Atherstone Nature Reserve in South Africa

Atherstone Nature Reserve
OwnerNorman Edward Atherstone
Transvaal Nature Conservation Department
Limpopo Tourism and Parks Board
Size23 500 hectare
CountrySouth Africa
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Atherstone Nature Reserve, located in Dwaalboom, in South Africa.

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Atherstone 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.

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Koehl, Dan (2020). Atherstone Nature Reserve, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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