Karongwe Private Game Reserve
The Karongwe Private Game Reserve comprises 8 500ha of African bushveld created by private landowners. In 1998 one decided to drop fences to be able to restore the land, which has been agricultural land, back to those conditions which are believed to constitute its natural state, maintaining the balance of species and flora and fauna. The Karongwe Association was founded in 2001 and the members are also the directors of Karongwe Game who owns and protects the animal species. Currently there are over 40 mammal species in the Reserve, including the Big Five Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant and Buffalo. The Reserve maintains a clean buffalo project. Karongwe Private Game Reserve is situated in the Arid Central Lowveld region, east of the Drakensberg Mountains in the Limpopo Province. Altitude varies from around 480 metres above sea level on the Makutswe River in the north to 560 metres above sea level at Beacon Rock in the central southern area. The landscape within the reserve is characterized by undulating terrain, interspersed with rocky outcrops. The main vegetation type is Mixed Lowveld Bushveld.