The magical Magaliesberg is a verdant stretch of countryside that runs the length of the ancient Magaliesberg mountains, and offers a fabulous retreat for soul-weary city folk from Gauteng. Exclusive Getaways suggests what to do in Magaliesberg and lists some luxury boutique hotels that will not disappoint.


  • Hot air ballooning is a great adventure and a wonderful way of enjoying Magaliesberg’s fantastic scenery. See more.
  • A Magaliesberg canopy tour is a wonderful eco-activity which gives you stunning views as you glide down the Ysterhout Kloof.  
  • Fly fishing on the Magalies River.
  • Visits to animal sanctuaries.
  • Hiking.
  • Mountain biking.
  • Horse riding.
  • Cave exploration.
  • Visit Kromdraai Gold Mine.
  • Game drives on Plumari Reserve.
  • Vist the Maropeng Visitor Centre and see fossils, learn about the origins of humankind, view stone tools up to 1-million years old, take an underground boat ride, and more. 
  • Herb enthusiasts will be in their element in the beautiful gardens of the Margaret Roberts Herbal Centre. There’s also a nursery, coffee stop and crystal shop there. 


A few days in the Magaliesberg makes a fantastic prelude to a safari in the North-West.

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