This nature-lover’s getaway offers quick relief from the daily grind of city life. Just a stone’s throw away from Pretoria, Groenkloof has a variety of amazing ways to experience its beauty, from dedicated mountain bike trails and guided horse trails, to 4x4 and hiking trails, to overnight stays with camping facilities and scenic picnic areas. Paul Kruger certainly had the right idea way back in 1895 when he recognised the promise of the valley and proclaimed it a sanctuary to protect the herds of game in the area from over-zealous hunters. By doing so he established Groenkloof as the first known nature reserve in Africa.
Today, this ideal destination for city-bound nature lovers is blessed with an abundance of wildlife. Impala, kudu, blue wildebeest, ostrich, giraffe, red hartebeest and sable are just some of the many that call the reserve home, not to mention the dazzling birdlife.
Escape into nature’s playground or simply come to relax and lap it up by enjoying a good meal at Moyo restaurant, situated in the heart of the reserve.
This nature-lover’s getaway offers quick relief from the daily grind of city life, just a stone’s throw away from Pretoria.