Groenkloof Nature Reserve

Nov 25, 2018 | Pretoria | Contact on +27 61 405 7035

Braai lunch
Remember your fire and meat

Moderate difficulty
We're doing the 10,5km (yellow) trail

(includes R10 club fee)

Nov 25, 2018 | Pretoria | Contact on +27 61 405 7035

Groenkloof Nature Reserve is located near the famous Fountains Valley. This valley on the southern outskirts of Pretoria was proclaimed a game sanctuary by President Paul Kruger on 25 February 1895, the first in Africa. Its main purpose was to protect the shy and timid oribi, which occurred there, and other game that were being wiped out by hunters.

Groenkloof Nature Reserve features low, broken ridges varying in steepness. The vegetation is semi pen thicket, dominated by a variety of woody species including Acacia caffra, Rhus leptodictya, Combretum molle and Dombeya rotundifolia. The under-storey is dominated by a variety of grasses.

Wildlife: The wildlife on the reserve includes zebra, jackal, duiker, kudu, impala, blue wildebeest, blesbuck, red hartebeest, ostrich, giraffe and sable.

For more information contact Portia on 0614057035

  • Meet at the car park/picnic site at 08:00.
  • We start hiking at 8:15.
  • This is a Braai lunch.
  • Difficulty rating: 10,5 km hike (yellow trail).
  • Entrance fee: R48 per person (including R10 club fee).
  • Requirements: Good hiking shoes, hat, sun block, 2lt of water, packed lunch.