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Wonderboom Nature Reserve

The Wonderboom is a 1,000 year old wild fig tree located on the northern slopes of Magaliesberg, near the Apies River just north of Pretoria. The tree was given it's name by Hendrik Potgieter and his Voortreker followers who discovered this amazing specimen in the early 1800's.

Local Tswana tribes have known about the tree for hundreds of years.. For them it is a sacred place. Archaeological findings indicate that the area was an important hunting area, where wild animals could be funnelled into the narrow pass through the mountains formed by the Apies River, where they could be ambushed.

At the centre of the Wonderboom tree stands the original tree trunk, over 5m thick. Over hundreds of years the tree's massive limbs spread out and would touch the ground. From the radial points new trunks would grow. This process has resulted in a single tree with 13 different trunks, covering an area nearly 50m in diameter.

A short hike up the hill will take you to the remains of the Wonderboom Fort. Although there is not much left of the fort, the view across the city is well worth the effort.

LOCATION:
- from Pretoria head north on the R101 (Paul Kruger St)
- just pass the mountains, turn right onto Lavender Rd
- just over the Apies River bridge turn right again into the reserve

HOURS:
Daily 07h00 to 18h00

Nearby Listings

Sleeps: 6

Amaroo

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Pretoria

1.5km North East of center of Wonderboom Nature Reserve

Amaroo offers self catering accommodation in Wonderboom Pretoria in Gauteng. (Sleeps 6). Situated in the tranquil, subtropical neighborhood of Wonderboom at the foot of the Magaliesberg mountain, next to the historical Wonderboom Nature Reserve. Ideally c

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Sleeps: 25 in 12 units/rooms

Green Valley Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pretoria Central

2.1km South East of center of Wonderboom Nature Reserve

Green Valley Lodge is a luxury guesthouse providing accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis in Wonderboom South, Greater Pretoria, Gauteng. Green Valley Lodge is located right in the heart of Wonderboom South a suburb of Pretoria, nestled below the Won

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Bo Heimia Guesthouse

Guest House Accommodation in Pretoria

2.7km North East of center of Wonderboom Nature Reserve

Bo Heimia Guesthouse provides visitors with bed and breakfast accommodation in the Pretoria suburb of Wonderboom, Gauteng. This cosy, double-storey guesthouse is situated in the sub-tropical area north of the Magaliesberg mountain in Pretoria with a ambia

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Sleeps: 2

Amalia Cottages

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Pretoria

2.8km East of center of Wonderboom Nature Reserve

Amalia Cottages offers self catering accommodation in Rietfontein in Pretoria / Tshwane, Gauteng. Situated close to Wonderboom South, this cozy self-catering garden cottage (sleeps 2) is in central Pretoria with private entrance. Comfortable sleeping acco

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Sleeps: 8 in 4 units/rooms
From R 445,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Dinkwe Lodge & Guesthouse

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pretoria

4.7km East of center of Wonderboom Nature Reserve

Dinkwe Lodge & Guest House offers guests self catering accommodation in Rietfontein, a suburb in Pretoria / Tshwane, Gauteng. Dinkwe Guest House offers you up market self catering accommodation in a genuine Out of Africa Style, with all modern convenience

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Sleeps: 8 in 3 units/rooms

Lerato Bush Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pretoria

4.7km South East of center of Wonderboom Nature Reserve

Lerato Bush Lodge provides self catering timber chalet accommodation in Riviera in Pretoria, Gauteng. These new chalets (sleeps 1, 2 and 5 guests) were built in 2009 and are the perfect place for a relaxing holiday break in Pretoria. Riviera is close to t

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Sleeps: 10 in 2 units/rooms

Ibis Guest Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pretoria

5.3km East of center of Wonderboom Nature Reserve

Ibis Guest Cottages offers self catering accommodation in Villieria, a suburb of Pretoria / Tshwane in Gauteng. We offer 2 self catering units (sleeps 4) (Sleeps 6) set in the quiet and safe suburb of Villieria, the ideal place to stay during your holiday

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Sleeps: 4
From R 295,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Gratia

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pretoria

5.4km East of center of Wonderboom Nature Reserve

Gratia Cottage offers 2 self-catering cottages located in the suburb of Waverley in Pretoria / Tshwane. The sunny and spacious self catering cottages can sleep up to 6-7 guests and exudes a homely appeal. The kitchens are fully equipped with a four-plate

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Swan-Lake Luxury Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pretoria

5.8km East of center of Wonderboom Nature Reserve

Swan-Lake Luxury Guesthouse offers bed and breakfast accommodation in Montana Park in Pretoria, Gauteng. Montana Park is a quiet leafy northern suburb of Pretoria wwhich offers easy access to the Pretoria CBD. Our bed and breakfast is set in a beautiful

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Berg Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pretoria

6.2km East of center of Wonderboom Nature Reserve

Berg B&B provides bed and breakfast accommodation in Waverley Pretoria, Gauteng. We offer luxurious, affordable and spacious en-suite accommodation with a panoramic view. Tucked away in the leafy suburb of Waverley, yet centrally situated for all mayor ro

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