Antioch Reserve

Hoedspruit, South Africa

Antioch Reserve

Hoedspruit, South Africa

Explore one of south Africa’s most beautiful landscapes and watch the plains animals roam among the trees and bushland.

Nestled in the shadow of the cloud mountain in the Drakensburg mountain range, the Antioch Reserve is a wonderful location to explore the beauty of plains nature. You will have the opportunity to see a range of antelope including eland, nyala, sable, and the rare black impala as well as zebra, giraffe and even African Buffalo.

Things to know

Plains animals are notoriously hard to spot in bushland and one of the great pleasures of flying in Antioch is working with the guide and the thermal camera, playing hide and seek with the beautiful wildlife.

  • Dec–Feb: Summer is the rainy season with some rain and wind
  • March–May: Beautiful time to fly with green vegetation and cooler weather
  • June–Aug: Things dry out in the winter so you have a better view into the bush
  • Sep–Nov: Continued dry weather and brown vegetation


Land animals


Antioch Farm

Antioch is situated in the northern parts of South Africa on the edge of the Drakensberg mountain range. It is surrounded by game parks, big 5 reserves including the adjacent Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, and mango and citrus plantations. Antioch is in the Limpopo province and the closest town is Hoedspruit, a 30min drive.

Meet your guide

Marnus Janse van Rensburg

Marnus is an experienced guide and drone pilot who grew up in Hoedsprit. After traveling the world and teaching English in China, he returned to his hometown to work as a history guide on the Panorama Route in Mpumalanga. He is a licensed commercial drone pilot who likes to build and fly drones, and uses his skills for anti-poaching efforts. In his spare time, Marnus enjoys golf, fishing, and spending time with friends and family.

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