Duration

 Full day tours Braai for lunch

 Distance

 1 h 15 min ( 65 km ) via N1
Availability Every day. 09h00-15:00
Pick-up Time 09:00 am
Tour Basis From 16 – 65 years , NO FOR MAJOR INJURYS
Meals Included Yes Lunch
Drinks on road Yes soft drink no alcohol


Number of People
Price
1
R1398,40
2 R2020,55
3 R2642,70
4 R3264,85
5 R 3 887
6 R4509,15
7
R5907,55
8 R6529,70
9 R7151,85
10 R7774,
11 R8396,15                 
12 R9018,30

TIME

PLACE

DESCRIPTION

09:00

HOTEL / OR TAMBO AIRPORT

Our drivers will have the name & number of the travellers,

The drivers are to make sure that by the said time all pax are seated in the vehicle.

Soft drink will be served in the vehicle, our tour guide will then begin with guides, please feel free to ask any question.

00:00

ENTRANCE FEES

Please note that entrance fee is included on the price above.

00:00

REGISTER FOR TOURS

They can be a need to jump off the vehicle while we are registering for walk or drive tours, where we park is closer to the toilet and we will give 5 minutes for every traveller to visit the toilets. 

It is important to contain our togetherness and not be out of the group because we need all of us to be in control so as to keep time to all the places we deemed to visit , Please note that the rules & regulation are to be adhered to at all the time . if need be there will be protective clothes provided before embarking on the journey .

 00:00

 

 

Full day tours 

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.

The Wonderboom Nature Reserve is situated in the northern part of the city and straddles the Magaliesberg Mountains. This 200 ha reserve is famous for its magnificent specimen of Ficus salicifolia, a wild fig called the "Wonderboom".

The fig tree is older than 1 000 years, and legend has it that it grew this big because the chief of an indigenous tribe lies buried beneath its roots. It is recorded that the tree was once big enough to shade 1 000 people at a time, or 22 ox wagons with 20 oxen in front of each! Today it is much smaller – probably because of the devastating fire in 1870 started by a hunting party, or because of a parasitic infestation, which put it in quarantine for 20 years. Over the years the branches have grown longer, hanging lower and lower until they touched the ground, rooted and produced a circle of daughter trees. There are now three circles of daughter trees surrounding the original tree. 

 

Come and see this amazing tree, and take the interpretation trail from our new boardwalk in and around the tree.

Wonderboom Nature Reserve has a large number of dassies (rock hyrax) living in caves overlooking the Apies River. They provide a food source for a breeding pair of black eagles that nest on a rocky ledge nearby and that can often be seen circling above the reserve.

At the top of the Wonderboom Hill are the ruins of the Wonderboom Fort, one of four forts built by the former Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek at the end of the 19th century to defend Pretoria against the British forces. It was never used. It was blown up, probably on the instruction of Prime Minister Jan Smuts, in the early days of the Second World War, lest it be used by anti-government dissidents as a springboard for an attack on the state. 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.

The reserve has picnic facilities.

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