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Out and About -in Magaliesburg and Surrounds

There is plenty to do and see in the area surrounding Intaba Thulile:


Kingfishers – across the road from Maanhaarrand Store - + 5 km away
Until further notice they are open as follows:
Weekends & Public Holidays: 07h00 until 18h00
Weekdays: by appointment only – phone Lesley on 072 276 8626
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Horse Riding

WARTHOGS (closest – approx. 15 k's)
082  656 1040 / 083 294 9889

Mike 079  467 9906

082  552 1285

MIKE 076  166 9123


For your fresh meat, fruit, veg, groceries, liquor, chemist, etc. the village of Magaliesburg (20 k's away) has it all. The Spar stays open until 7.00 pm. (014) 577 1161

There is also a lovely mall, Waterfall Mall, just outside Rustenburg which has all the usual mall offerings including restaurants and cinemas. (46 km away).

For basic groceries, cooldrinks, bread, milk, etc. Hassans Trading Store store or Aquador will help you. (5– 6 km away respectively). Aquador also has a liquor store. Hekpoort Hessie For a fun country shopping experience – preserves, chocolates, fresh food etc.Just over the railway line on the way out of Magaliesburg. On the left hand side. Also a clothing store next door. Tel: 083 738 6282

Monate Sitruskelder - Hartbeespoort Dam (Approx 40 km away)
One of the four citrus cellars in the country and the only one to make orange, minneola and naartjie wine. 012 258 0712

Oasis Tanning Company - Near Tarlton
Tanners of ostrich, zebra and all game skins. Manufacturers of leather goods, furnishings and artworks. Showroom at the factory. 011 416 2270

Van Gaalen Kaasmakerji / Cheese Farm – near Hartbeespoort Dam (Approx 30 km away)
Open six days a week, Closed Tuesdays. Guided tours and a variety of cheeses for sale. Lunches available. 012 207 1289

Angela Eidelman Art Gallery – Magaliesburg Village
Gallery housed in one of the original cottages of the Magaliesburg. Water colour and oil paintings. Weekends 9am-5pm - Weekdays by appointment only. 014  577 1534

Art of Africa Gallery - Rustenburg
Specialists in leadwood carvings. Stockists of Dianna Carmichael tableware. Pottery, soapstone carvings and more! 014 537 2521

Places of Interest

Elephant Sanctuary - Hartbeespoort Dam
Nestled in the Magaliesberg Mountains,  one hour  from Johannesburg and Pretoria, 4 km from the Hartbeespoort Dam. The Elephant Sanctuary offers an exciting, fully comprehensive elephant experience. We offer an exclusive, 'hands-on', educationally oriented experience with  four African elephants. Walk, touch, feel, brush down  and feed the  elephants. Elephant Rides 012 258 0423 / 012 258 0332

Blaaubank Historical Gold Mine - Magaliesburg
Step back in time and visit one of the oldest goldmines that is still functional! 082 567 3111

Maropeng Centre - Cradle of Humankind
Offical visitor centre for the Cradle of Humankind, a world class underground attraction, taking you on a journey of discovery! Restaurant and bar. 014  577 9000

Sterkfontein Caves - Cradle of Humankind
Famous for fossil discoveries. Boasts restaurant, hominoid exhibition and a wooden walkway to the area where Mrs Ples was discovered! 011 688 3200

Monate Sitruskelder - Hartbeespoort Dam
One of the four citrus cellars in the country, and the only one to make orange, minneola and naartjie wine. 012 258 0712


Magaliesburg Canopy Tour at Sparkling Waters Hotel : 014 535 0150 (please tell them you are staying at Intaba Thulile when you book to qualify for a discount)

Microlighting 011 952 1743

Quad Biking, 4 x 4 obstacle course, paintball: In the Gorge 082 780-3485 / 082 782 7247

Abseiling, Rock Climbing, River Rafting: Go Vertical 082 731 4696


Abseiling Adventures in the Magaliesberg area, or anywhere else safe and legal in Gauteng and Northwest. For a life changing adventure that is safe, affordable and great fun, contact us at Outsidedge today. Outsidedge does abseiling for friends, families, or organized groups, and no previous experience or level of fitness is required. All gear and qualified guides are provided and safety is our first priority. We will tailor a package to suit your individual needs and any other adventure activity can be arranged / combined with this experience. Anyone ages 5 – 80 is welcome!
Contact: 082-457-1829
E-mail: info@outsidedge.co.za Website: www.outsidedge.co.za

Hollybrooke Farm Horse Trails and Quad Trails. - Hartbeespoort Dam

Guided horse trails along the banks of the Magalies and Skeerpoort rivers. Guided eco-quad bike trails available. 011 792 0705

Hot Air Ballooning - Magaliesburg and Hartbeespoort Dam
Take to the skies early in the morning and enjoy a different view of the Magaliesberg mountains and surrounds. Booking essential. 014 5770060 - 078 378 4885

Magalies Gliding Club - Magaliesburg
Offers introductory flights to casual visitors and potential members. 082 551 5920 / 082 923 7147

Microlight Flights
View the Magaliesberg in style from the open cockpit of a Thunderbird microlight. 014  577 0060 - 082 442 3952

Tarlton International Raceway - Tarlton
South Africa's premier drag racing facility. 011 762 5431

Golf Courses

Brits - 012 250 2522
Krugersdorp - 011 660 4365
Mooi Nooi - 014 574 4111
Rustenburg - 014 597 1814
Hunters Rest Hotel - 014 537 8300
Magalies Park - 012 207 9000
Pecanwood - 012 244 8080
Sun City Golf - 014 557 1245/6

Restaurants and Pubs

The Old Post Pub – Just 4 k's away on your left as you turn left onto the R24. Great country pub, watch your sport there too, or play a bit of pool.

Black Horse Restaurant and Brewery – 15 k's from Intaba Thulile www.blackhorse.co.za; 082 453 5295. Booking essential over weekends.

The Colonial – travel through the town of Magaliesburg going towards Krugersdorp. Just over the railway line – on your right hand side.

La Classique Coffee Bar – across the road from the Spar.

Wimpy - Magaliesburg Experience our legendary burgers, breakfasts, grills and our fresh coffee. 014 577 4559

Brauhaus Am Dam – German Brewery on the banks of the Olifants Dam. From the gravel road - turn right onto the R24. Travel for 30 k's – on your right hand side. Good signage.

Die Ou Pastorie Tel:  012 207 1027   |  Fax:  012 207 1091   |  Email:  susan@dieoupastorie.com. Offers live music on some weekends.


Wicked Food is a pig farm which has a market every Saturday morning selling the most delicious home made pork products, preserves, fresh fruit and veg. Well worth a visit! Contact Cilla on 076 236-2345 or  cilla@wickedfood.co.za

Health and Wellness

Mount Grace Spa – Magaliesburg
Contact – 014 577 5600; www.mountgrace.co.za

Valley Lodge – Magaliesburg
Contact – 014 577 1301; www.valleylodge.co.za

Just Haven Spa – 2 Rustenburg Road Magaliesburg (just over the railway line)
Contact – 083 442 3868

Rosewell Spa - Magaliesburg
Indoor spa plunge pool, mineral therapy ponds, steam room, hot stone massages and more.
082 400 3993

Sparkling Health Spa (Sparkling Waters) - Rustenburg
Renew your mind, body and spirit. More than 45 salon treatments available as well as a gym and sun bed, heated indoor pool and Jacuzzi's.
014 535 0019

Whispering Pines Country Estate - Magaliesburg
The sanctuary has two treatment rooms and offer a range of massages, beauty and health treatments to choose from.
014 5771536

For further information and reservation details on any of the above suggestions, please call Magaliesburg Tourist Info 078 378 4885