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Tswaing Meteorite Crater Reserve

Feb 23, 2020

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Tswaing Meteorite Crater Reserve

We aim to provide a gay, lesbian and straight-friendly hiking environment for anyone and everyone to enjoy the beautiful outdoors in the company of like-minded friends.

Tswaing Meteorite Crater Reserve

Feb 23, 2020

Tswaing Meteor Crater is situated 40km north of Pretoria.

A distinctive ring of hills marks the site of a 200 000 years old asteroid impact. In the centre of the crater is a lake of salty water (13 times saltier than the dead sea) - this lake gives its name to the Tswaing reserve.

The reserve is 2000 hectares in area and is home to over 480 plant species, 240 bird species, zebra, impala, steenbok, brown hyeana etc. an adjacent wetland area adds to the bio-diversity of the area.

The hike from the reception area is +- 7 km long and goes from the reception area, along the crater rim down to the lake, and back up again. Natural salt deposits line the lake. Tektites - small glassy objects - from the meteorites impact may be found.

We meet at the reception area at 8am to start hiking at 8:30pm.   Venue entrance R30 + R10 club fee. Please bring cash - no credit cards facilities available. Please pay club fee to Craig on the day.

Insect repellent is advisable.

Contact Craig Thomson on craig@auvergne.co.za or 0834412631 for more information about the event.


Good hiking shoes, hat, sun block, at least 2lt of water, snacks


Feb 23, 2020


Tswaing Meteorite Crater Reserve

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R40 per person

Includes R10 club fee


Packed lunch



we descend into the crater and up the fairly steep slopes again

GPS Coordinates

25.409 S 28.0958 E

Please Note

We suggest taking directions as well as the GPS coordinates, as Google Maps/Garmin might lead you astray.

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From the R80 towards Soshanguve, turn right on Mopane Road (M35) and left onto Soutpan Road. The Tswaing Crater entrance is to your left, off Soutpan Road.

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