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Groenkloof Nature Reserve

Address: Pretoria, South Africa
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Ranked #8 of 68 things to do in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Hiking trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Hiking trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Our hiking club opened the calendar this year with the 10km yellow hiking trail. it's gorgeous with panoramic views of Pretoria. We saw game! a zebra, some wildebeest and buck (don't know the exact species). We were inspired to try the cycling routes next time. great braai spots after the hike, no loud noise on the trail expect for unfit... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I am a regular visitor of the reserve and it is a great getaway from the city life without having to drive very far where one could bring their mountain bike, go on a hike, drive their 4x4, take a horse ride or even have an early afternoon braai with friends or family. The reserve provides well maintained facilities as... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Groenkloof is the perfect escape to cycle or hike in an environment where there are no cars. Great for children's parties or a lazy day under the trees. There are facilities to braai. Take the family and friends. Brilliant cycling courses - on and offroad, horseriding, huts to stay over in, 4x4 routes, long hiking trails (a few wild animals),... More 

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Hartbeespoort, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Groenkloof NR offers great hiking opportunities, just make sure you are informed on where to go before you leave. The wildlife is very relaxed and don't forget to pay attention to all the beautiful smaller things like birds and flowers!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

A great opportunity to mountain bike, hike or 4x4 in touch with games and nature while you are still in the middle of Pretoria. But..., they should improve in security.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I love this nature reserve for hiking and mountain biking. For the less adventurous mountain biker, like me, it offers a lot of jeep track to ride throughout the reserve with animal sightings. The hiking is also splendid. Safety has been known to be an issue so never hike or ride alone. Perfect for the beginner mountain biker or hiker.

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Lots of space to walk around and picnic and also a good (but pricey resturant). Nice break from town.

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Gießen, Hessen, Germany
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Seeing that the lion don´t sleep tonight, but today was a nice experience, those giraffes seemed to be happy with their live as a small family

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Pretoria, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Have a perfect family day , picnic or braai with the family. Place for the children to go biking in a true nature type atmosphere. A lot of animals to see and what is even more amazing is it is in the city and you would not even know it. Entrance amount is fair. The Giraffe's is amazing very tame... More 

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Cape Town
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I have mountain biked here many times and enjoyed. You can go for gentle hikes or good trail runs - just watch out for the giraffes, kudu, zebra, rhone antelope, wildebeest and and and! Great spot considering you are in the middle of a city

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