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Groenkloof Nature Reserve




Groenkloof Nature Reserve is the oldest nature reserve in Africa. It was proclaimed as a game sanctuary by former president Paul Kruger on 25 February 1895.

Activities in the reserve include hiking, mountain-biking, game drives and horse riding; there is also a popular 4x4 route on the reserve. Apart from the abundant game, the reserve also hosts a large variety of bird life.

Day tariff Adults (18 to 59 years) R45,00
Pensioners (60 years or older) and persons with disabilities R29,00
Schoolchildren (7 to 17 years) R29,00
Preschool children (0 to 6 years) R14,00
4x4 nature trail (excludes day tariff) Per vehicle R120,00
Recovery fee R545,00
Overnight facilities Overnight hut (accommodates 12 people), per person R100,00
Refundable damage deposit  R730,00
Bamber Youth Camp (accommodates 30 people)
  • Per child
  • Per adult
  • Refundable damage deposit
R1 119,00
Crockery hire Crockery hire, 0 to 25 people R638,00
  Crockery hire, 26 to 50 people R959,00
  Crockery hire, 51 to 75 people R1 300,00
  Deposit for crockery hire R1 120,00
Mountain bike hire Class A: 29er Specialised (two hours) R211,00
Bike rentals: weekdays at the office (07:00 to 13:00)

Class B: 26er Nomad (two hours)

(includes helmets; excludes day tariff)



Refundable damage deposit per mountain bike R264,00
Helmets for hire R11,00
Day drive with tractor and trailer for children, approximately two hours Per child R38,00
Environmental education (No guide fee and two adults free of charge)
  Children (younger than 18) R40,00
Day group, per person R40,00
Adults (18 years or older) R77,00
Overnight, per person R66,00
Guided day hike Per person (about four hours – includes guide) R70,00
Night drive and use of lapa until 23:00 Per person (minimum 10 and maximum 22 persons)  R147,00
Lapa hire 1 to 15 people R950,00
16 to 30 people R1 640,00
31 to 60 people R2 370,00
Refundable damage deposit R800,00

Horse trails

DISCLAIMER: No persons over 100 kg will be allowed to ride.

Day trails per person (two hours – weekdays only) R160,00
No children under 12 years are allowed on outrides. Day trails per person (one hour) R110,00
City light/moonlight trails (three hours) (4 to 8 persons) R300,00
Pony rides for children under 12 years (10 minutes) R45,00
Monthly tickets (for day visitors) Adults (18 to 59 years) R272,00
Pensioners (60 years or older) and people with disabilities R186,00
Schoolchildren (7 to 17 years) R186,00
Preschool children (3 to 6 years) R62,00
Annual tickets Per adult, 18 years and older R1 015,00
  Per child, 3 to 12 years R384,00
  Per child, 13 to 15 years R632,00
  Per child, 16 to 17 years R835,00
  Family of 4 (two adults and two children) R990,00
  Family of two (one adult and one child) R490,00


Bookings and contact numbers

Bookings are only required for the overnight facilities and if a guide is required for a hiking trail; bookings should be made two weeks in advance.

  • Tel: 012 358 1757/1753
  • Cell: 065 314 1295
  • Email: (bookings)
  • Management office: 012 358 0130/1245/1789
  • Postal address: Groenkloof Nature Reserve, PO Box 1454, Pretoria, 0001
  • Website:

Visiting hours

  • Summer (September to April): 06:00 to 19:00
  • Winter (May to August): 06:00 to 18:00
  • Entry to the nature reserve will only be allowed until one hour before closing time.

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



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