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Faerie Glen Nature Reserve
Faerie Glen Resort/Nature Reserve Coordinates 'S25 46 481 E028 17 484



Faerie Glen Nature Reserve used to be part of the farm Hartbeespoort, which belonged to Mr H Struben. In 1973 it was presented to the City of Tshwane as public open space. The Bronberg, which is the focus of the reserve, has been declared as a critically endangered ecosystem by the Minister of Environmental Affairs in 2011. Two vegetation types described by Mucina and Rutherford (2006), namely Gold Reef Mountain Bushveld and Marikana Thornveld, occur in the valley. The latter is an endangered ecosystem according to the Gauteng C-Plan, which resulted in the proclamation of the nature reserve in 2014.

Shortly after the proclamation, game such as impala, red hartebeest and zebra were introduced. There is also abundant birdlife and smaller mammal species (two of which are on the red data species list).

Activities and facilities

Hiking trails

  • Hadeda Trail: 2,3 km (easy)
  • Acacia Trial: 3,2 km (medium)
  • Kiepersol Trail: 4,2 km (hard)


  • Two wooden lookout points
  • Informal picnic spots – no braai facilitates (only picnic baskets are allowed)
  • Dogs on leashes are allowed with a valid permit.
Entrance fee Adults (13 years or older) R12.00
Pensioners (60 years or older) and persons with disabilities R6.00
Schoolchildren (7 – 12 years) R6.00
Preschool children (0 – 6 years) Free
Season tickets Adults (13 years and older), per person R283.00
Schoolchildren (7 – 12 years), per child R214.00
Preschool children (0 – 6 years), per child Free
Pensioners (60 years and older who can produce proof thereof) and persons with disabilities (per person) R200,00
Dog permits (per financial year: 1 July – 30 June) Per person, with a maximum of two dogs R60,00
Per family, with a maximum four dogs R120,00
Guided hikes Per hike R203,00



Visiting hours

Gate times: 06:00 – 18:00 (winter and summer)

Entrance to the nature reserve will only be allowed until one hour before closing time.

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