Nature & parks in Pretoria

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Nature & Parks in Pretoria

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  • Ben Reid
    Marloth Park, South Africa6 contributions
    I love Rietvlei Nature Reserve for its array of birding and wildlife it is a good 45 minute drive but that is fine bathrooms need work
    Written 10 February 2022
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  • GeneralShamu
    New York City, NY768 contributions
    Spent a full morning and half an afternoon doing two of the trails back to back. The Krokodilberg trail is the one labeled as ‘difficult’ so do that first - especially as early a start in the morning as is feasible. Even though this was labeled as ‘difficult’ it was anything but. On a scale of 1-10, where 10 is the hardest, this probably ranked a 4 to a max of 5. That’s coming from someone who hikes regularly while traveling but rarely exercises while not on vacation. If you are overweight and struggle to go up a couple flights of stairs then don’t bother with this trail as you’ll end up taking one of the exit routes along the way. Didn’t see any animals but did see a lot of birds, flowers and insects. Total time for the first trail was 4hr20min (with multiple rests, photo opportunities, etc…).

    The Zebra trail is decidedly easier. It is probably a 2 on the same aforementioned scale of difficulty, or lack there of. We spent a solid two hours and ten minutes to do this trail but that was because we stumbled upon a herd of zebra and the lone wildebeest that joined them to munch on grass. Watching them behave entirely naturally with no safari jeeps surrounding them, ogling tourists, etc… was something we couldn’t pass up on (solid 20+ minutes).

    Total time for the two trails with a break in between is ~7.5 hours tops.
    Written 2 December 2021
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  • Chris A
    1 contribution
    great place to visit with friends and family. This botanical garden is cool and well kept, it was a cost time visit
    Written 4 June 2022
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  • Phila D
    Johannesburg, South Africa1 072 contributions
    Great hiking trail with great scenery. The place is brilliant to visit.

    Down size are the random people on the trail with speakers and Los music.

    All round the place is great and I shall be back
    Written 15 August 2020
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  • Hope
    Pretoria, South Africa15 contributions
    This is a very big place with many different types of animals. It caters for everyone from young to old. The aquarium is my favourite place to be. There are snack shops spread evenly in the farm ,the food at the main are quick and edible.
    Written 13 February 2020
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  • Moyahabo B
    1 contribution
    We did the animal encounter with the Lion walks. I really enjoyed it. The Crew is soo friendly, from stepping in and the last step I felt so welcomed. The Lion walks stood out, its scary at the beginning but enjoyable as it goes. Love it Love Horse Back definitely going back for more.
    Written 24 April 2022
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  • Ajay S
    Johannesburg, South Africa81 contributions
    It’s was nice day visit to Ludwig Rose farm.You can smell rose as you enter to the farm . Lots of Roses .Food and service was awesome (thanks to staff).
    You can have rose drinks , rose perfume. Rose lip balm etc.
    They have your to rose farm in very 15 min.
    Clean and nice place .
    Play area for your kid to make busy .
    Overall 6 star .
    Thanks To Ludwig Farm Managment Team
    Written 10 October 2021
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  • CraigvE
    Table View, South Africa270 contributions
    The Freedom Park is extremely significant for all South Africans and provides a number of opportunities for quiet introspection. The exhibits rival those of an art museum and lots of information and context is provided along the way, as visitors are exposed to events that formed the South Africa of today. To adequately take in the museum, S’khumbuto (main memorial for 8 conflicts that shaped South Africa) and Isivivane (a sacred, spiritual resting place for those who played a part in liberating the country) expect to spend at least 3 hours there. The staff were wonderfully friendly and helpful. Although we did not try it out, there is also a restaurant.
    Written 18 May 2019
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  • jessica chambers
    South Africa2 contributions
    My family from the UK came to visit and we decided to go on a quick walk through the nature reserve. This ended up being a two hour walk with a lot of sightings ! Although we did get a little bit lost we still had a wonderful time !
    Written 20 April 2022
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  • tingasiki
    Windhoek, Namibia145 contributions
    My husband and I stayed in the area of Faerie Glen for two nights and came across the Nature Reserve by chance. It is a wonderful place to watch birds or just have a stroll. Peaceful and with friendly staff. Well worth a visit when in the area.
    Written 5 November 2021
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  • Hope
    Pretoria, South Africa15 contributions
    Recently went there for a photo shoot. It is rain season and the park looked exquisite.It was well groomed, clean and nicely situated away from the city rush. Enjoyed a picnic after and will recommend it for a quite time and reading.
    Written 13 February 2020
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  • KIRAN RU
    1 contribution
    Well worth it. Definitely lots of game to see! If you are looking to excape the captivity of your own home for the day, definitely go for a day visit to the Rietvlei Reserve!
    Written 26 July 2020
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  • Breamworthy Wal... M
    Pretoria, South Africa141 contributions
    Since the begging of COVID-19 and lockdowns I have stayed away from the place and only visited it once the lockdown was eased sometime last year. At the time the park looked like a mini jungle and desseted.
    So this year wheyi visited, it looked better than the last time. Lawn cut, new flowers planted and trees also trimmed. The restaurant, also looks fresher, with. slight changes there and there. The only sad thing is that, the tree that was like a trademark crossing over the stream has been totally removed, it used to be liked by kids using it to cross over the stream and couples posing for pictures next to it or on top of it, especially the ladies ( see screenshot).
    As usual there were a number of gruops celebrating birthday parties. At least, there was no littering of the stream this time, maybe is the effectiveness of the pictures we were posting in the past,
    The visitors were of mixed races and ages, and as usual dog lovers were also present taking a walk with their dogs.
    All in all I enjoyed my time under the sunny weather and clean environment and hope it will remain like that.
    Written 2 June 2022
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  • rubenmuller1959
    Pretoria, South Africa10 contributions
    Well maintained, and in good condition, lots of different birds, Bird food can be purchased at the restaurant, and the views over the small lake, while having a snack at the restaurant is beautiful.
    Written 14 July 2018
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  • A well paved hike that loops from the picnic area around the Wonderboom or "Wonder-tree" all the way to the ruins of Fort Wonderboompoort at the top of the mountain. The hike was about 3km round-trip, water and sunscreen is recommended. The fort was built in the 1890's by the ZAR to defend Pretoria and the views of the city are incredible.
    Written 13 January 2020
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