Centurion Recreational Activities

Rooihuiskraal Historical Terrain and Animal Farm (6 ha)
Facilities: Animal Farm, Children’s Playground, Picnic area with braai facilities, Two barns,
Lapa and Restaurant.
Location: Rooihuiskraal Road, Rooihuiskraal North.
Enquiries: 012 661 4284
Admission Fee per Individual: 0-6 years R5.00, 7-59 years R20.00, over 59 years R15.00.
Admission Fee per Group: Minibus R250.00, Coaster R495.00, Large bus R1026.00, Double
Decker bus R2052.00.
Booking of resort for Functions and Group Hire: On request.
Booking of Lapa’s and Marquees: On Request.
Zwartkops Nature Reserve (700 ha)
Centurion has two perennial streams within its borders, which are utilized for the development of
parks and walking trails. Inhabitants can walk the 13 km Hennops River walking trail which
starts at the Supersport Centurion Cricket Stadium (South Street) and ends in the Zwartkop
Nature Reserve. The route is characterized by lush vegetation and a large variety of bird species.
Ample parking space along the route makes it possible to walk the entire route starting at South
Street or only certain parts of the route.
The Zwartkop Nature Reserve has been developed on the banks of the Hennops River and is
home to several bird and game species. Approximately 400 blesbuck, springbuck, impala, red
hartebeest, ostrich and zebra have already been resettled in the reserve. Several walking trails
have been developed and the flora has been identified and tagged.
Facilities: Picnic area with Braai facilities, Bird watching, Mountain biking, Lapa, Children’s
Playground and Hiking.
Location: Wierda Road.
Enquiries: 012 666 7130
Admission Fee per Individual: 0-6 years R5.00, 7-59 years R20.00, over 59 years R15.00
Admission Fee per Group: Minibus R250.00, Coaster R495.00, Large Bus R1026.00, Double
Decker Bus R2052.00.
Booking of resort for Functions and Group Hire: On request.
Booking of Lapa’s and Marquees: On request.
Caravan Park Fees: On request.

Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve (3,800 ha)
Rietvlei dam was built during the depression of 1929 to 1930, and was completed in 1934.
Manual labourers were paid 4 shillings each a month and soil was carted away by mule carts. The
dam is fed by the Sesmyl (Six mile) spruit, five springs and five boreholes. Upstream from the
dam is the Marais dam which acts as a sludge dam for Rietvlei dam. In 1988 the dam wall was
The nature reserve was opened to the public in 1948, and the dam provides about 15% of
Pretoria’s water. The reserve can support up to 2,000 head of game. The reserve is divided into
31 blocks by means of roads and fire breaks, to facilitate burning.
Facilities: Angling, Camping, Chalets, Caravan Park, Picnic Areas and Braai Facilities, Game
Drives, Lapa, Hiking, Walking Trails, Horse Trails, Bird watching, Cycling, Yachting, Night
Location: Just off Goede Hoop Avenue (M57), which is off Nellmapius Drive (M31). The
Angling and Yachting entrance is off Nellmapius Drive.
Enquiries for the Reserve: 012 345 2274, 012 358 1811, 012 358 1812.
Enquiries for the Caravan Park and Angling and Camping Area: 012 345 3917
Enquiries for Yachting: 012 345 0621, 082 488 9900.
Email: riaanm@tshwane.gov.za or rietvleinatuurreservaat@tshwane.gov.za
Website: www.tshwane.gov.za or www.rietvlei-reserve.co.za
Admission: 0-6 years free, 6-12 years R20.00, 12-59 years 20.00, over 59 R20.00
The costs for hiking, game drives, night drives, horse trails, lapa’s, cycling, camping, angling,
chalets etc are available on request.
Hennops Pride Resort
Facilities: Caravan sites, Camping sites, Fishing, Swimming pools, Tennis courts, Mountain
biking, 4×4 routes, Birding, Hiking, Volleyball, Mini golf, Pool tables, Waterslide and Picnic and
Braai facilities. The resort boasts 2km of river frontage.
Location: On the R511, approximately 12 km from the R28 Highway on the road to
Hartbeespoort Dam.
Enquiries: 012 659 0043. www.hennopspride.caravanparks.co.za
Admission Fee: Contact reception on the above number.

Groenkloof Nature Reserve (500 ha)
Proclaimed as a game sanctuary by Paul Kruger on 25 February 1895, it was the first game
sanctuary declared in Africa. It is located at an ecotone where two biomes meet, namely
grassland and bushveld.
Facilities: Hiking trails (3.5km, 4.5km,10.5km), Horse trails (2-4 hour), Night Drives, Mountain
biking (25km), 4×4 routes (14km), Car routes, Picnic and braai facilities.
Game: Giraffe, kudu, impala, zebra, ostrich, blue wildebeest, rock hyrax, jackal, red hartebeest,
blesbuck, duiker and sable.
Location: Entrance is from Christina de Wit Road (M18), just North of Kloofzicht.
Enquiries: 012 440 8316, 012 341 5204
Email: davidb@tshwane.gov.za or groenkloofnaturereserve@tshwane.gov.za
Website: www.tshwane.gov.za
Admission Fee: 0-6 years R5.00, 7-18 years R12.50, 19-59 years R18.50, over 60 R12.50.
The cost of hiking, 4×4 trails, bike hire, tractor drive, guided hikes, night drives and horse trails
are available on request.