The nature reserve is a mere two hours drive from Johannesburg / Midrand which make it an excellent weekend retreat. We stayed in one of the Bush Lodges on the reserve but there are various forms of accommodation ranging from Camping to a 5 star Lodge. It is a haven for children and we could not drag our children away from the farmyard where they could milk the cows, feed the goats and sheep, bottle feed little lambs and ride on donkey carts and horses. They had activities for the children throughout the Saturday and the children could be watched whilst enjoying refreshments in the garden. The "wild" animals are so tame, a mongoose came begging for treats and even the Nyala allowed the kids to touch them in exchange for "treats". There is a wildlife sanctuary and ample space to ride mountain bikes and go hiking. It is a great place to replenish the soul.
- Also Known As:
- Sondela Nature Reserve Hotel Gauteng