Magaliesberg Hike

Are you looking to get out of Johannesburg for the weekend? Is the Drakensberg too far? Join us on our 2 day Magaliesberg hike. Perfect for families, friends and solo travelers alike. Hiking and camping truly is for everyone. Perfect for families, friends, young and old. Whether your plan is to relax, explore or reconnect, a weekend Magaliesberg hike is great place to create memories with those you love.

Why a weekend hiking and camping getaway is so cool:

Making memories:

Hiking in the Magaliesberg is sure to be an experience your family or friends will never forget. From a day spent exploring and hiking in the natural environment of the Plumori Private Game Reserve, chilling at the campsite to an evening braai around the campfire. These memories will last forever.. Plus, the chance to learn new skills and being in nature is the best way to reduce stress!

Family connections:

Camping and hiking in the Magaliesberg provides you and your family with a unique opportunity to reconnect and spend time together. Cooking over the fire, telling stories under the stars and hitting the road together strengthens bonds and gives everyone a chance take part.

Learning opportunities:

Whether you’re cooking outside for the first time, taking a family hike or teaching your children how to track animals, there are endless opportunities to experience new skills and adventures on a Magaliesberg camping trip.

Physical activity:

Hiking is an awesome way to get active and keep you moving. The best part of a great day hiking? A great night’s sleep!

Stress reduction:

On a scale of one to ten, South Africans rate their stress level on an average at 7, which means most of us experience at moderate to high stress levels on a day-to-day basis. Life is fast-paced and full of things that demand attention. Hiking and camping offers a wonderful escape from that reality.  It is amazing how just a weekend away can seem like a week in the Magaliesberg mountains. Getting some fresh air and sunshine and hiking with family and friends is a great way to feel recharged and refreshed. 78 % of all campers agree that camping is a great way to escape the stress of everyday life and almost half of all campers say that camping has a “great deal of impact” on reducing stress and allowing them to spend more time with their families.

About the experience?

We have set up a camping facility at the Plumori Private Game reserve in the Magaliesberg. A mere 75 minute drive from Johannesburg. Guests will meet us there on a Saturday morning at 8:30am. Our fiest hike for the weekend will be up onto the top of the range. The hike is about 6 hours long covering about 12km. The rest of the afternoon is all yours to chill and explore the area around the campsite. The evenings are spent around the campfire. And no need to stress about the food or cooking. We have that covered. After breakfast on Sunday, we embark on another guided hike. This time we explore the lower slopes of the mountain. Distance is about 10km over 5 hours.

What makes this Magaliesberg hiking and camping experience so great??

You do not have to do anything. Just bring your hiking boots, family and friends. We set up camp, provide the food and do all the cooking. And of course we do all the guiding. The hiking and camping is set within the Plumori Private Game reserve. It is home to an abundance of wild animals. For this reason, the hike will be guided by the local ranger. You will not only hike with him, but learn a lot about the animals, survival skills and tracking. You will be sure to see your favorite wild animal from  zebra, impala, wildebeest, giraffe, warthog and a lot more.

 

Additional information

Number of Tickets1 ticket @ R2300
  • 1 nights camping experience in the Magaliesberg ( tents, eating utensils and bedding included)
  • Breakfast on day 2
  • Dinner on Day 1
  • 2x guided hikes with ranger through the reserve ( distance varies from 10-12km depending on conditions and animal interactions)
  • Permits
  • Return transport from Johannesburg ( meeting point is at The Stables Village Market in Chartwell)
  • Lunches
  • Water
  • Alchohol/cooldrinks ( can be bought at the campsite)
  • Hike through a private game reserve where wild animals roam freely
  • The best way to reduce stress
  • Weekend tours available. So no taking leave!!!!
  • Perfect for the whole family
  • Camp in nature at the base of the Magaliesberg mountains

Day 1:

We meet at The Stables Village Market on Saturday morning at 6:30am.

We then take the 75 minute drive through to the Plumari Game reserve situated in the Magaliesberg mountains.

Upon arrival there is time to relax, enjoy a cup of coffee or grab a quick breakfast before we start the hike. Today we are going to trek up to the top of the range. Distance is about 12km taking between 5-6 hours.

We aim to be back at the campsite by 3:30pm. That gives you the afternoon to relax, explore the area or enjoy an ice cold beer or 20. We will start the camp fire at 5pm. Dinner will be served by 7:30pm

Day 2:

Breakfast is served at 7:30am.

At 9am we start the second days hike. Today we cover about 10km in 5 hours. We are going to explore the Eastern side of the reserve. There are some incredible fossils and Bushman paintings to be found in the area.

The hike should end by 2pm. You then have time to have lunch before we take the drive back to Johannesburg. Back at about 5pm.

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