The town of Utrecht lies within the confines
of the Balele Game Park and the Utrecht Community Game Farm, with
a total Game Park area of 2500ha. All the mountains that surround
the town are part of the Game Park and have been stocked with
no fewer than 11 species of game including Impala, Blesbuck, Bushbuck,
Waterbuck, Nyala, Red Hartebeest, Blue Wildebeest, Kudu, Burchell's
Zebra, Warthog and Giraffe.
The town itself lies within a part of the Game Park and the long-term
plan is to open the whole area to the town, so that we may see
game animals frequenting the outskirts of town, parks and gardens
as is already happening with species such as Grey Duiker, Genet
and the odd Impala.