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.
- 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
Daily 07h00 to 18h00
Sleeps: 42 in 21 units/rooms
1.2km West of center of Wonderboom Nature Reserve
Bohemian Rhapsody / InnTshwane Lodge is perfectly situated for the business executive and also offers the ideal base for the traveller from where to explore our region. Upmarket accommodation on the slopes of the Majestic Magaliesberg in Pretoria North.
1.5km North East of center of Wonderboom Nature Reserve
Amaroo Guest House is in Pretoria South Africa. Situated in a tranquil, subtropical neighborhood at the foot of the Magaliesberg mountain, next to the historical Wonderboom nature reserve. Two comfortable double rooms with a connecting bathroom...
2.7km North East of center of Wonderboom Nature Reserve
This cosy, double storey, self catering guesthouse is situated in the sub-tropical area north of the Magaliesberg mountain in Pretoria with a ambiance of peace and tranquility. You can come "home" and enjoy the quietness after a busy schedule to relax in
Sleeps: 8 in 4 units/rooms
From R 445,00
Per person, per night sharing.
4.7km East of center of Wonderboom Nature Reserve
Dinkwe Guest House offers you up market accommodation in a genuine Out of Africa Style, with all modern conveniences including free wi-fi access throughout the property and you can enjoy the privacy of your own garden and patio.
Sleeps: 8 in 3 units/rooms
4.7km South East of center of Wonderboom Nature Reserve
This new chalets built in 2009. the property is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday break in Pretoria. Close to the city centre, with a wide range of tourist attractions to keep you occupied throughout your stay.
5.3km East of center of Wonderboom Nature Reserve
This establishment is ideal for the traveller or visitor to Pretoria. We offer hospitality, a high standard of personal service and peace. 2 units, sleeping 4 or 6. Both units have full dstv and wifi.
From R 295,00
Per person, per night sharing.
5.4km East of center of Wonderboom Nature Reserve
Welcome to our privately situated cottage in the friendly suburb on the foot of the Magalies Mountain. The sunny and spacious 2-bedroom cottage sleeping 6 persons will make you feel at home. Each bedroom has 2 single beds and are supplied with ...
5.8km East of center of Wonderboom Nature Reserve
Swan Lake Luxury Guesthouse in Montana Park, big beautiful garden with fish ponds and swimming pool against the Magaliesberg Mountain, in Montana Park Barbeque facilities. Near big shopping centres.
6.2km West of center of Wonderboom Nature Reserve
Utopia guesthouse has a barbecue and sun terrace, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free WiFi and private parking is available on site.
6.2km East of center of Wonderboom Nature Reserve
Exquisite and spacious fully equipped en-suite accommodation with panoramic view. Nestling in a lovely garden against the foothills of Magaliesberg. One of the oldest mountain chains in the world (2,000 million years). On your way to Kruger Park, ...
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