Please note that the Friends group is not involved with the administration, issuing or payment of City of Tshwane Nature Conservation dog permits.
You need to physically take your (1) application form, (2) copy of ID and (3) ID photo to the reserve. Forms sent via e-mail will not be accepted by CoT Nature Conservation. Hand the documentation to the cashier and pay the permit fee. Someone from CoT Nature Conservation’s admin office then collects the form from the reserve and processes the application where after the permit is delivered at the reserve. You are not informed when it is ready, although CoT Nature Conservation commits to produce the permit within 3 working days.
The Friends do however offer dog-walkers a plastic bag for dog excreta free of charge, which is available next to the cashier’s window.
We urge permit-holding dog-walkers to comply with the by-laws on public amenities of keeping one’s dog on leash at all times and removing dog excreta. Those that do not comply may have their permits recalled and by-law fines are also applicable.
R120 is payable for the permit (maximum of two dogs) as of January 2023. The Faerie Glen Nature Reserve will be going cashless as of 1 July 2021 (only debit and credit cards accepted as a form of payment). It is important to note that permits are not transferable, in other words, nobody else may use your permit than you. If you have more than two dogs, it is advised that your spouse also apply for a permit. The permit is valid for 1 year.
Your dog permit is valid for 1 year (12 months) and it is your responsibility to renew it before the end of the calendar year.