faerie glen

Unexpected, right at the outskirts of Pretoria about a 20 minute bikeride from here, is Faerie Glen, a nature preserve surrounding a stream and steep ridge. It isn’t huge, but for being so close to a city it’s large. Biking around, some parts could almost be Meadowbrook park, so like the prairie they were. But the difference lies in the vertical: stashing the bike behind some trees I scaled the ridge’s rocky embankment, and was rewarded by sweeping views of much of the larger Pretoria area. The haze prevented too great of visibility, but the skyscapers of Pretoria’s center were visible in the distance.

The view from atop Faerie Glen\'s ridge looking towards downtown Pretoria

One Response to “faerie glen”

  1. Suzanne Says:

    Hi Tom! I was wandering around on Facebook (Alina has asked to have an account so I’m trying to figure out which is worse, giving her permission to lie about her age or telling her no and knowing she will lie about her age and about having a Facebook account–obviously I know the answer to that) and saw that you had added this blog. I’m so glad I found it and I’ll look forward to reading more about your trip.

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