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Krantzkloof Nature Reserve opens its gates to public again

In a victorious return, Krantzkloof Nature Reserve is set to reopen its gates, marking the end of prolonged efforts for its restoration.

THE announcement was made on Sunday in a Facebook post by the Krantzkloof Nature Reserve honorary officers that read, “Krantzkloof Nature Reserve is thrilled to announce its long-anticipated reopening on Monday, December 11.”

The popular reserve was closed following Covid-19 restrictions.

In 2020, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife informed the public that as of August 1 that same year, the Krantzkloof Nature Reserve was closed to the public. In its report, it cited the reason for the closure was, on instruction from metro police, due to safety concerns and the non-compliance of visitors to the Covid-19 requirements, as laid down in the Disaster Management Act.

Now more than three years later, news of the reserve’s resurrection sparked excitement on the Facebook post as comments flooded in, illustrating the community’s eagerness to step back onto familiar trails:

Arthur Lee Finally! I still remember how i was checking you guys in August 2022 and hoping y’all be opening every month from then on.”


Gillian Jevon So excited to run these trails again. Thank you for your hard dedicated work.”


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The Krantzkloof Nature Reserve honorary officers’ post went on to say that Kloof Falls Road stands as the sole entrance for now, with alternative access points off-limits.

Trail enthusiasts will find a mix of open paths and temporarily closed trails, a testament to ongoing efforts to restore normalcy. Entrance fees are R60 for adults and R30 for kids.

The river runs steadily from Krantzkloof Nature Reserve. Photo: Supplied.

The post went on to say that the reopening is supported by tangible improvements, which showcase the commitment of the honorary officers. They added that the ablution block at the Kloof Falls entrance underwent a significant transformation, thanks to funds generated by the Krantzkloof Trail Run. Braai grids at the Kloof Falls picnic site were replaced, enhancing the overall visitor experience.

For more information, visit https://kknr.org.za/.


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