The Wonderboom Nature Reserve in Gauteng of South Africa is situated just 7 km from the city of Pretoria.

The Reserve is a fairly small Reserve in the Magaliesburg Mountains, but it offers its visitors much to see. The main attraction would be its namesake, the "Wonderboom" (Miracle Tree). This giant Wild Fig Tree stands 25 metres tall and 55 metres wide. The tree is estimated to be 1000 years old and legend has it that a powerful Chief from an indigenous tribe was buried here and this is the reason the tree has grown to such an enormous size.

The Reserve is also home to small antelope, dassies, guinea fowl, monkeys and a variety of birds including a pair of breeding Black Eagles.

Things to do & see

  • Picnic Area
  • 1000 Year Old Fig Tree
  • Wonderboom Fort
  • Cave & man-made waterfall
  • Guided hikes
  • Stone Age and Iron Age archeological sites


Gate Times: 07h00 to 18h00. No entry after 16h00

A nominal entrance fee is charged at the gate, with extra charges for the guided hikes. Please contact Wonderboom directly for pricing.


Pretoria experiences its rainfall in the summer months, with December and January seeing the highest levels.

Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 14˚C and 28˚C.

Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 3˚C and 21˚C.


There are Domestic and International flights into Johannesburg’s O R Tambo Airport and Lanseria Airport on a daily basis. Bus services, the Gautrain, taxis and car rental companies are available for easy access around the area.

Contact details

Tel: +27 12 543 0918