BIKI-BINI-BOS

ACTIVITIES ON THE FARM

Game drives

The farm is a game farm with various species of antelope and other small game. Animals are relatively tame so there is plenty of opportunity to view them in their natural environment. The species we see on a regular basis are; eland, kudu, blue wildebeest, red hartebeest, waterbuck, gemsbuck, zebra, impala, common duiker, steenbuck and warthog. Less common sightings and these are mostly at night time include, black-backed jackal, brown heyna, caracal (rooikat), porcupine and aardvark. We have encountered leopard tracks on the farm, but these very shy and reclusive animals avoid human contact due to indiscriminate hunting by stock farmers. The farm is in a Malaria free area of South Africa.

Game drives available.

Hiking trials

There are two hiking trails on the farm. One route takes in the riverine bush affording hikers a shaded walk during the heat of the day. The other hike takes hikers to the remnants of villages of the Bakwena tribe, dating back to 1700’s. Both hikes will afford you the opportunity to view game in their natural environment. None of the animals are dangerous but care should be taken when approaching them. No ostriches are present on the farm, so no need to pack the running shoes.

In summer hikers must be on the look out for snakes, although good hiking boots and a hiking staff should offer enough protection.

Hikers can by prior arrangement enjoy a picnic in the veld at a designated rest spot.

 

Mountain biking

Follow the twin track farm roads through the bush or take the off-road specialised bike trail. Farms roads are easy going for entry level riders and kids. The bike trail will take you through more difficult terrain, including the 4X4 route. Rest areas are provided along the route and a catered lunch can be arranged at a picnic site. Due to the very high rainfall this summer the single tracks are overgrown, give us some opportunity towards winter to win the battle ;-).

The R52 and N4 tar roads, which are easily accessible from the farm is used by the Rustenburg cycling clubs for training. Both are in good condition but obvious care must be taken when using them.

Birding

The farm boast a large variety of birds, we have only started ticking of the sightings of species and our guests can help to add to the list. The new day at the lodge is always greeted by the song of various birds. Some like the Crimson Breasted Shrike are getting very tame and will afford the “early bird” a great sighting at the lodge.

Photography

Opportunities abound for the avid photographer - birds in the lodge gardens to game from a hide or vehicle to the intricate details of the beautiful stone ruins.

Rest and relaxation

No prescription on how to do this. Bring a book to read on your balcony or take up position in a garden hammock. We do not provide televisions in every room, this should be an opportunity to get away from it and enjoy nature. If you want to check up on the progress of your favourite sports team, please do join us in the main lodge lounge. Follow the game on the big screen. You can challenge the kids to a game of chess on the giant chessboard.

Boma

To end a perfect day, relax in the boma while enjoying a traditional braai. Catered meals can be served, please arrange in advance.

Hunting

We prefer to accommodate hunting during winter. A limited amount of hunting is done on the farm to prevent overpopulation and subsequent habitat destruction. We are busy with a field rehabilitation exercise which is very costly and will take some more time, but initial progress is very positive. We believe in sustainable utilisation. All hunting is done on foot as ethically as possible. The price list and regulations are available on request.

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