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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 then City Council of Pretoria as a public open space. The Bronberg, which is the focus of the reserve, was declared as a critically endangered ecosystem by the Minister of Environmental Affairs in 2011. Two vegetation types described by Mucina and Rutherford (2006), 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 List of Threatened Species).


    Hiking Trails

      • Hadeda Trail: 2,3 km (easy)
      • Acacia Trial: 3,2 km (medium)
    • Kiepersol Trail: 4,2 km (hard)

  • Dogs on leashes are allowed with a valid permit. Permits can be obtained by completing the application form at the cashier. The form must be handed in together with an identity photo, a copy of the applicant's identity document, and receipt of payment. Permits take about three days to be issued and may be collected from the cashier.

    • Birdwatching

        • There are two wooden lookout points.
        • There are informal picnic spots but no braai facilities (only picnic baskets are allowed).


(Take note that tariffs change on 1 July every year.) 

Item Description Price
Entrance fee Adults (13 years or older) R17,00
Pensioners (60 years or older) and persons with disabilities R7,00
Schoolchildren (7 to 12 years) R7,00
Preschool children (0 to 6 years) Free

Season tickets

Per annum (unlimited visits)

Adults (13 years and older), per person R420,00
Schoolchildren (7 to 12 years), per child R265,00
Preschool children (0 to 6 years), per child Free
Pensioners (60 years and older who can produce proof thereof) and persons with disabilities, per person R265,00

Dog permits

Valid for one calendar year

Per person, with a maximum of two dogs R110,00
Photo shoots


Per shoot

Plus the normal entrance fee



Rules and regulations 

  • No braaiing is allowed.
  • No loud noise is allowed.
  • No gazebos are allowed.
  • Groups larger than 20 must book in advance.

  • Visiting hours
    • 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 on weekdays and two hours before closing on weekends.

    • Friends of Faerie Glen

    Send an email to  for more information or if you would like to join the friends group.

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


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