Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve is Johannesburg’s best-kept secret, lying just 11 kilometres from the city centre in South Africa. The unspoilt reserve spans 1680 acres and is home to a variety of fauna and flora. The landscape is characterised by a vast stretch of open veld and koppies and the Bloubosspruit River, home to 150 species of birds, and around 650 indigenous plants and trees. The ruins of Marais’ farmhouse, wagon shelter and family cemetery can still be seen today, and there are nine hiking trails. The reserve is open to the public from sunrise to sunset seven days a week and doesn’t have an entrance fee.
Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve boasts a surprising diversity of wildlife and birdlife and is an outdoor lover’s playground. Large mammals such as zebras, red hartebeest, and black wildebeest can be spotted, as well as smaller mammals like slender and yellow mongoose, the small-spotted genet, tree squirrels, grey duke, and the black-backed jackal. Additionally, over 230 bird species have been recorded, making it a bird lover’s paradise. Other species include snakes, geckos, lizards, and butterflies.
Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve is open 365 days a year from about 06h00 to 18h00 depending on the season. There’s no specific time of year that’s best. However, the wet season may prohibit exploring the hiking trails within the reserve.
For outdoor enthusiasts, Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve is worth a visit. The reserve features several hiking trails, as well as archaeological sites with the Bloubosspruit flowing through the area. For bird lovers, there are approximately 230 species of birds in the area, so those with a love for bird watching should come prepared.
There is no accommodation within the reserve because of its proximity to the centre of Johannesburg and Sandton. Both areas have a host of accommodation options to suit any discerning traveller.
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