Home to some of nature’s most beautiful birds, Modderfontein Junction includes a bird and sculpture park open to the public as a viewing site.
When the Modderfontein explosives factory on the outskirts of Edenvale still made dynamite, there was a buffer of almost 1000ha of empty land around it, in case of accidental explosions. The 275ha reserve, the second largest private park in Gauteng, was established in 1988 by AECI to demonstrate that industry and nature can co-exist and the Modderfontein Conservation Society, a volunteer body, was formed to help preserve it. Access to the reserve at that stage was not open to the public due to the laws around dynamite production.
The main attraction of the are has always been the wide variety of birds. Some 280 species have been recorded here. Birds such as the African Fish-Eagle, Long-Crested Eagle and Crimson-breasted Shrike are regular sightings. In addition, a pair of breeding Blue Cranes has nested here since 1981.
Flamingo Dam makes Modderfontein Junction a special community hub, where nature and urban progress meet. The dam and shopping centre are appropriately named after the gorgeous nesting Flamingos that return to the dam every Spring and Summer.
So bring the family, a pair of binoculars and enjoy the beautiful birdlife our village has to offer.
8:30 to 18:30
Sat 7am to 6pm
Sun 7am to 5pm
Please keep your pets on a leash at all times and clean up after them. If they poop, you must scoop.
DON’T BE A LITTER BUG
Dustbins have been provided for your convenience. Remember: debris travels from land to water
and pollutes our precious water supplies. Keep our planet and your park clean.