The history of the reserve can be traced back a long time, to 1895 in fact, when President Paul Kruger proclaimed the valley as a game sanctuary, the first on the African continent. In 1994 the reserve became the responsibility of the nature conservation and resorts section of the City Of Tshwane Municipality. In 1999 game was reintroduced into the reserve. This included Impala, Kudu, Blue Wildebeest and Ostrich. These were added to in 2002 by the introduction of Giraffe and Red Hartebeest. Sable antelope were reintroduced in 2003.
The reserve caters for a number of sporting and recreational pursuits including Hiking, Mountain Biking, a Motorcar interpretive route and a 4 x 4 route.
The reserve also has a youth camp that can accommodate 30-50 children.
The hiking trails traverse mountain slopes and grassy plains. They are well maintained and marked. Giraffe and Zebra are often seen along with a wide variety of bird species.
Day hiking and mountain biking trails
Adults (18 years+) @ R30 pp
School children (7-17 years) @ R20 pp
Preschool children (0-6 years) @ R10 pp
Pensioners (60 years+) @ R20 pp
Motor car route – 5 km @ R90
4x4 route – 14 km @ R90
Recovery of 4x4 vehicles on route: R450
Overnight hiking trail, mountain bike trail and 4x4 trails(max 12 persons, self-catering)
Per person, per night @ R60
Refundable damage deposit for hut: R550
Day hiking trails per guide extra: R160
Horse trails (guided)
Day trails: two hours trail with guide 4 to 8 persons @ R110
Day trail per hour @ R70
City light/moon light trails: 3 hours include guide 4 - 8 persons @ R175
Overnight trails: per person, per night (max four hours per day trail) @ R230
Pony rides for children (10 minutes) @ R25
Per person including use of lapa until 23:00 @ R110
Lapa hiring (during the day)
1-15 people @ R640
16-30 people @ R1 100
31-60 people @ R1 700
Refundable damage deposit: R600
For more info and bookings, contact: (012) 440 8316/ 341 0591 or firstname.lastname@example.org