Activities in our area

We are a country base from which to explore the plethora of historic sites, cultural market places and adventure activities available in the area.

A few that we recommend:

Art Galleries

  • Alice Art Gallery Tel: 0834553975
  • Blue Ivy Art Gallery Tel: 0823320567
In Schoemansville just over the Hartebeespoort Dam wall

Boat cruises

  • Snake Park & Boat cruise Tel: 012 253 1162
  • Palm Valley private boat cruise: Tel: 0828923107
  • Private or public boat cruises available on Hartebeespoort Dam
  • Toro Ya Me: Tel: 0828105399

Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary

  • Tel: 012 2589908

Cable Car

  • Harties Cableway
Spectacular vistas from the top of the Magaliesberg Mountain range.
Book online and pay R100 pp
or tickets available on arrival for R120 pp
09h00 – 16h30 seven days a week
Tel: +27 (0)72 241 2654 | +27 (0)79 023 3012

Canopy Tours

  • Magaliesberg Canopy Tours
Tel: 079 492 0467 / 014 535 0151
A stunning adventure in the tree tops; starting at Sparkling Waters Hotel

Cycle Trails

  • Van Gaalen’s Cheese Farm boasts the longest farm cycle trails
Tel: 012 2071289
Map and registration at Van Gaalens reception (R50pp)

De Wildt Cheetah Sanctuary

Tel: 012 5049906/7/8 Cel: 083 892 0515
The Cheetah Centre in South Africa was established in 1971, initially as a cheetah breeding project and the Centre has during the past 40 years bred over 800 cheetah cubs. Various conservation projects have been initiated since its inception which also includes a successful African wild dog breeding programme

Elephant Sanctuary

Tel: 012 2589904/5/6
Walk and interact with these beautiful giants

Flea markets

  • Welwitchia country market at the Dam
  • Chameleon Village crafts

Game Parks

  • Askari Lodge for game drives – Big 5, Tel: 0145772658
  • Glen Afric for animal interaction & game drives, Tel: 0827812579
  • Pilanesberg – Big 5 game viewing– guided day trips are possible


  • Shelter Rock for hiking; abseiling, Tel: 071 473 6298
  • Rustig for hiking trails and tranquility, Tel: 0794902690

Horse Riding

  • Saddle Creek Ranch offers beautiful trails on horseback – Tel: 0794679906

Hot Air Ballooning

  • Bill Harrops Ballooning, Tel: 011 7053201
Our valley is famous for this unique activity

Margaret Roberts Herbal Center

  • Tel: 071 161 6441
Open to the public on Wednesdays and certain Saturdays; and for lectures and workshops on other days

Maropeng & Sterkfontein Caves

Tel: 014 5779000
The official visitor center for The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

Mkholo Olive Farm

Tel: Veronica +27 83 275 1387
Olive picking; light lunches; olive tasting – all in our area!

Quad biking

Tel: 0825521285
Hollybrooke farms

SPA Facilities

In-house reflexology treatments: Tel: Pauline 0732839654
Cradle Health Spa; just a short distance away Tel: 08602723553

The Magalies Meander Visitors Guide in your room is a wealth of information: