Rocky Drift Private Nature Reserve, situated 290 km from Johannesburg on the Waterval Boven - Nelspruit Road, embraces an enclosed valley of approximately 257 hectares of some of the most beautiful mountain country to be found in the Waterval Boven district. The climate is typical of summer rainfall areas.
Nourished by the Joubert Spruit tributary of the Elands River, the natural water supply is fountain fed from the mountain tops and of the highest quality. The Nature Reserve is ecologically contained and home to many species of fauna and birdlife.
Rich in natural and South African history, the gorge and slopes of the valley once housed President Paul Kruger's Commandos during the period of his escape to exile via Lourenco Marques (Maputo). Circular rock encampments with old Martini Henry rifle shells and enamel mugs used by the Boer soldiers and Scouts are sometimes unearthed on the property.