Magaliesburg Mountain Bike Club

Magaliesburg Mountain Bike Club

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.

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

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.

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.

Adventure activities in the Magaliesberg

Outside Adventures are able to arrange a wealth of exciting outdoor adventure activities in the Magaliesberg area.
From abseiling into caves, to river rafting and kloofing and many more activities for the adrenalin junkies!

Visit the website for more information and pricing and visit our website for acccommodation in Magaliesburg for make a weekend of fun!

The Cradle Festival

The Cradle Festival

The Cradle Festival

The Leverage Corporation has teamed up with Maropeng, Gauteng Government (Management Authority), and a number of local wine estates to bring you the much anticipated Cradle Festival Twenty Thirteen. Following on last year’s success it will once again be taking place at the amphitheatre in Maropeng, in the heart of The Cradle of Humankind, on the 20th and 21st of April.
And this year it promises to be bigger and better than ever!

This year’s Festival is jam-packed with exciting performances which will be announced shortly. It also coincides with the Cradle Festival Wine Weekend which includes cheese and wine tastings, as well as loads of fun activities and competitions for the whole family to enjoy. The well-equipped kids area and daily kids programme offers parents peace-of-mind and a day-off to spoil themselves and relax while being able to enjoy the live entertainment and delectable cheeses and wines on offer. There is also a Craft Expo allowing exhibitors from the Cradle and surrounding areas to showcase their business and service offerings.

Cradle Mountain Trophy – Magaliesburg mountain biking

Cradle Mountain Trophy

Cradle Mountain Trophy

This two-day mountain biking event promises to be an exhilarating experience and will take place over the weekend of 20th and 21st of April 2013. Based at Maropeng, in the heart of The Cradle of Humankind, the event is one of a kind.

It also forms part of the 2013 Cradle Festival and Wine Weekend.

The Cradle Mountain Trophy promises a fantastic offering of single track, plus some challenging off-road, and of course some good technical aspects. But do remember that we are calling this the “Mountain Trophy” for good reason. It is not all flat. We will be making good use of tracks and trails which have previously been used for private events. On these farms you will be riding amongst some amazing wildlife such as Zebra, Wildebeest and even Rhino.

It’s tough, it’s technical, but if you’re doing either Joburg2C or Sani2C, this is the ideal event to get those legs into shape. In fact, it’s a must and chances are, it’s your last chance.

Magaliesberg Adventure Sports – Impi Challenge at Hartbeespoort Dam

Impi Challenge

Impi Challenge



Two-time New Balance IMPI Challenge Cape Town winner, Charl Souma (Claremont) is hoping to continue his winning streak this time in the North West Province when he takes on the New Balance IMPI Challenge at Van Gaalens Cheese Farm in Hartbeespoort on Saturday, 06 April 2013.

According to Souma, his desire for adventure is what led him to the New Balance IMPI Challenge. “I was looking for an adventure that would take me out of my comfort zone, but would still be safe and enjoyable. I enjoy the challenge that the event poses to me as an individual, and I love the atmosphere that is created by all participants. The best way to describe the IMPI Challenge to newcomers is to compare it to when we were children and how much fun we had playing in the park, running, jumping, rolling and crawling. The IMPI Challenge is like that, except way more fun and much more difficult. I am not the fastest or strongest athlete, but I possess a good balance between running ability and physical strength, this is exactly what the IMPI Challenge demands. I have won the IMPI Elite race in Cape Town for the past two consecutive years. The title of IMPI Elite Champion is a prestigious title to hold. Seeing as I have already defended my title in Cape Town, I would like to be able to boast that I have also challenged for it in Gauteng. I also can’t wait for New Balance IMPI Challenge KZN in May. The IMPI Challenge is a terrific day out that combines fun and exercise. Participating in this event definitely awakens your inner child,” laughs Souma.

Venues for the New Balance IMPI Challenge are specifically chosen for their exclusivity and ability to accommodate fun obstacles that will challenge participants both physically and mentally in the ultimate adventure challenge. Set over 12 gruelling kilometres with 18 extreme obstacles for the IMPI Challenger Race and 18km with 25 extreme obstacles for the IMPI Elite Race, the IMPI Challenge combines trail running with a military style obstacle course.


Date: Saturday, 6 April 2013
Start: 08:00 – IMPI Elite Race
09:15 – IMPI Challenger

Date: Sunday, 07 April 2013
Start: 08:15 – IMPI Challenger

Venue: Van Gaalens Cheese Farm (Hartebeespoort / North West Province)
Format: Participants could enter individually or as part of a team (teams vary in size from 2 – 10 people, although you start together, you do not need to finish together)

Up For Grabs: The best dressed individual or team entries stand the chance to win awesome New Balance shoes, IMPI kit or Tsoga Sun weekend vouchers!

Other Event Dates:
– KZN Debut: Saturday, 18 May 2013 at Virginia Farm, Eston
– Cape Town: Saturday, 19 and Sunday, 20 October 2013 at Lievland Wine Estate and Wiesenhof Legacy Park (Stellenbosch).

Entries are open for KZN, while entries for Cape Town will open in May 2013.

Community Support: The New Balance IMPI Challenge supports the Woodside Special Care Centre, a private residential home for intellectually and physically disabled children and young adults. Established in 1976 the Woodside Special Care Centre offers a wide range of services designed to promote the development of each of its children.

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For more information on the Woodside Special Care Centre visit For more information on the New Balance IMPI Challenge contact Hayley Weinberg on 073 411 5575, email or visit