Crocodile River Reserve
The Crocodile River Reserve is only 20 minutes from Fourways, and falls in the buffer zone of the UNESCO Magaliesberg Biosphere. It has been demarcated as a “green” zone and is categorised it as a critical biodiversity area (important and irreplaceable).
Proclaimed as a Nature Reserve in October 2019, it is a unique and special place – the first example in Gauteng of landowners joining together to keep a vast area pristine for our future generations.
What makes us special:
- It is home to one of the last remaining pieces of Egoli Granite Grassland (EGG), an endangered vegetation type, a recognized biome endemic to Gauteng
- The area is home to more than 300 species of birds and several endangered and red data species have been spotted
- The varied terrain also accounts for a large number of animals, snakes, scorpions, frogs, tortoises and insects
- The variety of habitats supports a large number of rare and medicinal plant species which are protected
- A geological seam runs through the Reserve with dolomites on one side and granite on the other
- The Crocodile, Hennops and Jukskei Rivers flow through the Reserve
- Our human history boasts about our existence as far back as the early Stone Age and the passing through of important historical characters