We have been locked up for so long during Covid19, and this is the perfect time to be outside but sometimes you just don’t know where to go or what to do. Hiking is a great way to be outside, you get to enjoy the beautiful scenery and have a great workout. There are so many options to choose from when it comes to hiking in Gauteng. These are just a few of the best hiking trails in Gauteng.

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1. Rosemary Hill 
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Address:  R964, Pretoria, 0001, South Africa

Operating Hours:  Monday to Sunday – Summer 06H00-18H00 & Winter 06H00-17H00

Prices:  Adults R40 & Children(under 18) or Pensioners R30

The number of trails:  There are two trails. They have 5km and 11km routes.

Activities:  Hiking, Running, Coffe Shop, Spa or Picnic.

Website: https://www.rosemaryhill.co.za/hiking/

2. Hennops Krokodiberg Route 
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Address:  R511, Pretoria, 0001, South Africa

Operating Hours:  Monday to Sunday 07H00-13H00

Prices:  Adults R100, Children R50, Pensioners/Students R60

The number of trails:  They have 3 trails. Dassie Trail – 2.5km, Zebra Trail – 5km, Krokodilberg Trail – 10km

Activities:  Hiking & Picnic

Website: https://www.hennopstrails.co.za/trails/

3. Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge 
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Address:  Plot 59 Beyers Naude Drive, Muldersdrift, 2024, South Africa

Operating Hours:  Monday to Sunday 07H00-17H00

Prices:  Hiking R70, Bike Hire R200, Mountain Biking R70, Trail Running R70

The number of trails:  They have 4 routes – Red, Yellow, Blue & Pink

Activities:  Hiking, Cycling, Trail running, Game Drives, Boat Cruises, Swimming, Fly Fishing & Paddling

Website: https://www.cradlemoon.co.za/copy-of-cycling-trail-running

4. Hazeldean Valley 
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Address:  Hazeldean, Ridge Rd Extension, Pretoria, 0081, South Africa

Operating Hours:  Monday to Sunday 06H30-17H30

Prices:  Adults R40, Pensioners/Youth R35, Children(under 12) R12

The number of trails:  They have 3 loops. Bushveld loop 4.5 to 7km, Farmland loop 2 to 31km, River section 3 to 23km.

Activities:  The Cowhouse(food & crafts) open only on weekends

Website: http://www.hazeldeanvalley.co.za/

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5. Moreleta Kloof Hiking Trail 
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Address:  Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve – Moreleta Park, Pretoria, 0044, South Africa

Operating Hours:  Monday to Sunday 07H00-17H00

Prices:  Free entrance

The number of trails:  They have three trails. Rademeyer hiking trail: 1.5km (wheelchair-friendly), Duiker hiking trail: 2.89km (medium) & Suikerbos hiking trail: 3.32km (medium to hard)

Activities:  Hiking, Birdwatching & Game viewing

Website: https://www.tshwane.gov.za/sites/tourism/NatureConservation/Pages/Moreleta-Kloof-Nature-Area.aspx

6. Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens Geological Trail 
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Address:  Malcolm Rd, Poortview, Roodepoort, 1724, South Africa

Operating Hours:  Monday to Sunday 08H00-17H00

Prices:  Adult R70, Pensioner R70 (Free entry on Tuesdays), Student R40 (valid student card required), Scholar R20 (grades 1 – 12), Children (under 6 yrs) Free

The number of trails:  They have one trail that is 3.9km

Activities:  Hiking & restaurants

Website: http://www.sanbi.org/gardens/walter-sisulu/

7. Faerie Glen Nature Reserve 
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Address:  January Masilela Dr, Faerie Glen, Pretoria, 0040, South Africa

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday 06H00-18H00

Prices:  Adults (13 years or older) R17, Pensioners (60 years or older) and persons with disabilities R7, Schoolchildren (7 to 12 years) R7, Preschool children (0 to 6 years) Free

The number of trails: They have three trails. Hadeda 2.3km, Acacia 3.2km & Kiepersol 4.2km.

Activities: Hiking, Running & Birdwatching

Website: https://www.tshwane.gov.za/sites/tourism/NatureConservation/Pages/Faerie-Glen-Nature-Reserve.aspx

8. Groenkloof Nature Reserve Trail
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Address:  Christina De Wit Ave, Road, Pretoria, 0027, South Africa

Operating Hours:  Monday to Sunday 06H00-18H00

Prices:  Adults (18 years and older) R51, Pensioners (60 years and older) and persons with disabilities R32, School children (7 to 17 years) R32, Preschool children (3 to 6 years) R17, Infants (0 to 2 years) Free

The number of trails:  They have three trails. White trail 3.7km hike, Red trail 4.8km & Yellow trail 10.5km

Activities:  Hiking, Horse trails, Night drives, Mountain bike & Picnic area

Website: https://www.tshwane.gov.za/sites/tourism/NatureConservation/Pages/Groenkloof-Nature-Reserve.aspx

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