Groenkloof Nature Reserve



4 km hike (white trail)
3.5 km hike (red trail)
10.5 km hike (yellow trail)


Groenkloof Nature Reserve offers a large variety of activities for nature lovers just 5 km from the city centre.

Situated on the southern side of Pretoria, Groenkloof Nature Reserve was Africa’s first game sanctuary. The park boasts miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and off-road driving. As with all South African parks, visitors here can view a variety of animals.


The wildlife on the reserve include zebra, jackal, duiker, kudu, impala, blue wildebeest, red hartebeest, ostrich, giraffe and sable. The rich birdlife will keep bird lovers busy for hours on end.


Groenkloof Nature Reserve features low, broken ridges varying in steepness. The vegetation is semi pen thicket, dominated by a variety of woody species, including Acacia caffraRhus leptodictya, Combretum molle and Dombeya rotundifolia. The under-storey is dominated by a variety of grasses.

Visiting hours
September to April: 06:00 to 18:00
May to August: 06:00 to 18:00



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