Sunday the 2nd September was a glorious Spring Day in Johannesburg. Spring in the Southern Hemisphere actually begins on the 23rd September. But we have been fortunate with balmy weather: 10C (50F) to 26C (78.8F) and blue skies throughout.
Did anyone see the most incredible sunrise yesterday? One could only marvel at the beautiful red and orange colours – this part of the world is famous for twilight hues during sunrise and sunset.
We had a group of friendly hikers and we covered the 11Kms (6.8 miles) in just under 3 hours. Lauren Moses posted beautiful photos. Thank you Lauren.
Thank you also to Lebogang for the photo of the Activity Feed. Really appreciated. Thanks to everyone who participated. Look forward to seeing you all again at the next one.
For anyone who would like to stay fit and hasn’t done this hike yet – besides the pleasant company and surrounds, this is a great workout where you will burn 1900 calories.
About Klipriviersberg – did you know?
Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve is a nature reserve of 680 hectares consisting of veld and koppies run by the Johannesburg City Parks and is located 11 kilometres (6.8 miles) south of Johannesburg.
Recognised as the largest wilderness area and natural sanctuary in the Johannesburg Metropolitan area, it offers visitors the opportunity to participate in a variety of nature activities, including hiking, horseback trails, bird watching or simply becoming captivated by the most diverse historical and archaeological area in the whole of Johannesburg.
It is easily accessible from all major roads and motorways.
Park sizes in Metro areas:
- Paris’ Bois de Vincennes: 995 ha
- London’s Richmond Park: 955 hectares
- Paris’ Bois de Boulogne: 846 ha
- Johannesburg’s Kliriviersberg Nature Reserve: 680 ha
- New York’s Central Park: 341 ha
- London’s Hyde Park: 142 ha