Faerie Glen Nature Reserve is situated at the western limit of the Bronberg in the east of Pretoria, South Africa. It formerly formed a part of the farm Hartbeespoort 304 which belonged to H. W. Struben. On old aerial photographs it is apparent that the flood plain was utilized for crop fields, while the remainder was used for cattle grazing. The reserve constitutes the western part of the Bronberg conservation area, which was declared in 1980. Its highest point is Renosterkop (1,468 m) in the northern part of the reserve.Animal lifeThough the smaller mammals like mongooses, hedgehogs, hares, porcupines, Cape clawless otters, bushbabies and small-spotted genets are difficult to observe, one may find signs of their presence. In the winter of 2014 larger game was introduced, namely 16 impala, 9 red hartebeest and 5 Burchell's zebra. During late 2014 one common duiker was released in the reserve, the first spotted eagle-owl house was installed, and a first sighting of caracal was made. The leaf-feeding thrip Liothrips tractabilis, introduced from Argentina, was released in the reserve's flood plain in 2014 to combat the invasive pompom weed.Arrange your visit to Faerie Glen Nature Reserve and discover more family-friendly attractions in Pretoria using our Pretoria tour planning website.
Faerie Glen Nature Reserve Reviews
I always find myself going back over and over again to this beautiful and refreshing place. It's relaxing with a short hiking trail for the beginner. Various birds and trees are located in the... more »
Went for a late afternoon walk/run! So lovely to be out in nature a few minutes from home.... there are different routes but the one we took was lovely with varying flora. Most enjoyable. more »
It's awesome. The nature there is amazing, there's zebras and buck, it only costs R12 to enter... dogs are allowed with a leash and permit. The trails are clearly marked. There is protected parking outside. There are picnic tables and places. There are mountains to hike. It's a lovely place that's quiet and filled with nature.
Always enjoy my runs during the week here. Nice varying terrain and multiple routes to choose from depending what you like, from the lower flat sections to hiking up to highest point. Good for running, hiking, walking, and taking your dog (just get permit ahead of time).
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