DESCRIPTION OF SPIOENKOP CONTROLLED HUNTING AREA AND FACILITIES OFFERED

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Post Date: 22 Oct 2019

The approval for the creation of a Controlled Hunting Area (CHA) within the Spioenkop Nature Reserve came about in June 1991.The CHA is situated 35 km from Ladysmith and 13 km from Winterton.

The CHA is 1,200 ha in extent and lies on the northern shore of the dam.  The topography consists of undulating plains, rising up the slopes and becoming more steeply sloped as they ascent Spioenkop Mountain.  The vegetation varies from Acacia karroo thickets through to Acacia sieberiana woodlands and tall dry grassland.

The utilisation of the area is zoned to encompass two forms of recreation.  During the winter months, hunters hunt animals scheduled to be removed as they are surplus to the area’s ecological carrying capacity.  In the summer months, tourists occupy the camp, using it as a base for walks, trails and game viewing throughout the area. 

Camp not available until further notice.

Basic skinning facilities, with running water and a screened meat store, are available at the camp.

No skinners or salt is available at the CHA.

Other Information:

  1. Hunters are to report to the main office at Spioenkop Nature Reserve and the Reserve Manager will then be given directions.  Soft drinks and a small range of groceries are available at the main office.
  2. A four wheel drive vehicle is not essential.
  3. Prospective hunters must obtain licences prior to arrival as none are available at Spioenkop Nature Reserve.
  4. The Field Ranger accompanying you is in radio contact with the Spioenkop Reserve Manager.

Please note: No dogs are allowed in the Reserve or the Controlled Hunting Area 

Indemnity

The KZN Nature Conservation Board accepts no responsibility for any deaths, injury or illness sustained or suffered by any person, or theft, loss or damage to any property occurring or arising from a visit to this Reserve.

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