In the 'hood, Magaliesburg as a destination

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 ... cont.

RV08, Vlakfontein Road, Magaliesburg, Magaliesberg, Gauteng, South Africa

Directions to Thabametsi Farm

From Johannesburg
1). Get onto the N1 highway, take the off ramp at 14th Avenue. Turn right under the bridge. At the 3rd lot of traffic lights turn tight onto Hendrik Potgieter Road and continue straight until you get to the N14. Cross over the highway and continue until you reach a three way stop
2). Turn right - it is marked HEKPOORT R536. Keep in the right hand lane to Hekpoort. When you come to the MAROPENG sign, turn left and continue straight until you reach a fourway crossing. Turn right towards MAGALIESBURG. Go through the village of Magaliesburg DO NOT TAKE THE ROAD ON THE LEFT TO KOSTER! The R24 is marked all the way along. Take the right hand fork to HEKPOORT AND RUSTENBURG. Exactly 16 kms from the entrance to Lover’s Rock, still on the R24, you will find VLAKFONTEIN ROAD on your left. Turn on to the gravel road and proceed slowly, especially those of you with low profiles, for 4.4kms and you will find Thabametsi RV 08 on your left. Turn up the farm road and continue past the farmhouse up to the left to reception and hoot.

From Pretoria Central
Take the N14 to Krugersdorp. Turn right at the SASOL garage traffic lights (N14 Ventersdorp). Continue as above from 2.

From Rustenburg
Go through the town of Rustenburg and get onto the R24 to Krugersdorp. From the KFC traffic lights at the Waterfall Mall shopping centre travel for 33.6 kms until you reach some white chicken houses on your left and VLAKFONTEIN ROAD ON YOU RIGHT. Turn right onto the gravel road and you will find the farm Thabametsi RV 08 4.4 kms along, on your left. Turn up the farm road and continue past the farmhouse up to the left to reception and hoot.

Landmarks you pass on the way: Biltong shop, Aasvoelkrans, Balule, Mnt Serene, Pockets Place, Mount Zeedee and lastly on your left RM 47. Turn right onto the gravel road and travel slowly for 4.4 kms until you reach Thabametsi RV 08 on your left.

From Vryburg Area:
Get on to the N14 to Broedersput, pass Delareyville, Sanieshof and Biesiesvlei, then turn left to Lichtenburg. Continue to KOSTER turn right on the R 509 to DERBY. Go past BOONS towards MAGALIESBURG +- 14 KMS. After the Earlybird Chickens sign turn left onto a gravel road marked MAGALIES RETREAT. ( If you pass VLAKDRIF FILLING STATION YOU HAVE GONE TOO FAR ) This road is not always in good condition so do drive slowly. Continue straight, passing the sign saying SWEET THORN and we are the next farm on your right, Thabametsi RV 08 Drive up the road and past the farmhouse, up to the left to reception and hoot.

Amenities in the area

  • Bank and/or ATM (20 km)
  • Bars and/or Nightlife (20 km)
  • Grocery Store (20 km)
  • Post Office (20 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (20 km)
  • Shopping Mall (36 km)
  • Airport (75 km)


  • Bird watching
  • Children's entertainment
  • Cycling paths
  • Farm activities
  • Fishing
  • Gym / fitness centre
  • Hiking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Rowing / canoeing
  • Swimming

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