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A special site with wasted potential

This is an amazing natural feature and one of the few of its kind so well preserved in the world... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Quite amazing the 1.3 km crater which was made by a 50 m flying object. If you are an avid hiker... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pretoria, South Africa
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Tswaing, meaning Place of Salt in Setswana, is a 2000-hectare heritage site, some 40 km north-west of Central Pretoria, surrounded by settlements inhabited by more than a million people, such as Winterveld, Soshanguve, Mabopane and Nuwe Eersterus...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is an amazing natural feature and one of the few of its kind so well preserved in the world. The hike around the crater is great and quite manageable for hikers of any caliber. It’s close proximity to Pretoria and Johannesburg makes it a...More

Thank CareneMouton
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite amazing the 1.3 km crater which was made by a 50 m flying object. If you are an avid hiker you will enjoy this 7.2 km walk around and through the crater (beware the thorns). The last stretch up is quite steep but very...More

Thank BarnabiEnslin
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

The Crater is a sweet place to go camping for a weekend due to its proximity to Pta and Jhb. The hiking trails are great for casual hikers and the Crater itself is beautiful. Hard to think that a little rock made that big hole.

1  Thank Jon M
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the walk to and around the crater. What a beautiful and interesting outing. Staff were very friendly and we felt very safe with the guard escorting is along the way. Information is given along the way on plaques. The walk is about...More

1  Thank Corina A
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Located roughly 50 km is the spectacular tswaing meterorite crater. This landmark has remained under the radar for both locals and international tourists alike. I would highly recommend anybody who wishes to leave the concrete jungle for some fresh air to venture out to this...More

2  Thank Zubair P
Reviewed 29 April 2018

I walked this trail after having done so a number of years ago. It remains a stunning heritage site. The facilities were in good condition. I'd read about some security concerns so was not sure what to expect. Was told at the visitors' check in...More

2  Thank MikeB8855
Reviewed 18 March 2018

We visited the Tswaing Meteor Crater. The check in was pretty efficient with a registration at the gate and payment of fees at the reception. We were provided a brochure and map and given basic direction to the crater. As it was hot we opted...More

1  Thank SuzJim2014
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

The Tswaing Crater was formed about 220 000 years ago when a meteorite slammed into the earth. There is a hiking trail that takes you right into the middle of the crater. The crater is about 40km from Pretoria. It was very hot when we...More

1  Thank Des1963
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Very nice trail, easy with children aslo if you take the car to the parking nearby.. For those concerned by the safety, there are guards and we felt very safe.

Thank Steven B
Reviewed 4 January 2018

The potholes and roads are really not that bad getting here, it's all tarmac roads until you're in the reserve. They have seemingly tightened up security, with a guard coming along with us for our walk around the crater. Our guard was great: he seemed...More

Thank Erinna f
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16 January 2018|
Response from Tswaing | Property representative |
Afternoon unfortunately not our building was burnt down a while back and we were not able to get funds to rebuild up to recently. however there is a guide who is very good with environmental education. we also offer a lesson... More
17 March 2017|
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Response from Tswaing | Property representative |
Good day there is a 7.2 km hike into the crater, starting at the picnic area. for those less fit one can drive up to the view point and walk into the crater from the view point or admire the view. we have a large diversity... More
4 June 2016|
Response from NorseRaider | Reviewed this property |
There are proper toilet blocks (inc with showers) at the braai and picnic area. There are no other facilities on the trail itself.