About Hiking in Northern Farm Reserve

The Northern Farm Nature Reserve is an area of mixed of highveld habitats roughly 1600ha large. Here you can find peace and tranquility without having to kill yourself climbing any huge peaks or across difficult terrain. Popular for its proximity to Joburg, the Nature Reserve is a safe and protected area which one can enjoy any length walk whilst simply strolling through our lush and beautiful surroundings. Northern Farm is shared with many recreational users and one will be sure to encounter bird watchers, horse riders and numerous MTB cyclists.

The highveld habitats include grassland areas which are heavily grazed by cattle, reedbeds and grassland areas, agricultural fields and cattle kraals. The wetland habitat is represented by farm dams and irrigation canals, with riverine vegetation along the Jukskei River. There are stands of exotic trees, particularly poplars, which providing breeding habitat for a number of raptor species, throughout the Northern Farm Nature Reserve.

Popular destination points:
Fish eagle lake
Hide dam

Routes / Trails:
No set routes have been marked out as yet. Feel free to purchase a map at the Access Card office and enjoy planning and exploring your own trail.

Need to Know

WherePlot 33, Nietgedacht, Johannesburg North, Fourways / Lanseria, Gauteng

WhenThe Reserve is only open on weekends and public holidays from 6:30am to 6:00pm. The access Card Office closes at 3pm.

How muchPrices on request.

Telephone+27 (0)82 533-4545

OvernightThe closest town is Lanseria, in Gauteng

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