Bersia Grazing Reserve, which is run
by farmers from Kampung Bersia, offers
the exciting opportunity to live in a
traditional farmer's "pondok",
surrounded by tropical virgin, cattle
grazing reserve and the dammed-up
unknown and untraversed area of Gerik
with its serene surroundings tropical
rainforest, rivers salt licks, fish spawining grounds and flora and fauna
await and welcome all adventurous
tourists and nature lovers.
The Bersia Grazing Reserve which has
an area of 300 hectares can only be
reached by boat from Kg. Bersia which
is 15 km from Gerik along the East
From the put-in
point in Kg. Bersia a 30 minute
leisure boat ride along the dammed-up
Perak River will take you to the
Grazing Reserve in the west.
The Grazing Reserve is situated on the
rolling hills of the left bank of the
Perak River dammed-up by the Temenggor
Dam in the east and the Bersia Dam in
Farm activities include the feeding of
cattle in the day and rounding up of
cattle in the evening.
can assist with the farmers in rounding
up and head counting cattle in the
evening as the animals need to be
brought back to the night yard
Visitors can either fish
along the compound or go night fishing
with the farmers.
is another activity called
"laying of the pukat" in the
evening and "drawing in the pukat"
in the morning.
season, (Aug-Sept) visitors will be
taken to specific spawning areas to
see thousands of fish fighting the
current to spawn. (Spawning days
lasts for only a day or two after
heavy rain during the month of August
There are several salt licks within
the vicinity of the Grazing
Reserve. Visitors can try their
luck to wait and see wild animals such
as elephants, tapir, seladang, kijang
or pelanduk in their natural habitat
around the salt lick.
trekking through the rain forest is an
experience not to be missed for the
more adventurous visitors.
Experienced guides will take visitors
through the jungle to an enchanting
stream of clean clear water.
There are two Orang Asli villages,
within 20 minutes boat ride from the
Grazing Reserve. Visitors will
be taken to one of the villages to
witness their way of life and farming
The Grazing Reserve provides
overnight facilities with four hostels
that can accommodate 40 people at one
time. The hostel is constructed
split jungle rollers, weaved bamboo
walls and bertam roofing. It is
very airy, cooling and spartan with
clean toilets and bathroom
facilities. A complete package
of either 1 night or 2 night stay is
offered to visitors.
How To Get
A bus service is available from
Kuala Lumpur to Gerik. From
Gerik visitors can proceed by bus to
Kg. Bersia and then by boat to the
Information and Reservation
Assistant Veterinary Officer
Department of Veterinary
Tel: +605 - 791 2131 / 545 725