Many visitors to South Africa hope to catch a glimpse of some of the country’s magnificent wildlife. However, those on a short city trip probably won’t have time to visit one of the world-famous wildlife reserves. Fortunately, there are some opportunities within the city limits of Johannesburg as the Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve is only 11 kilometres south of the city centre.
This reserve features a network of hiking trails through a landscape of hills and extensive grassy plains. The most striking attraction is the big game, such as the herds of zebras – a beautiful sight against the backdrop of the city. In addition to the unique flora and fauna, the reserve also features a surprisingly rich historical heritage. Visitors can observe not only remains from Johannesburg’s more recent settlement, but also archaeological finds that go back hundreds of thousands of years.
“The reserve is not only home to zebras but also to springboks, hartebeests and gnus”