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It’s rare that one can visit a major metropolis, then take a short bus ride to the outskirts of the city and be in a place where up close encounters with wild animals is possible. Pretoria in the Gauteng Province is privileged to be laid out in such a fashion; the Groenkloof Nature Reserve south of the city was set aside as a nature reserve way back in 1895 specifically to preserve a species of buck. Today it’s a popular recreational venue for Pretoria residents who use it for all manner of outdoor activity.
In 1841, Lucas Bronkhorst settled here and named his farm Groenkloof. The spot was well chosen, as the Apies River ran through his land and the fertile soil ideal for farming. The farm was later used as a tree plantation before being taken over by the municipal authorities in 1994 who removed the alien vegetation and, over a 14 year period, stocked... Show more