There’s nothing quite like the feeling of seeing your dog absolutely elated to be out and about in the fresh air! Dogs need to get out and go for walks for mental and physical stimulation. Most of our backyards are just not big enough for them.
Here are a few places in Gauteng that you can take your dog to explore a new environment, get some fresh air, exercise and socialise with other animals.
Pretoria: Faerie Glen Nature Reserve
Dogs can explore the Nature Reserve with you but they must be kept on a leash as the area has free roaming wild animals. There are various trails you can follow that offer beautiful views of Pretoria’s urban landscape .
Pretoria: Hedianga Farm
The 130-hectare farm’s “Bronberge“ mountain range overlooks Silver Lakes and Shere. The leisurely trails are ideal for lovely walks with your dog. There are specific areas that require your dog to be on a leash but your dog is free to run around without a leash around most of the farm.
Pretoria: Waterkloof Ridge Dog Park
If your dog loves swimming, this is the best place for him to go, especially during the warmer months of the year. Waterkloof Ridge Dog Park is a 1.2km stretch of lovely green grass with beautiful ponds at the end of it. Most dogs don’t wear a leash. You can also enjoy coffee in the park on weekends thanks to the cute little coffee shop situated in the park.
Fourways: Echo Dog Park
The Echo Dog Park is the ideal park to bring your dog to socialise or even get obedience training. The park is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00 am till late.
Muldersdrift area: Walkhaven Dog Park
Enjoy a fabulous adventure at Walkhaven Dog Park. Situated next to the Cradle of Humankind, the park has 22 hectares of open grasslands, a dam for dogs who love swimming and a lovely restaurant and bar for owners to enjoy. Dogs can run their hearts out off their leashes.
Randburg: Delta Park
This park has become a very popular dog walking spot. Your dog can enjoy 107 hectares of green grasslands, woodlands, dams and bird life. The park also provides security and lots of parking space.0