Activities to tick off your bucket list when you visit the City of Tshwane’s nature reserves in 2023

Brush away your Januworry blues by exploring our beautiful Tshwane and its natural offerings at very reasonable prices. Each new year offers an opportunity for new beginnings and doing things in a different fashion. How else can you do this than by taking the time to visit and connect with mother nature and draw inspiration from what the Jacaranda City has to offer on its horizons?


Sightseeing a variety of wildlife such as buffalo, rhino and cheetah

Rietvlei Nature Reserve is made up of open grassland and wetlands with a diversity of animals, making it the perfect game-viewing day trip. Rietvlei Nature Reserve conducts game drives on Tuesdays and Thursdays for walk-in guests and no prior bookings are required. The morning drive is conducted from 08:00 to 10:00 and the afternoon drive is held from 14:00 to 16:00. The drive costs R261 per person.


Hiking with amazing scenery 

Boasting a great satisfaction rating from users, Groenkloof Nature Reserve offers a relaxing time for patrons. The reserve is certainly a must-visit. The Groenkloof Yellow Trail is 10,5 km long with an elevation gain of 246 m. Other hiking trails are in Faerie Glen Nature Reserve and Klapperkop Nature Reserve. Moreover, a 4×4 trail, horse riding and mountain biking are some of the adventurous activities you can do while visiting the reserve.


Free visits to our bird parks 

For a memorable family visit, stroll to our variety of colourful bird species at Bishop Bird Nature Area, Luton Valley Bird Sanctuary and Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary, which are go-to nature havens. Tshwane is definitely one of the metros you should visit during summer.

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