TRAILS FOR EVERYONE TO ENJOY

The beautiful Braamfontein Spruit  is Johannesburg’s best-kept secret. Stretching along 37km of municipal parkland, it is the largest urban forest in the world and, like the thousands of Jozi dwellers who spend time there each year, we love it!  However, it’s in urgent need of some TLC and Jozi Trails is leading an upliftment project that will make it safer, easier and more fun for everyone to use.

The city is desperately under-funded to grow the Spruit to its full potential as an outdoor safe recreational space hence the partnership between JCPZ and  Jozi Trails to build and maintain the existing trail system for multiple use. Such partnerships exist internationally such as models seen in Hyde Park and Central Park.

From the daily commuters who take its pathways to work, to the kids who kick balls there after school, and the families and friends who gather on its grass lands at weekends, the “Spruit” is a go-to place for hikers and mountain bikers, strollers and trail runners, birdwatchers and dog walkers and everybody else who loves to get outdoors and spend time in Jozi’s very own inner city green space!

WHAT ARE WE DOING?

  • Finding Sustainable Solutions!
  • Applying for all required environmental approvals
  • Maintaining and improving the existing trail system
  • Creating a management plan for the full trail system
  • Erecting signage
  • Improving safety
  • Raising funds
  • Promoting the Spruit as a resource for everyone

JOZI TRAILS ARE YOUR TRAILS

Open for anyone, on any day and at any time – as long as the sun is shining! These trails are for everyone. Runners, walkers, dog walkers, bird-watchers, horse-riders cyclists and more!

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Safety tips for the trails: jozitrails.co.za/staying-safe/➡️ 🆘 Please be careful when using any public space, and maintain the highest level of situational awareness.➡️ ⚠️ Please report anything suspicious so we can make trail users aware#jozitrails #braamfonteinspruit #thespruit #dowgbox #oldparks ... See MoreSee Less
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A BIG Thanks to Rob Janbroers at Fairland Hardware and Gas for helping Jozi Trails transport some long poles to our storeroom for future projects 👏 ... See MoreSee Less
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⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️Jozi Trails highly recommends following the detour signs The Braamfontein Spruit continues to erode up to the fence at the bottom of Bantam Drive. See Location here: maps.app.goo.gl/3iJgej5Vj9KAPvg56Beagle Security have arranged to lock and unlock the gates between 6AM and 6PM.Please share with your walking, running, or riding groups#jozitrails #deltapark #braamfonteinspruit ... See MoreSee Less
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The Braamfontein Spruit has eroded up to the fence at the bottom of Bantam Drive. See Location here: maps.app.goo.gl/3iJgej5Vj9KAPvg56Jozi Trails suggests the detour below. Beagle Security have arranged to lock and unlock the gates between 6AM and 6PM.#jozitrails #deltapark #braamfonteinspruit ... See MoreSee Less
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➡️ 🆘 Please be careful when using any public space, and maintain the highest level of situational awareness.➡️ ⚠️ Please report anything suspicious so we can make trail users aware#jozitrails #braamfonteinspruit #thespruit #dowgbox #oldparks ... See MoreSee Less
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Two of the main risks that trail users face are crime and conflict between different trail users, such as between cyclists and pedestrians, or incidents involving dogs off leashes. Sadly, at this special time of the year, these risks increase. While we encourage you to remain alert while on the trails, we at Jozi Trails are doing what we can to make the trails safer. Read more about what we are doing to address these issues and tips for staying safe: www.jozitrails.co.za/latest-updates/#jozitrails #braamfonteinspruit #deltapark #stayingsafe #thespruit #thetrails ... See MoreSee Less
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Thanks to the 24/7 Security Bobbies and 1st for Women Insurance Trail Guardians for the heads up. #Teamwork courtesy of Jozi Trails 🌳#jozitrails #thetrails #maintenance #thespruit #deltapark ... See MoreSee Less
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PLEASE COME FORWARD WITH ANY INFORMATION IF YOU HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN AN INCIDENT ➡️ 🆘 Please be careful when using any public space, and maintain the highest level of situational awareness.➡️ ⚠️ Please report anything suspicious so we can make trail users aware#jozitrails #braamfonteinspruit #thespruit #emmerentia ... See MoreSee Less
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➡️ 🆘 Please be careful when using any public space, and maintain the highest level of situational awareness.➡️ ⚠️ Please report anything suspicious so we can make trail users aware#jozitrails #braamfonteinspruit #thespruit #emmerentia ... See MoreSee Less
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REPORT A PROBLEM

If an accident or incident occurs on the Spruit and you need help, here’s who to contact: 

SECURITY ISSUES

24/7 Security Services Control Room 

011 444 2237

Security guards on bike patrol

(Saturday and Sunday, 6am – 6pm)

EMERGENCY SERVICES

Ambulance Service 011 444 2237

Fire Service 011 444 2237

Poison Centre 0800 111 229


COMPLAINT, CONCERN OR SUGGESTION

If there’s something about the Trails that’s buggin you, and you’d like something done about it, please be in touch with us at  info@jozitrails.co.za or leave a message on our  Facebook page.


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You keep Jozi Trails Going!

Jozi Trails is almost entirely supported by people like you. As a non-profit organization, we need your support to keep the trails free to use, well maintained – and amazing – for everyone.

Section 18A tax certificates will be issued on request. Please email info@jozitrails.co.za for more information.