Modderfontein Nature Reserve

Adeer Road
Modderfontein Johannesburg View on Google Maps
Operational Hours:
7am-5pm (Summer & Winter)
Public holidays
16 Jun (Youth Day)
17 Jun (Public holiday (Youth Day observed))
9 Aug (National Women's Day)
24 Sep (Heritage Day)
16 Dec (Day of Reconciliation)
25 Dec (Christmas Day)
26 Dec (Day of Goodwill)

Please visit our website for fees
All ages

Covid-19 visits & rules

- Open 6am to 6pm
- Adults R30 p/p, children R15p/p
- This 275ha reserve on the outskirts of Edenvale offers hikers a 8.3km hiking trail or shorter walks around the reserve.
- Cyclists can enjoy a 10km, 18km, 32km or 42km mountain-biking route.
- Picnic areas are open.
- Exercising.
- Maximum of 4 people in a group are allowed to exercise together.
- Picnic and fishing areas open from 22 July 2020 WITH LIMITED AVAILABILITY
- There are no restaurants in the Reserve, but over weekends the adjoining Taroko Farm does have some food stalls.
- The trails and the trail maps are being updated at the moment and will be made available on the Social Media platforms shortly.

Modderfontein Nature Reserve

Nature At Your Doorstep!

The Vision for the Modderfontein Reserve seeks not only to protect indigenous fauna and flora in the area but also to provide an attractive open space within the urban environment where visitors can come and enjoy The Reserve’s natural beauty without traveling too far from home.The vision for the Reserve is to create, within an urban setting, a natural open space that is socially, economically and ecologically sustainable.

The 265-hectare private Regional Open space is the second-largest private park in Gauteng and includes portions of the Modderfontein Spruit, a number of dams, grassland and hills.

The Reserve is managed and administered by the Greater Modderfontein Property Umbrella Association (GMPUA) on behalf of the members. Endangered Wildlife Trust is responsible for the Environmental Management Plan for the Reserve and for monitoring progress against the EMP on a monthly basis. The Modderfontein Conservation Society is an active role player in the Reserve and assist with the ongoing management of the area.

Initiatives In The Reserve

For any Environmental Management plan to be successful it is essential that regular monitoring of vegetation is conducted. The GMPUA has contracted with The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) to establish an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for the Reserve.
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Plant a Tree

Indigenous Tree Planting
Indigenous trees and shrubs are being planted to replace alien vegetation in the reserve. A large number of indigenous trees (about 15 – 20 different species) have been planted on the Reserve, with more to come. Trees have been labelled and numbered, both for monitoring purposes and for visitor information…


The Reserve is home to a number of animals including steenbok, reedbuck, duiker, black-backed jackals, Cape clawless otter, hedgehogs, and four varieties of mongoose. The Endangered Wildlife Trust intends to undertake some small mammal studies in the removal of alien vegetation on…

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