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Wonderboom Nature Reserve
Wonderboom Nature Reserve Coordinates 'S25 41 202 E028 11 384

The Wonderboom Nature Reserve is situated in the northern part of Tshwane and straddles the Magaliesberg. This 200-hectare reserve is famous for its magnificent specimen of Ficus salicifolia, a wild fig tree called the "Wonderboom".

The fig tree is older than 1 000 years, and legend has it that it has grown to be this big because the chief of an indigenous tribe lies buried beneath its roots. It is recorded that the tree was once big enough to shade 1 000 people at a time or 22 ox wagons with 20 oxen in front of each. Today it is much smaller, probably because of the devastating fire in 1870 that was started by a hunting party or due to a parasitic infestation, which put the tree under quarantine for 20 years. Over the years, the branches have grown longer, hanging lower until they touched the ground, where they rooted and produced a circle of daughter trees. There are now three circles of daughter trees surrounding the original tree.
Activities and facilities

Day tariff Adults (18 to 59 years) R41,00
Pensioners (60 years or older) and persons with disabilities R25,00
Schoolchildren (7 to 17 years) R26,00
Preschool children (2 to 6 years) R17,00
Environmental education Guide R229,00
Children (7 to 17 years) R44,00
Guided day hike Per person (approximately four hours, including guide) R89,00
Other Large bus (60 passengers) R1 907,00 per bus
Double-decker bus (120 passengers) R3 815,00 per bus
Minibus (15 passengers) R490,00 per bus
Coasters (30 passengers) R959,00 per coaster
Annual tickets Adults (18 years and older) – a maximum of 18 visits per year R763,00
School children (7 to 17 years) – a maximum of 15 visits per year R386,00
Preschool children (0 to 6 years) – a maximum of 25 visits per year R386,00
Pensioners (60 years and older) and persons with disabilities R536,00
Wonderboom Lapa Damage deposit 40% of tarrif
Lapa hire R2 402,00
Lapa hire – a maximum of four hours R219,00 per hour


Bookings and contact details 

Bookings are only required for the Wonderboom Lapa and Click here if you need a guide for a hiking trail. All bookings must be made two weeks in advance. The contact details are as follows: 

·         Tel:                        012 358 1792

·         Email:          (bookings and enquiries)

·         Postal address:   PO Box 1454, Pretoria, 0001

·         Website:     


Visiting hours 

·         Summer (September to April): 07:00 to 17:00

·         Winter (May to August):                        07:00 to 17:00

Entrance to the Wonderboom Nature Reserve will only be allowed until 16:00.

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