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Groenkloof Nature Reserve




This is the oldest nature reserve as well as the first reserve to be proclaimed in Africa.

Groenkloof Nature Reserve is a game sanctuary proclaimed by former President Paul Kruger on 25 February 1895 – the first nature reserve in Africa. Activities include hiking, mountain-biking, game drives and horse riding; there is also a popular 4x4 route on the reserve. Apart from the abundant game, the reserve also hosts a large variety of bird life.

Day tariff Adults (18 – 59 years) R43,00
Pensioners (60 years or older) and persons with disabilities R27,00
Schoolchildren (7 – 17 years) R27,00
Preschool children (0 – 6 years) R13,00
4x4 nature trail (excludes day tariff) Per vehicle R120,00
Recovery fee R545,00
Overnight facilities Overnight hut (accommodates 12 people), per person R91,00
Refundable damage deposit  R689,00
Bamber Youth Camp (accommodates 30 people)  
- Per child R73,00
- Per adult R107,00
- Refundable damage deposit R1 060,00

Mountain bike hire

Bike rentals: weekdays at the office (07:00 – 13:00)

Class A: 29er Specialised (two hours) R200,00

Class B: 26er Nomad (two hours)

(includes helmets; excludes day tariff)

Refundable damage deposit per mountain bike R250,00
Helmets for hire R10,00
Tractor drive: about two hours (only available for youth groups) Per person  R73,00
Per guide R192,00
Environmental education Guide R170,00
Children (younger than 18) R36,00
Adults (18 years or older) R62,00
Overnight, per person R73,00
Guided day hike Per person (± four hours – includes guide) R66,00
Night drive and use of lapa until 23:00 Per person (minimum 10 and maximum 22 persons) 



Lapa hire  1 – 15 people R898,00
16 – 30 people R1 550,00
31 – 60 people R2 246,00
Refundable damage deposit R742,00

Horse trail

(includes guides; excludes day tariff)


No children under 12 years are allowed on outrides.

Overnight trails per person per night (maximum of four hours per day) R278,00
Day trails per person (two hours – weekdays only) R150,00
Day trail per person (one hour) R102,00
City light/moonlight trails (three hours) (4 – 8 persons) R206,00
Pony rides for children under 12 years (10 minutes) R43,00
Monthly tickets (for day visitors) Adults (18 – 59 years) R257,00
Pensioners (60 years or older) and people with disabilities R176,00
Schoolchildren (7 – 17 years) R176,00
Preschool children (0 – 6 years) R59,00
Annual tickets Per person R962,00


Bookings and contact numbers

Bookings are only required for the overnight facilities and if a guide is required for a hiking trail; they should be made two weeks in advance.

  • Tel: 012 358 1757
  • Cell: 082 703 7766
  • Email: (bookings)
  • Postal address: Groenkloof Nature Reserve, PO Box 1454, Pretoria, 0001
  • Website:

Visiting hours

  • Summer (September to April): 06:00 – 19:00
  • Winter (May to August): 06:00 – 18:00

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

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