Lynnwood Ridge, Pretoria
Lynnwood Ridge lies just north of Lynnwood Road in the sought-after eastern suburbs of Pretoria – a pretty, leafy suburb with large properties, swimming pools, big gardens and well established shopping malls. Both the N1 and the N4 are easily accessible, and the green belt to the west of the suburb, that flows from the north east in a south easterly direction, is a slight ridge from where the suburb probably gets its name.
A couple of extensions of Lynnwood Ridge lie on the southern side of Lynnwood Road on the periphery of the Faerie Glen Nature Reserve, making the neighbourhood a particularly green one, in terms of bird life and flora. And the nature reserve is a welcome respite, offering 128 hectares in the middle of the suburbs with three hiking trails and a birdlife so prolific that it is on the Gauteng Birding Route.
It helps that the reserve lies in the floodplain of the Moreleta Spruit so that it is heavily covered in grassland, which attracts a host of birds, and it is not uncommon to sight the black cuckoo, the striped cuckoo (during caterpillar outbreaks particularly), swallows, swifts, honeybirds, weavers, flycatchers, finches and even canaries. But the best time to be here is during summer, early morning or late afternoon as up to 40 species of bird are almost guaranteed even on a winter's eve.
Lynnwood Ridge is also within close proximity of the National Botanical Gardens, whilst getting into the centre of Pretoria is but a trip in along Lynnwood Road. Attractions in the city centre include Church Square, the Transvaal Museum (visit the dinosaur skeleton outside if you do nothing else!), the South African Reserve Bank, Paul Kruger Museum (where the gardens are very pretty), the Pretoria Zoo and many more.
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Boasting idyllic scenery and an abundance of birdlife, The Faerie Glen Nature Reserve in Pretoria is a popular 128ha sanctuary, with an interesting series of nature trails and walks. The reserve transitions between bankenveld (grassland) and sour bushveld, and visitors will delight in observing the national flower ... more information
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