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Mountain Sanctuary Park

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Address: Magaliesburg 0300, South Africa
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US$270,07*
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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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 December 2014
JoelleK2014
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Bordeaux, France
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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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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27 Thank Fatima0311
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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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12 Thank Yusuf K
Johannesburg
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32 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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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13 Thank 0VanR
Bordeaux, France
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

Such a great setting - it already hints that is is isolated when you travel for 10km on a not-so-good dirt-road to your destination. Would not recommend a very low profiled vehicle as it might get damaged. The campsites are huge and far apart, with some shadow. Most of them have a great view of the surrounding escarpment. The swimming... More 

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2 Thank Pieter N
Sandton, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2014

We've visited MSP a number of times in past years, both for day visits and sleepovers in the log cabins. Each time we've been there we've enjoyed the ambience but commented unfavourably on the cost - but today took the cake. Arriving at 3pm (the park closes at 6.30pm) I duly reported to reception to pay the admission fee: "R230",... More 

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