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Wonderboom Nature Reserve

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Morning Hiking on Top of Pretoria

From the old castle on top of the mountain, one has a clear view of North and South Pretoria. The... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Great parking space. Nice and separated setting, you can enjoy a different side of Wonderboom.

It is a nice and affordable place to braai with Friends, colleagues and Family. My only issue is... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2017
Pretoria, South Africa
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 March 2015

My interest in visiting this park was the once magnificent tree which was a featured tourist attraction more than one hundred years ago. I own a vintage postcard showing just how impressive and extensive the green canopy used to be. It was still a thrill...More

3  Thank Connoisseur-of-Life
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Very rustic and basic Dust all over Some of the water taps were non functional Braai's dilapidated at least the one we had

2  Thank T9259RNcb
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Been there many times very safe and all the family can enjoy. Can go up the mountain and have a picnic on top of the mountain and have a great view.

Thank Riaan V
Reviewed 2 May 2018

I went with a friend specifically to see the Wonderboom Tree - an wild fig tree which has several 'daughter' trees - wonderful after a day in Pretoria visiting various sites. Went to eat at a restaurant at the Shopping Centre opposite - plenty of...More

Thank HelenChristmas
Reviewed 5 March 2018

From the old castle on top of the mountain, one has a clear view of North and South Pretoria. The View is extraordinary, and it is understandable why this was chosen as a look out spot by the Boers!

Thank mnisingomas
Reviewed 14 November 2017

It is a nice and affordable place to braai with Friends, colleagues and Family. My only issue is the lighting is very bad and the toilets are poorly maintained. Either than that, I have been there numerous times, and I have had enjoyable moments.

Thank ogteisho
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Enjoyed the long walks through the clearly marked hiking trails,the nature feeling was also relaxing.My son also enjoyed learning about the fig tree,great picnic area with safe parking and play area for kids

Thank Fakazile X
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Walked up the moutain to the Wonderboom fort, that is what remains of it. Nice hike, clearly indicated track. Very enjoyable although part of the hike is pretty steep.

Thank Marleon2
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We went for a picnic, it is a safe area for hiking, visit the Wonderboom or if you want to hike to the Fort.

Thank r0uxw
Reviewed 10 August 2017

If you enjoy nature and what it has to offer this is a must see. Stand in wonder under the fig tree which is the proud owner of the area's name, take a hike up to the Fort or the Waterfall- both is even better....More

Thank Jonelle R
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Popped in to see the Fig tree which is a declared champion tree. And typical of something that old, there are legends surrounding it. Ended up taking a stroll along the trails. I was not sorry. The trails are very rocky so ensure you have...More

1  Thank Shaun S
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a great opportunity for some afternoon hiking. The trail is not too long and can easily be done in an afternoon (including hanging around at the top to appreciate the view over Pretoria). The view is especially great in October when the Jacaranda...More

Thank taniawilliev
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11 August 2018|
Response from Riaan V | Reviewed this property |
If it’s working about 50 meter estimate.
22 July 2018|
Response from Riaan V | Reviewed this property |
No you will have to walk.