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Ogram's Country House

Ogram’s is a lovingly restored country house dating back to the late 19th century. Enjoy scrumptious meals and endless views over Otter dam and the Inhlosane mountain.

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Hleka Manzi Self cater lodge

Perched over a spectacular 30m waterfall on the upper reaches of the Elands River. An expansive wooden deck overlooks the canopy of indigenous forest with spectacular views of the Inhluzane Mountain. 

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Nguni stud

Tillietudlem Nature Reserve is the proud owner of Inhluzane Nguni's, and boasts a herd of over 300 magnificent animals.


The reserve is a birding paradise with regular sightings of the blue crane, secretary bird, orange breasted long-claw, yellow-breasted pipit, buff streaked chat and ground woodpecker to mention a few. Other birds that may be seen include the critically endangered blue swallow and Cape parrot.


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Winter promotion

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From R625.50 per person per night * valid until 31 Aug 2023
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We have  strategically partnered with organisations that are passionate about conservation. 


Our  story

about us

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What we are 

Tillietudlem Nature Reserve is a 2000 ha nature reserve situated in the most scenic part of the Midlands Meander. Its main function is to protect one of the most threatened eco-systems in Africa – the mountain mist-belt grasslands.

Where we started

The first 731 ha of what is now the reserve was purchased in 1997 by the current owner . Being a passionate  conservationist he envisioned the property being restored to its former glory . Though the years neighboring properties where acquired to form the 2000ha nature reserve known as Tillietudlem

Biodiversity Stewardship Reserve

After years of dedication to conservation, we where declared a biodiversity stewardship reserve by Ezemvelo KNZ Wildlife in 2019 in terms of the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas (Act 57 of 2003) and Biodiversity (Act 10 of 2004)

Where we are today

Today the reserve is home to 16 mammal species, more the 150 bird species, 2 game lodges, 5 trophy trout dams and more.