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.

Bridgestone Route 69 Mountain Bike Experience

Route 69 MTB Experience

Mountain biking in the Magaliesberg area and Cradle of Humankind

Previously known as The Bridgestone Route 69, we have decided that our event is up there with some of the top names and definitely one of the top routes in SA. Hence the name change to The Bridgestone Route 66.

Starting in the heart of The Cradle of Humankind and finishing at Kloofzicht Lodge also in The Cradle, some three days later, this is the ride to do if you’ve committed to doing one or more of the big mountain biking events in 2012 – Epic, Joburg2C or Sani2C.

Day 1: An 80km “warm up” starting at Monaghan Farm and taking you through to Hartebeespoort to the Van Gaalen’s Cheese Farm – home of The Magalies Adventure.

Day 2: Ok, so now you’re warmed up, get ready for a tough and challenging 70km route kicking off from Van Gaalen’s. You’ll need to negotiate more than a couple “men from the boys” climbs before reaching Maropeng in the Cradle of Humankind.

Day 3: Then get ready for the home strip with a final 60km burst from Maropeng to the luxurious 5 Star Kloofzicht Lodge in Muldersdrift.

200 km later – you’re now ready for that 5 star spoil. Kick back and enjoy a leisurely lunch, compliments of us, while you relax at the pool and soak up the views in the relaxing company of family and friends.

Amazwnigzwing at Hartbeespoort Dam


Amazwingzwing Zipline adventure near Hartbeespoort Dam

Located close to Hartbeespoort Dam in the Northwest is the Amazwingzwing zipline adventure. With a total length of 1.3km, made up of 7 slides, this adventure in the sky continues over ten platforms ranging in height from 2m up to 14m. Climbing the staircase takes you up to the highest platform where you can enjoy refreshments while taking in the breathtaking view of the surrounding Magaliesberg mountains and the Crocodile river.Included in your Zipline tour is a meal voucher to be enjoyed in the relaxed atmosphere of the terrace at Amanzingwe Lodge. While overlooking the slides you can relive and share your pleasurable experience with a friend or family.

Ama Zwing Zwing Zip Lines will blow your mind, while viewing nature in the most exhilarating and adventurous style. And you don’t have to be fit.

Contact Unwind on 014 5770060 for more information and bookings for the Hartbeespoort Dam Amazwingzwing Zipline Adventure!

Clean and fresh – A triathlon in Buffelspoort Valley

January is tri-time in the Magaliesberg! Visit for more information in the Xterra Triathlon held at Buffelspoort Dam near Rustenburg, its the perfect time of year for a 3 level sporting adventure consisting of a swim, a MTB route and a trail run. The water is clear and warm so whats stopping you?!