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“Back to nature near Pretoria” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Groenkloof Nature Reserve

Groenkloof Nature Reserve
Pretoria, South Africa
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Ranked #4 of 43 Attractions in Pretoria
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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Pretoria
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“Back to nature near Pretoria”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We went to this reserve one Sunday morning. What a pleasure! We went on one of the hiking trails and enjoyed every minute of it We did no expect to see game so close to the city (impala, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe). There is something for everyone: hiking, mountain biking. 4 x 4 trails.

And you can either have a picnick or have a meal at the nearby Moy's restaurant at Fountains.

Visited April 2013
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“Pretoria's best kept secret”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

One cannot think that you will find such a beautiful piece of nature so close to the city centre. A beautiful place to hike, mountain bike or take your 4x4 through its paces. Lots of tame game to view. The hiking and MTB trails are fantastic. As a mountain biker there is no better place around Pretoria. From beginner to very challenging, the trails offer something for all. We usually do two laps of the 20 km trail. It can get very busy around the picnic area on week-ends. Security is generally good and you always feel safe. It is an ideal spot for families.
Make sure you enter through the Groenkloof Nature Reserve and over week-ends and not through the Fountains main entrance as that part can be rowdy and busy.

Coordinates 'S25 47 379 E028 11 764

Visited July 2013
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“Super singletrack”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Super singletrack. Very well marked and a huge variety of terrain: flowing, rocky, climbs, zig-zag downhills and forests - even some dirt road if you insist. You wont get bored, but if you do, evnture over to fountains just next door (entry included in your Groenkloof entry)

Where else can you cycle with giraffe, zebra and blouwildebeest?

And if you don't have a bike, you could rent there - or explore the hiking/ trailrunning trails.

There's a Moyo just next door for some coffee afterwards, or support Groenkloof's coffee and boerewors roll initiative.

Visited June 2013
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“Nice experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

i went there with my son for mountain biking and it was mucho fun. will definitely go again. it felk like in those days when we could safely go to the bush and not have to worry about anything. it felt peaceful and really nice to be just in the bush

Visited May 2013
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“Wonderful nature reserve of city doorstep”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A breath of fresh air close to the city edge. Ride or hike amongst giraffe, zebra, wildebees and ostriches. Excellent mountain biking trails in beautiful surroundings.

Visited April 2013
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