Maanhaarrand, Bojanala Region

The unusual name of Maanhaarrand originates from the ridge formed behind the village by the Magaliesberg Mountains, which resemble a lion’s mane. This mountain range forms an idyllic backdrop to the tiny rural village, which is nestled deep within its foothills, in the heart of South Africa’s North West Province. So, because it is secluded in the Bojanala region, this is one of the South African havens of peace and tranquillity; a genuine escape from the chaos of urban living.

Maanhaarrand is a visual extravaganza for those who love the natural splendour of this country, as well as its fauna and flora. Archaeologists have long been fascinated in the region, thanks to the fossilised remains of ancient species that can be found here, both human and animal.

The mountains are perfect for walking and cycling, and offer a number of trails for those wanting to breathe in the fresh air and feel the African sun on their backs.

Thanks to its position, this is the popular weekend getaway of choice for those from both Rustenburg and places all over Gauteng. These ones can spend their time in Maanhaarrand relaxing to the soundtrack of the birds, or they can go bird-watching, fishing, hiking, or horse riding.

In the vicinity

Hotels & other accommodation options

Things to do in the area

Noteworthy attractions

Find accommodation in Maanhaarrand

FIND / South Africa Accommodation / North West Province Accommodation / Bojanala Region Accommodation / Maanhaarrand Accommodation

Maanhaarrand as a destination

Want to stay overnight?


When would you like to stay?
Choose dates

Number of Guests

Why book with
  • Your card is safe with us; strictest card verification in the industry and we don't store card numbers.
  • No airy fairy service fees; you save!
  • We care. Service with integrity.
  • Multiple payment methods:
    credit card, SID instant EFT, bank transfer.
  • All Maanhaarrand property owners / managers are verified (our experience protects you from online fraud).
  • Secure your booking
Our Payment Protection Guarantee only applies if your deposit payment is made via
South Africa. Explore. Experience. Stay® has been assisting travellers with their South Africa travel plans since 1999, and is the largest, independent online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German.