Nature/ Wildlife Areas in Pretoria

Top Nature & Wildlife Areas in Pretoria, South Africa

Nature & Wildlife Areas in Pretoria

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  • Wade V P
    Johannesburg, South Africa74 contributions
    Another enjoyable afternoon. Relaxing and fun camera time. Not too much game but sometimes that’s how it goes. Interesting birds.
    Written 5 August 2022
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  • Phila D
    Johannesburg, South Africa1 075 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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  • 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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  • Panganai D
    Durban, South Africa2 contributions
    It was a serene experince; driving slowly in the game reserve and seeing the animals in their harbitat. I particularly liked the BUffalos and Rhinos and the braai area overlooking the dam
    Written 1 August 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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  • JessCropper
    Lima3 contributions
    I stayed at IPR for 6 weeks and had an absolutely amazing time. It is work - not a holiday, but if you are passionate about helping care for vulnerable primates, then it is a fabulous place to be. The monkeys are happy and well cared for and are always the main priority. In my experience, all the volunteers are happy to pitch in and help with whatever needs doing (although I guess it's always going to be luck of the draw who the other volunteers are when you're there). I would urge anyone who has an interest in monkeys to come here. As they can't be released back into the wild, contact with the monkeys is allowed, and this made the experience even more special. Sue is running a really wonderful place here and, because of her, these monkeys, many with traumatic backgrounds, are all living their best lives!
    Written 1 June 2022
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  • marguerite c
    Johannesburg183 contributions
    Mahala View is close to Pretoria and has a lion camp with 3 very special lions - 2 of them are from an old African lineage and the third is a Barbary lion. They are gorgeous, clearly well looked after and a great treat to see them.
    Leon does a talk about lions (R120) and then a Game Drive around the private reserve in which Mahala View is situated. That's R150. We did the latter but were still able to watch the lion feeding and hear a bit of Leon's talk.
    The drive was fun, though we did not see a lot of animals - a few impala, some gorgeous black impala and some kudu. But we'd already seen the lions and we also saw a fully grown cheetah and 3 young cheetah on a neighbouring Lion and Cheetah sanctuary. Lovely birdlife too and gorgeous sunset on the way back to the camp.
    A nice afternoon out.
    We also stayed the night in the King's View Chalets and were treated to the most amazing chorus of lions from our camp as well as 2 other farms nearby.
    Written 18 June 2018
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  • VANCOUVER IS. ELES ESCAPE B&B by the SEA
    Nanaimo, Canada273 contributions
    YOu know it's Africa when you awake at 02:30 to lions roaring and you smile. Facilities suitable for only 8. Great food by friendly Nik. If you are lucky you will see Kevin Richardson but at the least you will see his famed lion group.
    Written 1 December 2015
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  • Suzi S
    Carcassonne60 contributions
    My sister treated me to a night stay and a full day spa the next day.
    We arrived mid afternoon, and we were allocated the cottage, which is absolutely beautiful, stunning surroundings, and so peaceful.
    We went for an early evening walk, and as we reached the other house on the property, a giraffe ran out in front of us, what an amazing experience!
    The Spa day on Saturday morning started with a wonderful breakfast, and introduction by the lovely owner.
    The treatments were so relaxing.
    We had lunch, again, great food, in wonderful surroundings, and nothing was too much trouble for the staff.
    More treatments after lunch, and a ‘chocolate plate’ before we left, but none of us wanted to leave!
    Thank you all, so much, for making our stay a truly memorable one. I will be back on my next visit to South Africa!
    Written 10 March 2022
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