Braamfontein Spruit Trust

 


Waterfall Palace

BST Programme

B.S.T. GUIDED WALKS/ACTIVITIES
COST: MEMBERS - NO CHARGE NON MEMBERS - DONATION
Please note that starting times vary according to the seasons and the nature of the walk/event
Whenever possible, information will be supplied during the walks, on points of special interest.
What to Wear bring: Hat, comfortable shoes and clothing, water or juice and a light snack.
Speakers on specialised subjects will be provided where and if possible.

THE WALKS ARE NOT LED BY A QUALIFIED TOUR GUIDE

In addition: Certain venues charge a gate fee which all walkers must pay. See entry fee under individual outings.

For Further Information Tel: (011): Millicent Kingon  792-7677; Margaret Boy A/H 614-3391
Val Kleyn 782-5473; Mary Lipniki 643-5374; Colm Burns 616-6934
 

Dates to Diarise

SUNDAY March 25th 2007                                                       8.30am for  8.45am

 

Venue:    Rietvlei Zoo Farm 0118670143                              

Directions: M1 South take Booysens Off-ramp Keep left, turn right into Kliprivier Road Keep going some distance and then turn left into Swartkoppies road. Turn left into parking area, meet here.

Can also use N12 and go towards Alberton/Panorama.

Queries Colm: 011 616 6934   Cell 0825636487     Margaret:011 614 3391A/H          Mary:011 643 5374

 

Used to be used by Joburg Zoo for rehabilitation and the breeding of wild animals.

 

Still a beautiful sanctuary and has very nice hiking trails.

 

Definitely no dogs

Picnic and Toilet Facilities: Yes. Small coffee available.

Approximate Admission fee: Adults     R15. Pensioners R10

 

SUNDAY April 22nd                                                                         08.45 for 09.00

 

Venue:                                  Wonderboom Nature Reserve           

Directions: Drive northwards on Paul Kruger Street (R101) and Mansefield Avenue for about 6 to 7km 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. All meet inside the entrance

Queries:   Colm:  011616 6934  Cell 0825636487     Margaret:011 614 3391A/H          Mary: 011643 5374

 

Situated in the northern part of the city, and straddling the Magaliesberg Mountains, is the Wonderboom Nature Reserve, a 200 hectare reserve famous for its magnificent specimen of the Wonderboom. To local people, it was a sacred ground; to the Voortrekkers, a landmark spot where they rested for a short while before continuing on their journey further north.
Fortune-hunters dreamed that the Kruger millions would turn up here but they found only the Stone Age tools of the prehistoric hunters who ambushed their prey in the poort (entrance) nearby.
It has been an excavation site where archaeologists have exposed the largest single accumulation of stone artefacts ever to be discovered in Africa.
But what was it that brought all these people to this plain on the northern outskirts of Pretoria? It is a tree unlike any other - a wild
fig known all over the world as the Wonderboom (literally, miracle tree).

Apart from Impala, rock hyrax, porcupine, reptiles and amphibians can be seen. At least 200 bird species can be seen such as the black eagle.

Intend to see waterfall and cave on this walk

 

Definitely No Dogs

 

Picnic and Toilet  Facilities:      Yes.

 

SUNDAY May 20th                                                              8.00am

Venue:    Sandspruit Walk                             

Directions: North on  Rivonia Rd towards Morningside. Turn right into Kelvin Drive. Meet at no.126 Kelvin Drive. Contact Judith or Rick  011 802 2685 .Will anyone who intends doing this walk please phone Rick/Judith in advance as they would like to know how many walkers are coming.

Queries:   Colm :011616 6934  Cell 0825636487     Margaret: 011614 3391A/H          Mary: 011643 5374

Walk commmences at 08:00 on Sunday mornings to go either up or downstream. Adults and teenagers welcome and we encourage litter pickup. Walk approximately 2 hours along the river, handling invasives, viewing birds along the way. Downstream walk Kelvin Drive to 12th Avenue Rivonia and upstream via Ernst Ullman Park to Katherine. Good walking shoes required and a tolerance of having them wet from the long grass! Mild fit to very fit encouraged!

Picnic and Toilet Facilities: Unsure but Ernest Ullmann Park close by.

Approximate Admission fee:   No Fee

 

Sunday 17th June                                                  8,30   for 9.00     

Venue:    Tswaing  Crater Trail  40 km North of Pretoria

Directions:  From the  N1  take the off ramp to Zambezi Rd  Directions:     From the N1 take the off ramp to Zambezi road (R513) Turn right into Lavender Rd. Follow signs to Onderstepoort /Old Pretoria Rd..  Physical address is: -  West of Rd M35 (Tswaing /old Soutpan Rd), and 30 km North of Onderstepoort.  Entrance to Tswaing is next to the Trading Store, , 30km from Onderstepoort.. The Route passes Shosanguve  and is quite well sign posted - either Tswaing or Saltpan.   Reserve  is open between 07.30 and 16.00 daily      Allow about 100 minutes rravelling time

MEET AT THE MUSEUM SHOP

Trail Distance: 7.2 Km about 3 hours trail/museum

Tswaing (Place of Salt) is a 1946 ha Reserve. with a wide and varied eco system and cultural heritage. . The main feature is a 220 000 year old Meteorite Crater, 100m deep and 1.3 km across. This is one of the top birding spots with some 240 recorded species.

Picnic, Braai and  Toilet  Facilities, as well as overnight accomodation

 

 

Delta Park Users Committee

News from Clive Fletcher

New walks arranged at Delta Park

The committee regularly organises walks in Delta Park for members of the public. In the past there has been a problem due to some people wishing to walk at a faster pace than others. This has been solved by the additions of walks led by a lady by the name of Bev King. She will be leading the fast group of walkers on the third Sunday of each month. The starting time is 0700. The first walk is planned for 16 April. The walk will last about two hours. The starting point will be the main car park at Delta Park Environmental Centre.

There is still the usual slower group which also walks on the third Sunday of each month starting at 0800hrs and tea/coffee and muffins are served after the walk (cost R10). This group starts from the Guides centre at Delta Park (Trefoil Park)

Contact Clive Fletcher for more information 082 688 1879

 

Hikers along the spruit

 

 

 BST Contact Information

Chairperson Tim Hartwright

e-mail tim@jacanacollection.co.za    

 


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