• Enjoy memorable encounters
    Enjoy memorable encounters

    Experience once in a lifetime encounters with giraffes in nature reserves near Pretoria and Johannesburg

  • The largest collection of hiking destinations in and around Pretoria and Johannesburg ever published
    The largest collection of hiking destinations in and around Pretoria and Johannesburg ever published

    Over 120 trails in 56 hiking areas are described in the hiking guide

  • Escape from daily life's responsibilities and relax
    Escape from daily life's responsibilities and relax

    Relax in the mountains of the Magaliesberg Mountain Range and decompress from daily life's worries

  • Add new destinations to your weekend trips
    Add new destinations to your weekend trips

    For those living in Pretoria and Johannesburg, the guidebook offers a large number of often unknown hiking destinations

  • Enjoy nature reserves for the price of a cup of coffee
    Enjoy nature reserves for the price of a cup of coffee

    Plan your holiday with the guidebook and save valuable money by visiting very affordable nature reserves

  • Explore nature on numerous self-guided hiking trails
    Explore nature on numerous self-guided hiking trails

    Most trails are designed keeping independent travelers in mind

  • Walk in the vicinity of white rhinos
    Walk in the vicinity of white rhinos

    Experience the unique opportunity to encounter white rhinos on the hiking trail

  • Download GPS trails and waypoints
    Download GPS trails and waypoints

    Users of the guidebook have access to a large collection of GPS trails to optimize their time on the trail

  • 837 kilometers (523 miles) of hiking trails
    837 kilometers (523 miles) of hiking trails

    For three years, the authors have recorded hiking trails near Pretoria and Johannesburg

  • A large variety of landscapes
    A large variety of landscapes

    Trails in the guidebook range from short walks in urban nature reserves to large regional parks

  • Experience South Africa with giraffes and other wildlife in stunning nature reserves
    Experience South Africa with giraffes and other wildlife in stunning nature reserves

    The guidebook has a unique collection of wildlife hikes and walks where you may encounter wildlife from the trail

  • The art of wildlife hiking
    The art of wildlife hiking

    The guidebook provides tips on how to spot wildlife from the trail. It is easier than you may think it is

  • Meet the giants on a walking safari
    Meet the giants on a walking safari

    Meet elephants on the trail in a nature reserve in the Magaliesberg Mountain Range

  • Trails for all fitness levels
    Trails for all fitness levels

    The guidebook includes a large number of easy trails that do not require advanced hiking skills

  • Going back into nature with Hiking in South Africa
    Going back into nature with Hiking in South Africa

    From open grass fields to mountainous terrain, the guidebook provides plenty of opportunity to explore nature

  • A large number of hiking opportunities
    A large number of hiking opportunities

    Over 120 trails are described in the guidebook ranging from easy strolls to demanding mountain hikes

  • South Africa is a paradise for bird lovers
    South Africa is a paradise for bird lovers

    Bird watchers will love a large number of trails described in the guidebook

  • Support conservation and wildlife sanctuaries
    Support conservation and wildlife sanctuaries

    Several trails described in the guidebook are in nature reserves that actively support conservation efforts

  • Explore the Magaliesberg Mountain Range
    Explore the Magaliesberg Mountain Range

    The guidebook has a large number of trails in the mountains near an impressive lake not far from Pretoria and Johannesburg

 

Trail Name Area Type Wildlife Viewing Rating Difficulty KMs Miles
01-1 Interpretive Trail Pretoria Wildlife Hike ** Easy 2 1.3
01-1a Interpretive Trail with Perimeter Section Pretoria Wildlife Hike ** Easy 2.8 1.8
02-1 Acacia Trail Pretoria Wildlife Hike *** Easy 2.5 1.6
02-2 Hadeda Trail Pretoria Wildlife Hike *** Moderate 1.9 1.2
02-3 Hadeda Trail Extended Pretoria Wildlife Hike *** Moderate 4.2 2.6
03-1 Red Trail Pretoria Wildlife Hike *** Easy 5.1 3.2
03-2 White Trail Pretoria Wildlife Hike ** Easy 4 2.5
03-3 Yellow Trail with Short Detour at the End Pretoria Wildlife Hike ***** Moderate 10.1 6.3
03-4 Yellow + Red + White Trails Combined Pretoria Wildlife Hike ***** Advanced 15.9 9.9
04-1 Green Trail Pretoria Nature Walk   Easy 5.1 3.2
04-2 Yellow Trail Pretoria Nature Walk   Advanced 15.3 9.6
04-3 Red Trail Pretoria Nature Walk   Moderate 10.8 6.8
05-1 Oubaas Nature Trail Pretoria Nature Walk   Easy 2.8 1.8
06-1 Meadow Walk Pretoria Nature Walk   Easy 1.6 1.0
07-1 Rademeyer Route Pretoria Wildlife Hike *** Easy 2.9 1.8
07-2 Rademeyer - Duiker Routes Pretoria Wildlife Hike *** Easy 1.8 1.1
07-3 Rademeyer - Suikerbos and Duiker Routes Pretoria Wildlife Hike *** Easy 4.9 3.1
08-1 Dassie Trail Pretoria Nature Walk   Easy 2.7 1.7
09-1 Fun Walk Pretoria Wildlife Hike ***** Easy 4.3 2.7
10-1 Guided Rhino Day Walk Pretoria Wildlife Hike ***** Easy 5.7 3.6
11-1 Roodeplaat Walking Trail Pretoria Wildlife Hike *** Easy 8.5 5.3
12-1 Nature Walk - 5 KM Trail Pretoria Nature Walk   Easy 5.1 3.2
12-2 Nature Walk - 6 KM Trail Pretoria Nature Walk   Easy 6.1 3.8
12-3 Nature Walk - 10 KM Trail Pretoria Nature Walk   Easy 9.7 6.1
13-1 Dam Walk Pretoria Nature Walk   Easy 0.8 0.5
14-1 Wonderboom Trail Pretoria Nature Walk   Moderate 3.6 2.3
15-1 White Trail Around Pretoria Nature Walk   Moderate 12.9 8.1
15-2 Yellow Trail Around Pretoria Nature Walk   Easy 2.8 1.8
15-3 Blue Trail Around Pretoria Nature Walk   Moderate 3.4 2.1
15-4 Orange Trail Around Pretoria Nature Walk   Easy 1 0.6
16-1 Green Snake Hiking Trail Around Pretoria Wildlife Hike *** Moderate 11.4 7.1
17-1 Wildlife Hike Around Pretoria Wildlife Hike ***** Moderate 9.7 6.1
17-2 Wildlife Hike Short Around Pretoria Wildlife Hike ***** Easy 4.5 2.8
17-3 Mountain Hike Around Pretoria Wildlife Hike ***** Advanced 6.8 4.3
18-1 Ochna Trail - Blue Around Pretoria Wildlife Hike ** Easy 5 3.1
18-2 Burkea Trail - Yellow Around Pretoria Wildlife Hike ***** Moderate 19.5 12.2
18-3 Hikers and Family Huts Trail - Yellow and Green Around Pretoria Wildlife Hike *** Moderate 7.7 4.8
18-4 Protea Trail - Green Around Pretoria Wildlife Hike ***** Moderate 14.6 9.1
19-1 River Gorge Hiking Trail Around Pretoria Nature Walk   Moderate 5.6 3.5
20-1 Zebra Trail Around Pretoria Nature Walk   Moderate 3.9 2.4
20-2 Zebra Trail Short Around Pretoria Nature Walk   Easy 3.2 2.0
21-1 Wildlife Trail Around Pretoria Wildlife Hike ***** Easy 8.6 5.4
21-2 Wildlife Trail Short Around Pretoria Wildlife Hike ***** Easy 6.4 4.0
22-1 Moepel Trail Around Pretoria Wildlife Hike * Advanced 7.9 4.9
22-2 Sunset Trail Around Pretoria Wildlife Hike * Advanced 11.5 7.2
22-3 Escarpment Trail Around Pretoria Wildlife Hike ** Moderate 6.4 4.0
22-4 From Kloof Base Camp Via Stamvrug Base Camp Around Pretoria Wildlife Hike ** Advanced 16 10.0
22-5 From Reception on Game and Zebra Trails Around Pretoria Wildlife Hike ** Moderate 7.2 4.5
22-6 Game Trail Around Pretoria Wildlife Hike ** Easy 6 3.8
22-7a, 22-7b Kloof – Leopard Trails Around Pretoria Wildlife Hike ** Advanced 11.5 7.2
22-8a, 22-8b Zebra – Quagga Trails Around Pretoria Wildlife Hike ** Moderate 6.1 3.8
23-1 Meteorite Crater Trail Around Pretoria Wildlife Hike *** Easy 6.5 4.1
24-1 Hiking Trail Northern Magaliesberg Nature Walk   Advanced 6.6 4.1
24-2 Hiking Trail - Extended Northern Magaliesberg Nature Walk   Advanced 8.5 5.3
24-3 Kloof Trail Northern Magaliesberg Nature Walk   Easy 2.9 1.8
25-1 Route 1 Northern Magaliesberg Nature Walk   Moderate 7 4.4
25-2 Route 2 Northern Magaliesberg Nature Walk   Advanced 8 5.0
25-3 Route 3 (combined with Route 1) Northern Magaliesberg Nature Walk   Advanced 13.3 8.3
26-1 Vleiramble Northern Magaliesberg Wildlife Hike **** Easy 1.9 1.2
26-2 Peglerae Interpretive Trail Northern Magaliesberg Wildlife Hike * Easy 4.8 3.0
27-1 Moepel Trail - Yellow Northern Magaliesberg Wildlife Hike * Moderate 8.3 5.2
27-2 Frithia Trail - Blue Northern Magaliesberg Wildlife Hike * Moderate 8.4 5.3
27-3 Moepel and Frithia Trails Combined Northern Magaliesberg Wildlife Hike * Moderate 7.9 4.9
28-1 Mountain Trail  Northern Magaliesberg Nature Walk   Moderate 11.4 7.1
28-2 Mountain Trail Short Northern Magaliesberg Nature Walk   Moderate 6.7 4.2
28-3 Tonquani/Cedarberg Kloofs Hiking Trail Northern Magaliesberg Nature Walk   Advanced 8.9 5.6
28-4 Tonquani/Cedarberg Kloofs Hiking Trail Shorter Northern Magaliesberg Nature Walk   Advanced 6.1 3.8
29-1 Circular Trail Northern Magaliesberg Nature Walk   Advanced 8.4 5.3
29-2 Linear Trail Northern Magaliesberg Nature Walk   Moderate 8.6 5.4
30-1 Safari and Cable Car Trail Northern Magaliesberg Wildlife Hike ***** Advanced 6.4 4.0
30-2 Safari Trail Northern Magaliesberg Wildlife Hike ***** Easy 6.4 4.0
31-1 Lake View Trail Southern Magaliesberg Nature Walk   Moderate 3 1.9
31-2 Lake View Trail - Short Southern Magaliesberg Nature Walk   Moderate 2 1.3
32-1 Mountain Trail Southern Magaliesberg Nature Walk   Moderate 4.6 2.9
32-2 Bush Walk Southern Magaliesberg Wildlife Hike ***** Easy 4.4 2.8
33-1 Dassie Route Southern Magaliesberg Nature Walk   Moderate 2.4 1.5
33-2 Zebra Route Southern Magaliesberg Wildlife Hike *** Moderate 5 3.1
33-3 Dassie and Zebra Routes Combined Southern Magaliesberg Wildlife Hike *** Moderate 7.3 4.6
33-4 Krokodilberg Route Southern Magaliesberg Nature Walk   Advanced 10.1 6.3
34-1 Magalies Wildlife Hiking Trail Southern Magaliesberg Wildlife Hike *** Easy 3.7 2.3
34-2 Magalies Wildlife Hiking Trail - Short Southern Magaliesberg Wildlife Hike *** Easy 3.1 1.9
35-1 Hiking Trail Southern Magaliesberg Nature Walk   Moderate 7.1 4.4
36-1 Ommie Koppie Hiking Trail Southern Magaliesberg Nature Walk   Moderate 3.5 2.2
37-1 Karee Day Trail Southern Magaliesberg Wildlife Hike *** Advanced 12.7 7.9
37-2 Karee Day Trail - Follow Ridge Southern Magaliesberg Wildlife Hike *** Advanced 11.8 7.4
37-3 Witstinkhout Trail Southern Magaliesberg Nature Walk   Moderate 5.1 3.2
37-4 Witstinkhout Mountain Top Trail Southern Magaliesberg Nature Walk   Advanced 5.8 3.6
37-5 Olienhout Route Southern Magaliesberg Nature Walk   Easy 3.4 2.1
38-1 Bush Trail Southern Magaliesberg Wildlife Hike **** Moderate 7.5 4.7
38-2 Mountain Trail Southern Magaliesberg Wildlife Hike **** Moderate 9.5 5.9
39-1 Mountain Trail Southern Magaliesberg Nature Walk   Advanced 7.9 4.9
40-1 Red Trail Southern Magaliesberg Nature Walk   Moderate 2.6 1.6
41-1 Greek Church Loop Southern Magaliesberg Nature Walk   Moderate 19.7 12.3
41-2 Pofadder Trail Southern Magaliesberg Nature Walk   Moderate 14.5 9.1
42-1 Hiking Trail Southern Magaliesberg Nature Walk   Advanced 4.2 2.6
43-1 Panorama Trail Johannesburg Wildlife Hike *** Moderate 13.5 8.4
43-2 Kraal Trail Johannesburg Wildlife Hike *** Moderate 10.4 6.5
44-1 Nature Trail Johannesburg Wildlife Hike *** Moderate 10.7 6.7
45-1 Nature Trail Johannesburg Nature Walk   Moderate 5.8 3.6
45-2 Dassie (Red) Trail Johannesburg Nature Walk   Easy 2.1 1.3
45-3 Rocky Ridge (Yellow) Trail Johannesburg Nature Walk   Moderate 3.8 2.4
45-4 Struben (Green) Trail Johannesburg Nature Walk   Easy 1.2 0.8
46-1 Koppie Trail Johannesburg Nature Walk   Easy 1.3 0.8
47-1 Bird Hide Walk Johannesburg Bird Viewing ***** Easy 4.3 2.7
47-2 Bird Hide Walk Extended Johannesburg Bird Viewing ***** Moderate 16.1 10.1
48-1 Walking Trail Johannesburg Nature Walk   Easy 2.3 1.4
49-1 Guided Hiking Trail Johannesburg Nature Walk   Moderate 6.7 4.2
50-1 Restaurant Trail (Yellow Reedbuck, Black Jackal and Red Dabchick Trails Combined) Johannesburg Nature Walk   Easy 6.6 4.1
50-2 Yellow Reedbuck, Brown Guinea Fowl and White Zebra Trails Combined Johannesburg Wildlife Hike * Easy 7.1 4.4
50-3 Yellow Reedbuck and White Zebra Trails Combined Johannesburg Nature Walk   Easy 5.9 3.7
50-4 Red Dabchick Trail Johannesburg Nature Walk   Easy 4.6 2.9
51-1 Walking Trail Johannesburg Nature Walk   Easy 2.7 1.7
52-1 Pink Trail Johannesburg Nature Walk   Easy 6.1 3.8
52-2 Green Trail Johannesburg Nature Walk   Easy 11.6 7.3
53-1 Nature Trail Johannesburg Nature Walk   Easy 2.1 1.3
54-1 Bokmakierie Former 17 KM Trail Johannesburg Wildlife Hike ***** Moderate 12.2 7.6
54-2 Bokmakierie 10 KM Trail Johannesburg Wildlife Hike ** Moderate 10.6 6.6
54-3 Bokmakierie Combination Trail Johannesburg Wildlife Hike ***** Moderate 8.8 5.5
54-4 Cheetah Interpretative Trail Johannesburg Nature Walk   Easy 3.6 2.3
55-1 Baskop House Hiking Trail Johannesburg Nature Walk   Easy 8.3 5.2
55-2 Baskop House Hiking Trail Extended Johannesburg Nature Walk   Moderate 11.1 6.9
56-1 Geological Trail Johannesburg Nature Walk   Easy 3.8 2.4
56-2 Geological Trail Extended Johannesburg Nature Walk   Easy 6 3.8

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