Beautiful - Magaliesburg is still somewhere that I love to go. It's so close to home, yet you feel like you're in the wilderness somewhere far away. The sights are beautiful, the peace when you in the remote areas is heaven. Watching a hot air balloon go up at sunrise is really a majestic sight. I'd recommend anyone that wants a restful weekend away to head for Magaliesburg. It's just plain beautiful.
Amelia Sharman South Africa
Feel at home - Nice place to go and relax, candle making was nice and going down mine was also great, lots of places to visit
SYLVIA EVANS South Africa
Quiet - Not a huge amount to do with small children although there are a few restaurants and cafes with playgrounds. Nice to go to escape from Joburg.
Anna Le Gouais South Africa
Barton Folly - Ideal place for daily trips.
Jeanneke Nix - van der Velden Netherlands
Picture perfect mountains - Quiet and serene... perfect for a weekend getaway out of town as the drive is really not that far and lots to see and do in the area!
Jessica Sims South Africa
Amazing! - Love, love, love magalies!
Londi Modiko South Africa
Krugersdorp - Excellent destination. Has many sights of interest. Close to other interesting places as well.
Anita Maistry South Africa
Magaliesburg - Magaliesburg is beautiful and a short drive from Joburg. There is also The Cradle of Humankind and Maropeng nearby.
Beautiful Scenery - I think it’s underrated as a getaway. It offers scenic views of the mountains and the dam and is easily accessible from Joburg and Pretoria. It offers a lot, especially for mountain biking enthusiasts. It is equally good for those who love the outdoors and anyone who just wants to relax indoors.
The only problem is that if you want to go on a boat ride, you need to pay the entry fee to the animal sanctuary. I think the business model is distasteful and should be structured so that it is either a package or an option to visit the animal sanctuary, not forced on patrons who simply want a boat cruise.
Relaxing - Magaliesburg is such a good place to go to for relaxing.
Great Holiday - wild experience - Great area to visit - plenty to do and see.
Margaret Dixon South Africa
Magaliesburg - I love Magalies there is so many places to explore and to stay at.
City of Harmony - While we were at Sterkfontein Heritage Lodge we took our time to drive around the city it was so peaceful and quiet and it felt like a great place to escape the busy life style in the other cities where we come from.
Dikole Isaac South Africa
Great place! - Good hiking.
lerato mahlangu South Africa
Thaba-ntletse - It's beautiful! The mountains surrounding the area makes a perfect picture.
Mosima Manaka South Africa
Glorious Muldersdrift - Amidst the glorious rolling hills of the Cradle of Humankind, this lovely area of Muldersdrift is still pristine and welcoming. So much to do, so much to see - a bit of everything for everybody. And rounded off with an evening braai against the backdrop of a vivid African sunset. We love it!
Magalies Historic Gold Mine - In 1874, the gold reef was first discovered by the Australian prospector, Henry Lewis. The mine was operated without mechanical equipment and was hand-dug through quartzite and shale in pursuit of the vein of gold ore. Placed at the top of the hill overlooking Magaliesburg, the Historic Mine has a panoramic view of the settlement and its surrounding hills.
Tours of the mine are given by knowledgeable Tour Guides and the outing provides insight into the historic workings on a mine. Gold panning in the earliest manner is experienced at the end of the tour
A visit to the mine is a unique experience and should not be missed if you are in the area.
Jenny Fernhold South Africa
Awesome! - Beautiful!
Nzwaki Matros South Africa
Cradle of Humankind - Rhino and Lion Reserve - During our stay in Magaliesberg, we visited the Lion and Rhino Reserve in the Cradle of Humankind precinct. The Reserve is a nice start to seeing wildlife in South Africa. The setup is like a real game reserve, but due to its limited size, you'll see a lot of game. In the wildlife crèche, one can literally get in touch with predators, which was an unforgettable experience for the kids. Obviously, it is no true wilderness.
Jeroen van Onna Netherlands
Overview of the Magaliesburg - Accommodation is overpriced for the area and what is offered (a two night rule over weekends is a negative).
Sport - We were in town for sport. Comfortable stay, enough restaurants. Nice stay at Old house Bed and breakfast.
Gerrie Senekal South Africa
A good place for a short break - Close enough to Pretoria and Johannesburg to be able to go for a short break without having to 'trek' too far. Situated on the rural border of the western outskirts of Jo'burg makes it ideal as there are many small BnBs or Guest houses at affordable prices that provide a real 'off the beaten track' experience. Being in close proximity to Krugersdorp and Roodepoort is also great as popping to the shops is within reach of a reasonable drive. Heading to the Botanical Gardens for a picnic is a great outing and going in the opposite direction, Magaliesburg and Hartbeespoort make for a pleasant day trip as well.
Nicolette van der Merwe South Africa
Cradle - The Cradle of Humankind was the best place to be. We were able to explore all the tourist attractions we could possibly think of:
The Sterkfontein Caves offered much fun and adventure and lots of memorable photos.
Maropeng was SO MUCH FUN especially the Vortex tunnel WOW.
The Lion and Rhino Park was so amazing. People were friendly and the animals were lovely. The lion cubs were so cute and soft and fun to play with!
The Wonder Caves with its amazing sculptures was also a great addition and grand finale.
Definitely comes highly recommended. All these have excellent tour guides who are more than happy to assist wherever possible.
Lovely activities to perfect our honeymoon :)
Beaulah Addinall South Africa
Need more maps and info about walking trails - Magaliesburg is easily accessible for a weekend getaway, but most websites don't have clear information about what is available, i.e. we tried to download a map to plan our hike with our 3 kids before arriving at Mountain Sanctuary Park but no map was available. We need more information to be able to plan ahead.
Cecile Heppes South Africa
Magaliesburg retreat - Chose the area for number one short trip. Two the scenery. Three just chilling out away from work.
francis arnszej South Africa
Awesome! - Broederstroom is a wonderful getaway so close to Joburg but it feels like you're far away. There is so much to see and do and it is culturally rewarding.
Jenna Spilkin South Africa
Come taste our beer - Go to Magaliesberg! Forget your diet! Eat wonderful foods! Drink beer at the wonderful Black Horse brewery and Brauhaus Dam. What a great place to escape.
Great place for a quick getaway - I love getting away for a short break. Magaliesburg is fantastic as it is a short drive from JHB and has many great B and B's and self catering places available for people to stay overnight. Hiking, fishing, or just chilling out and taking in the scenery are amongst the things you can do in the area.
We didnt really - We didnt really do anything over the holiday period. But it is beautiful.
Varshan Mahabel South Africa
Scenery - It has the most breathe taking scenery
nthabiseng tekane South Africa
Hekpoort area is beautiful - Great scenery. The Goblins Grove is a very different destination. Loved the food and the premises are darling. A must see and visit for all.
Stephanie North South Africa
Good - Tour Guides were very good at Maropeng and Sterkfontein Caves. We enjoyed the service as a couple. Karabo & Khomotso.
Khomotso Maenetja South Africa
Restfull - The mountains are unbelievable, the people very friendly
Golf stay - Fantastic accomodation with great friendly service - would recomend to friends and Family
Christine MacGillicuddy South Africa
Review title...African Sky B & B - Wonderful home from home experience right from the time we were welcomed by Erna till we left again. Lovely, comfortable accommodation and even though it is situated on a main road we had a very peaceful sleep both nights we were there. Would recommend African Sky to anyone needing a BnB on the West Rand.
Barbara McLean South Africa
Bucket List! - From Hot Air Ballooning at Harrops (My Bucket List) to home made cheese at Van Gaalens to amazing food and hospitality at the Ou Pastorie to the fantasia at The Goblin restaurant , I had an amazing weekend for my 50th birthday . Wonderful !!
Elaine Watson South Africa
Magaliesburg, the Best in Gauteng - I just love the Magaliesburg area. Going again next week to Jameson Cottages in Magalisburg. What so wonderful about booking via Safari is that you get immediate response. I have never came across a agent like Safari. Now.Com. After I did my payment, I immediately received my booking confirmation and a call from the Manager of Jameson... Wow!!!!! That is what I call excellent service
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stacey Vanzeeberg South Africa
My mountains - I have spent my teen years in the Magaliesburg area and loved every single moment. The Magalies mountain is my favourite feature! It is so majestic and free! Every person should have the oppertunity to experience this unforgettable experience.
Amelia Macaskill South Africa
Magaliesburg is incredible - I have visited Magaliesburg a number o times and I absolutely loveth area. It connects m to nature and I always feel refreshed, satisfied and inspired by its beauty and tranquility.
All in one place - Okay and peacefull
Magaliesburg - Magaliesburg, Magaliesburg, we love you so much. Your beauty is in your own class. How many time's have i cycled your roads. How many time's have i enjoyed your breath taking beauty. You don't get the recognition you deserve. You must be protected at all cost's. I've visited you so many times and will never stop to dwell your grounds.
aria - it is really a beautiful country side a must to be seen will go back we were there for a meeting did not see much of Muldersdrift
Yvonne Schoeman South Africa
Something to protect - We went to stay at Matlapa Lodge in Magaliesburg for a weekend getaway. It was absolutely outstanding. Not were we only very impressed with the venue, but the whole of Magaliesburg in general is breath taking. This is definately an area that needs to be looked after and protected, to be kept natural and make sure the developers stay away. This will always be a holiday destination for me and my family.
Bruce Sheinuk South Africa
Excellent place - I will revisit again. I can't get enough of it.
theresa Maine South Africa
Stunning - I think Magaliesburg is stunning. peaceful and relaxing. and the people were very polite and helpful. I will most certenally come back for another get away.
Sabrina Camosso South Africa
Magaliesburg - The Magliesburg Mountain range offer a wide variety of accommodation to choose from. Whether you interested in nature walks, mountaineering, points of historical interest, Magliesburg can offer all of these and more. The Mount Grace resort and spa offers a more luxurious get away. The old hotel opposite the railway station in Maglies Town offers a lovely Sunday calvery. Regardless of your holiday needs, Magliesburg Mountain Range is able to satisfy all. Charlie Moneron from Pretoria
Charlie Moneron South Africa
Magaliesburg - Tired and in need of peace inside and out - try Magaliesburg!! It's near enough if you MUST go to the city and it's far enough to be quiet and in peace with yourself and nature. If your need is people, they're there - friendly, kind and helpful. If you need to be on your own - they are not in your way and respect your privacy at all times. Nature spoils you with the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets, mountains, valleys -whatever you need...go to Magalies!! that's the place to be.
Daleen van Breda South Africa
Magaliespark - This is a place worth going to.
Great for Golfers, great for kids a real family place!
Definitely going back with the whole family!
Candice Eksteen South Africa
Magaliesburg - Just a stones throw away from the hussle and bussle of JHB! Great place to go and relax with beautiful views and scenery. A definite must!
Helen Geldard South Africa
A small town encompasing the whole world - A Picturesque town that makes me experience the world within one afternoon. From European restaurants to African art, I have the whole world just an hour away from home. What more do you want?
Leonie van der Westhuizen South Africa