• Activities

Things to do in the Area

Recommended dining

Black Horse Brewery - Famous Brewery at Magaliesburg,  lovely ambience, under the trees out in the country, Sunday lunch too, you would need to book in advance

Black Horse Brewery


Thatchwood farm - 
Down to earth, pet friendly watering hole. Meet up with old friends and make new ones! Small Venue to hire with a local pub. 
060 909 7901

Thatchwood farm


Noble Village Brewery - brewery & friendly setup for couples ,family & kids .Hiking are available too and some Extensive activities for children.

081 594 5525

Noble Village


Meat & Eat Deli and Coffee shop

A deli and coffee shop at the foothills of the Magaliesberg mountains in HEKPOORT AREA- here you can  - 014 577 2851

Meat and Eat Deli & Coffee shop


Melon Rouge | Eatery, Art And Antiques

Eat and drink at  Melon Rouge Eatery
Vintage clothing  ,Pre-loved books ,Lovely timeless antiques
Gifts, Art and vintage and steam-punk items ,Vinyl, CD's Tapes, and all MUSIC related vintage and antique items in Magaliesburg .

079 680 6050

Melon Rouge Eatery Art and Antiques



African Hills Lodge - Safari tours & Dinning

This lodge is set in the private Plumari Private Game Reserve in the Magaliesburg mountain range. 

There's a rustic restaurant  offering views of the dam used by elephants. Other amenities include , a spa and a chapel, as well as game drives and elephant experiences. 

014 577 2658

African Hills lodge - Safari tours & Dining ( Asakri )


Saddle Creek Adventures Quad biking & horse riding

Once you arrive, you wont want to leave. They offer awesome activities including: Horse Trails, Quad Biking, Go Karting, Archery, Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting, Picnics, and a Spa. 

079 467 9906

saddle creek adventures

Zip Line Canopy Tours

 11 slides over the gorge (go on R 24 towards Rustenburg)

Canopy Tours

Cradle of Humankind

Modern visitor center for UNESCO-listed Cradle of Humankind, site of important fossil finds.

014 577 9000

Maropeng Visitor Centre

Sterkfontein Caves - A visit to Sterkfontein Caves starts with a fascinating museum display of cave formations and geology, early life forms, mammals and hominid fossils, among other topics.

Sterkfontein Caves

Rhino & Lion Park and Wonder Cave

the Bothongo Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve, where you and your family can go on a game drive, watch predators feed, explore a cave, have a braai, speed around a bike track, climb a jungle gym, go for a swim, share a pizza, enjoy sundowners so much more.

Rhino and Lion Park


The Bothongo Wonder Cave in Kromdraai, Gauteng, South Africa is situated within the Bothongo Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve in the Cradle of Humankind, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The cave is the third-largest cave chamber in the country.

worth a visit, can do it on last day on way out

Wonder cave

Hot Air Ballooning


Bill Harrop’s original balloon safaris - - (closer to Hartbeespoortdam)  You need to leave at 3.30 in the morning as they take off before dawn.

Bill Harrop`s - Balloon Safaris

Elephant Sanctuary

The Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeespoort Dam is an elephant sanctuary providing a safe haven and “halfway house” for African elephants. 

Elephant Sanctuary has African elephants and offers an interactive elephant experience with. We offer hands-on educational elephant interactions. This provides our guests with a far more intimate experience with the elephants.

012 258 9904


Elephant Sanctuary

Chameleon Village

Close to Hartbeespoort dam, African arts, crafts, curios, food

Chameleon Village, based in Hartbeespoort, is an upmarket multi-facility venue that offers everything from wining and dining, outdoor activities, craft markets, wildlife facilities, live entertainment, live entertainment, outdoor play areas, and a shopping experience unlike any other!

079 214 1105

Chameleon Village

Van Gaalen Cheese Farm

- Cheese farm belonging to Dutch family, restaurant, walks and hikes close to Mountain, on the way to Hartbeespoortdam area, lovely scenic drive

Van Gaalen Cheese Farm

Hartbeespoortdam Cable Car

The Hartbeespoort Aerial Cableway (or Harties Cableway), originally constructed in 1973, is a 1.2 km long cableway that extends to the top of the Magaliesberg and offers panoramic views of the Magaliesberg.

Mom & Dad can enjoy a cocktail at the Lookout Bar while the kids spend hours of fun at the Kids Zone play area. We also have assistants on-hand to ensure their safety.

Harties Cable Way

The Donkey Dairy

Come and enjoy an incredible farm experience at The Donkey Dairy!
Loads of fun to be had and the perfect family outing to unwind from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Spend a day to remember in the Majestic Magaliesberg with our incredible animals. Loads of fun activities, fresh air, great food and the BEST animal interactions!

The Donkey Dairy