After several days of heavy rains the sluices at Hartbeespoort Dam were opened. The dam supplies water through a network of canals that stretch over 540km!
The dam is 149m long and 59m high and is built across a gorge cutting through the Magaliesberg. The reservoir is fed by the waters of the Crocodile River and Magalies River and covers approximately 18.83 square kilometres with a mean depth of 9.6 metres and maximum depth of 45.1 metres It has a surface area of 20 square kilometres and its normal range of annual water level fluctuation is 0.8 metres
The dam was completed in 1923.
Buffelspoort Dam triathlon
Top XTERRA Warrior Carla Van Huyssteen will be hoping for a third successful title defence on Saturday, 25 January 2014 when she takes on the TOTALSPORTS XTERRA Buffelspoort presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT.
“The Totalsports XTERRA Buffelspoort is a very special race,” says Van Huyssteen. “The route is amazing, while the venue is really beautiful. It is one of the biggest races on the Xterra circuit and one not to be missed. The Totalsports XTERRA Buffelspoort and Totalsports XTERRA Grabouw are both very good events with different technical sections that make each event really difficult and challenging’.
“The Totalsports XTERRA Buffelsoort is a very technical race to start the year off with,” continues Van Huyssteen. “It is a great event to start the season. People should take part in this event because it is unique and features a great run and mountain bike section. The run specifically is a great treat. So far I have managed three consecutive wins, but this year the competition is going to be really tough”.
Van Huyssteen will face tough competition from top Bermudan triathlete Flora Duffy. Duffy recently took gold in the individual woman’s category of the Totalsports Terra Firma Challenge presented by Liberty Medical Scheme and REHIDRAT® SPORT.
Magaliesburg Mountain Bike Club
The Magaliesburg Mountain Bike Club (MMBC) was formed to assist with the development of a network of trails that link local businesses in the Magaliesburg area. The trails can be used for cycing, hiking as well as trail running and will help promote Magaliesburg as a green, eco worthy destination for the local travellers from Johannesburg and Pretoria.
Magaliesburg images and pictures
Spring is here in Magaliesburg and the landscape is changing from the black and brown colours of winter to the vivid greens of summer!
Mountain biking in Magaliesburg, Gauteng
With the village of Magaliesburg close enough to both major cities in Gauteng for a day visit (Pretoria and Johannesburg), why not bring your bikes and enjoy the natural beauty of the Magaliesberg and surrounding areas. Have a great day of riding and then visit one of the many restaurants or pubs in the area to finish off your day of action and fun before heading back to the city…
For more information on mountain biking routes and trails please visit
Picnics in the Cradle of Humankind, Gauteng, South Africa
Surprise your loved one with a mesmerising picnic experience in the Majestic Magalies Mountains. a Basket filled with decadent treats and mouthwatering delicacies will be waiting for you on a blanket showered with rose petals to set the perfect milieu. We will add the extra touch by adding red stemmed roses and strawberries dipped in chocolate sauce.Enjoy an unforgettable day out with no mess and no fuss! With more than eight years of experience in the event management industry, you can be certain that everything will be taken care of professionally. Including set up. You just need to book, arrive and enjoy! Cell:082 780 4971 Fax:086 762 2741 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Web:www.cradlepicnics.co.za
Horse riding in Magaliesburg
Our horse riding trails will have you experience the outdoors like never before! Whether you want to spoil a loved one or escape the city and crowds Saddle Creek Ranch is the place to be! What a great way to start the day!
We offer horseback riding with a difference, riding western style on “well trained, obedient, calm and friendly” trail horses, with various rides into the bushveld, farmland, riverside and mountain foothills. All the rides are accompanied by trained trail guides and trained staff members. We cater for total beginner that have never been on a horse before to advanced horse riders. You will enjoy your horse ride whether you would just like a gentle stroll (walk) a little trot, a canter or even an exhilarating gallop, your trail guides will ride at your own pace so that you can enjoy your horse and have a great ride.