Magaliesberg: Our most recommended tours and activities

Hartebeespoort Dam: The Alba Boat Cruise with Food

Hartebeespoort Dam: The Alba Boat Cruise with Food

Embark on a cruise on Hartbeespoort Dam near Johannesburg and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes as you savor a buffet of hot and cold gourmet finger foods served at your table. Your cruise aboard the Alba begins as you arrive at the meeting point. Before boarding the boat, enjoy canapes and a glass of sparkling wine served on the lawn overlooking the water. Then, step aboard the luxurious vessel and take a seat at one of the tables. Sit back and relax as the Alba gently navigates out of the harbor and be welcomed aboard by your captain and crew. Admire the view through the boat's wrap-around glass walls as you cruise to De Rust. Pass by impressive waterfront homes with private jetties and other luxury features and enjoy the first course of your meal, a selection of finger foods. The culinary service continues with dish after dish of tasty fare as you cruise past the old Meerhof Railway Bridge before hitting open water. Continue past the Transvaal Yacht Club and the Zoo before heading towards Hartbeespoort’s own Arc De Triumph Archway located on the dam wall. Round out your meal with a decadent dessert before heading back to the port where your tour comes to an end.

Hartbeespoort: Self-Drive Lion and Safari Park Tour

Hartbeespoort: Self-Drive Lion and Safari Park Tour

Make a trip to the must-see tourist destination, Lion & Safari Park, situated only 13km from Lanseria Airport and only 40min from Johannesburg. Enjoy amazing views as it is nestled in the beautiful Magaliesberg mountain range and also within the Cradle of Humankind, a world UNESCO heritage site. This self-drive option allows you you get up close to the predators and other wildlife. No guide is provided so you can drive with your family and friends in your own time through the lion, wild dog, and cheetah enclosures as well as an extended game drive to view antelope and other species. You can watch the lion feeding at 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM on weekends and public holidays.

From Johannesburg: Horse-Riding Safari and Cable Car Tour

From Johannesburg: Horse-Riding Safari and Cable Car Tour

Instead of viewing animals from the back of an open vehicle, why not experience a safari on the back of a horse. On this unforgettable experience you will do a 2 hour horse safari which will give you the opportunity to get up close to various antelope and experience nature as close as you can get. After the horse safari take a cable car ride to the top of the magaliesberg mountains and take in the breathtaking view these mountains have to offer. You will be picked up from your hotel in Johannesburg and transported safely to the reserve where you will depart on a 2 hour horse riding safari. Next stop will be a visit to the cable way where you will take a cable car ride up the mountain. Here you will be given some time to enjoy lunch. After you return down the mountain you will be transported safely back to your hotel and dropped off.

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(33 reviews)

The experience was amazing. I really loved the scenery. Really beautiful. Seeing the animals like that was thrilling. I highly recommend it

The 2 h horse riding is an amazing experience connecting with nature. Will do again on my next visit to SA.

We enjoyed a lot 😊. I would recommend the venue to anyone who wants a weekend away.

Breath taking, definitely going to visit the safari again

The most wonderful experience with friendly staff 👌👌👌