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Mountain Sanctuary Park

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Magaliesburg 0300, South Africa
+27 14 534 0114
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Magaliesberg Canopy Tour
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Private Magaliesberg Day Tour from Johannesburg including Hartbeespoort Dam
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“rock pools” (15 reviews)
“hiking trails” (7 reviews)
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Magaliesburg 0300, South Africa
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+27 14 534 0114
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"rock pools"
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"hiking trails"
in 7 reviews
"ablution facilities"
in 6 reviews
"natural rock"
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"dirt road"
in 2 reviews
"clean ablutions"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 3 reviews
"tuck shop"
in 2 reviews
"day hike"
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"nice hiking"
in 3 reviews
"log cabin"
in 5 reviews
"a great place to spend"
in 2 reviews
"braai wood"
in 2 reviews
"the reserve"
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"couple of hours"
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"two hours"
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"south africa"
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Raquel S
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MSPowner, Owner at Mountain Sanctuary Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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MSPowner, Owner at Mountain Sanctuary Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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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

1  Thank davidabenson49
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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

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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

Thank Natalie K
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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

1  Thank on4ajt
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MSPowner, Owner at Mountain Sanctuary Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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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

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Perched half way up the mountain, this is an ideal spot for a weekend getaway for camping and hiking or just relaxing with a beautiful view of the valley. The campsite is well equipped, restrooms were clean and well managed. The pool area is perfect...More

1  Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Arrived only 20 minutes late at the gate: found the gate locked, and no emergency number to call on the gate or on the website. So we had to leave the car and walk it (3,3km walk back to camp). Not nice at night, with...More

4  Thank juliennaar
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MSPowner, Owner at Mountain Sanctuary Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Mountain Sanctuary Park is a sanctuary, one of the quietest, most peaceful places in SA, we allow no noise, no disturbances to our guests and are indeed very strict on these rules, as well as the gate times which are on a timer for security...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

I love escaping the city whenever I can and Mountain Sanctuary park is just the place for me to escape the city and unwind. Sometimes I camp there and other times im a day visitor. Either way it feel like the city doesn't exist when...More

Thank Diana S
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MSPowner, Owner at Mountain Sanctuary Park, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

What a beautiful note to read! thank you so much. we feel inspired to continue doing what we are doing when we read such awesome reviews. we are happy that MSP means so much to you and we look forward to sharing our Sanctuary with...More

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