Willem Pretorius Game Reserve
Willem Pretorius Game Reserve is the largest game reserve
Game reserve
A game reserve is an area of land set aside for maintenance of wildlife for tourism or hunting purposes. Many game reserves are located in Africa. Most are open to the public, and tourists commonly take sightseeing safaris or hunt wild game....

 in the Lejweleputswa District Municipality
Lejweleputswa District Municipality
Lejweleputswa is one of the 5 districts of Free State province of South Africa. The seat of Lejweleputswa is Welkom. The majority of its 657 019 people speak Sotho...

 of South Africa
South Africa
The Republic of South Africa is a country in southern Africa. Located at the southern tip of Africa, it is divided into nine provinces, with of coastline on the Atlantic and Indian oceans...

, encircling the Allemanskraal Dam
Allemanskraal Dam
The Allemanskraal Dam is a dam in the Free State province of South Africa, on the Sand River. It was established in 1960. The reservoir has a gross capacity of , and a surface area of , the dam wall is high.- References :...

 of the Sand River
Sand River (South Africa)
The Sand River, in South Africa in the Limpopo and Mpumalanga, provinces. Is 80 kilometers which is very short and shallow compared to the standard river lengths in Africa. It derives its name from the fact that in the drought season the sandy banks starts to show on both sides...

. It was opened to the public in 1961 and covers 12,000 hectacres. Among the creatures populating this reserve are white rhinoceros
White Rhinoceros
The White Rhinoceros or Square-lipped rhinoceros is one of the five species of rhinoceros that still exist. It has a wide mouth used for grazing and is the most social of all rhino species...

, impala
An impala is a medium-sized African antelope. The name impala comes from the Zulu language meaning "gazelle"...

, eland
Taurotragus, commonly called Eland, is a genus of antelopes of the African savannah, containing two species: the Common Eland and the Giant Eland...

 and black wildebeest
Black Wildebeest
The Black Wildebeest or White-tailed Gnu is one of two wildebeest species. The natural populations of this species, endemic to the southern part of Africa, have been almost completely exterminated, but the species has been reintroduced widely, both in private areas and nature reserves throughout...

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