Why come to Magaliesburg in the first place?
Simply because of where it is, what the climate is like and what there is to do.
Magaliesburg is a tiny village in an extensive scenic rural area situated adjacent to the Cradle of Humankind. Magaliesburg area extends between the hills of the Witwatersberg and the 2,400 million year old cliffs and kloofs of the Magaliesberg range. It is almost on the border of Gauteng and North West Province, less than an hour’s drive from most areas of the West Rand, Johannesburg, Rustenburg and Hartbeespoort, as well as just over an hour’s drive from Pretoria, the East Rand and Sun City in the Pilanesberg. Access roads to Lanseria Airport and O R Thambo Airport are good and there is no more convenient green-lung getaway destination in Gauteng!
Magaliesburg’s climate at the altitude of approximately 1200 metres is pleasant throughout the year. There is hardly any humidity. Winter nights are chilly but daytime top temperatures typically vary from about 18C to 34C throughout the seasons. This makes Magaliesburg the ideal focus area for outdoor activities.
What there is to do
The extensive range of Magaliesburg attractions and activities illustrates that Magaliesburg is well situated as a multi-night base for exploring the Magalies Meander and UNESCO Cradle of Humankind. The tourism route map is available on line , at the SPAR and meander venues. Quite a number of tour and shuttle operators offer tourists half-day and full-day trips to Sterkfontein Caves, Maropeng, the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve and the Wonder Caves. These sightseeing destinations are also popular with people using their own transport to explore and enjoy the Magaliesburg tourist routes.
There are hotels and tea gardens Across the Magalies Meander region that offer Sunday lunches, seasonal activities, shops, fascinating decor themes and fun areas for little ones. Use them to relax and enjoy the magic of the Magaliesberg in peace before grabbing your Meander route map and heading off towards more Magaliesburg area activities, experiences, adventures and fun.
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