The Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve is a child friendly reserve situated 10 km from the center of Johannesburg, 5 km’s from Soweto and 25km from Sandton. It is very fondly referred to as Johannesburg’s Jewel of the South.
Klipriviersberg is the largest proclaimed nature reserve in Johannesburg, covering a massive area of over 700 hectares. It boasts a diverse range of insects as well as larger game such as zebra, duiker, cape foxes, red Hartebeest and even the black wildebeest.
The reserve contains a range of botanical, geological, archaeological, historical and cultural items which may be of interest to you and your kids. Klipriviersberg is also well known as a birding hotspot with over 230 species thus far identified. Take the kids to the reserve and teach them the art of bird watching as you explore the park. As hiking is the main activity in the Reserve, for the outdoor adventurer a day out at Klipriviersberg is not to be missed.
The land is owned by the JHB City Council and managed by Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo.
The Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve Association has been assisting the reserve for the past 30 years.
Entry to the reserve is free but there are guided walks on offer hosted by specialists in various fields. A guided walk requires a small fee, but will greatly enrich your kids knowledge of the wide variety of plants and animals within the reserve. These walks depart from the precinct and are approximately three hours in duration. Should you be interested in a guided walk, please contact the reserve directly with queries.