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Mountain Sanctuary Park

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“natural rock”(4 reviews)
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Magaliesburg 0300, South Africa
+27 14 534 0114
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All reviews rock pools natural rock log cabin clean ablutions tuck shop a great place to spend braai wood the reserve great campsite natural slides two hours hiking trail nature sites rocks scenery
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

While the nature is beautiful, we have had a serious issue with our log cabin. The windows sill just above the batch tub has tiles that are protruding by about 7 cm above the bath tub itself. One of our kid ended up at Rustenburg...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank ThierryT821
Reviewed 25 June 2018

This place is so special - its my favourite place near Gauteng. Its beautiful in mid winter and beautiful all year around. It is only for people who have a passionate love of nature and who want to be somewhere exceptionally special but still close...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank cloudcisticola
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Management does a great job of restricting numbers, so that guests can enjoy the peace and quite in this beautiful setting. There are lovely mountain walks and the paths are clearly marked. The campsites are large and the ablutions clean and well maintained. Pity that...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Jean R
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

If you want a quiet relaxing experience this is it. The only way to make it more quiet and relaxing is to ban small children (but apparently that's frowned apon). Big stands (not the mist shade) clean, spacious bathrooms with warm water. Will definately come...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Nico F
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We had such a marvelous weekend! The campsites are spacious and clean, the ablutions are old but they clean! And Everyone was helpful and kind! With our campsite situated in the mountains, it was relaxing and tranquil, definitely a Sanctuary! We did ALL the hikes...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank RaquelS4256
MSPowner, Owner at Mountain Sanctuary Park, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you so much for your comments, exactly what you described is what we are all about. So glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again. kind regards Owen

Reviewed 3 April 2018

Actually went there with the hope of doing a 10km Hike. Well there is no clearly marked routes and we ended up giving up the hike and went for a swim to avoid getting lost. There is a lot that can be done to get...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank ntiyis0m
MSPowner, Owner at Mountain Sanctuary Park, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you for your review. Firstly the reason we do not have marked hiking trails is purely for conservation reasons. The magaliesburg is a very sensitive area and prone to erosion, the moment you have a marked trail everyone follows it causing a problem. By...More

Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the trails and views. So close to cities and so wild. The sites for tents are really spacious, and the place has a rustic feel, which I really like. The sanctuary has lovely trails to the gorges and pools on the river...beautiful...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank davidabenson49
MSPowner, Owner at Mountain Sanctuary Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you for your kind feedback, we hope we see you again soon. kind regards Owen

Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Lovely hikes although not well sign posted. Got very lost as a result. Nice accomodation in log cabins although pricy for what you get. Nice getaway though

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank NatalieK2507
Reviewed 24 January 2018

We visited Mountain Sanctuary for a hiking day. All details were booked and paid upfront so reception was swift and easy. After filling out the necessary documents we went on our way with the route description at hand. There were moments we became uncertain if...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank on4ajt
MSPowner, Owner at Mountain Sanctuary Park, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Dear Sir. The magaliesburg is a natural protected area, I understand getting slightly lost is frustrating however painting on the rocks is not only illegal but goes against our conservation ethics. I am however glad you still enjoyed your day. kind regards Owen

Reviewed 25 December 2017

This sanctuary is set in a stretch of pristine nature, less than two hours drive from Joburg’s northern suburbs and Midrand. Friendly service, hot water, clean ablutions, walking and MTB trails, swimming pool, restaurant, tuck shop for braai wood, ice cream etc. Expect beautiful rock...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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