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Mountain Sanctuary Park

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Address: Magaliesburg 0300, South Africa
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US$280,16*
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Private Magaliesberg Day Tour from Johannesburg including Hartbeespoort Dam
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Best kept secret of Joburg

If you haven't seen Mountain Sactuary Park and hiked this area, you simply have not seen the Magalies in all it's glory. Rock formations and mountain-scapes that are undescribably... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 July 2015
Rainbowsend1
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

Not far from Johannesburg, lies Magaliesburg. Most people get stuck at Hartebeespoort dam, but if you venture a little further (say 60kms) you reach an oasis that's ready to welcome you to nature at its best! We came here for a birthday hike - two pregnant ladies and two children < 5yrs and had a marvellous time! The hike was... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Although the staff are friendly and our bins and braaier were cleaned regularly, the camp rules are not enforced. I was told I'm not allowed to play my guitar and I obeyed. The rules also state that no bikes may be ridden in the rest camp, but I saw many bikes being ridden. I felt it was unfair. There is... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

If you haven't seen Mountain Sactuary Park and hiked this area, you simply have not seen the Magalies in all it's glory. Rock formations and mountain-scapes that are undescribably beautiful. Cottages and Camping avalable for weekenders but you can go for the day and have loads of fun too. There are rock pools to swim in, hikes for various levels... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

Mountain Sanctuary fantastic! Peace and quiet! We camped and walked the hiking trails breathtaking! Camping facilities were adequate and very very clean. Isaac park manager made us welcome and checked in on the campers to make sure everything was OK. Don't go if you want luxury - go if you want to be surrounded by tranquillity ! There were family's... More 

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1 Thank Hulleman1234
MSPowner, Front Office Manager at Mountain Sanctuary Park, responded to this review

Dear Mr. And Mrs. Hulleman, Thank you so much for your positive review. It’s an honour for us to meet likeminded people who love the sanctuary as much as we do. We hope to see you soon. Kind regards, MSP More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

This was simply one of a kind experience we have been trying to get a booking for months. Izak was prompt returning my Email for our booking for 13th June 2015. usually we wait a few days at other places to get confirmation. Many thanks for the prompt response. Armed with a map and skills to navigate none marked area's... More 

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MSPowner, Front Office Manager at Mountain Sanctuary Park, responded to this review

Hi guys, As usual it was fantastic having you guys. We are always trying to improve and this review shows us that it is working. Thanks for bringing the noise levels in the mountain under our attention – we will definitely address this. Kind regards, MSP More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

Crystal clear pools inside indigenous gorges... fascinating shaped rock formations surrounded by non familiar ancient mountain veld. Loved the quietness and excellent warm @ home service... been there thrice... comfy chalets or group camping.

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1 Thank 555Douglas
MSPowner, Front Office Manager at Mountain Sanctuary Park, responded to this review

Douglas, We are so glad you appreciate MSP as much as we do and you will always be most welcome. Kind regards, MSP More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

Had the opportunity to visit MSP, a great place for a quite weekend away. The individual Ablution facilities gives you privacy which is great. Accomodation is well looked after and very clean. More than enough camping areas, awesome hiking trials and a well looked after swimming pool with picnic facilities. Well worth the travel if you are looking to get... More 

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MSPowner, Front Office Manager at Mountain Sanctuary Park, responded to this review

Hi, It was a real pleasure to have you and we hope we see you in the near future again. Kind regards, MSP More 

Krugersdorp, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

We booked campsites as we were planning to attend a sports event at the nearby ATKV resort. Needless to say, the group arrived with full gear for mountain biking, me for trail running as well as food, drinks and camping equipment. The best stands were unfortunately discarded to make way for new chalets, what a pity. The sites were neat... More 

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MSPowner, Front Office Manager at Mountain Sanctuary Park, responded to this review

After conducting thorough market research and after numerous consultations with our happy guests we had the following conclusions: 1. Many people want to camp but do not have the equipment. 2. Many people who like to camp have to work Fridays and don’t want to set up camp in the night. 3. Numerous of our foreign guests want the Africa... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

This get-away spot in the Magaliesburg Mountains is a great place to get away from city life for a few days. Set in the Magaliesburg mountains, , with Buffelspoort Dam in the distance, its a hiking/relaxing destination for those who want to explore the Eastern and Western pools, the Perdewater grotto, the interesting mushroom-shaped sandstone rock formations, proteas and rose... More 

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6 Thank john_mehliss
MSPowner, Front Office Manager at Mountain Sanctuary Park, responded to this review

Hi John, Thanks for your positive review and we are glad you enjoyed your weekend with us. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind regards, MSP More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015 via mobile

Camping sites fairly primitive and not far enough apart. Ablution facilities not too bad. Management took a long time too respond to a complaint about drunk and rowdy group. Nice walks for those so inclined

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