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This forms part of the Magaliesberg Range and is easily accessible. The natural vegetation on the hill slopes supports Mountain Wheatear, Neddicky, and Cinnamon-breasted Bunting. Shelley's Francolin has been recorded. A Verreauxs' Eagle pair is resident on the opposite side of the Poort and may be seen flying overhead. Vervet Monkeys and fruit bats are common. The lower slopes consist of picnic areas and here robins, shrikes (incl. Grey-headed Bush-Shrike), canaries, African Green-Pigeon and flycatchers (Fiscal Flycatcher, Chinspot Batis) are to be seen. Braai and ablution facilities are available and a small entrance fee is payable. There are two short walks up the hill, allow 1-2 hours.

There are facilities for picnicking in the reserve.

Drive northwards on Paul Kruger Street (R101) and Mansefield Avenue for about 6 to 7kms from the city centre. Immediately after the road goes through the gap in the Magaliesberg range turn right onto the M1 and cross the Apies River. The entrance is on the right about 300 metres from the R101.

Open daily from 07:00 to 18:00, entry only allowed up to 16:00. An admission fee is charged.

Enquiries at +27 12 341 0591 or 440 8316.

Gate phone number +27 12 543 0918

Andrew Tucker 2002
Dieter Oschadleus 1998

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