Groenkloof Nature Reserve is located at the famous Fountains Valley which is the gateway to the city. This valley in Pretoria was proclaimed a game sanctuary by President Paul Kruger on 25 February 1895, the first game sanctuary in Africa. Its main purpose was to protect the shy and timid oribi, which occurred there, and other game that were being wiped out by hunters.
The wildlife on the reserve includes zebra, jackal, duiker, kudu, impala, blue wildebeest, blesbuck, red hartebeest, ostrich, giraffe and sable. The rich bird life will keep bird lovers busy for hours on end.
Activities include day and overnight hiking and biking trails as well as guided horse trails and night drives to view game. A coffee shop can be found inside the reserve.