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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 R5.00
Schoolchildren (7 – 12 years) R5.00
Preschool children (0 – 6 years) Free
Season tickets Adults (13 years and older), per person R300.00
Schoolchildren (7 – 12 years), per child R220.00
Preschool children (0 – 6 years), per child Free
Pensioners (60 years and older who can produce proof thereof) and persons with disabilities (per person) R220,00
Dog permits (per financial year: 1 July – 30 June) Per person, with a maximum of two dogs R70,00
Per family, with a maximum four dogs R140,00
Guided hikes Per hike R210,00
Photo shoots​

Per shoot
Plus normal entrance fee




  • Groups larger than 20 have to make a booking
  • No loud noise is allowed
  • No gazebos are allowed
  • No braai facilities or braaiing is allowed



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

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


Email for more info



  • Tel: 012 358 1510
  • Email:
  • Address: Faerie Glen Nature Reserve, January Masilela Drive, Faerie Glen


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