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WELCOME TO KRANTZKLOOF NATURE RESERVE

Nestled in the picturesque suburb of Kloof, Krantzkloof Nature Reserve offers visitors a tranquil escape into nature, where breathtaking scenery, diverse flora and fauna, and exciting outdoor activities await.

Discover the beauty of the reserve as you hike along scenic trails, marvel at cascading waterfalls, and immerse yourself in lush indigenous forests. With a variety of self-guided walks and viewpoints to explore, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker, a nature enthusiast, or simply seeking a peaceful retreat, Krantzkloof Nature Reserve offers an unforgettable experience for all. Join us in exploring the wonders of the great outdoors and reconnecting with nature.

1. Entry Info:

  • Entrance Fee – R60 for adults (12 years and older) & R30 for children (under 12 years). For your safety and convenience, we encourage visitors to use debit/credit cards for entrance fee payments. Ezemvelo Rhino Card is also accepted, but SanParks Wild Card is not accepted. 
  • Entrance GatesOnly Kloof Falls Road entrance is currently open – please use this entrance to access the reserve. Entry via alternative access points (eg Acutts Drive) is not permitted and could result in prosecution. Nkutu Entrance and Picnic Site in Valley Drive are currently closed, but are expected to reopen later in 2024.
  • Entrance Times – We do not take bookings or reserve space for entry to the Reserve or hiking, which is only from 06h00 to 13h00 daily and is subject to space availability. All visitors are required to leave by 18h00. This ensures everyone has ample time to enjoy the beauty of the reserve.

2. Limited Parking & Visitor Numbers:
Due to limited parking & picnic site availability, numbers are limited to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all. Please be patient as we manage entry based on space availability. Parking on the road verge outside the Reserve is not permitted and no entry will be granted to visitors parked outside the reserve.

3. No Alcohol Policy: 
Please be aware that bringing or consuming alcoholic beverages within the reserve is not permitted. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in adhering to this policy.

4. Trail Availability:
While many trails are open, please note that some trails may remain closed temporarily. We are actively working to reopen all trails as soon as possible. Please respect any No Entry signs you may encounter on the trails! For safety reasons trails to the bottom of the gorge will not be open on rainy days.

5. Be Prepared:

As you embark on your exploration of Krantzkloof Nature Reserve, it’s essential to equip yourself with the right gear for a safe and enjoyable hiking experience. Here’s a checklist of the correct hiking gear to ensure you make the most of your time amidst the natural wonders:

  1. Hiking Footwear: Sturdy and comfortable hiking footwear with good traction is a must. The trails may vary, and proper footwear provides stability and support.
  2. Weather-Appropriate Clothing: Dress in layers, considering the weather conditions. Bring a lightweight, moisture-wicking shirt, a windbreaker or rain jacket, and a hat to protect against the sun.
  3. Backpack: Carry a backpack to store essentials such as water, snacks, a first aid kit, and any additional clothing layers. Ensure the backpack is comfortable and well-fitted. Empty food and drink packaging should be placed in the backpack and disposed of in a bin back at the picnic area.
  4. Water Bottle: Hydration is key – bring a reusable water bottle and stay hydrated throughout your hike. Consider the duration of your hike and bring an adequate amount of water.
  5. Navigation Tools: An online version of the Krantzkloof trail map and a GPS device to navigate the trails.
  6. Snacks: Pack energy-boosting snacks like trail mix, granola bars, or fresh fruits to keep you fueled during your hike.
  7. Sun Protection: Wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to protect yourself from the sun’s rays. Even on overcast days, UV rays can be strong.
  8. First Aid Kit: A basic first aid kit with bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, and any necessary personal medications is essential.
  9. Insect Repellent: If you’re exploring areas with dense vegetation, bring insect repellent to ward off mosquitoes and other insects.
  10. Camera/Phone: Capture the beauty of Krantzkloof with a camera or your smartphone. Ensure your phone is fully charged and consider bringing a portable charger.
  11. Wildlife Observation Gear: Binoculars and a field guide can enhance your wildlife viewing experience. Krantzkloof is home to a wide and diverse flora and fauna.
  12. Trash Bag: Bring a small trash bag in your backpack to collect any waste generated during your hike. This ensures easy disposal at designated bins.
  13. Emergency Contact Number: – Familiarize yourself with the emergency contact number 031 941 4070 and share it with your fellow visitors. Safety is a collective responsibility, and your prompt action can make a significant difference.
  14. Weather: Remember to check the weather forecast before your hike and inform someone of your plans, especially if you’re hiking alone. Always prioritize safety and leave no trace by respecting the natural environment.

Recognize that the reserve may be operating with limited resources, impacting services and access. Cooperation from visitors ensures a harmonious and enjoyable experience for all.

Please read & respect the information provided on signboards placed in the Reserve. These guidelines are essential for your safety and the well-being of the reserve.

Thank You and Enjoy Your Visit!

Krantzkloof Nature Reserve Management, Staff & Honorary Officers


HONORARY OFFICERS

We’d like to highlight the incredible efforts of our Honorary Officers, a group of dedicated volunteers supporting Krantzkloof Nature Reserve. Their commitment and fundraising initiatives make various upgrades and projects possible.

Here are the three main sources of income for their impactful projects:

  1. Krantzkloof Trail Run is a significant fundraising initiative organized by the Honorary Officers. Participants, nature enthusiasts, and trail runners come together to support the reserve. The funds raised from this event contribute to various projects aimed at enhancing the reserve’s facilities and conservation efforts.
  2. Krantzkloof Conference Centre – Managed with care and dedication by the Honorary Officers, the Krantzkloof Conference Centre offers a picturesque venue for corporate and social events. This beautiful space allows guests to connect with nature while enjoying modern facilities. By choosing this venue, you contribute directly to the conservation and maintenance of Krantzkloof Nature Reserve.
  3. Donations – The Honorary Officers appreciate direct donations from visitors and supporters. Your financial contributions play a pivotal role in funding projects that benefit the entire community of nature lovers. Utilizing the convenient Zapper payment method, you can easily support the well-being and improvement of Krantzkloof Nature Reserve.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Honorary Officers, click HERE.

Honorary Officer Donations


Sponsors of Krantzkloof