Magaliesburg tours and packages
Magaliesburg tours to Maropeng and the Sterkfontein Caves
Maropeng means “returning to the place of origin” in Setswana, the main indigenous language in this area of South Africa. The Cradle of Humankind is an easy drive of about an hour from Johannesburg or Pretoria. Our ancestors have lived in this area for more than 3-million years. The Maropeng Visitor Centre is an exciting, world-class exhibition, focusing on the development of humans and our ancestors over the past few million years.
An hour's drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria, are the Sterkfontein Caves, world famous for their fossil finds and a well-known visitor destination. After an extensive face-lift in 2005, the Sterkfontein Caves is now home to a top restaurant, conferencing facilities, improved access into the caves, new walkways and a boardwalk past the excavation site where world-acclaimed fossils have been discovered. The new scientific exhibition centre showcases a reconstruction of a mined cave – versus a pristine cave – cave formations and geology, early life forms, mammals and hominid fossils, among other topics. It describes in detail important finds such as “Mrs Ples”, the “Taung Child” and “Little Foot”, as well as providing information about fossilisation, palaeobotany and landscapes
Please note: Sterkfontein Caves is open to the public from 09h00 to 17h00 every day, and the last tour departs at 16h00. The Maropeng Visitor Centre is open to the public from 09h00 to 17h00 every day. The last boat ride departs at 16h00. Please note: the combination ticket is only available until 1pm, in order for visitors to have enough time to see both exhibitions. Please send an email for current pricing.
Take a 20 or 30 minute flight over the Magaliesberg landscape. Safe and affordable flying in the area.
R575 for 20 minute flight
The Canopy Tour and the Amazwingzwing
The MAGALIESBERG CANOPY TOUR is a unique eco-adventure that takes clients on a tour down the spectacular Ysterhout Kloof, set in the ancient Magaliesberg Mountains. Eleven platforms have been built against the cliffs and rock faces of the kloof and are joined by long steel cables that clients slide along to reach the next platform.
R450pp (tours are around 2.5 hrs)
The AMAZWINGZWING-Enjoy this unique adventure of sliding on steel cables while viewing the game below! With a total length of 1,3km, made up of 7 slides, this adventure in the sky continues over ten platforms ranging in height from 2m up to 14m. Longest line is 240m!
R380pp (tours are around 2hrs)
Via Ferrata - Iron stairway
The Stairway or Via Ferrata (Iron Way) on Shelter Rock provides you with the opportunity to escape to a world where only the now and how matters. You visit with relative safety sites and experience the thrills previously reserved only for ardent rock climbers on the Magaliesberg.A unique feature of our Stairway is that you have a choice to return to Base Camp via a 100 meter double pitch abseil or a leisurely scenic walk down the Magaliesberg.
R450pp (midweek) and R400pp (weekends)
The eco friendly fly fishing venue. Experience fly fishing in a peaceful and private environment. Introductory clinic for individuals and families. Corporate activities include the Ultimate Magalies fly-fishing, spa and picnic combo and NEW The Amazing fly-fishing Race that can be run at venues that don't have water river/dam. Pricing upon request.
An Elephant Experience
Our two elephants, Damara and Nzewe are both sub-adult males aged around 12 and 14 years respectively as at Sept 2008. They arrived at Plumari in Sept 2006. They were born and living as wild elephant on a private game reserve in Limpopo Province which at the time was about 50% overpopulated with elephants. Threatened with being culled, Damara and Nzewe were acquired by Elephants for Africa Forever ("EFAF") and put into their licensed training programme. Upon satisfactory completion, they were relocated to Askari Lodge
R425ppn (please select from the 7am wake up call tour, 10:30am Interaction tour or 2:00pm Bush Walk)
The Plumari Africa Game Reserve in which Askari Lodge is situated, comprises a pristine malaria free wilderness area of over 3000 hectares. The Reserve boasts an amazing natural African bushveld with an abundance of flora, fauna, birdlife and wildlife. Two game drives, each approximately 3 hours in duration, are scheduled daily. Late afternoon drives will involve a sundowner, with a fantastic view towards the end of the drive. Includes a visit to the lions at our enclosure. R250ppn (children under 12 will not be able to enter the lion enclosure)
Hot Air Ballooning Escape to the heavens in a hot air balloon, please note that flights require an early departure and it is recommended that you overnight in the area. Flights are approx 1 hour and includes breakfast after touching down as well as a certificate.
Take a leisurely ride through the scenic beauty of the Magaliesberg countryside, refreshments are served:
From R350 for a one hour ride
Visit the Magaliesburg for a weekend away!