The Bronberg is the focus of this park. You can walk on a cement path to the top. From here you will have a scenic view of Pretoria East. The route traverses a while before it takes you down.
The park has a network of well marked routes (+/- 9km). You cannot get lost. Many people hike here over weekends, so it is considered save. Your dog is also welcome, but you need to buy a permit at the entrance.
We saw Zebra and Impala when we hiked there. There is also a bird hide which overlooks a stream. The reserve has 2 vegetation types – Gold Reef Mountain Bushveld and Marikana Thornveld.
It is open from 06.00 – 18.00
The reserve is in January Masilela Dr. near the corner with Lynnwood Rd. in Faerie Glen. There is a parking area at the entrance with guards.
Hiking here is a great nature experience inside the city.
(Article edited on 03/07/2020)
Here are a network of trails which you can walk/run. It is fairly flat and well marked. One of the routes is along the Pienaars River, birders will love this section. Your dog is also welcome. This place is popular, you can even go on your own.
This venue is also popular among mountain bikers. They do have mountain bikes for rent.
Travel east on Lynnwood Rd. Turn left in Silverlakes Rd and keep straight. After you passed the Silver lakes entrance, the road turns right. It becomes a gravel road which takes you into the parking area.
It is open 7 days a week and during weekends the Cowhouse Market is open. This is something different to experience.
Visit the website to see the different entrance fees. This is an affordable venue. Their system is cashless.
I have been there several times and have had fun and enjoyed the outing.
Article edited on 10 August 2020.
MORELETA KLOOF NATURE RESERVE
This is just one of those feel-good nature trails in Pretoria.
You can park your vehicle on the premise where it will be guarded. You sign the register before and after your hike. This is just another safety measure. There are bathroom facilities and a restaurant on the terrain.
You can walk three different trails or a combination:
Rademeyer Hiking Trail 1.5km
Duiker Hiking Trail 2.89km
Suikerbos Hiking Trail 3.32km
I usually sign the register, cross the entrance road and just keep left on the path. This winding little path will take you around the kloof. You will go up and down and there are flat sections too. You may see some animals like Impala, Duiker, Blesbok, etc. There are a number of other hikers on the route over weekends, so it is safe. You cannot get lost and there are exit routes which you can follow.
The reserve is open summer and winter from 06.00 – 18.00.
Entrance is free.
You enter in Helios Street, Moreletapark, Pretoria.
Enjoy your hike!
The Voortrekker Monument is situated in Pretoria and it tells the story of the Voortrekkers that moved out of the Cape to get away from the British. It was not an easy journey, there was adventure, innovation, hardships, fear, anger, joy, camaraderie, conflict, pain, drama, etc.
We can take you on a specialised tour through the monument and then we discuss this period in depth.
What can you see at the monument?
The Voortrekker Monument is the second most visited tourist attraction in South Africa.
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