Atherstone Nature Reserve in South Africa


Atherstone Nature Reserve
Typewild

OwnerNorman Edward Atherstone
Transvaal Nature Conservation Department
Limpopo Tourism and Parks Board
Size23 500 hectare
Place Dwaalboom
Province Limpopo
Country South Africa

Directors

Key People

Veterinarians

Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants

Elephant keepers
Google map
Random literature
Description

Atherstone Nature Reserve, in Dwaalboom, South Africa .


Comments / picturesAtherstone Nature Reserve is a 23 500 hectare reserve situated close to Dwaalboom, in the Limpopo, province in South Africa. The reserve consists mainly of vast savannah plains with bushveld and Kalahari grasslands eco-systems. Besides antelopes, zebras and giraffes the black rhino and elephants are one of the highlights of Atherstone.

Norman Edward Atherstone, who was originally a cattle farmer and become the first game farmer In this area, did a lot to re-introduce some game on his farmland, which was then called the Atherstone Game Reserve. He never had a wife nor children and in his last will, donated his farms to the former Transvaal Nature Conservation Department. In 1990 the Atherstone Nature Reserve was founded and it became the Atherstone Collaborative Nature Reserve in 1994, after some private farms were also incorporated into the reserve.

References for records about Atherstone Nature Reserve

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Atherstone Nature Reserve, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=3075. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:



Search more with Google for Atherstone Nature ReserveThe link will automatically include Atherstone Nature Reserve and open a new browser window.


Search more on the Internet Web for Atherstone Nature ReserveThe link will automatically include Atherstone Nature Reserve and open a new browser window

Categories wild in South Africa | South Africa Portal | africa Portal


About this documentThis document was updated: 2020-10-30 07:03:11 with valid HTML5 Valid CSS


Elephant Encyclopedia and database
ELEPHANT
ENCYCLOPEDIA

Established 1995
ELEPHANT
DATABASE
Established 2006
Your ip: 44.192.25.113