What is Magalies Rocks the Cradle?

Magalies Rocks the Cradle is a festival held annually on the last full weekend of August. It is unique in that it does not have a central event area.

Instead MRtC has been designed to highlight the attractions of the Magalies region as a tourist area with events occuring at various businesses in the area.
Tickets are available for the individual events listed here and on the MRtC Facebook Page, many of the events are free.

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Come and celebrate the diversity of the Magalies region with us.
We offer a peek into 2.5 billion years of history as well as a 72 hour journey of discovery.

Experience inspiring cultures, cuisine, outdoor events, entertainment, crafts, must attend tours and workshops, art, wine, craft beer making, fauna, flora, photography, MRtC caters for all age groups and interests.

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MRtC Music, Wine & Craft Festival @ Black Horse – 28 August

Join us for a great Sunday at Black Horse for the Music, Wine & Craft Festival Tickets R20 p/p or R50 if you joining us for the wine tasting (Over 28 Wine Estates) Tickets for sale at the door. There will be 2 bands playing and lots to eat and drink.

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Bambini Ice Cream Tasting

Our ice-cream tasting event will not only give you a chance to bring out your inner connoisseur as you taste various ice creams off our menu, but it will also give you the possibility to buy your favourite flavours from our online shop, with many bargains & special flavours not to be missed out on.

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Bill Harrop’s “Original” Balloon Safari’s Magalies Rocks the Cradle Special

You’re hovering gently above the tree tops of the beautiful Magalies River Valley, or drifting majestically high above the Magaliesberg range in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site, just 45 km north of Johannesburg’s northern suburbs, a region boasting some of the best ballooning weather in the world.
The exceptional peace of this unique and almost supernatural view of the world will forever remain as a truly cherished memory.

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Balloon Safari