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Luton Valley Bird Sanctuary

This protected area used to form part of Hugo Nelmaphius’s large farm and then became the property of the Van der Byl family in later years. It was sold to Denel and later became the property of Centurion City Council, which now forms part of the City of Tshwane. A small unknown tributary enters the area from Luton Street and flows into a dam from where it flows out of the area and joins up with the Hennops River. The area consists of open grassveld with scattered indigenous trees, which is typical of Highveld vegetation, and some wetland vegetation around the tributary and dam. The dam and surrounding vegetation provide habitat to a variety of bird species and small mammals, like the slender mongoose, which is still active in the nature area.






Activities and Facilities

  • Hiking trails: 850 m, dog-friendly hike on a maintained route.
  • Birdwatching: While hiking, birdwatchers can enjoy a variety of bird species along the trail and at the bird hide at the dam
  • Free parking facilities are available on the terrain – entrance in Charles De Gaulle Crescent




Visiting hours

  • Summer (September - April): 07:00 - 18:00
  • Winter ( May - August): 07:00 - 17:00

 Contact Details 

Use the following contact details for any enquiries:

Admission fees 

  • Entry is free, but access is controlled


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