Zingela Game Reserve is a vast tract of 190 square kilometres of privately owned African bush forming part of the Limpopo valley in the northern part of South Africa.
The reserve is home to 45 mammal species, with various rare and endangered species including black and white rhinoceros, cheetah, sable and roan antelope. Other mammals of particular interest include leopard, cape buffalo, brown hyaena, caracal, serval, jackal, aardwolf, ant bear and bat-eared fox. There are around 300 species of birds and numerous reptile species including the impressive african rock python.
The vegetation is generally described as South African bushveld savannah and is set on a mosaic of white calciferous and red quartzite soils. Typical tree species include some superb specimens of the giant baobab tree, marula, leadwood, knobthorn and many other acacia species as well as various bushwillow species.
Zingela is situated in the Limpopo province close to the Botswana border. Travel time from JohannesburgĄ¯s Oliver Tambo International airport is 1 hour by light aircraft or 4 hours by car.
At Zingela you can truly experience and connect with the African bushveld. The comfortable accommodation comprises:
There is no public access to the reserve, so you will be assured of privacy and exclusivity, whichever camp you select for your stay.
The reserve is at an average altitude of 850m above sea level. The summers are hot, punctuated by occasional thunderstorms. Winter days are mild, and the nights can be cold, but rarely below zero degrees. The area is free of malaria.
The terrain is relatively flat to undulating with interesting rocky outcrops and low hills with scenic views of the distant Blouberg mountains.
The goals of Zingela include: