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Mountain Sanctuary Park

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Address: Magaliesburg 0300, South Africa
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US$272,63*
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Private Magaliesberg Day Tour from Johannesburg including Hartbeespoort Dam
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We spent 2 nights camping at the Mountain Park Sanctuary on recommendation of a friend in Johannesburg. The booking process was extremely tedious & communication very difficult... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2014
JoelleK2014
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Bordeaux, France
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2015

Pretty much couldn't have had a better Valentine's weekend! The hiking was great, the pools were utterly gorgeous and the swimming pool was also divine. Really huge and there was a little bar / tuck shop by the pool during the day (have cash). Accommodation is great, we were in Log Cabin 4 and there was always a great breeze... More 

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8 Thank SianLaura01
London
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2015

Came camping and walking here. There are rules, but these are important to ensure the park and the campsite have the peaceful atmosphere which makes them so special. The wardens are extremely friendly and go a long way out of their way to be helpful. The prices are excellent too. I haven't stayed in a chalet but spoke to people... More 

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11 Thank Lawrence_Newcombe
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2015

We loved Mountain Sanctuary Park over December, we stayed for a couple of days and it just wasn't long enough.. the walks to the pools are excellent and easy for families or light exercise, but you can go a little deeper into the gorge and find some pools that are totally private. The staff at MSP are really helpful and... More 

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8 Thank bailliehosking
Johannesburg
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2015

On returning from the slide pools ( a mere 2 km away from the reception area) we were ambushed by three men, armed with knives. We were a vulnerable group consisting of four toddlers, three women and my husband, thus we opted for the shortest trek to and from the pools. On arriving back at the reception we were given... More 

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28 Thank Fatima0311
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2015

My niece and 3 friends with 5 kids between aged between 2 and 7 were walking from the pools on the weekend and were robbed by 3 men wielding knives. Even worse, staff laughed at them when asked for help. On calling the manager/owner, his response was that he ran a business and could not bother with personal security.

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13 Thank Yusuf K
Johannesburg
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31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2015 via mobile

We had a log cabin for two nights over December. Everything you need for a comfortable stay is provided and there really is nothing wrong with the cabin. (If you can, get cabin 1 which is much much nicer than cabin 4) The water was hot, shower water pressure great, bed comfy and kitchen functional. We took our own towels... More 

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4 Thank Katielovestotravel
Johannern
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2014

We visited mountain sanctuary for the day on a Saturday. On our way back from a lovely hike we were attacked by 3 males with knives and panga's. They took money from those who had and the shoes off our feet! Luckily no one was hurt and we managed to keep phones! On the way back we weren't sure where... More 

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14 Thank 0VanR
Bordeaux, France
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2014

We spent 2 nights camping at the Mountain Park Sanctuary on recommendation of a friend in Johannesburg. The booking process was extremely tedious & communication very difficult - we had to change our dates & despite several phone calls & emails we were not expected on the day we arrived. Luckily it was very quiet so there were no problems... More 

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5 Thank JoelleK2014
Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2014

A hidden gem; i had no idea this place existed. Families camping, the little rock pools, hiking and nature at it's best! place is truly beautiful and tranquil. a great place to go to when you want to escape the city life.

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2 Thank FhyphenD
Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014

Enjoyed the hiking and the beautiful,tranquil surroundings. Breathtaking waterfalls and natural rock pools.

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1 Thank ZubeidaS

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