Modderfontein Reserve, Arden Road, Modderfontein, Lethabong, South Africa
The 275ha Modderfontein Reserve is the second largest private park in Gauteng. Consisting of wide, hilly grasslands, forests and four dams it is a haven for indigenous flora and fauna used by researchers from the University of the Witwatersrand to measure the impact of invasive species on the local wild life.
Wildlife watchers can look out for Otters, Mongoose, Meerkats, Duiker, Zebra and Jackals, while the abundant bird life includes Fish Eagles, Jackal-buzzards and long-Crested Eagles.
no2 Main Road, Modderfontein, Edenvale, South Africa
Modderfontein dynamite museum
Modderfontein Dynamite Factory was established in 1894 on several thousand acres (due to the danger of its products) in the rolling hills north-east of Johannesburg. It gradually grew into the biggest dynamite factory in the world, supplying the gold mines of the Witwatersrand, as they needed more and more explosives to reach the ever deeper levels of operation. The production of the first million tons of explosive was achieved in 1953.