R 69 Belvedere Game Ranch R69, Magudu, 3160
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Mountain biking

Zulu Kingdom Trails @ Belvedere Game Reserve is an exciting new mountain biking destination near Pongola in South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal province. Nestled in the beautiful heartland of the historic Zulu Kingdom, and South Africa’s famed big game country. It offers a mountain biking experience unlike anything you have ever experienced.

You can expect to ride some of the most natural, lightly handcrafted, all-mountain trails while enjoying the peace and quiet of the serene bushveld – immersing yourself in nature and riding with buffalo, kudu and giraffe. After a long day of riding you can enjoy a splash in the pool while enjoying a drink, or watch the sun make way for the African night sky next to a hard-wood campfire. After a decadent three-course dinner you can finally fall asleep to the gentle sounds of night in the bushveld in the superbly appointed lodge or campsite.

All trails are mapped on Trailforks.

Hiking Trails

With an expansive network of natural, lightly hand-crafted single-track trails, supplemented by many kilometers of wilderness, double track and farm trails, it caters for mountain bikers, trail runners or hikers of all ages and abilities.

The trail network makes excellent use of the big country landscape of the Zulu Kingdom and on any of the trails you are likely to encounter a wide variety of game. The awe-inspiring gravity-fed trails traversing some of the highest hills in the area and making outstanding use of the many natural rock features in the landscape. All new trails are built to IMBA trail building standards.

Vulture hide

Enjoy hours at the vulture hide watching various species of vultures, marabou storks and birds of prey feeding and interacting. The hide has got electricity and a power port.   


Belvedere Game Reserve is a proud member of the Zululand IBA (Important bird and bio-diversity area).  The reserve has got a specie list of birds of just under 200 with the pink breasted twinspot nesting here.  It is the furthest west it was ever recorded nesting. 

Exotic and Rare Game

Belvedere Game Reserve is breeding with the rare black impala and golden wildebeest to protect the natural diversity of these species.  It is a natural colour variance occurring in the wild, but hardly ever seen by man. 


Game Drives

Belvedere Game Reserve is offering an exotic game drive guaranteeing our guests to see the Golden Wildebeest, Black Impala and if you are lucky a White Impala.

Game drives on the reserve can be “self drive” or by arrangement with one of our vehicles as a guided option. 

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