Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve

The Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve in eastern Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, was part of the farm owned by Jacobus and Cornelia Erasmus. They operated a dairy farm here in the early 1800s. Carel Erasmus purchased the farm in 1877 and built a house there; the house was later converted into a chapel. In 1903, his son-in-law, Johan Marneweck, built another house on the farm; this house has been converted into a restaurant.[1] The reserve is managed by the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality and admission is free.[2] The reserve covers 100 hectares.[3]

Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve, Pretoria, South Africa

Animal lifeEdit

Many species of birds have been seen here, as well as mammals such as springbok, blesbok, impala, and zebras.

Facilities and activitiesEdit

The reserve has several hiking trails, a restaurant, and a gazebo for weddings.

Hiking trails:

  • Rademeyer Trail: 1.6 km
  • Duiker Trail: 2.9 km
  • Suikerbos Trail: 3.3 km
  • Sensory trail for the disabled

HoursEdit

  • Summer (September – April): 07:00 – 16:00 (gates closed at 17:00)
  • Winter (Nat – August): 07:00 – 17:00 This might change later.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Moreleta Kloof Nature Area". City of Tshwane. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Gauteng Game and Nature Reserves: The Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve". SA Venues. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve". Friends of Moreleta Kloof. Retrieved 13 April 2017.