight fee = R20
World Ranger Day
World Ranger Day is celebrated worldwide on July 31st to commemorate Rangers killed or injured in the line of duty and to celebrate the work that rangers do to protect the planet’s natural treasures and cultural heritage. The day allows us to reflect on the courage and sacrifices rangers must make to ensure that the conservation of our biodiversity is preserved for future generations.