About Rocky Drift Private Nature Reserve
Rocky Drift Private Nature Reserve boasts a rich and storied history that dates back to its establishment in 1886. Over the course of its existence, this tranquil haven in Waterfall Onder has evolved into a place of profound natural beauty and cultural significance. Here, amidst the serene surroundings, you can immerse yourself in the tapestry of South African history.
Nestled within the embrace of the valley lies a profound historical connection to President Paul Kruger’s Commandos. This rugged kloof and the slopes that cradle it once provided refuge and solace to these brave soldiers during the tumultuous period of Kruger’s escape to exile via Lorenzo Marques, now known as Maputo. The echoes of their presence still resonate through time, as circular rock encampments bearing witness to their struggles have been discovered on the property. Among the artifacts unearthed are relics like old Martin Henry rifle shells and enamel mugs, tangible links to the past that serve as poignant reminders of the Boer soldiers who once called this place home.
As you step into the embrace of this enchanting natural valley, a profound sense of tranquility envelops you. The air is filled with the whispers of history, and the landscape exudes a sense of peace that transcends time itself. It’s a place where you can escape the hustle and bustle of modern life and find solace in the embrace of nature and history intertwined.
Rocky Drift Private Nature Reserve holds a special place for travelers, serving as a perfect stopover point for those journeying to and from Johannesburg and the renowned Kruger National Park. It offers respite, not only for the weary traveler but also for those seeking to connect with the roots of South African heritage and experience the timeless beauty that this remarkable reserve has to offer. Whether you’re passing through or staying a while, Rocky Drift invites you to immerse yourself in its serene and richly historical ambiance.