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Pierre van Ryneveld Nature Area
Pierre van Reyneveld Nature Area Coordinates 'S25 50 347 E028 14 363

16 ha if natural, open, rocky plains in Pierre van Ryneveld has been zoned as an open green area which is protected by Nature conservation subsection of the City of Tshwane. This high-lying area still sprouts reasonably preserved indigenous plants that are typical of the Bankenveld veld type. The veld, also known as rocky Highveld grassland, is threatened by urban development, industrialisation, mining alien plants and to a lesser degree, agriculture.

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Activities and Facilities

  • Walk the 1,8 km maintained hiking trail.
  • Dogs on a leash are allowed.
  • While hiking watch the large variety of bird species.
  • Environmental education programmes for groups can be requested.

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Wildlife

Numerous bird species and some small mammals and reptiles can be spotted in this nature area.

Vegetation

The vegetation of the area is indigenous Bankenveld which include species such as Parinari capensis (underground tree), Ledebouria ovatifolia, Kalanchoe thyrsiflora, Protea caffra and Protea welwitschii. A variety of tree and grass species also occur here.

Visiting hours

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

How to get there

From The entrance to the reserve is in Hertzog Avenue. Follow the R21 south until the Nellmapius turn-off; turn right into Van Ryneveld Road; at the traffic light opposite the TOTAL Garage turn left into Hertzog Avenue; the entrance is on the left hand side.

Bookings and Contact details
Enquiries: Tel : 012 667 1630 / 012 667 5790
Fax: 012 667 1633

Admission Fees

Entrance is free but access is controlled

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