Faerie Glen Nature Reserve Gate Times Extended for Summer!

We are pleased to announce that the reserve will remain open until 19:00 from 1 October for the duration of the summer months.  Please note, however, that the reserve will strictly close for incoming visitors at 18:00 with no exceptions, in order for visitors to be out by closing time.  We thank City of Tshwane Nature Conservation for granting us this extension of gate hours. 

Please note further that during weekends, a separate table will be made available for members of the FFGNR to sign in, in order to avoid the long queue at the cashier window during peak hours.  Members must bring their 2022 membership cards along to sign in.  People entering without their cards will be obliged to pay the entrance fee. 

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Invasive Species Hack Sunday 18 September at 7:00

Join us for this month’s Invasive Species Hack on Sunday 18 September 2022.

Time: 07:00 – 10:30

Where: Meet @ Faerie Glen Nature Reserve main entrance

Who: Everybody is welcome!

RSVP: Please e-mail admin@fgnr.co.za if you plan on helping

What to bring:

-Pruning shears (large and/or small)

-hand-saw / klein handsaag

-Gardening gloves

-Sun hat, old clothes (long sleeved) and closed shoes for working in the field

-Something to drink to keep hydrated

FFGNR will provide

-Herbicide

-Tree poppers

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Arbour Day on Sunday 4 September at 8am

Join us on Sunday 4 Sept for Arbour Day.  We will plant an indigenous tree – Peltophorum africanum, commonly known as the African-wattle or huilboom (Afr) or umsehle (isiZulu), which is one of the 2022 trees of the year.

We will discuss the tree’s characteristics and uses, followed by a short information session on the alien and invasive tree species threatening our indigenous trees and the ecology of the Faerie Glen Nature Reserve and what you can do as a local resident and home owner to alleviate the pressure of these invasive species on the reserve. 

When: Sunday 4 September @ 08:00

Where: Meet on the lawn in front of the entrance building

Cost: FREE

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Invasive Species Hack Sunday 14 August at 07:00

Join us for this month’s Invasive Species Hack on Sunday 14 August.

Time:    07:00 – 10:30

Where:  Meet @ Faerie Glen Nature Reserve main entrance

Who:     Everybody is welcome!

RSVP:    Please e-mail admin@fgnr.co.za if you plan on helping

What to bring:

-Pruning shears (large and/or small)

 -hand-saw / klein handsaag

Gardening gloves

Sun hat, old clothes (long sleeved) and closed shoes for working in the field

 -Something to drink to keep hydrated

FFGNR will provide

-Herbicide

-Tree poppers

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Mandela Day Hack Sun 17 Jul and Geology Walk Sat 23 Jul

Please join us for Mandela Day on Sunday 17 July for an invasive species hack. Please come and do your 67 minutes for Mandela day and make a difference in the well-being of your natural environment!

Details of the events below:

MANDELA DAY HACK 17 JULY:

Time: 07:30 – 11:00

Where: Meet @ Faerie Glen Nature Reserve main entrance

Who: Everybody is welcome!

RSVP: Please e-mail if you plan on helping

What to bring:

-Pruning shears (large and/or small)

-hand-saw / klein handsaag

-Gardening gloves

-Sun hat, old clothes (long sleeved) and closed shoes for working in the field

-Something to drink to keep hydrated

FFGNR will provide:

-Herbicide and latex gloves

-Tree poppers

Join us on Saturday 23 July for a Geology Walk presented by Prof Adam Bumby from the University of Pretoria. Find out how the Bronberg Ridge formed and see some of the world’s oldest rock formations.

GEOLOGY WALK 23 JULY:
When: 09:45 for 10:00

Where: Meet on the lawn in front of the entrance building.

Bring along: Hat, comfy shoes, water. A fold-up chair is advisable for the lengthy introduction.

Cost: FFGNR members –FREE

Non-members – R60

admin@fgnr.co.za

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Invasive Species Hack Sunday 19 Jun at 07:30

Join us for this month’s Invasive Species Hack on Sunday 19 June.

Time:    07:30 – 11:00

Where:  Meet @ Faerie Glen Nature Reserve main entrance

Who:     Everybody is welcome!

RSVP:    Please e-mail admin@fgnr.co.za if you plan on helping

What to bring:

-Pruning shears (large and/or small)

 -hand-saw / klein handsaag

Gardening gloves

Sun hat, old clothes (long sleeved) and closed shoes for working in the field

 -Something to drink to keep hydrated

FFGNR will provide

-Herbicide

-Tree poppers

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Faerie Glen Nature Reserve closed Wednesday mornings and increase in tariffs from 1 July

Please be informed by City of Tshwane (CoT) Nature Conservation that the Faerie Glen Nature Reserve will be closed on Wednesday mornings between 06:00 – 12:00 until further notice due to game management. 

We will alert you to any further changes.

Please also be informed of the increase of CoT tariffs effective from 1 July 2022.  The Faerie Glen Nature Reserve has implemented a cashless system since July 2021 and only debit and credit cards are accepted as a form of payment.  Friends of the Faerie Glen Nature Reserve members enjoy free access with their membership cards.

CoT tariff increases will be as follows from 1 July 2022:

Daily admission fee:

Adults (18 years +)  – R18.00

Children (under 18 years) – R8.00

Pensioners (60 +) and persons with disabilities – R8.00

Dog permits (per permit, max 2 dogs, valid 12 months) – R120.00

These changes will be applicable for the next 12 months until the next financial year.

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Invasive Species Hack Sun 15 May at 07:00

Join us for this month’s Invasive Species Hack on Sunday 15 May.

Time: 07:00 – 10:30

Where: Meet @ Faerie Glen Nature Reserve main entrance

Who: Everybody is welcome!

RSVP: Please e-mail if you plan on helping

What to bring:

-Pruning shears (large and/or small)

-hand-saw / klein handsaag


-Gardening gloves


-Sun hat, old clothes (long sleeved) and closed shoes for working in the field


-Something to drink to keep hydrated

FFGNR will provide:

-Herbicide

-Tree poppers

admin@fgnr.co.za

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Invasive Species Hack POSTPONED to Sun 24 April at 07:00

Join us for this month’s Invasive Species Hack on Sunday 24 April.

Time: 07:00 – 10:30

Where: Meet @ Faerie Glen Nature Reserve main entrance

Who: Everybody is welcome!

RSVP: Please e-mail admin@fgnr.co.za if you plan on helping

What to bring:

-Pruning shears (large and/or small)

-hand-saw / klein handsaag

-Gardening gloves

-Sun hat, old clothes (long sleeved) and closed shoes for working in the field

-Something to drink to keep hydrated

FFGNR will provide:

-Herbicide

-Tree poppers

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Moonlight Meander 8 April 2022 CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER

The Moonlight Meander on 8 April 2022 has been cancelled due to bad weather and a risk of lightning strikes. Apologies for the disappointment.

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