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Magaliesburg, Magaliesberg

Magaliesburg, Magaliesberg

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The sleepy little village of Magaliesburg lies in the Witwatersberg - the actual Magaliesberg Mountains are a further 8 kilometres or so north of here - its nearest neighbours the unassuming towns of Doornhoek and Hekpoort, an easy hour’s drive from Johannesburg.

There’s a steam train, the Magaliesburg Express, that delivers day-trippers on a regular basis from Park Station in Johannesburg where they spill out on the forecourt of the Magaliesburg Country Hotel. Magaliesburg serves as a weekend mecca and tourist destination of note with numerous guest houses, country restaurants, hiking, birding, rock climbing, hot-air ballooning and mountain biking in the area.

Magaliesburg itself seems to have stood still with the passing of time, and in complete contradiction to the surge of development in Johannesburg. It makes for a pleasant change, particularly as with time’s slowing, there is the impression of extended minutes on the clock to spend on the myriad things to do in the area.

Driving around and through the little towns in and around Magaliesburg makes for a pleasant afternoon meander, made all the more enticing by the development of a local artists’ route, through the neighbouring Cradle of Humankind up to Hartebeespoort Dam, with a wealth of pottery, jewellery, crystals, sculpture and other crafts for enticing stops en route.

Those after more lively activities will not be disappointed, and there is also trout fishing, clay pigeon shooting, archery and any number of spas and wellness centres to choose from. Canopy Tours - a tree top experience not to be missed - is also active in the area.

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Cradle Nature Reserve

The Cradle Nature Reserve covers an area of 3 000 hectares, which includes a delightful array of plant and animal species representing the diversity of South Africa. The wildlife within this private reserve includes white rhino, giraffe, brown hyena and wildebeest, as well as the elusive, but always ... more information

Cradle of Humankind

The Cradle of Humankind Site comprises a strip of a dozen dolomitic limestone caves containing the fossillised remains of ancient forms of animals, plants and most importantly, hominids. The dolomite in which the caves formed, started out as coral reefs growing in a worm shallow sea about 2.3 billion years ago ... more information

Heia Safari Game Reserve

The 650 ha Game Reserve is nestled at the foot of the Swartkop Mountains, where game found their home in African bushveld. On our 1.5 hours guided game drive find peace and tranquillity by watching 22 varieties of South African Wildlife. Game you can expect to see at Heia Safari Ranch include ... more information

Magalies Wild Game Farm

Magalies Wild Game Farm has two major selling points: the first is that the farm lies so close to Johannesburg and Pretoria that weekends easily expand into a holiday's worth of downtime, without the endless drive to get there and back. And the second is that the words “quiet bush getaway” are not merely ... more information

Mountain Sanctuary Park

Mountain Sanctuary Park is aptly named, for it is every bit the restful and refreshing space in which to reconnect with nature it professes to be. One heads to Mountain Sanctuary Park to refresh the soul and re-invigorate one's sense of self. It covers 1000 hectares of land up above the Grootfontein ... more information

Mountain Sanctuary Park

Mountain Sanctuary Park is aptly named, for it is every bit the restful and refreshing space in which to reconnect with nature it professes to be. One heads to Mountain Sanctuary Park to refresh the soul and re-invigorate one's sense of self. It covers 1000 hectares of land up above the Grootfontein ... more information

Plumari Game Reserve

Plumari Ranch Game Reserve comprises a pristine malaria free wilderness area of over 2000 hectares. The ranch boasts an amazing natural African bushveld with an abundance of wildlife. Guests can expect to see leopard and expect to see white rhino, buffalo, hippo, giraffe, zebra, waterbuck... more information

Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve

Set in the heart of the Cradle of Humankind, the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve lies roughly 40 kilometres north-west of Johannesburg; a chance to see white rhino, lion, buffalo, hippo and other species of game up close and within half an hour of the major metropolis. If you get to the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve... more information

Shades of Ngwenya

Shades of Ngwenya is a glass factory situated at the Ngwenya Glass Village, where you can watch a group of local glass blowers creating an enchanting array of glassware, and a range of animals and birds of Africa. And all of this in the pretty area of Muldersdrift, about 20 minutes drive from Johannesburg, Gauteng ... more information

Sterkfontein Caves

The Sterkfontein Caves are a series of limestone caves 50 kilometres north west of Johannesburg that are not only the richest, but most productive palaeo-anthropological sites in the world. They form part of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, named by UNESCO in 1999 and part of over 47 000 hectares of ... more information

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Route 24 Pub & Grill

Where: Magaliesburg
How much (per person): Price on request

Route 24 Pub & Grill is everything it promises to be: it’s like time stood still and a moment was captured from the 1950’s diner scene. Thin ... more information

Maropeng Visitor Centre

Where: Cradle of Humankind
How much (per person): R1 to R100

Visit the visitor centre for The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site in Gauteng, South Africa. Maropeng, the new visitor centre for the ... more information

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Restaurants in Magaliesburg

Dine at Budmarsh Lodge

Where: Magaliesburg

If you are looking for a fabulous restaurant in Magalisburg, then look no further. Budmarsh Private Lodge is well known for their exceptional cuisine and offer a splendid menu that will have your tast ... more information

Dine at De Hoek Country House

Where: Magaliesburg

The cuisine and 5 star service at De Hoek is internationally acclaimed. Michael Holenstein oversees his kitchens with much aplomb and finesse. The style of food served is French continental, and a new ... more information

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