Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Buffelspoort (8.5 km from Mooinooi)
Buffelspoort Dam is located on the northern slopes of the Magaliesberg, and provides a beautiful spot for fishing.
A lovely clean dam for fishing and skiing, Buffelspoort Dam is most commonly known as a great place to hook large carp. The dam is best fished with a boat.
Spa and Wellness
Magaliesburg (16.2 km from Mooinooi)
Askari Spa is located in the beautiful African veldt of the Magaliesburg region. Surrounded by the majestic mountain range, the spa boasts beautiful gardens, outdoor relaxation areas, a juice bar and a swimming pool.
There is an individual treatment room, a couples room with a double outdoor shower, and a unique steam room. All the treatments are designed to invigorate and nurture the mind and body, using quality products made from natural herbal concoctions.
Relax and soothe away the stress of modern living in this truly exquisite and luxurious spa.
Hekpoort (16.4 km from Mooinooi)
Live on the wild side and ride like a real cowboy or cowgirl in the Hekpoort Valley near Magaliesburg.
Nestle in the foothills of the Magaliesburg Mountains lies the Hekpoort Valley, home to Saddle Creek Ranch. Here the owners offer horseback riding with a difference – Western style.
No riding experience is required and the trail horses are "well trained, obedient calm and friendly”. The horses are suitable for everyone, from total beginners to experienced riders. Visitors have the option of various routes into the bushveld and mountain foothills accompanied by trained trail guides.
Western-style riding is becoming more popular and Saddle Creek Ranch is a safe place where you can learn to ride like a real cowboy and have loads of fun.
Call Mike to book this experience +27 (0) 79 467 9906.
Hekpoort (17.8 km from Mooinooi)
Hot air ballooning in the beautiful Magalies River Valley, where you will experience some of the best ballooning weather in the world.
Magaliesburg (18.4 km from Mooinooi)
Be daring - zip over the cliffs of the Ysterhout Kloof on a wire! The Magaliesberg Canopy Tour is a unique eco-adventure that takes clients on a 2,5 hour tour down the spectacular Ysterhout Kloof, set in the ancient Magaliesberg Mountains.
Eleven platforms have been built against the cliffs and rock faces of the kloof and are joined by long steel cables that clients slide along to reach the next platform. Much like a "foefie" slide, the canopy tour essentially involves zigzagging down the kloof while stopping at each platform to admire the expansive views and surrounding ecology. Two trained canopy guides assure the safety of each participant while describing interesting facts about the indigenous plants, bird life, ecology and geology of the area.
Hartbeespoort (23.4 km from Mooinooi)
A unique attraction in the area. A rustically decorated shop is set in a beautiful garden and stylishly designed grand old homestead. It is packed with art, jewellery, clothing and household trinkets made and displayed by local artists. Die Ou Pastorie also has a restaurant on site and sells their homemade jams and treats. A 'must visit' at Great Brak.
Hartbeespoort Dam (24.6 km from Mooinooi)
Tee off on stunning greens next to the banks of the Hartbeespoort Dam with sweeping views of the foothills of the Magaliesberg. Magalies Park Golf Course is an 18-hole course designed by Loutjie van Aswegen. Here, the total length of the course is a mens 5 864m and a ladies 5 001m.
The course rating for men is 72 and for ladies is 70. While the course may not be very long, it does not however mean that the golfer can take out his driver and play to his heart's content. A number of small trees have been strategically placed and although there are few water holes and no bunkers this is not a course for the faint-hearted, making for a challenging game of golf any day.
Interesting holes are the par 4 8th, and the par 4 12th stroke five, which is one of the most attractively designed holes on the course. At the clubhouse, a Pro Shop is made available for all your golfing needs, golf cards and club hire. Lessons are available on request.
When the going gets tough take a break and grab a light meal and refreshments at the 'Barn Owl' Halfway House, the 'Loeries Flight' takeaway and the 'Albatross' Halfway House.
Magaliesburg (25.2 km from Mooinooi)
Magalies Wild Game Farm offers a well-marked Forest Walk that is short and easy, perfect for anyone keen to experience nature without too much effort. A number of trail options are available and walking anywhere on the farm is safe.
Animals you may encounter include blesbok, impala, kudu, hartebeest, zebra, ostrich, grey duiker and warthog. At night porcupines, honey badgers, servile cats and jackals come out to prowl.
Base camp is at the SunFlower Hut, a wooden cabin with 2 single beds. Outdoor kitchen, braai facilities and ablutions are under cover.
Magaliesburg (25.3 km from Mooinooi)
With a beautiful view of the Magaliesburg Mountains, Magalies Wild Game Farm features some fun and exciting things to do for young and old. Activities include bird and game watching, game drives (self driving is possible with a 4x4), walking trails and sunset viewing at a picnic site.
Spa and Wellness
Magaliesburg (25.5 km from Mooinooi)
Perched on top of Mount Grace, this exclusive spa offers a tranquil and quiet environment for relaxing among the beautiful views of the Magaliesburg mountains.
The award-winning spa features serene gardens, a hydrotherapy spa, a Jacuzzi, a sound flotation pool and a natural soothing waterfall.
The fresh country air and top-of-the-range products provide the ultimate recipe for a luxurious treatment. You can choose from 15 different facials, body wraps and massages.
There are 18 treatment rooms as well as an extended treatment menu designed specially for men. There are cardiovascular machines you can work out on and a deck for kicking back with a juice.
The Bush Spa is nestled away from the main spa and built among indigenous bush with small streams running through. It is the ideal place for rejuvenation while listening to the calming sounds of nature and enjoying a healing massage by one of the professional masseuses.
Spa and Wellness
Magaliesburg (25.7 km from Mooinooi)
Sanctuary Wellness Studio is located in Whispering Pines Country Estate and offers facials, massages, body treatments, body scrubs and wraps, and pamper packages.
The small and intimate space with qualified therapists ensures that each client receives a highly personalised therapeutic treatment. All treatments and products are of the highest quality, bringing a sense of harmony and balance to the mind and body.
Both of the treatment rooms are ideal for individual treatments or friends and couples that would like to share the experience.
Galleries and Museums
Hekpoort (26.4 km from Mooinooi)
Just a one-hour drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria is the place where we all became human. This is where our story began, and by coming here, you are coming ‘home’. Maropeng means “returning to the place of origin” in Setswana, the main indigenous language in this region.The Maropeng Visitor Centre is a thrilling, world-class exhibition that allows you to look at fossils, learn about how humankind was born, view stone tools up to 1-million years old, and much more.Enter the massive burial mound called the Tumulus, your entrance to learning the secrets of our ancestry. Ideal for children, the Maropeng Visitor Centre is self-guided, highly up-to-date and interactive. There’s even an Adventure Tour through extensive, fascinating exhibits with an underground boat ride. Hot Tip: Get the most out of your Cradle visit with a combination ticket to the Sterkfontein Caves as well.
Spa and Wellness
Magaliesburg (26.4 km from Mooinooi)
Valley Spa provides a soothing and calming environment which will revitalise and invigorate you.
The exclusive suites, tranquil music, hydro jet, indoor heated pool, and Jacuzzi, steam rooms and saunas will relax and refresh your mind, body and soul.
The juice bar serves refreshments either at the poolside or on the outdoor deck. Come spoil yourself and let the experienced therapists take care of you!
Magaliesburg (26.6 km from Mooinooi)
The circular Suikerboschfontein Hiking Trail meanders through grasslands and stunning gorges with indigenous forest. Along the way are numerous tiny streams, waterfalls and swimming spots.
Four distinct day trails can be combined with the two-day trail for a three-day trekking experience. Two separate overnight huts can accommodate 21 people.
Magaliesburg (26.6 km from Mooinooi)
The Kranskloof Hiking Trail starts at the overnight camp and passes a dam before ascending up the Magaliesberg Mountain. Hikers pass amazing rock formations before descending into a gorge with stunning tree ferns and pretty boulder-strewn streams. Take non-slip footwear and dry clothing, as a bit of boulder hopping is required with an optional swim.
Distance: 8.5 km