Northern Farm

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venue On the R114, just 5km from the Lion Park.
Honeydew Roodepoort West Rand
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time Weekends & public holidays: 6.30am-6pm
cost Cal for details.
age All ages

Northern Farm Nature Reserve

Also known as the Diepsloot Nature Reserve, this is one of Johannesburg's best-kept secrets and offers over 2500ha of beautiful green grasslands and woodlands to explore. There are several dams in the reserve as well as 270 different bird species (incl. a breeding pair of fish eagles). Many different recreational users i.e. cyclists, horse riders, hikers and birders enjoy relaxing in the open space and clean air of the farm. The ideal family outing for a day trip whether you want to relax or be active.
There is safe and secure parking at the clubhouse, where toilet, shower and braai facilities are available.
At the Clubhouse there is a Coffee Shop called "Hey Brew" light snacks and drinks.

* Entrance tickets to the farm need to be purchased from the Northern Farm Ticket Office at SA Trails. (click onto the DIRECTIONS tab to find directions to SA Trails and the Northern Farm)
* The farm is only open on weekends and public holidays.
* Please read the "Rules of the farm" to familiarize yourself with what is allowed and what is not.
* Once you have bought your ticket/access card you will then need to drive across to the Northern Farm Entrance Gate 2.7 km up the road. Enjoy your visit!

Mountain Biking

Mountain bike facility which will make you ride further with more challenges! Different terrains for different levels of experience.
Contact: Simon 082 414 8604,

Horse Riding

We are fortunate enough to have over 2500 ha of amazing out-rides right on JHB doorstep. With no set route, every ride is an adventure.

Our spectacular routes through the Northern Farm Nature Reserve offer challenging and technical riding ie. River crossings, Inclines, Bundu-bashing, Canter stretches or if thats not for you just enjoy a gentle bird watching meander.
Contact: Brian 082 442 0262,


Hiking which you can enjoy for hours non stop and relax in our Nature Reserve. An exhilirating social, family or school outings.
Contact: Peter 083 337 6236,


Contact: Andre 083 411 7674


Catherine 083 442 8498,
Other contacts:
Hills and Dales Representative: Bonnie 082 554 3327
Outward Bound: Mark 084 277 7011

Entrance Fee:
All activities ( excl equestrian): R30 pp or R300 for 20 tickets
Equestrian tickets increase to R60 for a single entry and R600 for a season ticket
For Horse Riders = R60 per person or buy a season ticket with 20 entries = R600

To purchase from SA Trails Contact: Debbie 082 533 4545/

PLease note: The Access Card office at SA Trails is only open on weekends
and public holidays and closes at 3pm
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