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Discover the beauty and adventures of the Magaliesberg, just a short drive from Johannesburg. These ancient mountains offer stunning scenery, abundant wildlife, and a tranquil escape from city life. Whether you’re seeking outdoor escapades, family-friendly getaways, or a touch of wilderness, Magaliesberg has it all.

The Magaliesberg Mountains, over 2 billion years old, stretch for 120 kilometers (75 miles) and feature the highest peak, Nooitgedacht, at 1,852 meters (6,076 feet) above sea level. This range separates the Highveld grasslands from the bushveld savannah and is composed mainly of quartzites, adding to its unique geological beauty.

Rich in history, the Magaliesberg contains evidence of the San people, the indigenous hunter-gatherers who left paintings on cave walls. The mountains also hold historical significance for the Mopedi and MaShona people.

Visitors can enjoy various activities, including hiking and biking on trails that cater to different fitness levels, offering views of waterfalls, valleys, and mountain peaks. The area is home to diverse wildlife, such as zebras, giraffes, antelope, and numerous bird species. Fishing is popular in the rivers and dams, and the region’s caves, some adorned with San rock paintings, provide fascinating exploration opportunities. Cultural experiences include learning about the Mopedi people and visiting cultural villages and historical sites.

The Magaliesberg region features charming towns and resorts, including Hartbeespoort Dam, a popular holiday destination with water sports and boat cruises, and Magaliesburg town, known for its relaxed atmosphere and hiking trail access. 

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Enjoy scenic landscapes, wildlife encounters, diverse adventures, and easy access from Johannesburg – Magaliesberg offers a complete getaway experience.

What To Do

In the Magaliesberg

Enjoy scenic landscapes, wildlife encounters, diverse adventures, and easy access from Johannesburg – Magaliesberg offers a complete getaway experience.

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