Gauteng DestinationsRenosterspruit, Magaliesberg
Set in a valley through which the Crocodile River meanders in the foothills of the Magaliesberg, is Renosterspruit. Renosterspruit lies in a vital and natural green lung, encompassing farmland, small holdings and a number of reserves and conservancies - such as the Rhenosterspruit Nature Conservancy within which the Oori Nature Reserve lies.
Both of these locales play a large role in the conserving and protecting of the existing natural resources in the area. Hard to believe that Lanseria airport and bustling Johannesburg are just 40 minutes away. This beautiful part of the world is home to a rich diversity of fauna and flora and, with the restful presence of the Magaliesberg Mountains as your backdrop, provides a breathing space, a place of incredible scenic beauty and space to replenish the mind, body and spirit; a connection with nature.
Accommodation in Renosterspruit is predominantly set within the conservancies and reserves and the emphasis on preservation translates into a value of open space, sweeping views, fine examples of wild flowers, threatened grassland and a healthy population of birds, reptiles, insects and small game.
Renosterspruit borders the Cradle of Humankind, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is a series of limestone caves that include the famous Sterkfontein and Wonder Caves, where excavations continue to uncover evidence of humankind that are over 2 million years old. There are over three dozen fossil-bearing caves where hominid remains have been found encased in a mixture of limestone and other sediments, perfect conditions for the preservation of fossils.