Nature Trails in Pretoria: Faerie Glen Nature Reserve
The Bronberg is the focus of this park. A cement path takes you can walk to the top from where you 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.
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