Observe wildlife and enjoy natural scenery a short distance from the city at Groenkloof Nature Reserve in the Fountains Valley. Established in 1895 to protect "oribi" (a small breed of antelope), the reserve was the first sanctuary in Africa, and nowadays serves as a popular getaway from Pretoria, featuring many successfully reintroduced species, such as blue wildebeests, red hartebeests, impala, kudu, ostriches, giraffes, zebras, and a wide variety of birds. Spanning 600 ha (1,483 ac), the reserve is a known mountain biking destination, with its longest route stretching some 20 km (12 mi). The undulating landscape abounds in a wide variety of woody plant life and grasslands. Use our Pretoria itinerary planner to visit Groenkloof Nature Reserve on your trip to Pretoria, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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We had a wonderful and relaxing time when we visited the nature reserve. They have a lovely, clean play ground for kids, hiking trail and 4x4 trail. If you love hiking, you can check out their...
We had a wonderful and relaxing time when we visited the nature reserve. They have a lovely, clean play ground for kids, hiking trail and 4x4 trail. If you love hiking, you can check out their... more »
Great hiking trail. Difficult to get information on whether dogs are allowed - rules at the gate however indicate that “no body may bring domestic or wild animals into the reserve”
Great hiking trail. Difficult to get information on whether dogs are allowed - rules at the gate however indicate that “no body may bring domestic or wild animals into the reserve” more »
A beautiful location and hike Difficulty 6/10
I grown up here so I have the DNA of this area
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