The quaint village of Magaliesburg is situated in the Witwaterberg whilst the actual Magaliesberg Mountains are an additional 8 kilometers away. Its closest neighbors are the humble towns of Doornhoek and Hekpoort, which are a short drive of roughly an hour or so from Johannesburg.
The Magaliesberg Express steam train delivers day-trippers on a regular basis from Park Station in Johannesburg where they fall out on the courtyard of the Magaliesberg Country Hotel. There are an abundance of activities and things to do at Magaliesberg such as hiking, bird spotting, rock climbing, hot –air ballooning and mountain biking.
A peaceful and insightful drive to the little towns in and around Malagliesberg can be enjoyed via the development of a local artist’s route through the neighboring Cradle of Humankind up at the Hartbeespoort Dam, enriched with pottery, jewelry, crystals, sculpture and other crafts en route. For those who are looking for more energetic activities there is trout fishing, clay pigeon shooting, archery and a wide variety of spas and wellness centers to choose from. Another breathe taking experience to get the adrenalin pumping is the Canopy Tours, a tree top experience not to be missed.
With such an assortment of natural wonder, outdoor adventure, history and fascination, it comes as no surprise that accommodation in Magaliesburg is so widely popular.