Eco Safaris

Herd of Blesbuck

Overview

The bio-diversity of the Nimeng ranch provides all the ingredients for a flexible range of perfect eco-safari experiences for both local and international eco-enthusiasts.


Eco-tourists have numerous opportunities to view the following diurnal game species in their natural habitat: Baboon (Chacma), Blesbuck, Blue Wildebeest, Buffalo, Bushbuck, Bushpig, Duiker (Common), Eland, Gemsbuck, Giraffe, Impala, Klipspringer, Kudu (Greater), Monkey (Vervet), Nyala, Red Hartebeest, Steenbok, Warthog, Waterbuck, and Zebra (Burchell's). During night safaris you will also be able to find the following nocturnal game species: Aardvark, African Wild Cat, Bush Baby, Caracal, Civet Cat, Hyena (Brown), Jackal, Leopard, Porcupine, Serval, and many others.


Bird viewing enthusiasts will be able to view and take momentous pictures of the 540 bird species that the Soutpansberg area as to offer.


The African bushveld is internationally renowned for its breathtaking sunsets. The majestic Blouberg Mountain on the Western horizon of the Nimeng ranch and the flat horizon of endless bushveld savannah, that stretches northwards deep into the heartland of Botswana and Zimbabwe, creates the perfect natural landscapes for "competition winning" sunset silhouette photography. 


Game Drives

View the diversity of our wildlife on the ranch from our open-top 4x4 vehicles. Game drives are scheduled for standard times and participants must make a booking to participate. Your bookings can be made prior to, or during your stay at Nimeng. All our game drives are “edu-tainment” events, which means that you will receive a combination of related educational information while you are having a ball of a time. Customised game drive packages can be arranged on request. You can also participate in occasional evening game drives to experience the sometimes busy nocturnal life on the reserve in search of a leopard, brown hyena, and other predators.


Your selection of game drives could also include a 4x4 rough-ride to our mountain plaza where you will enjoy breath-taking views and experience awesome bushveld sunsets.There you can also enjoy a variety of sundowners, and a special venison "braai" in a large amphitheater boma around a real African bushveld camp fire.  Complementary light refreshment can be enjoyed on your way to this venue.  This can be arranged when you make your booking.


Quadbike Safaris

You can also explore game, birds and other interesting features on the ranch on a quadbike safaris. Quadbike safaris are scheduled for standard times and guests must make advance bookings to participate. Bookings can be made prior to, or during your stay.


Horseback Safaris (Small groups 2-4)

Participation in one of our horseback safaris will enable you to come very close to game species. You will also be able to see places like game walking paths, sleeping sites and meat hiding pantries that cannot be viewed from on-road 4x4 game drives or quad bikes.


Anti-poaching Safaris

Guests who have a keen interest in anti-poaching operations can join our anti-poaching team searching for snares and other game catching devices that are used by poachers to illegally harvest wild animals and birds on the ranch.


Hiking Safaris

Nimeng with its magnificent scenery and prolific wildlife, provides an adventurous opportunity for hiking folks. We are in the process of completing the development of our facilities for day and overnight hikes. The mountainous profile of the Soutpansberg range in one of our game camps is ideal for hikers that enjoy challenging terrain. 


Our 8 km hiking trail will take you from the foot of the mountain to an elevated view point where you will have an “eagle eye” experience of the ranch. From there you will hike to our mountain boma and lapa for something to eat. Thereafter, you will climb down the mountain using “Jacob’s Ladder” that contains more than 300 stairs. From there you will embark on a 4 km game viewing walk where you will see numerous herds of Blue-wildebeest, Blesbuck, Impala, Kudu, Warthog, Waterbuck, and Zebra. Your hiking tour will end in our Nyala camps where you will have an opportunity to hand-feed these beautiful animals.


Photography Safaris

Outdoor photography is a growing, time consuming, and artistic hobby. It is particularly popular in the wildlife and nature exploration fraternities all over the world.


Becoming a casual member of our Nimeng Photography Club will not only provide you opportunities to access breathtaking wildlife and bushveld scenery.  It will also provide you with photography education and skills coaching on the following photography topics:

  • Landscape photography
  • Wildlife action photography
  • Natural silhouette photography
  • Close-up plant and insect photography

Bird and Game Watching Safaris

Our bow hunting hides, situated at various dams and drinking cribs in game camps, provide ideal spots for static bird and game watching. However, if you prefer a more interactive approach with the animal and bird kingdoms, you are welcome to participate in guided walks through the reserve.


The tremendous variety of birds make Nimeng a very rewarding bird spotting destination and the high number of resident species caters for a productive visit during all the seasons of a year.


Download our bird and game watching checklists from the DOCUMENT LIBRARY PAGE of this website to familiarise yourself with which birds can be spotted.

Photographic Safaris
Just hiking
Game View Vehicle
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