About Magaliesburg Tourist Information and Accommodation

Magaliesburg accommodation,reservations,conferences and information. Part of the Magalies Meander.

Mountain biking in the Magalies area – Magaliesburg mountain biking website

Mountain biking in Magaliesburg, Gauteng

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

Picnics in the Cradle of Humankind, Gauteng, South Africa

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:cradlepicnics@gmail.com Web:www.cradlepicnics.co.za

Magaliesburg horse riding at Saddle Creek

Horse riding in Magaliesburg

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.


Hiking on the Magaliesberg mountain range at Mountain Sanctuary Park

Mountain Sanctuary Park

Views from the Mountain Sanctuary Park in the Magaliesberg

Mountain Sanctuary Park is located approx 1.5 hrs from JHB and PTA and is a perfect weekend getaway for hikers, birders and all who love quiet and tranquil settings. There are various hikes available as well as clean water pools in the mountains. To conserve the serenity, there is a limit to the amount of visitors allowed in the park on a daily basis. The walk to the top of the Magaliesberg range is well worth it, the views from atop is reward enough for the long walk.


Mahikeng Lodge – Self catering game farm accommodation in Magaliesburg

Mahikeng Lodge

Mahikeng Lodge

An uncompromising luxury experience providing an up-close & personal encounter with South Africa’s rugged bushveld awaits you at Mahikeng Lodge!
Be embraced by Africa’s true nature, and be lulled into a higher sense with the true beauty found in the hills of the Magaliesberg Meander.
A whole new world on Africa’s doorstep to the city! A unique luxury experience. Enjoy a game farm with 13 different species of game and extensive bird life.

Spend the day relaxing around the swimming pool or cycling (the kids will love this) through the expansive farm, while African wild life laze in the shade of the Acacia trees only metres away from you. The magnificent kloofs and sheer rock faces that surround Mahikeng Lodge are best explored by foot or horseback, while the look-out points boast magnificent sights of the expansive land that lies before you.

The picturesque viewing deck, perched on the highest point of the farm, offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the entire lodge and beyond into the valley of the Magalies Mountains. Watch the sun paint the sky as the baboons on the nearby cliff bid farewell to the day while you sip on sundowners
or get down on one knee for a romantic marriage proposal.


Sparkling Waters – A hotel for the whole family!

Sparkling Waters Hotel in the Magaliesberg, close to Rustenburg in the North West.

Sparkling Waters Hotel in the Magaliesberg, close to Rustenburg in the North West.

Situated in the heart of the Magaliesburg Mountains, only one and a half hours drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria, this luxurious three diamond hotel is the ideal holiday or conference venue. No other venue in our class can match what we have to offer, especially our prices, range of sporting activities, recreation, outdoor, and team-building facilities, the luxury of the Sparkling Health Spa, our home-from-home atmosphere, our flexibility, and the quality and variety of our cuisine. Ideal country conference venue near Rustenburg, looks over the Magaliesberg monuntain range and has the Magalies Canopy Tour on site!

To book or for more info please visit:


Wonder Caves in the Cradle of Humankind

Visit the Wonder Caves in the Cradle of Humankind, South Africa. Close to Magaliesburg in Gauteng.

Visit the Wonder Caves in the Cradle of Humankind, South Africa. Close to Magaliesburg in Gauteng.

The single-chamber Wonder Cave, deep under the Witwatersrand, is situated in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, one of the world’s richest hominid fossil sites. The cave, which has been open to the public since 1991, is home to fossils of rodents, frogs, lizards and birds, and beautiful rock formations.
The caves are believed to be well over 2.2 million years old!

After an initial 90-step descent, visitors take an elevator down to the chamber of the 60m deep cave. Despite damage from mining lime in the past, the 125m-long, 154m-wide natural wonder has spectacular cave formations. Features include rimstone pools, mushroom, straw and popcorn formations, “Madonnas”, cave pearls, and stalactites and stalagmites up to 15m in height, most of which are still growing. The cave has its own colony of bats.

The cave has stalactite and stalagmite formations up to 15 metres high, a high percentage of which are still growing. The deep cave is accessible to visitors by elevator and is located within the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve which is in the Cradle of Humankind.