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“Hidden Gem”

Groenkloof Nature Reserve
Pretoria, South Africa
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104 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

An idyllic nature reserve a few kilometers from the city centre? Yes, it is possible. This is an amazing place for a picnic, nature walk - and the chance to see buck, zebra, etc. at close range. There are great mountain bike trails; also an overnight hut (very basic), but you have the whole reserve to yourself, with a huge barbeque area and ablution facilities. All of this for next to nothing! Just fabulous, but don't expect luxury.

Visited September 2012
Thank Greg W
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Pretoria, South Africa
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76 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Pretoria's best kept secret”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

Groenkloof Nature Reserve is near the heart of Pretoria. No one would imaging that there could be a game reserve with such beautiful animals within the city itself. This is Pretoria's version of Central Park but more natural. Clear routes are marked for hiking, mountain biking and 4x4'ing. The Mountain biking is spectacular with the added benefit of spotting game while you ride. No dangerous game is present but the park has the rare Sable antelope, Kudu, Impala, Ostrich, Blue Wildebeest (Gnu), Giraffes and zebra amongst other things. Great day out with picnic and braai (barbeque facilities and a great African restaurant at the Fountains park next door

Visited May 2013
3 Thank Maeson M
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“LOVE this place!”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

Since we moved to Pretoria we have been very regular visitors to Groenkloof. Excellent mountain biking, hiking and trail running! Absolutely love this place! Such a fun getaway right in the city.

Visited May 2013
1 Thank SATraveler222
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Pretoria, South Africa
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52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fantastic chill-out spot”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is definitely a little treasure in Pretoria. It's centrally located, easily accesible, by car, from all parts of Gauteng, and is the perfect spot for a bit of rest, peace and relaxation amidst the bustling city. The restort is well maintained. Has manicured lawns - perfect for picnics - with an bundance of large shade-bearing trees. There are hiking trails, cycling trails, swimming pools, braai facilities and spotless toilet facilities. The park opens from as early as 7am for those who wish to hike, run etc etc and remains open until sunset. Times do differ seasonally though. The best part is that for all this care, peace and beauty, one is charged a measely R28,00 per person. This is what I paid on Sunday, 7 April 2013. Perfect place to pack and picnic with your newspapers and forget the world's issues for a good few hours. Lots of space for children to roam freely too. Perfect for family outings! Go and enjoy :)

Visited April 2013
Thank Deon T
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Secunda, South Africa
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very good.”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

It's nice to go to a Nature Reserve in Pretoria where you can enjoy calm and relaxing time and watch the wonderful wildlife

1 Thank Magriet B
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