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The Wonderboom Nature Reserve, Pretoria

The Reserve is better known for its “Wonderboom” a specimen of Ficus salicifolia, a 1000 year old wild fig tree that grows in the reserve.


Situated in the North of Pretoria and part of the Magaliesburg Mountains the Reserve offers scenic views from the top of the hill and is made up of broad-leaved woodland covering the rocky slopes with some open grasslands.

Wonderboom Fort

Activities at the Wonderboom Nature Reserve

Hiking trails offer scenic views and a cultural experience with a fort at the top of the mountain. At the foot of the hill near the Wonderboom is an important Iron Age site and nearby is one of the best Stone Age sites in the area.

For more information regarding hiking at Wonderboom see related article: Wonderboom Hiking Trails

Zebra at Wonderboom


Trails leading up to the hill of the reserve will make the trip satisfying for Bird Watchers.

There is also a picnic area with braai facilities at the foot of the reserve with large trees and open lawns.

Hiking at Wonderboom

Wonderboom Trail

  • Adults (18 to 59 years): R 37
  • Pensioners (60 years or older) and persons with disabilities: R 23
  • Schoolchildren (7 to 17 years): R 23
  • Preschool children (2 to 6 years): R 15

Wonderboom Fort

Flora at Wonderboom
Opening hours: 

Summer (September – April) 07h00 – 19h00;
Winter (May – August) 07h00 – 18h00.

(Entrance to nature reserve will only be allowed until 1 hour before closing time).


Tel: (012) 440 8316 / 341 5204
Website: Official page at City of Tshwane – Wonderboom Nature Reserve


Drive northwards on Paul Kruger Street (R101) and Mansefield Avenue for about 6 to 7km from the city centre. Immediately after the road goes through the gap in the Magaliesberg range turn right onto the M1 and cross the Apies River. The entrance is on the right about 300 metres from the R101.

Hiking Trail at Wonderboom


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