Ongeluksnek nature reserve General tourism information

The 13 000 ha reserve is located in the steep mountain grassland of the southern Drakensberg, on the Lesotho border. It was proclaimed as a protected area in 1976, and forms an important part of the upper catchment of the Kinira river, which feeds the greater Umzimvubu basin.

The reserve is drained by the perennial  Lebelle and Jordan rivers. Rainfall is in the region of 750mm per annum, and the area has verdant green summers and snowy winters.