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Groenkloof Nature Reserve

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Address: Pretoria, South Africa
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A great outing

We went for a walk with FIVE kids all between the ages of 3 and 7. At first when we started walking i thought the kids would never make it, but they did it! we were proud... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 April 2016
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Tigard, OR
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Some nice hikes with quiet areas and good views of the city. We didn't see much wildlife but still enjoyed it. Parking was plentiful and there weren't too many people

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south africa
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

We went for a walk with FIVE kids all between the ages of 3 and 7. At first when we started walking i thought the kids would never make it, but they did it! we were proud, something about the freedom of the bush I guess! The "3.5km " is more than that- I think it ended up being 5km.... More 

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Thank sirensash
Pretoria, South Africa
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

For those who love being in the bush that's not too far to travel to ride your bike then this is the perfect place. A place where you in amongst the game, just make sure you have enough liquid because it can get warm.

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Thank Eddie2392
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Always a great place for a leisurely hike as there are various well marked trails. One of my favorite hangouts as its within easy access from the city. Spotting game is a must and very rewarding. Awesome photo opportunities too. Zebra, giraffe, buck, ostrich... and beautiful plant life.

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Thank Nishi_NJ
Pretoria, South Africa
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67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

I have done 4x4 trail a few years ago and again now. The route has been damaged a lot by amount of traffic. The route needs some work. 4 years ago I did it in a 4x2 now in a 4x4 I skipped various areas due to damage on route. If you want to go on a 4x4 route with... More 

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Thank Leonpotgieter
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

Omg. The hiking trails is amazing. My dad and myself do the 10,5km (yellow) trail ons a month. The first 2km and the last 2,5km is pretty tough. But it is beautiful and great. Unfortunately there is about 5-6km that is quite flat but it is still totally worth it. The current entrance fee for the hiking is JÚST R35... More 

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Thank Lenique L
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

Absolutely lovely tranquil place. Ideal for a Sunday family braai. They also have horse rides available and a playground for the kids. Lovely picnic tables and very clean.

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1 Thank Samantha D
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60 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

We used to be regular visitors to this reserve ( once or twice a month) until a few months ago when prices increased and the facilities degraded. Recently with the lack of security and danger to hikers and bikers in the reserve we have completely stopped going there. Very unfortunate.

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3 Thank Jacques S
Manassas, Virginia
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

This reserve is gorgeous and very well maintained. When we pulled into the parking lot there was a huge sable antelope just lying right there! Quite a lovely welcome. We really enjoyed the hike and saw zebra (including a very pregnant mama), various antelope, a jackal, lots of birds and the giraffe (although they were across the park on a... More 

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Thank TIJUMI2011
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

It's an absolute wonder to have a nature reserve in the middle of the city. A few ministers out of the city centre we were driving through nature and seeing wildlife, amazing bird life and breathing fresh air

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