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Breathtaking Natural Landscapes

Hover over the landscape to unveil the natural wonders waiting for you in Magaliesburg. From serene rivers to mountain trails, each spot tells a story of beauty and tranquillity.

Nature's Canvas

Discover the scenic beauty of Magaliesburg, where nature unveils its grandeur through pristine rivers, lush valleys, and the majestic Magaliesberg mountains.

Adventure Awaits

Dive into adventure in Magaliesburg, with activities ranging from exhilarating hot air balloon rides to challenging hiking trails awaiting to thrill you.

Adventure Activities

Hover to discover the pulse of adventure in Magaliesburg. Each activity, be it hot air ballooning or hiking, promises a heart-racing, unforgettable experience.


Discover the Best of Magaliesburg

“Experience the diversity of Magaliesburg with luxurious stays, cultural encounters, and adventure for nature enthusiasts, food lovers, and families. Discover excitement and unique experiences in one spectacular region.”


LUXURY & glamping ACCOMMODATION & spa treatments

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Spa Magaliesburg

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Whispering Pines

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Avareine Lodge (Medium)

Mahikeng Lodge

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Braai Food (Medium)

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Hornbill Lodge (Medium)


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Olive Tree Farm

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Food Specials, Wine Tasting, & Breweries

Nature Adventures

Game Drives, Elephant Experiences, Hikes

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African safari

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Shooting Ranges

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Unique Experiences

Hot Air Ballooning, Glider Plane Rides, & cRAFT wORKSHOPS


Concerts, Festivals, DJs, & Singers


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Donkey Diary


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Family Activities

Treasure Hunts, Pony Rides, & animal interactions


Your Questions, Answered

What is the best time of year to visit Magaliesburg?

Magaliesburg is a year-round destination offering different attractions in every season. The summer months (November to February) are warm and lush, perfect for outdoor adventures, while the winter months (May to August) offer a cool climate, ideal for cozy retreats and mountain hikes

Magaliesburg offers a range of accommodations to suit every preference and budget, from luxurious resorts and spa retreats to charming bed and breakfasts, glamping and camping sites. You can find detailed information on our website under the “Magalies Rocks the Cradle 2023” section.

Magaliesburg is conveniently located close to several major cities, making it a perfect getaway destination. Here are the approximate distances and travel times by road:

  • From Johannesburg: Approximately 65 km, around a 1-hour drive.
  • From Pretoria: Approximately 100 km, around a 1-hour drive.
  • From Rustenburg: Approximately 65km, around a 45-min drive.

Please note that the travel times can vary based on the traffic conditions, and it is always a good idea to check the live traffic updates before planning your journey.

Families can enjoy a host of activities in Magaliesburg, including farm-animal interactions at various reserves, pony rides, and treasure hunts for children. The region also offers family-friendly hiking trails and picnic spots, ensuring fun for all age groups.

Magaliesburg offers a gastronomic delight for food enthusiasts, blending tradition with modernity. Here you can find:

  • Local Delicacies: Enjoy traditional South African dishes made from locally sourced ingredients, offering a true taste of the region.
  • Wine Tasting: Explore local vineyards offering wine tasting experiences, where you can savour a range of exquisite wines.
  • Breweries: For beer enthusiasts, Magaliesburg houses breweries offering a selection of craft beers, giving you a taste of the region’s brewing artistry.
  • Farm-to-Table Experiences: Relish meals at restaurants offering farm-to-table experiences, promising fresh, organic, and wholesome dishes.
  • Gourmet Dining: For a luxurious dining experience, you can find restaurants serving gourmet dishes curated by experienced chefs, promising a culinary journey of flavours and textures.

While “We Love Magalies” offers comprehensive information on various adventure activities available in the region, we currently do not facilitate bookings. However, you can find contact details of service providers on our platform to book your adventures directly. Or contact us directly and we can help you get in touch with any venues directly.

Yes, there are guided tours available that take you through the rich historical and cultural sites of Magaliesburg, offering a deeper insight into the region’s heritage. You can find more details about these tours in our “Magalies Rocks the Cradle 2023” dropdown on the website.

The safety of our visitors is a top priority. Various establishments in Magaliesburg adhere to strict safety and hygiene protocols to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all visitors. Additionally, there is a local security, cameras and emergency services network to assist tourists if required.

Visual Journey through Magaliesburg


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Get Ready for Magalies Rocks the Cradle 2024 weekend festival

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Each year, the close-knit community of Magaliesburg comes alive in a celebration of unity, diversity, and vibrant local culture during the ‘Magalies Rocks the Cradle Festival’. The 2024 edition promises to be a memorable chapter in this tradition of joy and discovery, bringing together local venues in a grand showcase of all the beauty and excitement Magaliesburg has to offer.

From the rustic charm of historical sites to the bustling energy of modern-day adventures, every venue offers a unique experience, passionately crafted by the locals. Visitors have the golden opportunity to craft their own adventure, hopping from one venue to another, each offering a unique palette of experiences:

  • Culinary Delights: Embark on a gastronomic journey as local restaurants, and cafes serve up a storm of traditional and modern delicacies, paired with wine tastings and brewery tours.
  • Nature and Adventure: Be it tranquil nature trails, adrenaline-pumping activities, or serene hot air balloon rides, the festival promises a rendezvous with the wild and wonderful.
  • Arts and Culture: Step into a world of creativity with craft workshops, art exhibitions, and cultural tours, celebrating the rich heritage and artistic spirit of the region.
  • Family Fun: The festival is a paradise for families, offering a range of activities from animal interactions to treasure hunts, ensuring smiles on faces young and old.

As the festival unfolds over the weekend, Magaliesburg transforms into a hub of joy, celebration, and community spirit. Whether you are a returning visitor or a first-time explorer, the Cradle 2024 Festival welcomes you to become a part of this vibrant tapestry, woven with threads of joy, camaraderie, and the unmatched spirit of Magaliesburg.

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