Adventures in Magaliesberg

If you have never had the pleasure of spending time in the Magaliesberg, do yourself a favour. Let Dirty Boots help you discover about the exciting Magaliesberg Adventures you can take part in while admiring the spectacular natural beauty and wildlife, and inhaling the fresh mountain air!

The Magaliesberg is literally a stone’s throw from Pretoria and Johannesburg. The range extends from the Pilanesberg and Sun City to a point near Bronkhorstspruit Dam, a distance of 120km through…

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Adventures in Magaliesberg
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If you have never had the pleasure of spending time in the Magaliesberg, do yourself a favour. Let Dirty Boots help you discover about the exciting Magaliesberg Adventures you can take part in while admiring the spectacular natural beauty and wildlife, and inhaling the fresh mountain air!

The Magaliesberg is literally a stone’s throw from Pretoria and Johannesburg. The range extends from the Pilanesberg and Sun City to a point near Bronkhorstspruit Dam, a distance of 120km through Gauteng and the North West. The highest point near Hekpoort is 1852m and the cable way at Hartbeespoort Dam affords breathtaking Magaliesberg vistas.

These beautiful mountains are a national treasure and in 2015, this ancient range deservedly joined the World Network of Biosphere Reserves accompanying 630 other such reserves worldwide. According to the experts, the Magaliesberg is half the Earth’s age and encompasses the fascinating Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site which is of great importance from both a cultural and archaeological perspective. Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve is home to 90 native species of mammals and a staggering 443 bird species, equivalent to almost half of all bird species in southern Africa!

Vertical adventures abound taking advantage of the steep-sided kloofs for which the Magaliesberg is renowned. There are some awesome abseiling and rock climbing sites and Shelter Rock’s Via Ferrata is unique to Africa! This iron stairway anchored into the cliff face offers a fantastic introduction to rock climbing and requires no experience. Also hugely popular, the 2.5 hour guided canopy tour through the Ysterhout Kloof is both family and eco-friendly!

With a number of rivers bubbling through the Magaliesberg, water activities include fly and trout fishing on the Magalies River and exhilarating river rafting adventures on the Crocodile River. The clear, spring-fed lake at Miracle Waters is an excellent scuba diving and training location with water temperatures a delightful 23-17°C.

Head skywards on an aerial adventure! Hot air balloon safaris launch in Magalies River Valley, the Magalies Gliding Club offers lessons and introductory flights and feel as free as a bird while hang gliding near Brits.

Experience close-up wildlife viewing on a horse riding safari at La Wiida Lodge near Hartbeespoort Dam. Motor sport enthusiasts will love the action-packed quad bike trails in Phaladingwe Nature Reserve in Broederstroom, also an ideal location for team building experiences.

Magaliesberg Adventures

Abseiling

Combine a day in nature with a surge of adrenalin on an Abseiling Adventure in Magaliesberg. The deep kloofs and ravines of the Magaliesberg Mountaines in the North West Province are an abseiling paradise. Luckily abseiling is suited to both novices and experienced adventure seekers so all you need...

Canopy Tours

Does your idea of fun include soaring over cascading waterfalls and enjoying awe-inspiring views of majestic mountains? If that sounds right, then a Canopy Tour in the Magaliesberg Mountain is the perfect option! A Canopy Tour means enjoying nature from lofty heights. This adventure consists of following...

Fly Fishing

Fly fishermen are known for their ability to talk for hours about the best spots and the best equipment. Fly Fishing is not just a pass time it is an obsession! Fly Fishing is an angling method in which an artificial ‘fly’ is used to catch fish. In the Magaliesberg Mountains, yellow fish...

Gliding

The ridges and kloofs of the magaliesberg mountains are magnificent little pockets of untouched nature formed millions of years ago.  What better way to experience this slice of paradise than on a Gliding Adventure. Gilders use thermals, columns of rising air formed as the sun heats the earth,...

Hang Gliding

The Magaliesberg Mountains are a true lifesaver for stressed city slickers from Gauteng! Come here to rejuvenate your batteries on a Hang Gliding Adventure! Soar on the thermals and control your craft by shifting your body weight. It is a gravity defying and highly addictive experience!

Horse Riding

Mosey on down to the Magaliesberg Mountains for an unforgettable horse riding adventure! Discover the rugged beauty of the Magaliesberg Mountains, one of Magaliesberg’s most treasured and historically significant natural features. This magnificent mountain range, the result of seismic forces around...

Horse Safaris

Horse Safaris offer completely unique wildlife encounters and horse riding safaris near the Magaliesberg Mountains are ready and waiting to take you on the adventure of a lifetime! Residents of Johannesburg and Pretoria can be in the Magaliesberg within the hour! This rocky range began its life around...

Hot-Air Ballooning

Watch the experienced crew prepare for your Hot Air Ballooning Adventure against the backdrop of the Magaliesberg Mountains and then set off on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Hot Air Ballooning is one of the most surreal adventures you will ever experience. You enter a world of silence, only punctuated...

Inland Scuba Diving

So you live in landlocked Gauteng or North West and love to scuba dive? If that sounds like you, then we have just the activity for you - Inland Scuba Diving at the foothills of the Magaliesberg Mountains! Here is a Scuba Diving adventure waiting for you in a fresh water dam where bass and other fresh...

Kloofing

Kloofing or Canyoning means hiking through a Kloof (or canyon) using a combination of walking, climbing, jumping, abseiling, swimming and bouldering. The kloofs and ridges of the rugged Magaliesberg Mountains, only a short drive west of Johannesburg and Pretoria, are a great place for a Kloofing Adventure....

Quad Biking

Quad Biking is the perfect way to combine adventure and nature! Experience the magic of Magaliesberg Mountains on 4-wheels and discover why many thrill seekers choose the ‘ready for anything’ quad bike to tackle the trickiest of terrains. An hour from Johannesburg, the beautiful Magaliesberg...

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing the Magaliesberg Mountains unveils an exciting hidden world of beautiful deep kloofs, crystal clear waterfalls and pristine pockets of nature that one would otherwise never know existed! The rocky ridges of the Magaliesberg range in the North West Province came into being millions...

Scuba Diving

Experience scuba diving with freshwater fish in a fresh water dam at the foothills of the magnificent Magaliesberg Mountains.  Here you can do all your diving from Open Water I to instructor training. The lake is replenshed by an underwater spring and has a depth of 33 meters and good visibility...

Via Ferrata

Via Ferrata is a brand new activity in the Magaliesberg Mountains, just waiting to be enjoyed! The words Via Ferrata means ‘Iron Road’ in Italian. As the name suggests, it is a mountain climbing route with ladders, steps and cables that aids the climber. In Europe, Via Ferrata has been popular...