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.

http://www.horseridingsa.co.za

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.

http://www.mountain-sanctuary.co.za/

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.

http://www.unwind.co.za/accommodation/magaliesburg-accommodation/magaliesburg-self-catering/mahikeng-lodge.html

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:

http://www.unwind.co.za/accommodation/magaliesburg-accommodation/bed-and-breakfast/sparklingwaters.html

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.

New Balance Impi Challenge

New Balance IMPI Challenge
NEW BALANCE IMPI CHALLENGE GAUTENG BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

The New Balance IMPI Challenge GP was so well received earlier this year that event organisers have decided to introduce a second event, the New Balance IMPI Challenge GP#2 at Van Gaalens Cheese Farm, Hartbeespoort (North West Province). Warriors can choose between the more serious IMPI Elite Race on Saturday, 28 September 2013 or the fun filled IMPI Challenge on either Saturday, 28 September 2013 or Sunday, 29 September 2013.

Spanning over an 18km route, IMPI Elite Warriors will need to complete 25 challenging obstacles. The first male and female competitor to cross the finish line having completed all 25 obstacles will go home with a prize purse of R10 000.

IMPI Challenge competitors on the other hand will need to complete 18 fun obstacles set up over a 12km route. The event is not timed and there are no cut off times, so entrants can relax and experience the IMPI Challenge at their leisure.

EVENT INFORMATION:
Date: Saturday, 28 September 2013
Start: 07:00 – IMPI Elite Race / 100 competitors
08:00 onwards – IMPI Challenger / 1500 competitors

Date: Sunday, 29 September 2013
Start: 08:00 – IMPI Challenger / 1500 competitors

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)

Entries Open: Monday, 03 June 2013

Fancy Dress Competition: The best dressed individual and/or team entries as well as the entrant with the most original war cry stand the chance to win awesome prizes complements of our amazing sponsors.

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 http://www.woodside.org.za For more information on the New Balance IMPI Challenge contact Hayley Weinberg on 073 411 5575, email info@impichallenge.co.za or visit http://www.impichallenge.co.za

Clements Retreat-Magaliesburg self catering in Hekpoort

Clements Retreat in Hekpoort, close to the Magaliesberg mountain range.

Clements Retreat in Hekpoort, close to the Magaliesberg mountain range.

Need to bring the family for a break from the frantic big City? A couple looking to get away? Family visiting but your townhouse is too small? We’ve hosted hundreds of happy people so we have what you are seeking. We’re in the Magaliesberg Valley with mountains and river all around. Where peace and tranquillity are an everyday experience. We’re less than an hour from both Johannesburg or Pretoria . The farm is on the Magalies with a river walk to explore and enjoy.

Accommodation is a beautifully renovated farmhouse which is hired on an exclusive basis. No sharing with strangers. Or a quiet chalet for two. With 46 hectares of bush to explore. This is exclusive accommodation at it’s best .

For more information on rates etc please visit the link below:
http://www.unwind.co.za/accommodation/magaliesburg-accommodation/magaliesburg-self-catering/clements-retreat.html

Pictures of the Magaliesberg area

Witwatersrand hills

Witwatersrand hills

Looking east along the Magaliesberg range

Looking east along the Magaliesberg range

Summer storms

Summer storms

Balloons overhead!

Balloons overhead!


Winter or summer, the Magaliesberg is a great place to be, just over an hours drive from both Pretoria and Johannesburg takes you out into the countryside of the Magalies area.

Visit our website for more information on accommodation and actvivites in Magaliesburg
http://www.unwind.co.za
http://www.magaliesburgtourism.co.za

Conferences are also a great idea in the area due to our location and wide range of venues to suit all budgets and requirements.
http://www.apexconferences.co.za
http://www.gautengconferencevenues.co.za

Adventure activities in the Magaliesberg

Abseiling
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!
http://www.outsidedge.co.za
http://www.magaliesburgtourism.co.za

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.

http://www.cradlefestival.co.za/