The Fountains Valley Resort, located within the Groenkloof Reserve in Tshwane, is one of the most popular resorts in Pretoria and offers recreational facilities.
Many years ago the resort site was placed under the stewardship of the Nature and Conservation Department, as the ground is the source of the Apies River, which provides Pretoria with some of its daily water needs. It took years to eradicate alien plant species threatening to choke the natural water supply, but Fountains Valley is once again a natural, indigenous garden that is home to a variety of birdlife.
The Fountains Valley Resort usually bursts into life at the weekend, and is among the most popular resorts in Pretoria for day visit activities with people arriving to braai (barbeque) using the convenient braai facilities, or picnic in the well-maintained grounds.
Music festivals are occasionally held at the venue too. Within Fountains Valley there is a large swimming pool and a smaller children’s splash pool, a popular place to cool off during the heat of the Pretoria summer.
Open Monday to Sunday from 8am to 7pm.
From Pretoria’s Fountains Circle, take the Fountains/Centurion turn-off into Christina de Wit Road. The entrance to the Fountains Valley Resort is about 500m along the road, on your left.