About Alice Glockner Nature Reserve

Deep in the heart of the South African province of Gauteng, the Alice Glockner Nature Reserve offers visitors a unique experience of the untouched splendour that defines so much of the continent’s landscape.

Did you know? The floral wealth of Alice Glockner is testified to by its complex grassland vegetation, and its supporting no fewer than 16 recorded plants that have significant medicinal value.

Gauteng is the smallest, but wealthiest and most densely populated of the provinces. It is a popular base from which millions of tourists begin their special South African experience. This is, in part, thanks to its being the home of the OR Tambo International Airport. This hubbub makes natural areas, like the Alice Glockner Nature Reserve, all the more precious.

This is a small reserve by comparison to surrounding ones, at a mere 168 hectares. However, these borders are home to an impressive variety of plant and animal species, not least of which is the Heidelberg Copper Butterfly, which is both rare and threatened. Interestingly, this butterfly needs a particular breed of ant in order to survive, and this ant is also found in this reserve, as is the butterfly’s host plant (the Clutia pulchell).

There are plenty of resident animals too. These include dassies (rock rabbits), porcupines, black-backed jackals, aardvarks, mongooses, meerkats and more. In addition, there are more than 55 recorded bird species, and others just waiting to be spotted by avid bird watchers or hikers that are traversing the reserve at their own pace.

Those with an interest in the history and heritage of the region will, no doubt, enjoy exploring the old mines and other ruins that are located here.

The Alice Glockner Nature Reserve is situated six kilometres from the Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve, close to Heidelberg. This town is idyllically nestled at the foot of the Suikerbosrand Mountains and conveniently perched between the epicentres of Johannesburg in Gauteng and Durban in KwaZulu-Natal.

Need to Know

WhereNear Heidelberg, Gauteng, South Africa

WhenBest during daylight hours.

Telephone+27 (0)11 240-2500

OvernightStay in Heidelberg Accommodation, Gauteng


Please note, business details can change. While we endeavour to ensure all information provided by the service provider is correct at the time of publication, we do not assume any liability caused by errors or changes, such as price, cost, time, and location. Please check with the provider that the activity/business is still offered as described, before making any travel plans.


If this is your reserve, you can let us know if anything on this page is outdated or contains inaccuracies, by email. We regret, we do not have any other information, please contact the provider if you have questions.

In the vicinity

Hotels & other accommodation options in Heidelberg

Things to do in the area

Noteworthy attractions

Accommodation near Alice Glockner Nature Reserve

FIND / South Africa Accommodation / Gauteng Accommodation / Southern Gauteng Accommodation / Heidelberg Accommodation

Heidelberg as a destination

Want to stay overnight?


When would you like to stay?
Choose dates

Number of Guests

Why book with SA-Venues.com
  • Your card is safe with us; strictest card verification in the industry and we don't store card numbers.
  • No airy fairy service fees; you save!
  • We care. Service with integrity.
  • Multiple payment methods:
    credit card, SID instant EFT, bank transfer.
  • All Heidelberg property owners / managers are verified (our experience protects you from online fraud).
  • Secure your booking
Our Payment Protection Guarantee only applies if your deposit payment is made via SA-Venues.com
Game Reserves
South Africa. Explore. Experience. Stay

SA-Venues.com® has been assisting travellers with their South Africa travel plans since 1999, and is the largest, independent online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German.

Never miss a deal

Subscribe for the latest special offers and travel inspiration.

And, we'll send you a R200 voucher to use on your next booking.