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The 450ha Wonderboom Nature Reserve is situated on Magaliesberg ridge north of Pretoria and is best known for the single magnificent Wonderboom tree within the reserve, a 1000-year old evergreen wild fig with a vast canopy that stretches roughly 50m across and over 20m in height. The tree has 13 trunks and would be a lot bigger had it not been for a fire that damaged sections of the tree, a parasite infection and at an earlier time when fortune hunters believed the missing Kruger Millions had been buried under its shade. Several trunks were damaged during the frantic digging.
Apart from the tree, there is a blockhouse, a fort and several old buildings erected during the South African War and now lying in ruin. The buildings can be reached along a short, scenic hiking trail established through the reserve that ends at the top of a koppie. A second hiking trail takes visitors to a... Show more